The Philadelphia school district begins a new year betting the city and state can deliver a total of nearly $100 million in grants in loans needed to keep doors open. The issue is just a piece of the city's larger budget shortfall.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is nearly complete, with mangled steel removed from the World Trade Center towers on display, along with a staircase used by survivors to escape one of the towers.
Montana's Supreme Court ruled Friday Judge G. Todd Baugh cannot change the controversial 30-day sentence he gave Stacey Rambold, a former teacher who raped his 14-year-old student. In a separate process, prosecutors are appealing the case.
Ariel Castro, convicted of holding three women hostage in his Cleveland home for 10 years, hung himself in prison on Tuesday. This news has prompted reactions of anger from some and left others wondering why he was taken off suicide watch.
Ariel Castro was not on suicide watch. Castro hung himself Tuesday, say prison officials. Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for 937 counts against three women, including kidnapping and rape.
The N-word is unacceptable from whites, but some argue it is socially acceptable within the African-American community. A recent court case challenges that double standard, arguing that it is a degrading term regardless of the race of the speaker.