A mall was evacuated in suburban New York after snow accumulation on the roof — up to 7 feet in snow drifts — led to fears of imminent collapse. Rain and melting snow leaked into at least two dozen stores in Long Island's Smith Haven Mall, prompting the evacuation.
The new New York gun-control laws would tighten the restrictions on ownership of assault rifles. Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets. The proposed law also increases sentences for gun-related crimes.
Resistance to standardized tests has been simmering for years, but now a group of Seattle teachers is in open revolt. No longer will they administer the tests, they say, citing a waste of public resources.