A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.
51st state: thirteen conservative counties may look into separating from their blue state.
As public opposition to the proposed mosque near ground zero grows and Sept. 11 approaches, Muslims are preparing for anti-Islamic acts, encouraging adherents to participate in 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and changing how they celebrate the end of Ramadan.
Ahmed H. Sharif, a cab driver attacked in an apparent hate crime will visit with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of the mosque project.
Greyhound bus crash early Thursday outside of Fresno, California turns deadly while injuring others.