The volunteers, in uniforms and driving patrol vehicles, won't go on school grounds unless they spot danger. Instead, they will patrol several schools as part of their driving routes.
The plan has led some to say Arpaio's latest effort is meant to grab headlines and won't be sustained over the long term. - AP
N.Y. crane falls, injuring seven
NEW YORK - With the popping of cables and the snapping of metal, a 200-foot crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of whom needed to be extricated from underneath the fallen machinery.
The crane toppled about 2:30 p.m., sprawling across the metal scaffolding and wood planking that made up the first-floor skeleton of a residential building in Queens. Workers putting up the second-floor framework ran to get out of the way.
"Once that snap came, that was it," said Russell Roberson, 32. "I just heard guys yelling, 'Run, run!' "
The people who had to be extricated from underneath the crane suffered a range of injuries, broken bones being the most severe. None of the injuries was life-threatening. - AP
Data helpful to detainee barred
WASHINGTON - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that lawyers for an Afghan man held at the Guantanamo Bay naval brig cannot see top-secret information that she acknowledges would be helpful to his case.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said that the information could bolster efforts to win the release of suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda financier Wali Mohammad Morafa. But Collyer said the information identifying a confidential source was too sensitive to provide to his attorneys, who have clearance to see secret, but not top-secret, material.
Morafa, previously identified as Wali Mohammad, has been held at Guantanamo without charges since 2002. He said he was a businessman who was handed over to the Americans by Pakistani intelligence agents because he would not pay a bribe. - AP
The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses' clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.