Police in Columbus, Ohio, say they are going to review procedures after a day of training that saw three patrol cars wrecked and tear gas carried by the wind to a nearby elementary school. A teacher and six students at the school reported eye and throat irritation from the gas.
The Washington state health care exchange accidentally canceled coverage for some 6,000 accounts. Exchange officials say they don't know how large a share of total accounts that represents because they don't know how many people have signed up.
Washington state's Lynden Pioneer Museum nearly had to remove all firearms from a World War II exhibit to comply with a new state law. Initiative 594, which voters passed in November, requires background checks on all firearm transfers except between family members; there is no exception in the law for loans to museums. The museum had planned to return the firearms to their owners before the law took effect, but Pistol Annie's Jewelry and Pawn offered to do background checks on the museum director and, when the firearms are returned, on their owners.
Six people, including police Lt. Gregory Totz, were taken to the hospital after a chain reaction vehicle crash in St. Petersburg, Florida. Witnesses say Totz pulled into traffic without checking for oncoming cars. Witnesses also say Totz appeared to be looking for prostitutes.
The British Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services, and Skills denied Middle Rasen Primary School its highest score because the student population was too English. The government report gave the school top marks in every area but said "pupils' cultural development is limited by lack of first hand experience of the diverse make-up of modern British society." The town in which the school is located is 97 percent white English.
Saudi Arabia has banned women from displaying "tempting eyes." The country's religious police will now have the power to force women whose eyes they find alluring to wear a full veil.
Vietnamese police have detained Hong Le Tho for posting "bad content" on his blog. Cops say Tho's posts "discredit and create distrust among people about state agencies, social agencies and citizens."
A Saratoga County, New York, sheriff's deputy has been suspended without pay after video showed him apparently slapping a man and taking away his car keys after the man refused to let the officer search his vehicle. Sgt. Shawn Glans wanted to search the car after seeing a rifle in the backseat. Glans later told the Albany Times Union that he would do the same thing again, but only if he weren't being videotaped.
New York City's Commission on Human Rights has fined the Sistina restaurant $5,000 for placing an ad on Craigslist for a hostess. The commission says gender-specific job ads violate the city's civil rights ordinance.