(Northampton, MA) — The American Friends Service Committee is pushing for the right to distribute anti-military literature to students at Smith Voke. The group was barred from the regional vocational school last year without explanation. Director Jeff Napolitano says his group wants to educate students about alternatives to the military. The school’s new superintendent says no groups should be able to visit the school, including military recruiters, until a policy is crafted. Trustees will vote January 21st on a ban against all groups that don’t provide either educational, employment or scholarship opportunities.
Four apartment buildings in New York City caught fire from an apparent gas explosion, causing 19 injuries.
Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.
The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps suffered from depression, a German newspaper reported.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.