SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Can the patriotic display of the American flag on domestic soil ever be offensive?
On Thursday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco wrestled with that question after three Northern High school students were sent home from school for displaying the flag on shirts during a Cinco de May celebration in 2010. Administrators feared the patriotic attire would cause disruptions and violence on a campus with a history of racial strife.
The three-judge panel questioned both sides closely and gave no indication how it would rule.
A lower court judge tossed out the students' lawsuit, ruling schools have the authority to limit students' civil rights to ensure campus safety.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
Family and friends created a memorial for James complete with notes and candles.
Detectives say Brandon Cahee, 28, was found in an upper apartment of a home on Ericson Avenue, and he had been shot.
It's been one month since Typhoon Haiyan barreled through the Philippines, leveling towns and killing nearly 6,000 people.
Rookie Mike Glennon rebounded from one of his worst performances of the season to throw two touchdown passes and lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 27-6 victory over the struggling Buffalo Bills on Sunday.