FROM Nick Beadle
At Least 48 Killed as Storms Slam Southern Region The American South has been hit by another natural disaster. Tornados wreaked havoc overnight in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The death toll has risen to 48 and is likely to go higher. Today, President Bush promised assistance. Nick Beadle reports for the Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tennessee.
New Leadership for America's Largest Sheriff's Department Next month, LA County voters will elect a new sheriff. We’ll talk with Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach Police Chief, who got 49.4% in the primary. Can he reform what one judge called a “corrupt culture”—infamous for the excessive force and jailhouse brutality that led to a federal consent decree?