Radiation Found in Milk in U.S.; Libyan Foreign Minister Resigns; 12-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Harasses Muslim Classmate


• Very low levels of radiation have been found in milk in Spokane, Washington, and San Luis Obispo County, California, causing the EPA to increase nationwide monitoring of radiation in “milk, precipitation, drinking water, and other outlets.” The level detected is 5,000 times lower than the limit set by the FDA, and authorities say it is expected to drop quickly. [CNN]

• Radiation has been detected in 12 U.S. states, but officials say “trace levels are very low and not hazardous to health.” Radiation levels continue to rise in the ocean off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. [Daily Mail, Press Association]

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has traveled to the U.K. and announced he’s resigning from his post. Meanwhile, Britain says it is willing to consider providing weapons to Libyan rebels, along with France and the U.S. [NPR]

• The World Wide Travel bus involved in the horrific crash in the Bronx earlier this month that killed 15 was traveling “at up to 78 miles per hour” while the speed limit is 55. Investigators still haven’t determined the cause of the crash. [NYT]

• A 12-year-old Staten Island boy has been charged with felony assault as a hate crime for assaulting a female classmate, “harassing the girl, beating her, throwing her to the ground, asking if she is Muslim and trying to pull off her scarf,” according to reports. The boy had apparently harassed the girl previously — and also had robbed a pizza deliveryman “of pies and soda” in the school parking lot. [SILive, NYDN]

• A spring snowstorm is still being predicted for late Thursday/Friday morning. The greatest accumulation would be in northwest New Jersey, eastern New York, and around New England. [NBC NY]

• Baseball fans…It’s Opening Day! [MLB]