Families of five Columbine High School shooting victims are suing the maker of an antidepressant that one of the student gunmen had taken before he opened fire.
A therapeutic amount of the drug Luvox was found in Eric Harris' system after he died, the Jefferson County coroner's office has said.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals makes the drug to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court contends that Solvay failed to warn Harris' doctor about side effects.
"Such drugs caused Eric Harris to become manic and psychotic," the lawsuit states.
Solvay's Web site warns that the drug may impair judgment, thinking or motor skills.
The American Psychiatric Association defended Luvox in 1999, saying that a decade of research found little relationship between the use of antidepressants and destructive behavior.
Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 26 people before taking their own lives April 20, 1999.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $75,000 each.
results in new car for cleric
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- A Methodist minister will get a new car for his ministry after a dealership employee mistook him for a child-pornography suspect.
The Rev. Jack Copas, whose ministry battles child pornography and child slavery in Thailand, was approached by the FBI at the Paramus Honda dealership last spring after an employee mistook him for Eric Rosser, a child-pornography suspect featured on "America's Most Wanted."
FBI agents interrogated Copas for several hours before realizing that they had the wrong man.
Leon Lee, the dealership's general manager, said his employee acted responsibly in calling the FBI, but he acknowledged Copas' "obvious embarrassment, upset, concern and shock." The dealership said it planned to give Copas a Honda Passport sport utility vehicle as a goodwill gesture.
"I'm in the business of forgiving and forgetting," Copas, 47, told the Sunday Record of Hackensack. "This is a big vehicle that will come in very handy transporting all the donations we get at our food pantry."
Navy precision fliers return
with reverence for Sept. 11
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team has given its first performance since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, drawing an audience decked out in red, white and blue.
About 75,000 people attended the International Air Show Saturday at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth.
As the six Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets roared straight toward the crowd in a three-tiered triangle, one of the planes pulled up, leaving an empty space in the sky. The "missing man" formation was in memory of those who died Sept. 11 in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania.
Crop duster sprays boats
with unknown substance
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Emergency management officials took samples from a Mississippi River tugboat and pleasure craft after a low-flying crop duster sprayed the boats with an unknown substance.
Environmental Protection Agency officials were trying to determine what was sprayed.
A crop duster flying north passed over the tugboat near Rosedale, Miss., at about 3 p.m. Friday, spraying the substance, said Kent Buckley, director of the Bolivar County Emergency Management Agency.
Matthew Tomek, a spokesman for the Bolivar County agency, said officials think that the spraying was "just a scare."