Some of the high-profile prison escapes in recent US history
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Some of the high-profile prison escapes in recent US history

NEW YORK (AP) — Two convicted killers used power tools to cut through steel walls, pipes and bricks to escape from a maximum-security prison in a “Shawshank Redemption”-style breakout. Here’s a look at some high-profile prison escapes in modern U.S. history. — July 2009, from a prison in Michigan City, Indiana. Three inmates left through … Continue reading

US stocks edge lower at midday, extending a recent decline
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US stocks edge lower at midday, extending a recent decline

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping in midday trading, extending a recent slump. Airlines were among the biggest decliners Monday as investors worried that growing capacity could hurt their profits. American Airlines and United Continental each fell 5 percent. Stocks have been falling over the last two weeks as traders try to anticipate … Continue reading

Investigation: Wisconsin officer couldn’t have used stun gun
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Investigation: Wisconsin officer couldn’t have used stun gun

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white Wisconsin officer who fatally shot an unarmed biracial man couldn’t have used a stun gun during the encounter under his department’s policy, according to internal police investigatory reports released Thursday. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval had announced Wednesday that the investigation showed Officer Matt Kenny didn’t violate any department … Continue reading

A glance at Thursday’s developments in FIFA investigation
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A glance at Thursday’s developments in FIFA investigation

Thursday’s key developments in the FIFA investigation: BLATTER’S REFORMS Sepp Blatter said he has started working on cleaning up soccer’s governing body after U.S. indictments of 14 people, including current and former members of FIFA, on corruption charges. He tweeted a photo of himself and said he was “working hard on reforms” after meeting with … Continue reading

Police confirm Pam Geller was initial target of terror plot
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Police confirm Pam Geller was initial target of terror plot

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man shot to death by the terror investigators who had him under surveillance had talked about beheading blogger Pamela Geller before deciding to target police officers, Boston police said Thursday. “There was some mention of that name,” said Police Commissioner William Evans, who dismissed it as “wishful thinking” while speaking … Continue reading