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NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to tw... Full Story

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  • NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
    NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

  • Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The accuser in the only sex assault case that Bill Cosby has settled is questioning his self-proclaimed ability to "read" women's cues in sexual situations.

  • The Latest on missing boys: Stepdad: They veered off route
    The Latest on missing boys: Stepdad: They veered off route

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

  • Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip
    Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.

  • Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found
    Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.

  • Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women
    Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said.

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at every step.

  • Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail
    Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.

  • High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
    High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and epect rules to be bent at the tables.

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale
    Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised t the time of sale.

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