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  • David Sweat Claims He Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt

    David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

    ABC News56 mins ago
  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

    AFP
  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

    Associated Press9 mins ago
  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

    ABC News
  • Obama’s silence on spillover of legal pot

    During his time in office, President Obama has worked hard to prevent drug smuggling into the United States. Two months ago, the Supreme Court asked for the views of his administration on another type of trafficking of a federally banned drug: the transport of marijuana out of Colorado, where its…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

    Dear Abby
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    Deadly military transport plane crash in Medan, Indonesia (23 photos)

    An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people. Television footage showed the wreckage of the downed C-130 Hercules, a crumpled burning car and a shattered…

    Yahoo News
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  • Aussie Dellavedova among trio with offer from Cavs

    Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play and determination won fans worldwide in the NBA Finals, was among three players who received qualifying offers Tuesday from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Forward Tristan Thompson and guard Iman Shumpert also received qualifying offers from the…

    AFP
  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A demonstration against police erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.

    Associated Press
  • Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees

    A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday. Rogelio Zuniga, 53, was killed on Sunday in Rio Hondo, near the border with Mexico, said Raul Zuniga, Jr., the San…

    Reuters
  • Why Lung Cancer is the Deadliest Cancer, and Why it Doesn't Have to Be

    Have you ever wondered why, in 2015, lung cancer is still such a deadly disease? If you're like most people, you might not even realize how common or deadly lung cancer is, so let's review the numbers. In addition to being the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide (excluding non-melanoma skin…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain

    ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.

    Associated Press
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    Driver's SUV jumps a drawbridge in Florida

    A driver in an SUV jumped a drawbridge as it was going up in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Klan plans Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

    Members of the Ku Klux Klan are planning a protest in support of the Confederate flag outside South Carolina's state legislature, organizers said Tuesday. Local news media in the Southern state said the Klan has obtained a permit for a rally of 100 to 200 people on the State House grounds in…

    AFP
  • Life on the lam: Escaped convict David Sweat shares details

    The two convicted killers who pulled off a complex prison break and then spent over two weeks roaming the dense New York woods, finally parted ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Authorities say they believe that David Sweat and Richard Matt…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • NYC's Lower East Side … in India?

    People come from all over the world to experience this thriving neighborhood of creativity, culture and food.

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