NEW YORK (Reuters) - The female prison worker in custody for helping two New York inmates escape had discussed with the convicts a murder-for-hire plot targeting her husband, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said on Wednesday. Joyce Mitchell, 51, was arrested last week in connection with escape of Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, nearly two weeks ago. (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Bill Trott)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Colder-than-normal temperatures shortened the Northeast's maple sugaring season this year, but overall syrup production in the U.S. still managed to stay strong, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 16, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Bob Menendez was charged in a 22-count indictment. The story should have explained that Menendez was charged with 14 of the 22 counts. His co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, faces 12 counts as part of the same indictment.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Tropical Depression Bill drenched large parts of Texas on Wednesday, turning streets into lakes, raising flood worries and killing at least one person in the state where severe weather killed about 30 people last month. There were scores of traffic accidents related to Bill, the second named tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. It was downgraded from a tropical storm on Wednesday as it lost power.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie theater massacre trial on Wednesday dismissed a fifth juror, who said she recognized a survivor of the July 2012 mass shooting and prompted the defense to seek her removal. The dismissal leaves a panel of 19 jurors, including 14 women and five men, to hear the murder trial of former neuroscience graduate student James Holmes, who is charged with fatally shooting 12 people and wounded 70 others during the premiere of a Batman film at a Denver-area multiplex. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour said he was letting the latest juror go because she had not been entirely open about knowing a wounded survivor of the rampage who testified during the trial's second week.