A convicted killer on Friday pleaded guilty to escape charges for using hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger to break out of an upstate New York prison, triggering a massive three-week manhunt. David Sweat, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of escape and a single count of promoting prison contraband in the June 6 breakout from Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York. Appearing in court in a green prison jumpsuit, his wrists handcuffed, his head shaved and his reddish goatee streaked with gray, Sweat was asked by Judge Patrick McGill if he understood the charges against him.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sharp declines in retailers are dragging stocks lower Friday as the market heads for its first losing week after six straight weeks of gains. After disappointing reports from Nordstrom and Macy's, investors are worrying if the holiday shopping season will be a dud. The price of oil continued to fall.
By Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel filed lawsuits on Friday to contest an order to shut down their online gaming operations in New York state, asking a state court to rule that the games are not illegal gambling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman earlier this week ordered the two companies to stop taking money from New Yorkers and declared the games to be against the law. DraftKings said in its lawsuit that Schneiderman was "using strong-arm tactics and defying the rule of law," accusing the state attorney general of acting as judge, jury and executioner of the companies.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — In a case marking the latest embarrassment for the agency that protects the president and his family, a uniformed Secret Service officer has posted bail on state charges of trying to solicit a teenage girl for sex but he's still being held in federal custody.