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Maximum-security prison breakouts 'rare' even as populations rise

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:48

Before last week, only 1 maximum-security breakout in N.Y. since 2009

       

Soldier who killed 16 Afghans says he was 'consumed by war'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:42

This U.S. Army photo, provided by the Tacoma, Wash., News-Tribune, shows Staff Sergeant Robert Bales in March, 2012. The Army's caption describes it as being taken the night of the attacks. Bales, who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012, says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments. The News Tribune newspaper obtained an eight-page letter Bales wrote to the senior Army officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., requesting that his life sentence be reduced. He said his mind was "consumed by war," and that after being in prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan, for two years he now understands that what he thought was normal was the farthest thing from it.(U.S. Army/Tacoma News-Tribune via AP)TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments.


Emerald Downs results

NBA - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Race results for Sunday, June 7
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Emerald Downs results

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Race results for Sunday, June 7
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Emerald Downs results

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Race results for Sunday, June 7

American Pharoah to remain in training this year, owner says

NBA - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, pledged to keep the 3-year-old colt in training, at least through the end of the year.
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American Pharoah to remain in training this year, owner says

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, pledged to keep the 3-year-old colt in training, at least through the end of the year.
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American Pharoah to remain in training this year, owner says

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, pledged to keep the 3-year-old colt in training, at least through the end of the year.

Rescue under way at Lake Washington swimming beach

NBA - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Seattle firefighters were doing CPR on a victim after a freshwater rescue late Sunday afternoon.
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Rescue under way at Lake Washington swimming beach

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Seattle firefighters were doing CPR on a victim after a freshwater rescue late Sunday afternoon.
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Rescue under way at Lake Washington swimming beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:40
Seattle firefighters were doing CPR on a victim after a freshwater rescue late Sunday afternoon.

5 takeaways from G-7 summit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:30

A glance at what the G-7 agreed to on terrorism, climate change and the global economy.

       

Monday qualifiers don’t need to sweat U.S. Open logistics

NBA - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:27
At each of the 10 sectional sites, a representative will direct qualifiers and alternates to a website where players can get all their questions answered. Players can also phone Zalzneck and his staff, and to make sure that no one accidentally gets left out, players also get emails on what will be done for them.
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Monday qualifiers don’t need to sweat U.S. Open logistics

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:27
At each of the 10 sectional sites, a representative will direct qualifiers and alternates to a website where players can get all their questions answered. Players can also phone Zalzneck and his staff, and to make sure that no one accidentally gets left out, players also get emails on what will be done for them.
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Monday qualifiers don’t need to sweat U.S. Open logistics

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:27
At each of the 10 sectional sites, a representative will direct qualifiers and alternates to a website where players can get all their questions answered. Players can also phone Zalzneck and his staff, and to make sure that no one accidentally gets left out, players also get emails on what will be done for them.

VIDEO: Woman attempts first solo Pacific row

BBC World News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:20
An American woman is trying to become the first female to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.
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Voices: Qatar worries it might lose World Cup

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:16

FIFA scandal triggers fears that Qatar might lose the right to host the World Cup in 2022.

       

Governor: 2 inmates must have taken days to pull off escape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:11

This photo provided by New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, NY, near the Canadian border and escaped through a manhole, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, June 6, 2015. He said Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, "are two dangerous individuals." (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office, via AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.


After long silences, setbacks, spacecraft unfurls solar sail

NBA - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:08
Using sunlight to traverse the solar system, in the same way mariners once crossed oceans in sailing ships, is not a new idea, but it has not been widely used.
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After long silences, setbacks, spacecraft unfurls solar sail

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:08
Using sunlight to traverse the solar system, in the same way mariners once crossed oceans in sailing ships, is not a new idea, but it has not been widely used.
Categories: Sports Center