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History of violence plagues prison where breakout occurred

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:20

A guard stands on the wall at Clinton Correctional Facility on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Dannemora, N.Y. Two murderers who escaped from the prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose Monday as authorities investigate how the inmates obtained the power tools used in the breakout. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The maximum-security prison where two killers pulled off a "Shawshank Redemption"-style escape has a reputation for brutality that belies the reform-minded ideals it was founded upon when it opened on an Adirondack mountainside in 1845.

Rubio team bashes Times story on his finances Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:18

A New York Times story questions Rubio's financial dealings.


Released Lewis 'made wrong choices'

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:18
Ex-England all-rounder Chris Lewis is released from prison, saying "wrong choices" led to his jail sentence for cocaine smuggling.
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Mom on 4-year-old's death: 'Cinnamon can kill' Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:17

A mom is warning teenagers against attempting the "cinnamon challenge."


Pakistan man given death row reprieve

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:17
The execution of a Pakistani man convicted of manslaughter has been postponed for the fourth time - hours before he was due to be hanged, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Amnesty call for abortion law change

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:15
Republic of Ireland's abortion law treats women like child-bearing vessels, according to a report by Amnesty International.
Categories: BBC World News

Store fire spreads to SW Philadelphia apartments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:15

Store fire spreads to SW Philadelphia apartmentsA blaze inside a grocery dollar store in Southwest Philadelphia damaged apartments above and neighboring row houses early Tuesday morning.

US school finds 1917 board lessons

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:07
The traces of classroom lessons from nearly a century ago have been found preserved on blackboards at a school in Oklahoma City.
Categories: BBC World News

Cannabis church puts down roots, seeds in new home Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:05

The founder is on a natural high after buying a building on Indianapolis' east side.


Pediatric oncologist faces child porn charge Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:00

MD Anderson Cancer Center doctor charged with possession of child pornography.


The man who uses ugly fruit to stop food waste (OZY) Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:00

Jordan Figueiredo's passion is studying the stigma against cosmetically unappealing -- but tasty -- food.


Obama to State His Case for Health Law Before Justices Weigh In

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 18:00
Days before a ruling that could drastically undermine the Affordable Care Act, President Obama will deliver a speech extolling its benefits.

Nevada Gov. Sandoval won't run for Harry Reid's seat Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:55

Popular GOP governor says he prefers to stay in the State House.


UK trade deficit narrows in April

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:53
The UK trade deficit narrowed to £1.2bn in April from £3.1bn in March, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Categories: BBC World News

Greece submits new reform plan to EU

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:49
Cash-strapped Greece submits a revised reform plan to the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
Categories: BBC World News

Lenny Henry 'chuffed' at knighthood

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:45
Comedian and actor Lenny Henry looks set to become Sir Lenny after confirming that he will receive a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours.
Categories: BBC World News

G7: End of fossil fuel era?

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:44
G7 signal intent to move beyond burning of fossil fuels
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Convict's mother: 'I couldn't believe he did it' Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:27

Pamela Sweat, mother of escapee David Sweat, paints a picture of his troubled childhood.


Squirrel knocks out power to thousands in San Francisco bay area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:27
A squirrel knocked out power for some 45,000 energy customers in the San Francisco Bay area on Monday, according to officials and the local Contra Costa Times newspaper. Pacific Gas and Electric Company said on its Twitter account that service had been restored for virtually all those affected by the outage about 10:15 p.m. local time, but it did not provide a cause for the disruption. PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi told the Contra Costa Times that power was down in cities east of San Francisco, including Berkeley and Oakland, on Monday night after a squirrel "impacted equipment" at the El Cerrito substation.

Political Twitter is a whole different world Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:26

Much of the political content on Twitter is generated by a small group of users.