By Arshad Mohammed and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government. The disclosure last week that hackers had penetrated a database containing such intimate and possibly damaging facts about millions of government and private employees has shaken Washington. The hacking of the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could provide a treasure trove for foreign spies.
A female prison employee accused of helping two convicted killers stage a brazen escape appeared in court in upstate New York on Monday, under heavy protection and clad in apparent body armor and prison stripes. Joyce Mitchell, 51, is charged with providing chisels and hacksaws to Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The intense manhunt is costing about $1 million per day, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told reporters.
DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about a shooting at Dallas police headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mother of James Boulware, who authorities have preliminarily identified as the gunman, is named Jeannine Howard. Her last name is Hammond.
DALLAS (AP) — James Boulware told family members that he had foreseen a deadly Japanese tsunami and the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting in his dreams. Police say he choked his mother. And he seethed at police, blaming them for the lost custody of his son.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security prison in far northern New York made another court appearance Monday as the manhunt for the men hit its 10th day.