NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump following comments by the developer and U.S. presidential candidate insulting Mexicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. "Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers," the mayor said in a statement. (Editing By Ellen Wulfhorst)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.
Rigorous new security procedures have been implemented during the past four weeks at the New York prison that is under investigation after two inmates staged a brazen breakout last month, officials said on Wednesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the investigation after convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat fled Clinton Correctional Facility by cutting through cell walls, climbing down a catwalk, maneuvering through a steam pipe and emerging from an outside manhole. Matt, 49, was shot and killed on Friday after nearly three weeks on the run, and Sweat, 35, was captured on Sunday.
The railroad on Tuesday joined many plaintiffs in requesting that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appoint U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis, who already oversees 16 cases stemming from the accident, to handle all 22 existing lawsuits plus "numerous" others it expects to be filed. Passengers on Train 188 have sued Amtrak in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey over injuries linked to the May 12 derailment, which occurred when the train left the track along a northbound curve in Philadelphia after traveling at more than twice the speed limit. Amtrak has said its liability from a single accident is capped at $200 million, under a 1997 federal law.