The 2-week-old search for two escaped murderers focused on a rural area about 20 miles away from the New York prison they fled after their DNA was discovered inside a burglarized cabin, CNN reported on Monday. CNN, citing an unidentified law enforcement source, said evidence of the escapees was found on items in a cabin in Owls Head, New York. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, were discovered missing from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, early on June 6.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of California farmers challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation. In an 8-1 decision, the court said the program constitutes the taking of property without compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the government should pay Marvin and Laura Horne, who run Raisin Valley Farms in California, the market value of the raisins and relieve them of the fine that was imposed.
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Officials say a police officer fired shots at a suspect following a foot pursuit in North Philadelphia.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion.
A train struck and killed a man on New Jersey Transit’s River Line.
U.S. President Barack Obama, in a podcast posted online on Monday, used the N word to emphasize his point that the United States has made progress in eliminating racism but there was still more work to do. Obama discussed race and gun control as part of the hour-long podcast interview, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths a week ago of nine black people at a church in South Carolina, allegedly by a 21-year-old white man with racist sentiments. “I always tell young people in particular: ‘Do not say that nothing’s changed when it comes to race in America unless …read more
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released Monday morning from a Baltimore halfway house, where he’d been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March.