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Source: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 4:32 PM

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.... 6/30/2015 5:30 PM

UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians
NEW YORK (AP) -- The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy.... 6/30/2015 5:08 PM

Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.... 6/30/2015 3:46 PM

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible.... 6/30/2015 1:16 PM

Crews hope to make strong gains against destructive wildfire
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Officials battling a destructive wildfire in Washington expect to make strong headway Tuesday as they work to corral the flames.... 6/30/2015 5:32 PM

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?... 6/30/2015 5:02 PM

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.... 6/30/2015 10:32 AM

Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A spectacular fire destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium on Monday evening and prompted the temporary evacuation of a two-block area, the fire chief said.... 6/30/2015 8:23 AM

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... 6/30/2015 4:14 PM



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