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NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run.... 7/28/2015 6:50 PM

Teens missing on fishing trip strayed from agreed-upon route
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off Florida's Atlantic coast.... 7/28/2015 3:18 PM

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A teenage boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex where they lived, authorities said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 7:39 PM

High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables.... 7/28/2015 7:44 PM

Defense witnesses: Colorado theater shooter still loved
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- More friends of James Holmes testified Tuesday about the polite, cheerful, conscientious young man they knew years before he opened fire on the audience in a Colorado movie theater.... 7/28/2015 7:13 PM

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities are releasing more video of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail.... 7/28/2015 7:35 PM

`I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American."... 7/28/2015 5:05 PM

Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days.... 7/28/2015 7:43 PM

Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay.... 7/28/2015 6:55 PM

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex
ATLANTA (AP) -- A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.... 7/28/2015 4:45 PM



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