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4 hrs ago |

Man climbed atop basketball hoop in jail escape

A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.


Related Topix: Yavapai County, AZ, State Prisons

6 hrs ago |

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

In one of the biggest such cases ever, the Permanent Court for Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands, determined Russia was not acting in good faith to collect taxes when it leveled massive claims against Yukos in 2003, even though some of the company's tax arrangements might have been questionable.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin

10 hrs ago | Deseret News

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Self-proclamed Donetsk People's Republic policemen search a minivan near Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine

14 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Obama to dedicate fellowship program to Nelson Mandela

President Obama is re-naming an African fellowship program in honor of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, South Africa, Africa, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Palestinian Territories

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Aruba to release Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges will be released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home, authorities said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Aruba, Central America, Drugs, Venezuela,

Vancouver Sun

Prison service to test electronic monitoring devices on high-risk inmates

High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Prisons, Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City

The Jackson Sun

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues Company accused of knowingly shipping drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions Check out this story on In this 2005 file photo, a FedEx delivery truck leaves a FedEx ... (more)


Related Topix: Transportation, FedEx, Air Courier, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News


Family Forgives Montana Man Accused of Plotting a Hit on Own Mother

The family of Matthew Campbell, a Montana man who is in prison after allegedly plotting to hire a hit man to kill his mother, says they have forgiven him.


Related Topix: Billings, MT, Federal Prisons, Helena, MT

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

California trying to cut water, but is it working?

Six months after his emergency declaration, many agencies and departments can't say whether their efforts to conserve water are sufficient because few have been comparing how much water they are using this year to last.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California State Prison, Sacramento, State Prisons, Sacramento, CA

Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Train Disaster


U.S. city awaits freed Sudanese woman

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday with her husband Daniel Wani, an American citizen who has lived in Manchester, the baby girl she gave birth to while in prison, and her toddler son.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan


Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, World News, Mexico, San Ysidro, CA

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Death Penalty, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court


Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. RICHMOND, Va.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Federal Prisons

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured in north Texas

Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Oklahoma State Reformatory

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Washington Times

Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case; Ramzi Binalshibh to get his own war crimes trial

A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp


Bad drugs lead to execution controversies

Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Oklahoma