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FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Joyce Mitchell appears before Judge Mark Rogers in Plattsburgh, N.Y., City Court for a hearing. The New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court and will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (G.N. Miller/New York Post via AP, Pool, File)

Prison worker pleads guilty in killers’ escape

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — 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. Joyce Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility … 0

Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing. Instead, he brought a frank message on democracy, corruption and security that could perhaps be delivered only … 0

Scientists worry about arms race in AI

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LONDON — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, … 0

Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then the players’ union said it would take it all to court. … 0

Zimbabwe authorities say American sought for lion poaching

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday … 0

GOP presidential hopefuls clamor for attention

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — For the last week, the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has looked like this: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has gone to the Senate floor to accuse his party’s Senate leader of telling “a … 0

US to release jailed Israeli spy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in U.S-Israeli relations, has been granted parole and will be released in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice … 0

FBI: Florida man charged with backpack bomb plot

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MIAMI — A young Key West man who came to the attention of the FBI because of his alleged pro-terrorist postings on Facebook was charged with trying to use a backpack bomb in a planned explosion on a public beach, authorities said Tuesday. Harlem Suarez, 23, was charged … 0

NASA: Brace for more Pluto secrets

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hoping to capture lawmakers’ imaginations and perhaps loosen their purse strings, NASA officials said Tuesday that new scientific information gleaned from the New Horizons mission to Pluto was “revolutionizing” what they know about the icy dwarf planet. Among other things, the mission revealed evidence of an … 0

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline

Monday, July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season. As House members … 0

‘Lion’ on loose in Milwaukee may be pet

Monday, July 27, 2015

MILWAUKEE — If a lion-like creature is indeed on the loose in Milwaukee, it could just as easily be an escaped or released pet as a wild animal. Officials say there are many more big cats owned by … 0

Slave fishing boats tracked to Papua New Guinea

Monday, July 27, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar — From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there’s the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood … 0

Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adults

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy … 0