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    1-month budget on way from Illinois Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois lawmakers plan to adopt a one-month temporary budget Wednesday to avoid a partial government shutdown on the first day of the fiscal year. House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to shepherd a $2.3 billion plan to provide state police protection, operate veterans homes, provide nutrition for the elderly and more. But […]

  • This map details the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the facility after bed check Friday night, June 5, 2015.

    Was security really maximum at New York prison where killers broke out?

    PLATTSBURGH, New York — The Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York is classed as maximum security, but the escape of two convicted murderers this month has left plenty of people wondering how accurate that description is. Two prison employees have been charged in connection with the elaborate June 6 breakout, and authorities’ accusations against […]

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    2nd New York prison worker charged in connection with killers’ escape

    PLATTSBURGH, New York — A second prison employee has been charged in connection with the stunning escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum security facility in upstate New York earlier this month. Officer Gene Palmer, a veteran prison guard, gave at least one of the inmates a screwdriver and a wrench to help fix […]

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    Boston bomber Tsarnaev admits guilt, apologizes at sentencing

    BOSTON – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday ended his long silence, asking Allah to help his victims and their families and apologizing to them for the pain and suffering he caused two years ago. “If there is any lingering doubt, I did it along with my brother,” he said, referring to the bombings […]

  • Bach to the Future warms up Jazz set in Chesterfield

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival offers a day, and night, full of great food, wine and music. The band Bach to the Future, will perform as well as saxophonist Eric Person. You can even learn to paint. Pino’s Palette will offer lessons. You can take a break at the on-site […]

  • A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on some counts.

    Will Tsarnaev speak on his day of reckoning?

    BOSTON — It’s the day of final reckoning for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a day set aside for emotional victim impact statements and stern words from the judge. The outcome of Wednesday morning’s federal sentencing hearing is a foregone conclusion. The decision to impose the death penalty belonged to the jury, so the hearing […]

  • Joyce Mitchell, 51, a New York prison tailor who allegedly aided Richard Matt and David Sweat before their June 6, 2015, escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, was arraigned June 12, on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation.

    New York prison break: Tailor used baked goods to help killers, source says

    CADYVILLE, New York — For months before a pair of convicted murderers made their brazen escape from a maximum security facility in upstate New York, prison tailor Joyce Mitchell used baked goods to win favors for Richard Matt and David Sweat, going so far as to ask prison officials to put the inmates in cells […]

  • Freddie Gray

    Six Baltimore officers indicted in Freddie Gray’s death plead not guilty

    The six Baltimore police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them, court records said. The officers entered their pleas on Monday, the records showed. The six officers face charges that, if they are convicted, could lead to decades in prison, based on their alleged actions […]

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    Escaped prisoners wanted to kill accused accomplice’s husband

    DNA from New York prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat has been found inside a burglarized cabin in upstate New York, a law enforcement source told CNN. The discovery has re-energized the two-week-old search for the convicted killers, who staged an escape from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6 worthy of a movie script […]

  • The New York State Police issued these 'progression' photos of Richard Matt and David Sweat on June 17, 2015. Matt, 49, and Sweat, 35, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York sometime after they were last seen at bed check Friday night, June 5, 2015. The pair left decoys to trick guards into think they were asleep as they made their escape. Both were serving time on separate murder convictions.

    Source: Escaped killers’ DNA found in upstate New York cabin

    DNA from New York prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat has been found inside a burglarized cabin in upstate New York, a law enforcement source told CNN. The discovery has re-energized the two-week-old search for the convicted killers, who staged a movie script-worthy escape from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6 and haven’t been […]

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    Prisoner accused of killing New Orleans police officer captured

    NEW ORLEANS –The man wanted in the killing of a New Orleans police officer during a prisoner transport is back in custody after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. “On this Father’s Day Morning, we’re happy to report that Travis Boys, wanted for the killing of New Orleans Police Department Officer Daryle Holloway, has been taken into […]

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    LGBT Rights Milestones Fast Facts

    Read CNN’s Fast Facts on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Milestones in the United States, and learn more about the struggle for LGBT equal rights. Timeline: 1924 – The Society for Human Rights is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. It is the first documented gay rights organization. 1950 – The Mattachine Society is formed […]