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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Columbus, Ohio. Sessions moved Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 03, 2017 - 5:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions took new steps Thursday to punish cities he believes are not cooperating with federal immigration agents in a move that was met with bewilderment by local officials who said they did not know why they were being singled out. The Justice...
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This photo provided by the Martin County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Brady Kilpatrick under arrest Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the last of 12 inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama jail. The inmates escaped Sunday by writing a number in peanut butter over a cell door. An inexperienced guard in a control room thought he was opening the cell, but the number released a door to the outside. (Martin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 3:27 am
MIAMI (AP) — Using peanut butter to escape from the Walker County Jail in Alabama isn't as crazy as it sounds. Belinda Ann Weldon, an Alabama attorney familiar with the jail who represents the last of 12 inmates to be captured after escaping Sunday, said she can see how a guard watching remotely...
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This photo provided by the Martin County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Brady Kilpatrick under arrest Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the last of 12 inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama jail. The inmates escaped Sunday by writing a number in peanut butter over a cell door. An inexperienced guard in a control room thought he was opening the cell, but the number released a door to the outside. (Martin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 2:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last of 12 inmates who escaped an Alabama jail by tricking a guard with peanut butter has been arrested in Florida after hitching a ride with his sister and telling her to head south, a sheriff said. Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder announced Tuesday night that investigators...
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This photo provided by the Martin County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Brady Kilpatrick under arrest Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the last of 12 inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama jail. The inmates escaped Sunday by writing a number in peanut butter over a cell door. An inexperienced guard in a control room thought he was opening the cell, but the number released a door to the outside. (Martin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last of 12 inmates from an Alabama jail where a guard was fooled by peanut butter into letting them escape has been arrested in Florida, after hitching a ride with his sister and telling her to head as far south as she could go, a sheriff said. Martin County Sheriff William D...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Allies of two Venezuelan opposition leaders say Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken by authorities from the homes where they were under house arrest. Video posted on the Twitter account of Lopez's wife early Tuesday, Aug. 1, shows a man being taken away from a Caracas home by state security agents. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 01, 2017 - 10:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday in President Nicolas Maduro's government's first moves against prominent enemies since a widely denounced vote granting the ruling party...
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FILE - This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. There has been another inmate disturbance at the troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, told The Associated Press late Friday, July 28, 2017, that a Special Security Team was called to the prison earlier in the evening after 30 inmates refused to stand down. He said the information came from a prison employee who was monitoring emergency communications. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 29, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The warden of a maximum-security Kansas prison that's had four reported inmate disturbances in the past three months took a new job within the state Department of Corrections a day before the latest incident, the department confirmed Saturday. James Heimgartner stepped down...
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FILE - This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. There has been another inmate disturbance at the troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, told The Associated Press late Friday, July 28, 2017, that a Special Security Team was called to the prison earlier in the evening after 30 inmates refused to stand down. He said the information came from a prison employee who was monitoring emergency communications. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 29, 2017 - 3:36 am
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — There has been another inmate disturbance at a troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, told The...
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FILE - This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. Guards at the facility say two previously unreported mass disturbances during which inmates took control for hours of parts of facility preceded a June 2017 prison uprising. Low staffing, overcrowding and general tensions have created dangerous conditions, and fears of working there have led to a mass exodus of experienced staff. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 29, 2017 - 1:38 am
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — There has been another inmate disturbance at a troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, told The...
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July 27, 2017 - 9:17 am
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who broke his girlfriend out of a mental health facility has been sentenced to over four years in prison and in a mental health facility. Nineteen-year-old Elliot Ravert had been sentenced earlier this month by a Lebanon County judge after he pleaded guilty to...
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FILE - This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. Guards at the facility say two previously unreported mass disturbances during which inmates took control for hours of parts of facility preceded a June 2017 prison uprising. Low staffing, overcrowding and general tensions have created dangerous conditions, and fears of working there have led to a mass exodus of experienced staff. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 25, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Guards at a Kansas prison housing some of the most dangerous criminals say there were two previously unreported disturbances during which inmates took control of the yard for hours before an third uprising that was disclosed last month. Two corrections officers and a person...
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