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  • 3 Los Angeles gangs indicted for uniting in conspiracy

    Three rival Los Angeles gangs united in a rare alliance to conspire to control drug trafficking and carried out crimes that included murder and extortion, federal prosecutors said in announcing a racketeering indictment against 22 gang members. Gangs...
  • Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot

    Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close to the case told The Associated Press on Thursday. The manhunt, meanwhile, dragged into a sixth...
  • New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison

    New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison
    As the search for two escaped killers stretched into its sixth day, investigators concentrated their efforts Thursday morning on an area near the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where the men had been held. Officials closed roads and local...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    AP: Investigators believe prison employee backed out as getaway driver in escape by 2 killers Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close...
  • Man who rammed carload of parole agents pleads guilty

    A wanted man who tried to escape arrest in Easton by ramming a car full of law enforcement officers will serve three to six years in state prison. In February, Dennis W. Holland was sought on a parole violation when authorities learned that he often...
  • The Latest on prison escape: Woman seen as level-headed

    6:30 p.m. (EDT) A neighbor of a New York prison worker under scrutiny says she can't believe her lighthearted but down-to-earth neighbor would have been involved in two convicted murderers' escape. A person close to the investigation has said...
  • Hunt for killers expands to Vermont; staffer under suspicion

    The manhunt for two escaped killers expanded to campsites and boat slips in Vermont on Wednesday, and State Police said a female prison staff member being questioned may have had a role in helping the men. At a news conference outside the maximum-...
  • One of the Angola Three recalls life in solitary confinement

    Robert King says he watched nearly three decades of his life fade away in solitary confinement inside Louisiana's Angola prison, sometimes glimpsing the world through a small window and longing for the few hours a week he might feel the sun on his face....
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month

     Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month
    Jesse Jackson Jr., who left prison in March for a halfway house in Baltimore, will be eligible for home confinement beginning June 22, sources told the Tribune. Jackson, 50, was convicted in 2013 for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. He...
  • Officials: 200-300 inmates involved in Oklahoma prison brawl

    Between 200 and 300 inmates at a private prison in Oklahoma were involved in a brawl, state corrections officials said Thursday, and the facility is on indefinite lockdown. Eleven prisoners were taken to hospitals after the fight Wednesday afternoon at...
  • Broward brothers get 35 and 20 year sentences for terrorist bomb plot in New York City

    Broward brothers get 35 and 20 year sentences for terrorist bomb plot in New York City
    Two Broward County brothers were sentenced to the maximum punishment Thursday after admitting they planned a terrorist attack on New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals in custody. Raees Alam Qazi, 22, who played the lead...