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A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.Michael Hill
The pursuit of the fish poaching vessel Thunder until its sinking in April, pieced together from radio transmissions, interviews, ship records and reporting aboard two Sea Shepherd chase vessels, demonstrates the anything-goes nature of the high seas.Ian Urbina | The New York Times
After more than 24 hours of searching for missing 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton in Santa Cruz, the girl was found dead in a shed in a wooded area behind an artist community and housing center on Monday night.Stephen Baxter
Is the Obama administration trying to use Social Security to prevent more than 4 million Americans from being able to buy guns? The National Rifle Association thinks so.Julian Routh
The Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay scout leaders Monday but will allow religious-backed scout groups to deny leadership positions based on sexual orientation.Matt Pearce
Finland has been among the harshest critics of Greece's financial dealings. But it's not just about being frugal – once cutting-edge Finland is in the midst of its own recession.Gordon F. Sander
More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.Keith Ridler
After years of missteps and scandal in its nuclear force, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His mission: Restore institutional muscle and assert more influence on the force's behalf.Robert Burns | Associated Press
President Obama on Monday lashed out at Republican presidential candidates for making what he called “ridiculous” claims about his policies and “outrageous attacks” that crossed the line of political decorum.Peter Baker
The decision throws the bid process — and hopes that the U.S. will host another Olympics — into flux. Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated.Eddie Pells
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