The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeowners who have suffered injuries or property damage from rampant earthquakes they say are caused by oil and gas operations can sue for damages in state trial courts.
Twelve employees, including administrators and nine security workers, have been placed on administrative leave at upstate New York's Clinton Correctional Facility as part of an ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from the maximum-security prison.Michael Muskal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announced his bid for president on Tuesday, entering the crowded Republican field as the 14th declared candidate and a distinct long shot.Mark Z. Barabak and Tina Susman
After tunneling out of maximum-security cells, Richard W. Matt and David Sweat waited for the Jeep, driven by a cooperating prison employee, that would take them to Mexico. It never arrived. BENJAMIN MUELLER
President Barack Obama will announce Monday night a rule change that makes millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to a person with knowledge of the proposal.NOAM SCHEIBER
The declaration by Puerto Rico’s governor that the island’s $72 billion in debt is “not payable” was not only a warning to its creditors. It was also aimed at leaders in Washington, who perhaps more than anyone could determine whether Puerto Rico’s finances can be stabilized or will slide into chaos.MICHAEL CORKERY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings.Jason Horowitz