Two prison escapees may have at least one gun from a cache of weapons in an upstate New York cabin where they hid about 20 miles from a maximum security facility, police said on Wednesday. As the manhunt entered its 19th day, convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt were believed to have been last seen entering woods near the cabin in Owls Head, New York, on Saturday morning, Major Charles Guess of the New York State Police said at a press conference. More than 1,000 law enforcement officers scoured 75 square miles in rugged Franklin County, east of Clinton Correctional Facility, where the breakout was discovered on June 6.
When CME Group Inc's futures pits in the cavernous trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade building fall quiet next month, real estate broker Holly Duran will be working overtime to find a tenant to occupy a storied piece of America's financial history. Prospective candidates could include big trading companies like BP Plc, whose hundreds of Chicago-based traders now occupy another former CME trading floor two blocks away, or tech firms like CoCo, an incubator that brought tents and beanbags onto the floor of the former grain exchange in Minneapolis. "There's not a lot of high-ceiling unique office space in Chicago," said Duran, who has advised CME Group on its property holdings since 1980.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday will face about 20 people who lost limbs or loved ones in the deadly 2013 attack as a federal judge sentences him to death for his crimes. The same federal jury that earlier this year found Tsarnaev guilty of killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath voted in May to sentence him to death by lethal injection. The trial of Tsarnaev, 21, stirred some of Boston's darkest living memories.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds lashed the U.S. Middle Atlantic area late on Tuesday, snarling travel and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers. The fast-moving band of storms stretching from Virginia to southern New Jersey dumped up to an inch (2.5 cm) of rain in less than an hour in some places, said Jim Hayes, a National Weather Service meteorologist in College Park, Maryland. Private forecaster AccuWeather said the storms would reach into northern New England through the evening as a cold front intersected with hot and humid air.
By Harriet McLeod COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long associated with slavery spread to other U.S. southern states. U.S. retailers joined lawmakers in distancing themselves from the banner, with industry leaders Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc pulling the images of the rebel flag from their stores and websites, joining Google Inc , Sears Holdings Corp and eBay Inc . The Civil War-era flag of the South's pro-slavery Confederacy has become a lightning rod for outrage over the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, which authorities say was motivated by racial hatred.
At just 35, Sean Parker has been public enemy No. 1 to the music industry and one of the first “friends” of Facebook, and he’s made billions along the way. In 1999, he co-founded Napster, a music-sharing site that attracted millions of users — and enough lawsuits from record labels to shut it down. Five years later, after seeing a site called “The Facebook” on the computer of his roommate’s girlfriend at Stanford, he met founder Mark Zuckerberg and soon became the president of Facebook.
The author of a proposed California ballot initiative advocating the murder of gays and lesbians should not be authorized to gather signatures to place it before voters, a judge in the state capital of Sacramento has ruled. "The proposed initiative titled the "Sodomite Suppression Act" ... is patently unconstitutional on its face," Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei wrote in an order released to the public on Tuesday. California Attorney General Kamala Harris had filed a complaint against the author of the measure, which she called unconstitutional and bigoted.
The spinal injury to Freddie Gray, whose death in April triggered protests and rioting, was most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, the newspaper said. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident. Gray, 25, was arrested on April 12 following a foot chase by officers and suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.