New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered an investigation into the escape of two convicted killers from a maximum-security prison, saying it was "critically important" to determine how they planned and carried out their brazen getaway. Richard Matt and David Sweat remained at large for a 10th day as more than 800 law enforcement officers combed dense woodlands near the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in upstate New York. The governor announced that state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott would conduct a thorough investigation to determine all factors involved in the escape.
The head of FIFA's audit and compliance unit said on Sunday that changes at the top of world football's governing body were "indispensable" following reports Sepp Blatter might go back on his decision to resign. "For me, the reforms are the central topic," wrote Domenico Scala in a statement. Scala's statement came after Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag cited an anonymous source close to Blatter as saying he had not ruled out the prospect of going back on his decision to resign after receiving messages of support from Asian and African federations.
As the hunt for a pair of inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison entered its ninth day on Sunday, new details emerged about how a female prison worker now under arrest promised to help them in a daring breakout. Sunday also marked the 35th birthday of David Sweat, the younger of the two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora by cutting through a steel wall and slithering through a steam pipe to a manhole on the street outside the prison's walls. Sweat and Richard Matt, 48, were discovered missing from their adjoining cells in the maximum security prison, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border, at 5:30 a.m. on June 6.
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy was furious when a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. As he read the dissenting opinion from the bench three years ago, his anger was palpable. It amounts instead to a vast judicial over-reaching.” That was Kennedy on June 28, 2012.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republican Jeb Bush gathered donors in Miami for an April retreat, it was clear he planned a less scripted, more inclusive U.S. presidential campaign bearing little resemblance to that of the unsuccessful 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. "Let Jeb be Jeb" was the message Bush's advisers conveyed. A former Florida governor, Bush will launch his campaign for the November 2016 election in Miami on Monday, having built a well-funded organization but facing some of the same dilemmas that Romney faced.
The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian intervention in Ukraine, and to deter further aggression, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday. "We will pre-position significant equipment," the official said, commenting on a New York Times report that the Pentagon was poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to comment on the details of the report, which cited U.S. and allied officials.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton touched on many of the issues that energize liberal Democrats. Speaking on New York's Roosevelt Island, with Manhattan's skyscrapers as a backdrop, Clinton promised to "make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top" if elected president.