An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another maximum-security prison.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. The prison is about 200 miles west of Albany.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" that members of the Supreme Court "put on an Obama jersey" by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act and strike down restrictions on same sex marriage. "It is the justices who have politicized the Court," claimed the republican presidential contender, who proposed a Constitutional amendment for periodic judicial retention elections as a way of reducing what he sees as the politicization of the judicial branch. When asked if this would actually polarize the Court further, he pushed back and said, "Look, we are polarized. And they [the justices] have seized political issues. They have become, effectively, politicians. And that's wrong." He went on to say that members of the Supreme Court violated their oaths in their decisions on same sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. Cruz called the decisions "an assault on democracy."
Police say a 22-year-old Maine man was killed after setting a fireworks mortar tube off on top of his head on the Fourth of July.
State police say Devon Staples of Calais was killed in what they described as a "bizarre" accident around 10 p.m. Saturday while drinking with friends and setting off fireworks at one of their homes on South Street.
He died instantly when he set off a fireworks mortar he had placed on his head, investigators said.
Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum ended on Sunday showed the 'No' decision leading — suggesting that voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. The euro fell sharply on Monday (local time) in Asia-Pacific trading after polls were released. No exit polls were conducted, but three opinion polls by GPO, Metron Analysis and MRB all showed the 'No' camp' ahead by three points. A poll by Marc estimated 49.5 to 54.5 percent of Greeks voted 'No' compared to 45.5 to 50.5 percent voting 'Yes', based on surveys conducted through the week. The polls were released after voting ended on Sunday because of a ban on the publication of polls on the day before a vote is held. Athens' partners have warned over the past week that a 'No' vote would mean cutting bridges with Europe and driving Greece's crippled financial system into outright bankruptcy, dramatically worsening the country's 5-year-long depression.
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Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.
The Confederate flag is front and center.
It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.
A Texas woman who was trying to save her suicidal boyfriend was killed while attempting to pull him out of the road during the holiday weekend, officials said. "At approximately 12:35 a.m., on Saturday, July 4, Michael Thomas was in a moving lane of traffic attempting suicide, by trying to get hit by a motor vehicle," the Harris Country Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Thomas had been drinking at a nearby bar before sitting and lying down in oncoming traffic, officials told NBC station KPRC in Houston. Deputies say Thomas' girlfriend, who was not named, was trying to drag him to safety when she was struck by two cars. The road was dark due to the time and there were no street lights in the immediate area to improve the lighting, officials said.
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At least eight people have died and 37 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
Among those who died was a 7-year-old boy who was shot while watching fireworks in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart were in nonstop negotiations Sunday with just 48-hours to go before their latest deadline for a nuclear deal — negotiations he acknowledged "could go either way." Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down at around 10:30 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) local time in Vienna for talks, taking just a short 30-minute break before resuming meetings in the early afternoon. Kerry addressed the press during a brief news conference at about 5 p.m. (11 a.m. ET) Sunday before several more foreign ministers were expected to join the talks. "We have in fact made genuine progress (but) we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues," Kerry said. "While I completely agree with Foreign Minister Zarif that we have never been closer — at this point, this negotiation could go either way."
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A Wisconsin prison guard has served a one-day suspension for a joke on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching.
Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who became stuck after trying to re-enter a house through the chimney.
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A Michigan doctor who diagnosed hundreds of healthy patients with cancer in order to make them get unnecessary chemo and radiation treatments will have his sentencing hearing open this week. After Dr. Farid Fata was arrested in 2013 and charged in what a prosecutor said was the "most egregious" case of healthcare fraud in the U.S. history. "I have so much hatred towards Fata. His name causes an instant headache," Robert Sobieray,62, told NBC News. In 2010, Fata diagnosed Sobieray with a rare blood cancer and subjected him to monthly infusions of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiation—expensive treatments that he said made his teeth fall out and his body twitch uncontrollably.
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A judge set bond for the woman known as the "serial stowaway" at $100,000 Sunday after the woman was arrested two more times in the last 48 hours.
Marilyn Hartman, 63, was released from the Cook County Jail Thursday after spending nearly two months behind bars for trying to board planes without a ticket.
A day after her release, Hartman was arrested again at Midway International Airport for causing a "disturbance" inside the cabin of a Southwest Airlines flight headed for LaGuardia Airport, officials said. She was charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless conduct.
History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.