One prison staffer has been fired and another was suspended without pay after an investigation showed complacency among Arkansas Department of Correction staff led to the escape of an inmate who was previously convicted of killing a teenage girl and stuffing her body in a barrel.
Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 2:21pm
Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union won't send the economy into a tailspin, even as Standard & Poor's stripped the U.K. of its top credit rating.
John Seewer, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 2:11pm
The ringleader of a scheme that smuggled teens into the U.S. and kept them as virtual slaves while forcing them to work at an egg farm and live in run-down trailers was sentenced to just over 15 years in prison Monday.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 1:51pm
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning of widespread consequences, from layoffs of police officers to a hospital closure, if the Senate fails to act before Friday on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico.
Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but also block migrating salmon.
John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 1:31pm
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but said that's not the case on legislation he favors to open public schools on time.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 1:31pm
Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday signed into law a $16.1 billion education budget, which includes a per-student spending increase ranging from $60 to $120 to decrease the gap between higher- and lower-funded public school districts.