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Escaped prisoner David Sweat returned to maximum-security prison

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.

Officials say Sweat...

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3 dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River.

Louisville Fire Department spokesman Capt. Salvador Melendez told the Associated Press on Sunday that 10 people were believed to be aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.


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Children at detention center given adult doses of hepatitis A vaccine

An adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine was given to about 250 immigrant children at a Texan detention facility, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.

As of Saturday, no adverse reactions had been reported, said Richard Rocha, an ICE spokesman, in an email. While significant adverse reactions were not expected, healthcare professionals said they would monitor children for any side...

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Biggest rivals in hot dog eating chow down again; 'Jaw' vs 'Megatoad'

It's not quite Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, or Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, but the ongoing rivalry between Matt "the Megatoad" Stonie and Joey "Jaw" Chestnut played out yet again at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous.

But this year, the tables turned.

Stonie defeated Chestnut, the reigning champion, in an unexpected win Saturday at the annual competition in Coney...

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Measles death in Washington state is first in U.S. in 12 years

Measles led to the death of a Washington state woman this spring, marking the first time in 12 years someone in the United States has been killed as a result of the disease, public health officials said.

The Clallam County woman died in April of pneumonia due to measles, Donn Moyer, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Health, told the Los Angeles Times. The woman's name, age and exact...

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Fire at Mt. Zion AME Church was natural, South Carolina officials say

The blaze that destroyed an historic black church in South Carolina this week left "no indicator of criminal intent" and may have been the result of a lightning strike, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

The fire that tore through Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday night was the latest of six blazes at Southern black churches in the last 10 days.


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