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US-led coalition says allies foil Islamic State prison break

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says its Syrian allies have successfully dealt with an "incident" at a detention center in northeastern Syria which activists described as an attempted prison brea...

Member of 'Texas 7' prison-break gang set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners who's scheduled to be executed Thursday evening should be spared because he didn't fatally shoot a suburban Dallas police o...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23

Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84. Actress Christina Pickles ("The Wedding Singer," ''St. Elsewhere") is 84. Ac...

Greek police hunt for 2 fugitives who escaped prison

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece's largest prison at Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scal...

Member of notorious 'Texas 7' prison-break gang executed for officer's killing during Christmas Eve 2000 robbery

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Member of notorious 'Texas 7' prison-break gang executed for officer's killing during Christmas Eve 2000 robbery.

Member of 'Texas 7' prison-break gang set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Tuesday say he should be spared because he wasn't the one who killed a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christm...

9 inmates dead, 19 on the run in Brazil after prison break

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities in Brazil say nine prisoners have been killed and 19 are on the run after fleeing into a wooded area near a prison in the northern state of Tocantins. Th...

Escaped French criminal had small team of loyal accomplices

NANTERRE, France (AP) — French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France's most notorious criminals. ...

Sweden police told Icelandic suspect likely fled their way

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say Icelandic colleagues have informed them that a man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies, l...

20 killed during attempted prison break in northern Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say a police gunbattle with inmates and their supporters trying to stage a mass escape from a prison in the country's north has left 20 people dead. ...

A timeline of key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than seven years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to presidential election on March 26-28: —Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosn...

A timeline of key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than seven years of turmoil and transition in Egypt leading up to presidential elections on March 26-28: Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni...

Celeb birthdays for the week of Feb. 11-17

Feb. 11: Actor Burt Reynolds is 82. Actress Tina Louise ("Gilligan's Island") is 80. Musician Sergio Mendes is 77. Actress Carey Lowell ("Law and Order") is 57. Singer Sheryl Crow is 56. Actress Jenni...

Inmate behind 2015 prison break had a new escape plan

NEW YORK (AP) — A convicted murderer whose prison break captivated the nation says he uncovered a way to escape from another maximum-security facility in New York. But this time Davi...

The Latest: Director says Messing charge not 'reality'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Directo...