AP

Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the escapee poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say the shooting of escaped prisoners David Sweat shooting was clear-cut. The same legal reasoning applied to the killing of his accomplice, Richard Matt, who was shot three times in the head on Friday.

Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out | Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages
Latest
Local
Most Shared

Sections

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.

Tourists on holiday coping with Greece’s financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros.

Bao buns or half smokes? D.C.'s food competition is heating up

A local competition is heating up and the winner will soon be crowned. What will be D.C.'s next big food concept? A look at the food startup finalists.

Syfy’s ‘Twilight Zone’ July 4 marathon: It’s our America

Fireworks, American pie … and “The Twilight Zone?” The Syfy channel returns with its 20th annual July 4 marathon, and it's more red, white and blue than you think.

Strasburg returns to form

Stephen Strasburg is rounding back into his old form, as he won on Sunday for the second straight start since coming off the disabled list to help the Nationals earn a doubleheader split.

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (Photos)

OPM disconnects security clearance system after cyber vulnerability found

Shutdown potentially impacts thousands of current and prospective federal workers and contractors trying to get security clearances.

Stock Market Data delayed approx 15 min.

DOW -350.33 17,596.35
NASDAQ -122.04 4,958.47
S&P 500 -43.85 2,057.64