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New questions arise about House Democratic caucus’s loyalty to Obama

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President Obama, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at his side, leaves a meeting where he made a last-ditch appeal to House Democrats for his trade agenda on Friday in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Cheers rang out Thursday evening when President Obama made a surprise visit to the annual congressional baseball game at National Park. Thousands of Democratic staffers began to chant: “O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!” More unexpectedly, Republican lawmakers and staffers, who have been locked in battle with the president for more than six years, began a cheer of their own: “TPA, TPA!” they chanted, voicing approval for Obama’s trade promotion agenda.
Obama flashed the GOP side a thumbs-up.
Inside the Democratic dugout, according to several senior aides and lawmakers, the president’s usual allies were appalled by the scene: He was waving to Republicans in approval of trade legislation that most of them opposed.
A day later, the Democratic team threw the president a curveball by blocking his high-stakes bid to win fast-track authority to complete a sweeping, multinational Pacific Rim free-trade accord. For Obama, who has staked enormous personal credibility and political capital on the effort, the loss on Friday represented a major setback on a key presidential priority and renewed questions in Washington about his relationship with the House Democratic caucus.
Though the White House and GOP leaders quickly vowed to try again on trade next week, the rebuke from the president’s own party — despite a personal plea from Obama on Capitol Hill just hours before the vote — sent a clear message that their own skepticism on trade trumped their faith in Obama. The blow left his trade agenda on life support.
“Unfortunately, Democrats did not heed his message,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), who supported the trade deal. “Trade is an existential issue for a lot of Democrats. That transcends everything, including loyalty to him. A lot of Democrats were really anguished about that very choice. They were saying, ‘I don’t want to harm him. I don’t want to damage him. But I can’t go home to my district and say that out of loyalty to him, ‘I sold you all [out].’ ”
The outcome was especially frustrating for a president who has spent four years unable to advance major initiatives — including a tax and budget “grand bargain,” stricter gun control and immigration reform — through Congress in the face of relentless Republican opposition.
After the midterm elections, Obama and his advisers gambled that with the GOP in control of both chambers for the next two years, the scrambled politics of trade would offer the president his best chance to score a legacy-building win in the final stretch of his presidency. Assuming that he could convince more than a sliver of his own party to support him.
He faced significant odds: Democrats have long been skeptical of the effects of trade, which labor unions have blamed for lost jobs and falling wages in traditional, blue-collar manufacturing sectors.
The president launched an administration-wide lobbying effort that lasted months and, by virtually all accounts, was more exhaustive and personal than any push he has made since the health care reform effort in his first year.
He phoned and met with key Democratic lawmakers, promised to campaign for them against primary challenges and invited them aboard Air Force One for a trip to a European summit. He traveled to Oregon in May to give a trade speech at Nike in the home state of Sen. Ron Wyden (D), who offered crucial support to help win passage of the fast-track legislation in the Senate.
“The president is personally engaged on this,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who helped win passage for the fast-track bill in the Senate, said of Obama on Thursday. “He’s all in.”
But his surprise appearance at the congressional baseball game — the presidential motorcade departed the White House after aides had declared he was in for the night — betrayed the confident tone from administration officials on the eve of the House vote.
During his tenure, Obama has been criticized by both sides of the aisle for ignoring lawmakers, courting them only when absolutely necessary and failing to establish personal connections that could help him politically.
That the president was attending an exhibition game that was not on his public schedule showed the lengths he felt he had to go to try to salvage his trade deal.
By Friday morning, however, the vote remained in doubt — and Obama was leaving the White House on another scheduled trip, this time to Capitol Hill for an emergency meeting with the House Democratic caucus. Once there, he huddled privately with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her deputies, before addressing the entire membership.
“You could always say there coulda, shoulda been more with any president,” Connolly said, when asked if Obama’s lack of attention to lawmakers over the years harmed his chances on trade. “This president’s style is different than Bill Clinton’s. He is who he is. I don’t know if somehow it’s fundamentally flawed. It’s just different.”
Most in Congress agree on one thing: The administration, despite its blitz in recent weeks, was facing an opposition, made up of labor unions, environmentalists and progressive Democrats, that has been relentless in lobbying against trade. Led by Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.), the coalition has met with individual Democrats and with small groups for more than two years to pressure them to oppose any fast-track bill.
Asked by reporters after the vote if Obama’s trade push came too late, White House press secretary Josh Earnest scoffed.
“I find it hard to believe that the president’s attendance at the 2014 congressional baseball game would have, in any way, contributed to the vote count today,” he said. “I think that the president takes much more seriously members of Congress and their concerns than some analysts do.”
But Obama appeared to be blindsided by Pelosi, who said months ago, during a fact-finding mission to Asia with other lawmakers, that she was “trying to get to yes” on the president’s trade deal. In 2009 and 2010, Obama leaned heavily on her, when she was the House speaker, to help wrestle the Affordable Care Act through Congress with Democratic majorities on a party-line vote.
As the trade vote neared, Pelosi refused to tip her hand, although she appeared to be working with Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to schedule a package of related trade bills in a way to help them pass the House, even if she didn’t support them.
On Friday, taking the floor minutes before the vote, Pelosi broke her silence: “I will be voting to slow down fast-track,” she declared. “Today, we have an opportunity to slow down. Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for American workers.”
It was a fatal blow for Obama, and supportive Democrats were stunned.
“She screwed this president,” one lawmaker fumed, speaking on condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “She pandered to the left. She does not ever want to be outflanked by the left because that’s her base.”
The minority leader had heeded her center of power, while the president was left wondering where his had gone.
Kelsey Snell contributed to this report.
David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
Paul Kane covers Congress and politics for the Washington Post.
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Feds Eye Link to Private Contractor in Massive Government Hack

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The hackers who recently launched a massive cyber-attack on the U.S. government, exposing sensitive information of millions of federal workers and millions of others, may have used information stolen from a private government contractor to break into federal systems, according to sources briefed on the matter.
Authorities suspect the hackers, likely from China, entered the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s computer systems after first gaining access last year to the systems of KeyPoint Government Solutions -- one of the primary providers of background checks for the U.S. government, sources said.
KeyPoint representatives contacted by ABC News declined comment for this story.
Authorities, meanwhile, believe hackers were able to extract electronic credentials or other information from within KeyPoint's systems and somehow use them to help unlock OPM's systems, according to sources.
The hackers then rummaged through separate "segments" of OPM's systems, potentially compromising personal information of not only the 4 million current and former federal employees already acknowledged publicly but also millions more, including relatives, friends and maybe even college roommates, the sources said.
In an unrelated statement today, OPM said authorities have "a high degree of confidence that OPM systems containing information related to the background investigations of current, former, and prospective Federal government employees, and those for whom a federal background investigation was conducted, may have been exfiltrated," as previously reported by ABC News.
The fact that Colorado-based KeyPoint suffered a cyber intrusion was well-publicized late last year. But the scope of the hack may not have been completely understood at the time by even the nation’s top cyber officials, sources indicated. Last year's incident has yet to be officially tied to the recent OPM hack.
The KeyPoint incident, mostly affecting employees of the Department of Homeland Security, was first detected in September, and two months ago DHS began notifying federal employees whose personal information "may have been compromised."
The notification was clear about what information was exposed: "[Your] first and last name, social security number, job title, investigation case number, education history, criminal history, and employment history; spouse or cohabitant’s name, date of birth, and social security number; the names, addresses, and dates of birth of relatives of the investigation subject; and names and addresses of friends of the investigation subject."
DHS discovered the KeyPoint intrusion only after undertaking a thorough assessment of all such contractors -- a move prompted by the hacking of another federal contractor, according to DHS.
Asked why the government waited seven months to notify potential victims, one U.S. official said it took time for authorities to conclude personal information may have been stolen in the incident.
Nevertheless, KeyPoint put in place "additional safeguards" after the intrusion was detected, and those steps should "prevent future incidents of this nature," according to the government notification.
In addition to the KeyPoint incident, investigators are also looking into whether another previously-known hack into OPM databases in March 2014 may be connected to the most recent breach.
That attack targeted an OPM system maintaining security clearance information. An OPM official, however, recently told lawmakers it didn’t expose any personal information.
Nevertheless, officials strongly suspect the cyber-attack came from China -- just like officials believe the most recent intrusion also came from China.
The most recent OPM hack is believed to have been far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, sources said, with the hackers believed to have been moving in and out of government databases undetected for more than a year.
Much of the compromised data has been stored on OPM systems housed by the Department of the Interior in a Denver-area data center, sources said. And one of the "segments" compromised held forms filled out by federal employees seeking security clearances.
The 127-page forms -- known as SF-86's and used for background investigations -- require applicants to provide personal information not only about themselves but also relatives, friends and “associates” spanning several years. The forms also ask applicants if they have "illegally used a drug or controlled substance," and they require information on financial history and personal relationships.
That type of information, sources said, could be exploited to conduct "social-engineering" operations, potentially using the data to pressure or trick employees into further compromising their agencies.
Also of concern are U.S. employees stationed overseas, including in countries such as China, whose government would covet personal information on relatives and contacts of American officials living in the communist country, according to officials.
"If the SF-86's associated with this hack were, in their entirety, part of the stolen information, then that would mean the potential release of a staggering amount of information, affecting an exponential amount of people," one U.S. official told ABC News on Sunday.
Acting as the government's human resources division, OPM conducts about 90 percent of background investigations for the federal government. Information from SF-86 forms dating back three decades could have been exposed in the cyber-attack, sources said.
It's still unclear exactly what was compromised by the OPM hack, particularly because OPM officials and other authorities still don't have a good handle on how much information was actually stored by OPM in the first place, one U.S. official said.
Nearly 50 government agencies send data to OPM for storage in some form, according to the official.
The intrusion was only noticed after OPM began to upgrade its equipment and systems. As soon as anomalies within the systems were noticed, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI were notified.
Over two weeks, OPM will be sending notifications to the estimated 4 million current and former government employees whose "Personally Identifiable Information" may have been compromised by the hack.
And "since the investigation is ongoing, additional PII exposures may come to light," an OPM official acknowledged Sunday. "In that case, OPM will conduct additional notifications as necessary."
In a statement last week, an FBI spokesman said, "We take all potential threats to public and private sector systems seriously, and will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."
Efforts to reach an OPM spokesman today were unsuccessful.
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Newly disclosed hack got ‘crown jewels’ - David Perera and Joseph Marks

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“This is not the end of American human intelligence, but it’s a significant blow,” a former NSA official says.
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Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering.
The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers.
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The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior administration official would not confirm that information but confirmed that the breach occurred at the Office of Personnel Management.
The hackers are believed to have obtained data from a security intake form known as a Standard Form-86, which includes details such as financial trouble, past convictions, drug use and close relationships with citizens of other countries. The form is used for background checks of current, former and prospective federal employees.
“This is crown jewels material … a gold mine for a foreign intelligence service,” said Joel Brenner, a former NSA senior counsel.
The SF-86 breach could have dire consequences for U.S. intelligence gathering, former officials said, noting that it would make it extremely difficult for anyone inside the database to ever work in a covert capacity. For example, that would include someone employed by the State or Agriculture departments who gathers intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency.
“This is not the end of American human intelligence, but it’s a significant blow,” Brenner said.
As of October, 4.5 million Americans were cleared for access to classified information, including approximately a million contractors.
And because the SF-86s are stored in an indexed database, that database could also be combed for secrets, said Robert Caruso, a former Navy special security officer who has worked in security at the State and Defense departments. For example, Chinese agents could search the database for instances when agents with NSA covers were in the same place at the same time and make reasonable deductions about what they were doing there.
Brenner and Caruso both said it’s likely that clearance forms from the Defense Department and its related intelligence agencies, including NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency, could be accessed through OPM. It’s much less likely that CIA employee clearance information was accessed that way because the CIA has traditionally insisted on managing its own personnel information.
“CIA refuses to put its people’s information in with OPM, and of course they’re right,” Brenner said. One lesson to draw from the breach, he said, is that “any serious clandestine agency has to be in charge of its own personnel information. Full stop.”
Investigators became aware of this second breach of the OPM’s systems as they pursued a previously disclosed breach into an unencrypted system holding personnel files of as many as 4.2 million current and past federal employees. That information included Social Security numbers, as well as names, addresses, pay grades, personnel actions and pension, insurance and health plan details.
The administration official said the relevant federal agencies received notification of the latest hack on Monday. “We expect OPM will conduct additional notifications as necessary,” the official said in a statement.
Administration officials have said privately that signs point to the first hack having originated in China, and security experts have said it appeared to be part of a Chinese effort to build dossiers on federal employees who might be approached later for espionage purposes.
Friday’s new revelations appeared to back up that theory.
The SF-86 “gives you any kind of information that might be a threat to [the employees’] security clearance,” said Jeff Neal, a former Department of Homeland Security official and a senior vice president at ICF International. “It’s really a personal document.”
It’s likely that the hackers are building a database on federal employees to “make it easier for them to try to pick off people that they want,” he added, saying most Americans who end up spying for foreign governments are motivated by money. With the security clearance data, plus the data from their earlier OPM hack, the attackers can compile lists of attractive and vulnerable intelligence targets.
Previously revealed data breaches at U.S. health insurance companies, which have also been attributed to Chinese state actors, only compound the accuracy of such a database, Neal said. “They can basically build a large record on federal employees.”
One federal cybersecurity official said the stolen data go beyond just the information on the employees themselves.
“They got more than just your security form,” the official said, speaking on condition of background. “They got the supporting documentation.”
Attackers also have information not just on federal employees with security clearances, but also any contact information that those cleared personnel entered into the form. “How deep is the personally identifying information on the other people, I don’t know,” the official said. “It might just be their contact information, and I think that’s what [investigators are] trying to find out.”
The disclosures add concern about employees being blackmailed or co-opted by foreign governments, former officials said.
Security clearance investigations, by their very nature, expose people’s darkest secrets — the things a foreign government might use to blackmail or compromise them such as drug and alcohol abuse, legal and financial troubles and romantic entanglements.
The best solution at this point, former officials said, may be what the government has already begun to do — drastically ramping up the government’s network defenses, both to prevent additional breaches from abroad and to more readily spot mischief by co-opted employees.
There may also be calls to further expand “insider threat” detection efforts, Caruso suggested.
Since the Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden leaks that disclosed a wealth of classified data, the Defense Department and intelligence agencies have put increased emphasis on programs to continuously monitor some employees’ computer activity to spot anomalies — such as a China analyst accessing documents on Iran after hours. On a smaller scale, they’ve also ramped up “continuous evaluation programs,” which monitor public databases to turn up information suggesting added stress or abnormal behavior, such as financial troubles or an unreported drunken driving arrest.
Also on Friday, the White House announced a “30-day Cybersecurity Sprint” in which the administration is instructing agencies to take actions such as testing their networks’ vulnerabilities, patching weaknesses, restricting the number of privileged user accounts and “dramatically” ramping up the use of so-called multifactor authentication, which goes beyond requiring people to use passwords. In addition, a “Cybersecurity Sprint Team” will engage in a 30-day review of federal cyber efforts.
Tal Kopan contributed to this report.
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Costs Rise for US in Battle Against IS

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U.S. officials have used many words to describe the terror group known as Islamic State, including "brutal," "nimble" and "resilient."
As the United States approaches the one-year anniversary of the start of airstrikes against Islamic State, officials may also need to add the word "costly."
According to numbers released this week by the Defense Department, the U.S. has spent $2.74 billion on counter-IS operations between August 8, 2014, and June 4, 2015, for an average of $9.1 million a day.
The U.S. Air Force has incurred the vast majority of the cost, 67 percent, followed by the Navy at 16 percent.
More than half of the cost, about $1.5 billion, has gone toward keeping U.S. planes in the air, with another $646 million going toward munitions.
Average Daily Cost for the U.S. of the Fight Against Islamic State
The Pentagon considers it money well spent, noting Islamic State has been rolled back from 25 percent of the territory it once held and that key cities and towns, like Tikrit, Sinjar, Amerli and Kobani, have been taken back with the help of U.S. air support.
“We have disrupted much of their [Islamic State’s] command and control,” said spokesman Colonel Steve Warren. “We have significantly eroded their ability to generate revenue.”
“All of this demonstrates that what we’ve been doing has been successful,” he said.
Still, a closer look at the numbers has some concerned.
'Mission creep'
“I think there will continue to be a gradual growth in the daily cost, because we are in the midst of what is called mission creep,” said Loren Thompson, a defense analyst with the Lexington Institute. “It’s awfully hard to say whether the money is being well spent without a clear articulation by the Obama administration as to what its goals are.”
According to the Pentagon’s own numbers, the average daily cost at the start of the U.S. air campaign was $5.6 million. But since President Barack Obama decided to expand the air campaign into Syria, the average daily cost of counter-IS operations has been $9.7 million.
Not all of the costs associated with the U.S. effort to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State are reflected in the latest Pentagon numbers. For example, the figures do not include the cost of the administration’s $1.6 billion train-and-equip program for Iraqi forces.
Nor do the numbers reflect the cost of preparing and then operating the Taqaddum Air Base in Anbar province, which will be the base of operations for 450 U.S. military personnel tasked with advising Iraqi forces to help improve their “operational planning and execution.”
“Little by little, that range of activities and the number of participants is growing,” Thompson said.
No more bases planned
U.S. Central Command said Friday that there were no plans for more bases like the one soon to be established at Taqaddum, but it refused to rule out the possibility that could change.
“We’re always looking at ways we could best support them [the Iraqis],” said CENTCOM spokesman Colonel Pat Ryder. “Naturally, this could include additional venues going forward if requested by the Iraqis and our senior leaders assess that it makes good operational sense.”
Despite the expansion of U.S. operations in Iraq, U.S. defense officials reject the notion of any “mission creep.”
“This is a continuation of the mission we declared from day one,” Warren said, calling the strategy of using air power and support for Iraqi ground forces to ultimately defeat the Islamic State “crystal clear.”
Defense officials have said repeatedly that they expect it will take at least three years to destroy the Islamic State group. If the average cost of counter-IS operations stays the same, the price tag at the end of three years will be just shy of $10 billion.
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Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

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WASHINGTON Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop the deadliest terrorist strikes in American history, documents released on Friday show.
The once-secret documents include a more complete version of a 2005 report by the spy agency's inspector general, which found that the CIA did not have a comprehensive strategy or marshal adequate resources to combat al Qaeda before hijacked planes hit New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11.
A redacted summary of that report was first made public in 2007.
But the documents released by the CIA on Friday also reflect the arguments of former CIA Director George Tenet and his lieutenants that U.S. intelligence was intently focused on al Qaeda and leader Osama bin Laden.
At stake in the years-long dispute are the legacies of former top CIA officials and the agency itself.
None of the documents focus directly on how President George W. Bush and his White House dealt with the al Qaeda threat after taking office in January 2001. Some former officials, including Bush counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke, have said Bush did not initially make al Qaeda a priority.
In a heated June 2005 letter to then CIA Inspector General John Helgerson, Tenet rejected Helgerson's critical draft report.
"Your report challenges my professionalism, diligence and skill in leading the men and women of U.S. intelligence in countering terrorism," Tenet told Helgerson.
"I did everything I could to inform, warn and motivate action to prevent harm," he wrote. "Your report does not fairly or accurately portray my actions, or the heroic work of the men and women of the Intelligence Community."
After the bombings of U.S. Embassies in East Africa in 1998 and the USS Cole in October 2000, Tenet said, he warned President Bill Clinton "to expect from five to fifteen attacks against United States' interests."
Tenet has previously said that he developed a plan to go after al Qaeda in 1999, and worked to increase U.S. intelligence funding, slashed during the 1990s.
"I said when the executive summary was made public eight years ago that the IG’s report was flat wrong," Tenet said on Friday. "Nothing in the additional material just released changes that judgment in the slightest."
The documents, which former CIA officials pressed the agency to release, include a July 2005 memo from 17 top officers of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center disputing Helgerson's report.
Helgerson was not immediately available for comment.
The documents can be found here
(Editing by Bernard Orr)
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Clinton Prison Worker Close to Escaped Convicts Is Arrested

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CADYVILLE, N.Y. — A prison worker who befriended two killers before they escaped from a maximum-security prison in far northern New York State was arrested on Friday for providing them with “material assistance,” the authorities said.
The worker, Joyce Mitchell, 51, was charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a felony, and criminal facilitation in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. Her arrest came days after law enforcement officials said she had been cooperating with them and offering information that could be helpful in the hunt for the escapees.
The two men remained on the run on Friday, nearly a week after drilling their way out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., in an elaborate escape plan.
Ms. Mitchell, a civilian employee at the prison, had been under surveillance after being identified by the authorities soon after the escape as a possible accomplice. She had sought hospitalization at about the same time as the escape, complaining of a panic attack, the authorities said.
The prisoners used power tools and subterfuge.
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Andrew M. Wylie, the Clinton County district attorney, said on Friday that Ms. Mitchell had been speaking regularly with his office in recent days.
“We’re continuing to work with her, learning more and more information each day from her as far as establishing a timeline, how this process occurred and what her involvement was,” Mr. Wylie said, adding that while information was initially minimal, she had become more forthcoming as to “what her relationships were” with the killers.
“And from that we’re just developing leads we continue to investigate,” he added.
Mr. Wylie said on Friday that published reports that Ms. Mitchell had smuggled electrical grinders or other equipment to the inmates were false — “She has not brought power tools into the facility,” he said — and other investigators concurred.
The fugitives, Richard W. Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped late last Friday night or early Saturday morning through holes that had been cut in the walls of their cells. They crawled to freedom through a hole that had been cut in the side of a two-foot steel pipe than ran beneath the prison’s walls.
Mr. Wylie said that Ms. Mitchell, who lives in Dickinson Corner, N.Y., a town about 60 miles west of here, had smuggled contraband into the prison. He would not provide additional details, noting that contraband can include a wide range of items.
“It wasn’t cocaine,” he said. “And it wasn’t toothpaste.”
Mr. Wylie also confirmed that Ms. Mitchell had been the subject of an investigation before the escape about whether she had become too close to Mr. Matt and Mr. Sweat.
“There wasn’t sufficient information to either lock her out of the facility” or have any discipline levied against her, he said.
But, he added, “action was taken to separate” Ms. Mitchell from one or both of the inmates “for a period of time.”
Investigators have also been looking into whether other prison staff members and corrections officers might have played a role in the escape, several people with knowledge of the inquiry said on Friday.
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» Prison tailor charged with helping convicted killers escape
12/06/15 21:47 from CNN.com
Convict made her feel 'special' | Photos: How killers escaped | Notorious manhunts
» ​Officials: Hack exposed U.S. military, intel data
12/06/15 21:47 from Home - CBSNews.com
Hackers gained access to background information from intelligence and military personnel used for security clearances, officials say
» Prison worker arrested, charged with helping killers escape
12/06/15 21:47 from Latest News
Manhunt for prisoners intensifies
» Sei Young Kim Shoots 5-Under 68 for Lead in Westchester
12/06/15 21:45 from ABC News: ABCNews
Sei Young Kim of South Korea shoots 5-under 68 for 1-shot lead at Women's PGA Championship
» California Announces Restrictions on Water Use by Farmers - New York Times
12/06/15 21:44 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times California Announces Restrictions on Water Use by Farmers New York Times LOS ANGELES — Farmers with rights to California water dating back more than a century will face sharp cutbacks, the first reduction in their water us...
» Court Allows Hotly Disputed Discount Contact Lens Price Law
12/06/15 21:44 from ABC News: ABCNews
Appeals court allows contested Utah law banning contact lens price minimums to take effect
» US hacking: Military and intelligence data 'accessed' - BBC News
12/06/15 21:41 from Top Stories - Google News
BBC News US hacking: Military and intelligence data 'accessed' BBC News Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, American officials say. Details of a ...
» Hillary re-launches presidential campaign amid scandals
12/06/15 21:41 from Latest News
New questions over Clinton campaign
» Hackers struck U.S. government again?
12/06/15 21:37 from CNN.com
Hackers may have stolen applications for security clearances from government employees, including those in the military and intelligence communities, from U.S. government computers, administration officials told CNN Friday.
» First Draft | Before Official Announcement, Jeb Bush Shows Off Support Inside ... - New York Times
12/06/15 21:37 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times First Draft | Before Official Announcement, Jeb Bush Shows Off Support Inside ... New York Times Former Gov. Jeb Bush at an event in Sweetwater, Fla., last month.Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Former Gov. Jeb Bush unveile...
» Exclusive - US-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen ... - Firstpost
12/06/15 21:34 from Google News - World
TODAYonline Exclusive - US-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen ... Firstpost WASHINGTON The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic...
» How Pelosi broke with Obama
12/06/15 21:33 from Top Stories
Her move against the president's trade agenda marks a low point in their relationship.
» Jeb Bush Distances Himself From His Brother in Europe - New York Times
12/06/15 21:33 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times Jeb Bush Distances Himself From His Brother in Europe New York Times BERLIN — After emerging from a 45-minute meeting here with Jeb Bush, the foreign minister of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, told colleagues that what ...
» Hackers 'hit US military data'
12/06/15 21:33 from BBC News - World
Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
» Canadian Police Arrest Somali Man for Journalists' Kidnapping
12/06/15 21:33 from Voice of America
Canadian police have arrested a Somali man for involvement in the kidnapping of two foreign journalists in 2008. Police said Friday that Ali Omar Ader was one of the main negotiators of the group that seized the two journalists -- Canadi...
» Obama quest for fast-track trade bill on ice in House
12/06/15 21:32 from Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raging battle over President Barack Obama's request for "fast-track" authority central to improving U.S. ties with Asia resumes in the House of Representatives next week when lawmakers are expected to try to reve...
» Paramedic Charged With Flipping Patient off Stretcher
12/06/15 21:31 from ABC News: ABCNews
Charges reduced against Florida paramedic charged with flipping patient off stretcher
» Angela Merkel phone tap inquiry is axed - Irish Independent
12/06/15 21:31 from Google News - World
Irish Independent Angela Merkel phone tap inquiry is axed Irish Independent German prosecutors have closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency (NSA), saying ...
» Foo Fighters' Grohl Finishes Show on Crutches
12/06/15 21:31 from World news
Dave Grohl fell off the stage while performing in Sweden. The Foo Fighters frontman returned to the stage in crutches and completed the show.
» California Orders Large Cuts in Water Use
12/06/15 21:31 from Voice of America
California has ordered some of the largest water cuts on record to help ease shortages during the current drought. The move affects more than 100 senior water rights holders in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions, inclu...
» Carly Fiorina on how she intends to help the poor
12/06/15 21:30 from Latest News
Fiorina outlines plan to combat poverty
» Eurozone Raises Specter of Default as Pressure Mounts on Greece
12/06/15 21:28 from WSJ.com: World News
Senior officials from all 19 eurozone countries have jointly discussed the possibility of a Greek default for the first time, in a sign of mounting pressure as Athens seeks to unlock desperately needed bailout funds.
» Dems just made Obama a lame duck
12/06/15 21:27 from CNN.com
It may go down as the day Barack Obama could no longer defy political gravity.
» UPDATE 10-Obama quest for fast-track trade bill on ice in US House - Reuters
12/06/15 21:25 from Google News - Top Stories
CNN UPDATE 10-Obama quest for fast-track trade bill on ice in US House Reuters ... * Democratic, Republican opposition kills worker aid. * House Republican leaders hope to revive bill next week. * Setback could spark fresh round of horse...
» Attack by Colombian FARC rebels kills two police officers, civilian
12/06/15 21:22 from Reuters: International
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Marxist rebels killed two Colombian police officers and a civilian in the country's southwest, the government said on Friday, as the guerrillas continue to increase attacks against infrastructure and the armed forces.
» UN Leader Urges Uzbekistan To Stop Torture, Forced Labor
12/06/15 21:22 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov June 12 to stop using forced labor in cotton fields and improve the treatment of prisoners.
» U.S. probes Nike payments under Brazil soccer deal: WSJ
12/06/15 21:21 from Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are examining payments made by Nike Inc under a 1996 soccer sponsorship deal with Brazil for possible evidence of wrongdoing by the company or others, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, ci...
» Foo Fighter Battles On After Falling Off Stage
12/06/15 21:21 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Dave Grohl told fans "I think I've really broken my leg" after the tumble, but came back to finish off the gig nonetheless.
» US, South Korea Reaffirm Alliance After Summit Cancellation
12/06/15 21:19 from Voice of America
The United States and South Korea have reaffirmed their strong alliance after a summit scheduled for next week was canceled over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the South. The White House said President Barack O...
» Obama, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Discuss Battle Against Islamic State
12/06/15 21:19 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
The speaker of Iraq's parliament, Saleem al-Jabouri, met with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington June 12 and secured an additional $9 million in humanitarian aid, the White House said.
» Sierra Leone enforces curfew as Ebola virus resurfaces in north west
12/06/15 21:18 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
Sierra Leone has enforced a curfew in the face of renewed outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus in the north west of the country. The government has extended the state of emergency.
» Kerry Leaves Hospital, Will 'Totally Engage' In Iran Nuclear Talks
12/06/15 21:16 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ended his 10-day stay at a Boston hospital June 12 and said he will fully engage in the Iran nuclear talks at the end of the month.
» White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System - New York Times
12/06/15 21:15 from Google News - Top Stories
Washington Times White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System New York Times WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday revealed that hackers had breached a second computer system at the Office of Personnel Managemen...
» Ex-prosecutor: Freddie Gray charges 'huge stretch of law'
12/06/15 21:14 from Latest News
Ex-prosecutor: Mosby overreaching
» The US is close to making a huge announcement about Cuba - Business Insider Australia
12/06/15 21:11 from Google News - World
Business Insider Australia The US is close to making a huge announcement about Cuba Business Insider Australia WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassi...
» US 'targeting N Korea with live anthrax' - Herald Sun
12/06/15 21:10 from Google News - World
CTV News US 'targeting N Korea with live anthrax' Herald Sun NORTH Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the UN Security Council to look into the superpower's "biological warfare sche...
» Tropical Storm Carlos Drifting Erratically Over Pacific
12/06/15 21:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
Tropical Storm Carlos drifting erratically off Mexico's Pacific coast
» First Draft | Today in Politics: In Tight Contest, Trade Deal Heads to the Bottom of ... - New York Times
12/06/15 21:06 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Times First Draft | Today in Politics: In Tight Contest, Trade Deal Heads to the Bottom of ... New York Times Good Friday morning from Washington. The campaign trail leads for the moment through Utah and Mitt Romney's candid...
» Two Russians found dismembered in Mexican border city
12/06/15 21:05 from Reuters: International
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The dismembered bodies of a Russian woman and her daughter were found in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, the attorney general's office of Baja California state said on Friday, and an official said another daug...
» Grohl breaks leg, finishes show
12/06/15 21:04 from CNN.com
As if Dave Grohl hadn't already sealed his place in rock 'n roll history, the Foo Fighters' front man made a statement Friday after breaking his leg during a concert and returning to finish the show.
» The case against Joyce Mitchell
12/06/15 21:03 from Latest News
Employee charged in prison escape
» How a white woman who identifies with African Americans feels around white ... - Washington Post
12/06/15 20:59 from Google News - Top Stories
Washington Post How a white woman who identifies with African Americans feels around white ... Washington Post It may be hard for many to relate to the remarkable story of Rachel Dolezal, the African-American studies professor and head o...
» K9 CSI: How good are police dogs at tracking down fugitives?
12/06/15 20:57 from Latest News
How police dogs are trained in manhunts
» Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database - Washington Post
12/06/15 20:56 from Google News - Top Stories
Washington Times Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database Washington Post The Chinese breach of the Office of Personnel Management network was wider than first acknowledged, and officials said Friday that a database holding s...
» Campaign manager Robby Mook contrasts Hillary Clinton, Obama on immigration
12/06/15 20:56 from Top Stories
Officials have used the issue in the past to draw a distinction with Republicans, not the president.
» Back in Iowa, Christie Finds He Faces Tough Road Ahead
12/06/15 20:51 from ABC News: ABCNews
Back in Iowa after 3 months away, New Jersey's Chris Christie finds he faces tough road ahead
» A new age of isolation for Europe?
12/06/15 20:50 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Europe
Bavarian police have uncovered 10,000 illegal border crossings in just a few days. The revelation has caused some to question the border-free Schengen area - and not only in Germany.
» An aesthetic of shyness. Elizabeth Bishop wasn’t much for confession. In her life, as in her apartment, she craved “closets, closets, and more closets!”
12/06/15 20:47 from Arts & Letters Daily
An aesthetic of shyness. Elizabeth Bishop wasn’t much for confession. In her life, as in her apartment, she craved “closets, closets, and more closets!”
» Educated people used to know the difference between French Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. No more.We no longer care about fine art
12/06/15 20:47 from Arts & Letters Daily
Educated people used to know the difference between French Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. No more. We no longer care about fine art
» Brazil teachers end lengthy strike
12/06/15 20:45 from BBC News - World
After almost three months of strikes, public school teachers in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo vote to return to work.
» China-linked hackers get sensitive US defense, intelligence data: report - Reuters
12/06/15 20:44 from Google News - Top Stories
Reuters China-linked hackers get sensitive US defense, intelligence data: report Reuters WASHINGTON China-linked hackers appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military personn...
» California Orders Large Water Cuts for Farmers
12/06/15 20:42 from ABC News: ABCNews
California orders broadest cuts on record for farmers with some of strongest water rights
» Brooks Koepka Shoots 3-Under 67 for 36-Hole Lead at St. Jude
12/06/15 20:41 from ABC News: ABCNews
Brooks Koepka shoots 3-under 67 to take lead to himself after 36 holes at St. Jude Classic
» Court Allows Contested Contact Lens Price-Fixing Law
12/06/15 20:40 from ABC News: ABCNews
Appeals court allows hotly contested Utah law banning contact lens price fixing to take effect
» Violin Expert Instrumental in Recovering Stolen Goods
12/06/15 20:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
Store owners, staff, instrumental in recovering valuable violins, trumpets, stolen in Georgia
» FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: USA Vs. Sweden Live Stream — Watch - Hollywood Life
12/06/15 20:36 from world - Google News
Hollywood Life FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: USA Vs. Sweden Live Stream — Watch Hollywood Life Team USA's path for soccer glory continues! After soundly defeating Australia, the US Women's Soccer Team will take on their rivals...
» Prison Worker May Have Provided Contraband to Escapees, District Attorney Says - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 20:35 from Google News - Top Stories
Wall Street Journal Prison Worker May Have Provided Contraband to Escapees, District Attorney Says Wall Street Journal PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—Central to the unfolding drama in upstate New York surrounding the escape of two convicted killers i...
» 14th person dies of MERS in South Korea; 2 hospitals closed - TVNZ
12/06/15 20:35 from Top Stories - Google News
14th person dies of MERS in South Korea; 2 hospitals closed TVNZ Authorities in South Korea temporarily closed two hospitals amid persistent fears over the MERS virus outbreak, which has killed 14 people so far, though health officials c...
» China Corruption Drive Shifts Focus After Zhou Conviction
12/06/15 20:34 from WSJ.com: World News
Following the conviction of former security chief Zhou Yongkong on charges of bribery and abuse of power, China’s antigraft officials now appear to be working to dial down public expectations.
» Spanish Princess Cristina loses her title - The Hindu
12/06/15 20:33 from Google News - World
BBC News Spanish Princess Cristina loses her title The Hindu Spain's King Felipe VI has issued a decree stripping his sister Princess Cristina of her title as Duchess of Palma, the palace announced Thursday, as the royal sibling face...
» 14th Person Dies of MERS in S. Korea; 2 Hospitals Closed
12/06/15 20:33 from ABC News: ABCNews
14th person dies of MERS, 12 new infections reported as South Korea closes 2 hospitals
» At Women's World Cup, Seeing Signs of Lionel Messi, Not Mia Hamm - New York Times
12/06/15 20:31 from world - Google News
New York Times At Women's World Cup, Seeing Signs of Lionel Messi, Not Mia Hamm New York Times Megan Rapinoe controlled the ball at the halfway line at the Women's World Cup and sped forward. When she finally encountered a defend...
» Saudi Business Opening Drives Social Changes
12/06/15 20:31 from WSJ.com: World News
New businesses are beginning to transform one of the world’s most conservative societies, as the kingdom’s rulers move to diversify away from oil, create more jobs and integrate their largely insular economy into the global system.
» CDC Finds Live Anthrax In All Tested Military Samples
12/06/15 20:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
Live anthrax was believed to be sent to 69 labs in 19 states and 5 countries.
» Libraries are wondrous repositories of knowledge, entrusted with fascinating treasures. Too bad they’re terrible at keeping track of things
12/06/15 20:27 from Arts & Letters Daily
Libraries are wondrous repositories of knowledge, entrusted with fascinating treasures. Too bad they’re terrible at keeping track of things
» Exclusive: US-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen ... - Reuters
12/06/15 20:27 from Top Stories - Google News
Reuters Exclusive: US-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen ... Reuters WASHINGTON The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relati...
» Some Common Questions About Killer Bees Menacing Arizona
12/06/15 20:26 from ABC News: ABCNews
Some common questions about the killer bees menacing people and animals in parts of Arizona
» Exclusive: U.S.-Cuba deal expected in early July to restore ties, reopen embassies - sources
12/06/15 20:25 from Reuters: Top News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. sources familiar with the matter s...
» Angola 3 member's release blocked
12/06/15 20:23 from CNN.com
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the release of Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the so-called Angola 3.
» Foo Fighters Singer Falls From Stage in Sweden, Injures Leg
12/06/15 20:23 from ABC News: ABCNews
Foo Fighters singer Grohl injures right leg in fall from stage during concert in Sweden
» Pelosi, House Democrats turn their backs on Obama over trade pact - Reuters
12/06/15 20:22 from Google News - Top Stories
Reuters Pelosi, House Democrats turn their backs on Obama over trade pact Reuters WASHINGTON Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, spent much of this year saying she was trying to find "a path to...
» Cops: Most shots fired by bikers
12/06/15 20:22 from CNN.com
Police officers fired 12 rounds during a deadly shootout last month at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, authorities said Friday in a news release.
» Funeral for Country Music Great Jim Ed Brown in Nashville
12/06/15 20:22 from ABC News: ABCNews
Funeral for Jim Ed Brown to be held at Nashville's 'mother church of country music'
» The fall of Zhou Yongkang illustrated - BBC News
12/06/15 20:18 from Google News - World
BBC News The fall of Zhou Yongkang illustrated BBC News Zhou Yongkang's life sentence was the finale of one of the most stunning falls from grace in the history of Chinese politics. The BBC's Celia Hatton tells this story of poli...
» Yemen Talks to Start in Geneva Monday
12/06/15 20:17 from WSJ.com: World News
The negotiations will bring to the table Shiite Houthi rebels and the exiled government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, but both sides have played down expectations.
» House Democrats Derail Obama’s Free-Trade Agenda
12/06/15 20:17 from Voice of America
The U.S. House of Representatives has dealt a stunning blow to President Barack Obama’s free-trade agenda. A large number of Democrats defied their fellow Democratic president to defeat a critical part of a legislative package that would...
» …President’s Eleventh Hour Push Comes Up Short…
12/06/15 20:16 from Breitbart News Network
…President’s Eleventh Hour Push Comes Up Short… Charlie Spiering Ebola Resurgent: African States Report Alarming Rise in Cases Frances Martel Todd: Obama ‘Terrible’ at Congressional Relationships on Both Sides of the Aisle Muslims in Arc...
» New York prison employee in custody, to be arraigned - CNN
12/06/15 20:14 from Google News - Top Stories
NBCNews.com New York prison employee in custody, to be arraigned CNN (CNN) [Breaking news update, posted at 7:54 p.m. ET]. Joyce Mitchell, the New York prison tailor who allegedly aided two convicted murderers before their brazen escape,...
» North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax - CTV News
12/06/15 20:13 from Google News - World
CTV News North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax CTV News North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into they called America's "biological...
» California slashes water use for upstate farmers - USA TODAY
12/06/15 20:10 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY California slashes water use for upstate farmers USA TODAY State officials announced major water cutbacks for Northern California farmers Friday, a historic step that could challenge claims the agriculture industry is getting a...
» French Court Acquits Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Case That Put His Sex Life on ... - New York Times
12/06/15 20:10 from Google News - World
New York Times French Court Acquits Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Case That Put His Sex Life on ... New York Times PARIS — Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was acquitted on Friday of aggravated pimp...
» Good night's sleep is all in your head
12/06/15 20:10 from CNN.com
Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?
» Syrian Regime Tightens Grip Around Damascus
12/06/15 20:10 from WSJ.com: World News
Regime forces have reimposed blockades in some opposition-aligned Damascus suburbs in an apparent attempt to create a security belt around the capital while the government loses ground elsewhere in Syria.
» The Latest: Kansas Legislature Finishes Business for Year
12/06/15 20:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
The latest in Kansas tax debate: Legislature adjourns; 113-day session state's longest ever
» South Korea reports 12 new MERS cases, total now 138; one more death - Reuters
12/06/15 20:09 from Top Stories - Google News
Reuters South Korea reports 12 new MERS cases, total now 138; one more death Reuters SEOUL South Korea's health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 138, and sai...
» US civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal 'pretended to be black'
12/06/15 20:09 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
A local leader of the African American advocacy group the NAACP has reportedly been pretending to be African American. Rachel Dolezal's identity came under scrutiny amid a difficult chapter of American race relations.
» No-Fly Zone Ordered For Hillary Clinton???s New York City Kickoff Rally
12/06/15 20:08 from ABC News: ABCNews
Former President Bill Clinton is also expected to attend the event.
» New questions about ObamaCare fix as court decision looms
12/06/15 20:08 from Latest News
Supreme Court considers subsidy case
» Hackers may have stolen applications for security clearances - CNN
12/06/15 20:07 from Top Stories - Google News
Washington Times Hackers may have stolen applications for security clearances CNN Washington (CNN) Hackers may have stolen applications for security clearances from government employees, including those in the military and intelligence c...
» South Korea reports 12 new MERS cases, total now 138; one more death
12/06/15 20:06 from Reuters: International
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 138, and said a 14th person had died in the outbreak.
» Taxpayers' Tab for Christie's Foreign Trips Tops $120,000
12/06/15 20:05 from ABC News: ABCNews
Taxpayers' tab for Chris Christie's recent trips to Mexico, U.K. and Canada: $ 123,893.04
» Ross Kenseth Wins ARCA Race at Michigan
12/06/15 20:05 from ABC News: ABCNews
Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR's Matt Kenseth, wins ARCA race at Michigan International Speedway
» Judge in Cleveland Police Shooting Says Race Wasn't a Factor
12/06/15 20:05 from ABC News: ABCNews
Judge who acquitted Cleveland officer in fatal shooting says case has nothing to do with race
» Researchers Develop Artificial Legs That Mimic Real Ones
12/06/15 20:05 from Voice of America
When we walk, most of us don't give the process a second thought. Tiny electrical signals contract the leg muscles to help the joints move. All of it is controlled by our brains. Researchers have been working on developing artificial leg...
» US Says Exxon Must Pay $1 Million Penalty for Montana Spill
12/06/15 20:04 from ABC News: ABCNews
US says Exxon must pay $1 million within 20 days for spill into Montana's Yellowstone River
» Jeb Bush makes it through Europe unscathed, if not more popular at home - Los Angeles Times
12/06/15 20:03 from Google News - Top Stories
Los Angeles Times Jeb Bush makes it through Europe unscathed, if not more popular at home Los Angeles Times When he flies home from here Saturday, Jeb Bush can boast that his ripple-free trip to three European nations this week proved he...
» House Democrats rebuff Obama on trade, delivering major defeat - Washington Post
12/06/15 20:02 from Google News - Top Stories
Washington Times House Democrats rebuff Obama on trade, delivering major defeat Washington Post House Democrats dealt President Obama a humiliating defeat on his free-trade initiative Friday, derailing a key priority for the president an...
» Spain's Princess Cristina stripped of duchess title ahead of fraud trial - Irish Times
12/06/15 20:01 from Google News - World
USA TODAY Spain's Princess Cristina stripped of duchess title ahead of fraud trial Irish Times Spain's King Felipe VI has stripped his sister Princess Cristina of her title as duchess of Palma de Mallorca in the latest move to di...
» Release delayed for member of Angola 3
12/06/15 20:01 from CNN.com
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the release of Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the so-called Angola 3.
» India heatwave victims' compensation woes
12/06/15 20:01 from BBC News - World
India heat wave victims' compensation woes
» 787 Dreamliner's eyepopping rehearsal
12/06/15 20:01 from CNN.com
There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'."
» Prison worker arrested, accused of aiding 2 N.Y. escapees
12/06/15 20:01 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison has been arrested on charges she helped two convicted killers escape, state police said Friday.
» Prison worker arrested, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees
12/06/15 20:00 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison has been arrested on charges she helped two convicted killers escape, state police said Friday....
» 'Jurassic World' Heading Toward $155M-$162M+ With Studio-Record Opening ... - Deadline
12/06/15 19:59 from world - Google News
Deadline 'Jurassic World ' Heading Toward $155M-$162M+ With Studio-Record Opening ... Deadline 2ND UPDATE, 3:48 PM: The screen average today for Jurassic World has gone up about 50% since this morning's moviegoing. Compared t...
» Prison employee arrested, charged with aiding escape of two murderers - Fox News
12/06/15 19:58 from Google News - Top Stories
Fox News Prison employee arrested, charged with aiding escape of two murderers Fox News The female prison employee at the center of an investigation into the escape of two killers was arrested Thursday and charged with helping them flee ...
» 2 charged with conspiring with Boston man to help IS group - Hindustan Times
12/06/15 19:57 from Google News - Top Stories
Hindustan Times 2 charged with conspiring with Boston man to help IS group Hindustan Times Two men were charged Friday with conspiring to help the Islamic State group by plotting with a Boston terror suspect to kill a conservative blogge...
» American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
12/06/15 19:57 from Los Angeles Times - World News
Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State.
» GOP hopefuls in a competition for campaign cash at E2 Summit
12/06/15 19:56 from Latest News
Candidates courting 2016 donors
» Pakistan is cracking down on international aid organizations - Washington Post
12/06/15 19:56 from Google News - World
NBCNews.com Pakistan is cracking down on international aid organizations Washington Post Pakistan's expulsion of Save the Children is the latest turn in what has been a months-long crackdown on international aid organizations operati...
» Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Pimping Charges
12/06/15 19:56 from WSJ.com: World News
A French court acquitted Dominique Strauss-Kahn of charges he helped operate an alleged prostitution ring.
» Pakistan Warns Aid Groups to Follow Unspecified Rules - New York Times
12/06/15 19:55 from Google News - World
NBCNews.com Pakistan Warns Aid Groups to Follow Unspecified Rules New York Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After the police shut down the offices of a major Western aid group, Pakistan's interior minister warned Friday that other foreign...
» Yemen Peace Talks in Geneva Postponed to Monday: UN Statement - NDTV
12/06/15 19:55 from Google News - World
NDTV Yemen Peace Talks in Geneva Postponed to Monday: UN Statement NDTV GENEVA: Peace talks between Yemen's warring parties have been postponed to Monday from Sunday as one delegation is arriving late in Geneva, a United Nations stat...
» China-linked hackers get sensitive US defense and intelligence data: report - Reuters
12/06/15 19:54 from Google News - Top Stories
Reuters China-linked hackers get sensitive US defense and intelligence data: report Reuters WASHINGTON China-linked hackers appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military pers...
» 2015-06-12» Does Obama Know There's a Cyberwar Going On? - Investor's Business
12/06/15 19:53 from Mike Nova - Google+
2015-06-12 » Does Obama Know There's a Cyberwar Going On? - Investor's Business Daily 12/06/15 19:01 from cyber warfare - Google News - U.S. National Security and Military News Review U.S. National Security and Military News Review us na...
» Germany Drops 'U.S.-Spying-on-Merkel' Probe
12/06/15 19:50 from WSJ.com: World News
The German general prosecutor’s office is to stop investigating alleged U.S. eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone because of lack of evidence.
» US prison worker held over jailbreak
12/06/15 19:48 from BBC News - World
A New York state prison worker who police say provided tools to help two convicted murderers escape jail is arrested.
» Female employee of N.Y. prison arrested in convict escape
12/06/15 19:48 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
By Barbara Goldberg and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female employee of an upstate New York prison was arrested on Friday on charges that she helped two inmates stage a daring escape from the maximum security facility, authorit...
» German Parliament Struggles to Purge Hackers From Computer Network
12/06/15 19:47 from WSJ.com: World News
The Bundestag is scrambling to overcome the most intense hacking attack in its history, injecting new urgency into a debate over cybersecurity touched off years ago by revelations of U.S. surveillance here.
» Officials: Second Hack Exposed Military and Intel Data
12/06/15 19:46 from ABC News: ABCNews
Officials: Second hack exposed sensitive military and intelligence officer data
» Female employee of NY prison arrested in convict escape - Reuters
12/06/15 19:45 from Top Stories - Google News
Reuters Female employee of NY prison arrested in convict escape Reuters NEW YORK A female employee of an upstate New York prison was arrested on Friday on charges that she helped two inmates stage a daring escape from the maximum securit...
» Prison instructor emerges as central figure in escape probe
12/06/15 19:44 from Home - CBSNews.com
Authorities say prison tailor shop instructor was recently investigated over a possible relationship with one of the two convicted murderers who broke out of a N.Y. prison
» Prison instructor emerges as central figure in escape
12/06/15 19:44 from Home - CBSNews.com
Authorities say prison tailor shop instructor was recently investigated over a possible relationship with one of the two convicted murderers who broke out of a N.Y. prison
» Prison instructor to be charged in New York prison escape
12/06/15 19:44 from Home - CBSNews.com
Sheriff says prison tailor shop instructor will be charged Friday in connection with the escape of two New York City prisoners who are still on the loose
» Prison instructor to be charged in N.Y. escape
12/06/15 19:44 from Home - CBSNews.com
Sheriff says prison tailor shop instructor will be charged Friday in connection with the escape of two New York City prisoners who are still on the loose
» Prison instructor charged in New York escape
12/06/15 19:44 from Home - CBSNews.com
Prison tailor-shop instructor faces two charges in connection with the escape of two killers
» The truth about Canada's 'cultural genocide'
12/06/15 19:43 from BBC News - World
The truth about a century of abuse and discrimination
» US to Judge: Uphold Charges Against Ex-NY Assembly Speaker
12/06/15 19:43 from ABC News: ABCNews
Prosecutors tell judge to ignore ex-NY assembly speakers request to toss criminal charges
» Suarez Single in 10th Lifts Reds Over Cubs 5-4
12/06/15 19:41 from ABC News: ABCNews
Suarez single in 10th lifts Reds over Cubs 5-4 for 5th win in 6 games
» Damaged Nuclear Submarine Leaves Shipyard, to Be Scrapped
12/06/15 19:40 from ABC News: ABCNews
Nuclear-powered submarine damaged by 2012 fire towed from shipyard, to be cut up for scrap
» Are ancient buildings as important as human lives?
12/06/15 19:39 from BBC News - World
Are Yemen's destroyed buildings mourned more than human lives?
» The Latest on Prison Escape: Worker Suspended Without Pay
12/06/15 19:38 from ABC News: ABCNews
The Latest on prison escape: Worker accused of helping inmates get away suspended without pay
» Back from Syria and Iraq, Bosnian Fighters Pose Threat at Home
12/06/15 19:36 from Voice of America
Bosnian fighters returning from Syria and Iraq are forming regional militant networks that pose a direct threat to security in the Balkans and beyond, a study warned on Thursday. The returnees have formed links extending to Serbia, Monte...
» Missing mother and boy found safe
12/06/15 19:35 from BBC News - World
A mother and her three-year-old son have been found safe and well two weeks after going missing, police say.
» Head Transplant: Brain Surgeon Explains Op
12/06/15 19:35 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Italian doctor Sergio Canavero claims his volunteer should be able to walk within a year of a pioneering head transplant.
» Jeb Bush's 2016 launch strategy
12/06/15 19:33 from CNN.com
» The fall of Zhou Yongkang
12/06/15 19:32 from BBC News - World
The fall of one of China's most powerful men
» Worker Arrested in New York Prison Break
12/06/15 19:31 from ABC News: ABCNews
Joyce Mitchell was charged with helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.
» Sussex Thalidomide campaigner Mikey Argy becomes MBE - BBC News
12/06/15 19:31 from Google News - World
BBC News Sussex Thalidomide campaigner Mikey Argy becomes MBE BBC News A woman from Sussex has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Thalidomide survivors. Mikey Argy, 52, from Forest Row, said she was "...
» Clandestine Dining on Rise as Venezuelan Chefs Bypass Frustrations
12/06/15 19:30 from Voice of America
Follow the main road, count three traffic lights, and take a left at the third. You'll find a security post there. "It's a white-and-blue house, the entrance is through the car park," added the email instructions. "Don't tell the guards ...
» 'Clandestine' Dining on the Rise in Venezuela
12/06/15 19:30 from Voice of America
Follow the main road, count three traffic lights, and take a left at the third. You'll find a security post there. "It's a white-and-blue house, the entrance is through the car park," added the email instructions. "Don't tell the guards ...
» House Deals Blow to Obama's Bid for Trade Deal
12/06/15 19:29 from WSJ.com: World News
President Barack Obama suffered a major blow in his bid to complete a Pacific trade deal, as opponents derailed a fast-track trade bill by voting against a worker-aid program.
» Sweden royal wedding: Sofia Hellqvist becomes real-life princess
12/06/15 19:29 from BBC News - World
Swedish royal wedding sees model become monarch
» North Korea Accuses US of Targeting It With Live Anthrax
12/06/15 19:28 from ABC News: ABCNews
North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax, wants UN Security Council to probe
» Artificial Legs Mimic Real Ones
12/06/15 19:28 from Voice of America
New artificial legs are allowing people who use them to walk as easily as anyone else. One example from this new generation of prosthetics can even let the wearer feel the ground below. VOA’s Carol Pearson reports.
» Army Reverses Decision on Arlington Burial
12/06/15 19:27 from ABC News: ABCNews
Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich was killed in the crash off the coast of Florida.
» Watch the Iran dissident rally live from Paris
12/06/15 19:26 from stories: World
Watch the Iran dissident rally live from Paris.
» Women's World Cup action
12/06/15 19:23 from CNN.com
A look at some of the best photos from the 2015 Women's World Cup.
» Prison instructor arrested in escape of two killers
12/06/15 19:23 from Latest News
Law enforcement update on inmates
» European Games open in Azerbaijan
12/06/15 19:22 from BBC News - World
The inaugural European Games opens in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the build-up has been overshadowed by human rights concerns.
» Native American Tribes Start Yearly Harvest of Eel-Like Fish
12/06/15 19:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
Native American tribes in Northwest kick off yearly harvest of primitive, eel-like fish
» Unions Declare Partial Victory Against Obama's Pacific Trade Deal - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 19:21 from Google News - Top Stories
MSNBC Unions Declare Partial Victory Against Obama's Pacific Trade Deal Wall Street Journal Unions declared a partial victory Friday against President Barack Obama's plan to complete a Pacific trade deal they say would hurt U.S. ...
» Hunter in Twins Lineup After Appealing 2-Game Suspension
12/06/15 19:20 from ABC News: ABCNews
Torii Hunter in Twins lineup after appealing 2-game suspension for equipment-throwing tirade
» Judge Asked to Keep Former Billionaire Jailed for Contempt
12/06/15 19:20 from ABC News: ABCNews
Creditors ask judge to keep former billionaire in Montana jail where he's been since April
» Kahne Tops Michigan Qualifying for First Pole Since 2012
12/06/15 19:19 from ABC News: ABCNews
Kasey Kahne tops qualifying at Michigan to win first Sprint Cup pole since 2012
» Police: Valuable Violins Stolen, Then Resold in N. Carolina
12/06/15 19:17 from ABC News: ABCNews
Valuable violins stolen from Georgia shop, then resold in North Carolina, police say
» Hillary Clinton takes a hit over trade deal loss
12/06/15 19:17 from Latest News
Ed Henry reports
» Expert Panel Delivers Report to UN on Hammarskjold Crash
12/06/15 19:15 from ABC News: ABCNews
Expert panel delivers report to UN on 1961 plane crash that killed UN chief Dag Hammarskjold
» Obama, Biden Meet With Iraqi Parliament Speaker
12/06/15 19:15 from Voice of America
President Barack Obama stopped by a meeting Friday between Vice President Joe Biden and Salim al-Jabouri, the speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives. The White House said Obama and Biden commended Jabouri for his leadership in parl...
» Wingstop Soars After Market Debut
12/06/15 19:13 from ABC News: ABCNews
Chicken chain Wingstop is latest high-flying restaurant IPO after $110 million public debut
» Court Overturns Guantanamo Detainee's Conspiracy Conviction - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 19:13 from World - Google News
Daily News & Analysis Court Overturns Guantanamo Detainee's Conspiracy Conviction Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—In a stinging blow to the Pentagon's military commission system, a federal appeals court Friday overturned a Guantan...
» 'Jurassic World' Heading Toward Record June Bow Of $155M With Monster Friday - Deadline
12/06/15 19:12 from world - Google News
Deadline 'Jurassic World ' Heading Toward Record June Bow Of $155M With Monster Friday Deadline 2ND UPDATE, 3:48 PM: The screen average today for Jurassic World has gone up about 50% since this morning's moviegoing. Compared ...
» High Housing Costs Hurt Effort to Aid Homeless in Hawaii
12/06/15 19:08 from ABC News: ABCNews
Tight space, housing costs hurt effort to aid homeless in Hawaii; cleanup sweeps criticized
» Pelosi Rejects Appeals, Hands Obama a Trade Defeat - Wall Street Journal
12/06/15 19:07 from Google News - Top Stories
Wall Street Journal Pelosi Rejects Appeals, Hands Obama a Trade Defeat Wall Street Journal President Barack Obama had two very high-profile moments to convince House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to break her silence and back his trade ag...
» The Iowa straw poll is dead: 7 reasons that matters - Washington Post
12/06/15 19:07 from Google News - Top Stories
U.S. News & World Report The Iowa straw poll is dead: 7 reasons that matters Washington Post If you build it, it turns out that they will not necessarily come. The Republican Party of Iowa reluctantly but unanimously voted Friday to kill...