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Six Inmates, Including Accused Murderer, Escape From Merced Jail

A manhunt is underway for six inmates who used a “homemade rope” to escape from the Merced County Jail, sheriff's officials said Sunday. All six escapees should be considered armed and dangerous, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. ...

Records: Epstein Signed Will 2 Days Before Jailhouse Suicide

NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands l...
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Ex-Peru President Arrested in California Drunkenness Case

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before he was released M...

Clerk Jailed Over Marriage Licenses Loses Re-election Bid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday. "I believe that as a community we must continue to work together toward a more prosperous an...