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IS militants holed up in Syria prison on 4th day of clashes

Jan. 23, 2022 23:32 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants continued for a fourth day Sunday near a prison in northeastern Syria that houses thousands of members of the Islamic State group, the Kurdish force said. The standoff followed a bold assault by the...

US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

Jan. 22, 2022 13:04 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's northeast. Intense clashes with Islamic State group militants took place around a prison where thousands of extremists were held, officials said. Fighting broke...

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

Jan. 21, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and...

Police: 3 teens who escaped detention facility recaptured

Jan. 19, 2022 10:59 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have recaptured three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. Two of the teens were captured Tuesday in Cheatham County and will face charges for their alleged involvement in a carjacking, a statement...

Police search for 3 teens who escaped detention facility

Jan. 16, 2022 14:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police were searching Sunday for three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. The group of teens reportedly overpowered a guard at the Youth Opportunity juvenile detention facility Saturday night and left on...

Colorado escapee sought in New Mexico case caught in Arizona

Jan. 14, 2022 16:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who escaped from a Colorado jail in late December and who was sought in the subsequent non-fatal shooting of a New Mexico police officer a week ago was arrested Friday in Arizona, police said. Phoenix police got a tip and arrested Elias Buck, 22, of Durango...

Murder convict who escaped prison 3 times dies in custody

Jan. 14, 2022 14:10 PM EST

WARREN, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of murder in Maine who escaped from prison three times has died in custody. Arnold Nash, 68, died on Thursday at Maine State Prison in Warren, the Maine Department of Corrections said. The state attorney general's office and medical examiner's...

Two California prisoners suspected of killing cellmates

Jan. 10, 2022 19:27 PM EST

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Two men serving life sentences in Northern California prisons are suspected of killing their cellmates over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Deandre A. Lewis, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday morning at California State Prison,...

Security check at Larned hospital accelerated after escapes

Jan. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State officials said Tuesday they are working to find an independent firm to review security procedures at Larned State Hospital after two inmates escaped from the psychiatric facility since June. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said in...

Police: Minnesota jail escapee accused in Oregon shooting

Jan. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Minnesota jail last spring has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Portland, Oregon, man near a homeless camp in August, according to court records. Hunter Lewis, 21, entered not guilty pleas last week during his arraignment on...