Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other."
At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured at Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina prisons chief Bryan Stirling said. The first fight started in a dorm about 7:15 p.m. Sunday and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two other dorms. Cellphones helped stir up the trouble, and state officials urged the federal government to change a law and allow them to block the signals from prisoners' phones.
"These folks are fighting over real money and real territory while they're incarcerated," Stirling said at a news conference.
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An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone calls in his office.
The Government Accountability Office issued its findings Monday in a letter to Senate Democrats who had requested a review of Pruitt's spending.
Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Monday rejected a defense allegation that she manufactured her account of sexual molestation and was backed up by her mother, who said the comedian apologized and called himself a "sick man."
Andrea Constand withstood a defense cross-examination that sought to expose her as a con artist who set Cosby up, leaving the witness stand at his retrial without having budged off her allegation that he drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
Employees working in a restaurant were stunned when a man walked into the kitchen and handed all 17 of them $100 while dining at the Chicago eatery.
According to staff at Boka, a Seattle man identified only by the name "Mike,"was dining at the Streeterville restaurant with friends Sunday night.
"He kind of came into the kitchen before they ate and asked, 'How many people do you have working in the kitchen' and what not," said Chef Lee Wolen.
When Coral Springs police officer Gil Monzon arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School minutes after a gunman unleashed a massacre that killed 17, he says he found two Broward County sheriff's deputies in the parking lot.
He asked for the shooter's location, and was told they didn't know, but he could see a body next to the freshman building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and bullet marks in its third-floor windows. He said in reports released Monday that he and three other Coral Springs officers immediately went to the building, checked the body and then entered, where they immediately found a victim standing against a wall and then falling to the floor.
Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too.
The Fox News Channel prime-time host is Trump's most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing the FBI raid on the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen as evidence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt" against the president has become a runaway train.
The "egregious" mistake of relying on a bungling private investigator to help handle the criminal indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should not prompt dismissal of the case, a top official in the St. Louis prosecutor's office told a judge Monday. The comments came as a judge considers a request from Greitens' attorneys to dismiss a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against the Republican governor because of missteps by prosecutors. The charge stems from an affair Greitens had with his St. Louis hairdresser and alleges that he took a compromising photo of her without her consent.
A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional.
U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman was one of four judges nationwide who blocked Trump late last year from overturning an Obama-era directive allowing transgender troops to serve openly. The Justice Department asked her to dissolve that ruling, citing changes that would allow transgender troops to serve in limited cases.
Because the changes were announced just last month, the sides had not had time to argue whether the policy is discriminatory or whether the military is entitled to set its own policy, given its expertise in what's needed for national defense, Pechman said in an order Friday. She told the parties to prepare for trial.
Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, appeared in court Monday to argue that some documents seized during an FBI raid should remain private. In court it was revealed that Cohen's previously undisclosed...
The CEO of Starbucks reiterated Monday that the arrest of two black men inside one of the coffee chain's Philadelphia stores is "reprehensible and wrong," and said he hopes to discuss a constructive solution when he meets with them face-to-face.
"First, I’d like to apologize to them in person, and I’d like to have a dialogue with them to ensure that the opportunity to really understand the situation and show some compassion and empathy for the experience they went through," Kevin Johnson, who flew to Philadelphia Sunday, said on "Good Morning America" Monday. "And finally, as we work to solve this, I'd like to invite them to join me in finding a constructive way to solve this issue."
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James Comey has a lot to say about Donald Trump — and none of it is good.
In his prime-time interview with ABC News and in his book , "A Higher Loyalty," the former FBI director unloads on the president as "morally unfit" for office as he plows into a laundry list of political flashpoints from the 2016 election campaign and the early months of the Trump administration.
Complete coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 21, 2013
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Britain's Court of Appeal ruled Monday against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment that lower U.K. courts blocked in favor of suspending life support.
The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans have been engaged in a protracted legal fight with Alder Hey Children's Hospital over his care. They asked the Court of Appeal to overturn earlier rulings that blocked further medical treatment for their son.
Instead, justices upheld a lower court's conclusion that flying Alfie to a hospital in Rome would be wrong and pointless.
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
The U.S. and France say they have evidence that poison gas was used in the April 7 attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, killing dozens of people, and that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military was behind it.
The body of a young boy was recovered Monday from a swollen Northern California river, more than a week after he and his family went missing on a road trip during heavy rains.
Two bodies found in a submerged SUV have been identified as the father and daughter of a missing Valencia family. The 12-year-old son's body was found late Monday afternoon, sheriff's officials said.
A fourth body that was recovered Friday has been identified as the mother of the family.