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David Sweat told investigators after his capture that only prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell was in on the plot.
The rule change would raise the threshold for people who earn overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016.
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James endured some pain of her own when Twitter users took advantage of a Q&A to make fun of her erotic fiction.
"Some of the most disturbing allegations... focused on the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, some of whom were reportedly burnt alive in their dwellings."
More than a million people are expected to converge on Philadelphia this fall to see Pope Francis — but if you can't make the trip, don't fret. For just $20, you can have the pontiff over for dinner.
A car bomb struck a NATO military convoy in central Kabul on Tuesday, according to the country's interior ministry.
An orphaned infant tree kangaroo has been saved by using a wallaby as a surrogate mother in what an Australian zoo says is a world first.
Fire engulfed the Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, forcing the evacuation of people within a two-block radius.
Kanagawa Prefecture Police confirmed to NBC News that in addition to the self-immolation, a female passenger died after suffering cardiac arrest.
Onlookers sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as 78-year-old Civic Stadium went up in flames as in Eugene.
A confrontation between dozens of protesters with competing views on the Confederate flag ended with one demonstrator arrested, officials said.
Hundreds of northern Syrians attempt to find refuge in neighboring Turkey after fighting between Kurdish-led militia and Islamic State intensifies. Some 13,000 Syrians have already crossed into Turkey in the past week.
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on a candidate for general counsel at the Federal Election Commission.
Singer Enrique Iglesias is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction and driving with a suspended license, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses a significant threat.
Authorities in Ross County, Ohio, county doubled the reward for information in the deaths of four women and the disappearances of two others.
Aerial footage from Channel 7 News showed prisoners running in the yard with covered faces, lighting fires and using weapons to attack the prison.