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Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospital

A wanted poster for escaped convict David Sweat is seen in a handout released by the New York State PoliceCaptured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles from the one he fled, authorities said. Sweat, captured last Sunday following a three-week manhunt, will be locked up alone in a cell for 23 hours a day and placed on suicide watch at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, in the state's Finger Lakes region, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said. Sweat, 35, and accomplice Richard Matt escaped from maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on June 6.



Maine man dies after trying to light firework on his head

Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine, was drinking and celebrating the holiday in a friend's backyard when he placed the fireworks mortar tube on his head around 10 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. McCausland said it was unclear whether the firework was already lit, or whether Staples lit it once it was on his head. The tube Staples was using was a reusable mortar shell but said McCausland said investigators did not know what type of firework he was attempting to shoot.


Burt's Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz dead at 80

Shavitz, a "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man" and beekeeper, co-founded the company with artist Roxanne Quimby in 1984, the company said in a statement. "It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods," the company said in a statement on Facebook. A company spokeswoman told USA Today that Shavitz died of respiratory issues on Sunday surrounded by family and friends in Bangor, Maine.


Sheriff: 4 dead inside SC home; no search for suspect

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) ? Authorities say four people have been found dead in a South Carolina home.


No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2003 file photo, clerks shout in the Euro Dollar Futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Most pits in Chicago and New York where traders bet on future prices of palladium and gold, cattle and corn and dozens of other commodities are expected to close for good on Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Anne Ryan, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.



App eliminates the hassle for beach-goers in Ocean City

App eliminates the hassle for beach-goers in Ocean CityMany beach-goers in Ocean City can relax with the hassle of carrying chairs, coolers and umbrellas - thanks to a new app.



Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

United States' Carli Lloyd holds the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) ? Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night ? and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.



AccuWeather: Summer Pattern Returns

AccuWeather: Summer Pattern ReturnsMeteorologist Melissa Magee says humidity and the threat of thunderstorms returns for the week ahead.



Arson at Wilmington swim club causes $8,000 in damage

Arson at Wilmington swim club causes $8,000 in damageFire officials in Delaware are looking for the suspects responsible for deliberately starting a fire inside a Wilmington swim club.



Delran cheers on Carli Lloyd to World Cup victory

Delran cheers on Carli Lloyd to World Cup victoryFans cheered New Jersey native Carli Lloyd and Team USA on to their 2015 Women's World Cup victory.