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 2 yrs | U.S. surveillance court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk collection of phone call records - NYT

              The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the National Security Agency (NSA) may temporarily resume its program that systematically collects records of Americans' domestic phone calls in bulk, the New York Times is reporting. The program had lapsed on June 1 when Section 215 of the U.S. Patriot Act expired, before it was replaced with a bill called the U.S.A. Freedom Act that limits bulk collection to six months.   



 2 yrs | Suspicious envelope at federal building in Dallas determined to be chalk, exposed individuals OK - spokesman

              A substance found in a suspicious envelope that was opened on the 14th floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas has been determined to be "basically chalk," says Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. "The exposed individuals are okay and do not need to be transported to the hospital," he said, adding that the envelope is now in possession of the Postal Inspector's Office.   

  Dallas, TX     


 2 yrs | HazMat team investigates suspicious envelope at federal court building in Dallas, 2 people isolated

              At least two people have been placed in isolation after a "substance" was found in a suspicious envelope that was opened on the 14th floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, according to Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. HazMat units are on scene. The building has not been evacuated. [full statement attached]   

  Dallas, TX     



 2 yrs | 12 New York prison employees placed on leave after escape - officials

              Three officials and nine security staff employees have been placed on leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of two convicted murderers from the Clinton Correctional facility in New York, the state's department of corrections says in a statement. "Due to the ongoing review and investigations, additional information is not available at this time," the statement added. [full statement attached]   

  Dannemora, NY        5 UPDATES


 2 yrs | India bans oil trade with the Islamic State, related groups

              India has banned the trade in oil and related products with the Islamic State, the commerce department says, complying with a UN Security Council resolution that was adopted in February. "Trade in oil and refined oil products, modular refineries and related materials, besides items of cultural (including antiquities), scientific and religious importance is prohibited with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL], Al Nusrah Front [ANF] and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated, directly or indirectly, with Al Qaida," the department said. [full statement attached]   

  India        115 UPDATES


 2 yrs | New York man charged with making numerous bomb threats at JFK Airport

              A 64-year-old man from Manhattan has been arrested and charged in connection with a series of false bomb threats at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month, according to the Queens District Attorney's Office. Philip Ngom has been charged with 11 counts each of first-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat. If convicted, he could face up to 7 years in prison.   

  New York, NY     



 2 yrs | Condition of NY escapee David Sweat improves overnight, speaking to authorities

              The condition of David Sweat, whose escape from a New York prison earlier this month led to a massive manhunt, has been upgraded from critical to serious, according to Albany Medical Center. Meanwhile, CNN cites a source close to the investigation as saying that Sweat told authorities that he and fellow inmate Richard Matt had planned to flee to Mexico.   

  Albany, NY        5 UPDATES



 2 yrs | LIVE: Trial of accused Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter James Holmes

  Aurora, CO        10 UPDATES


 2 yrs | U.S. Supreme Court blocks EPA limits on hazardous air pollutants from power plants

              The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, has blocked new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that were designed to sharply limit hazardous air pollutants from power plants, agreeing that the rules are too costly and could lead to power outages.   

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 2 yrs | U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4 upholding use of lethal injection drug

              In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that death penalty states may use the sedative Midazolam in the carrying out of executions. Critics had argued that the drug is unreliable and could subject inmates to cruel and unusual punishment.   

  United States     


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