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Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious condition

People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone Sweat, 35, was being treated at Albany Medical Center following his capture on Sunday near the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on Friday. The convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where they were discovered missing on June 6.


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Exactly one year after a botched lethal injection, attorneys for other Oklahoma death row inmates were set to ask the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, April 29, 2015 to outlaw a sedative used in the procedure — a ruling that could force several states to either find new execution drugs or change the way they put prisoners to death.. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.


Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to remain open

Members of security stand outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday June 29, 2015. The Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court order will remain in effect at least until the court decides whether to hear the clinics' appeal of the lower court ruling, not before the fall. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.


Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process

A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, prompted liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to say for the first time they believe capital punishment as currently practiced may be unconstitutional. The decision was a defeat for death penalty foes and for the three death row inmates who challenged the use of a sedative called midazolam as part of Oklahoma's lethal injection process, saying it cannot achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions.


Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act and Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 during ceremony in White House in Washington By Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Flanked by some of the lawmakers who supported the bill through a six-week congressional battle, Obama acknowledged that his fight to secure the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was far from over. "We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," Obama said at a signing ceremony.


Stocks tumble on Greece and Puerto Rico debt woes

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 29, 2015. Stocks are falling in early trading in the U.S., but not as much as in Europe as Greece's debt woes deepen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, expects the market to be "rocky" and volatile in the face of these cross-Atlantic debt concerns but remains overall bullish on stocks.


French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation

The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday. The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated earlier statements that he committed the act outside the southeast city of Lyon on Friday after a row with his wife the day before and his boss a few days earlier. The severed head of his boss was found hanging on the fence of a site belonging to U.S-based gas and chemicals company Air Products, next to flags bearing professions of the Muslim faith.

US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 29, 2015. Tokyo stocks plunged more than two percent in early trading on Monday as fears mounted over Greece's debt crisis after eleventh-hour talks collapsed. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Greece shuts its banks for six days in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts.


Ted Cruz: Justices 'rewrote the Constitution'

Ted Cruz The presidential candidate tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that the Supreme Court overstepped on gay marriage and Obamacare.


Decisions in last 3 Supreme Court cases expected Monday

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Exactly one year after a botched lethal injection, attorneys for other Oklahoma death row inmates were set to ask the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, April 29, 2015 to outlaw a sedative used in the procedure — a ruling that could force several states to either find new execution drugs or change the way they put prisoners to death.. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is meeting for the final time until the fall to decide three remaining cases and add some new ones for the term that starts in October.



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US stock futures up, euro sags as markets eye Greece - Reuters


Reuters

US stock futures up, euro sags as markets eye Greece
Reuters
TOKYO U.S. stock futures edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a debt payment due later in the session, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone. Greece ...
Contagion from Greek exit likely to be limited USA TODAY
Markets Are Shaken by Turmoil in Europe Wall Street Journal
At barren shops and closed banks, Greeks feel strain of 'economic war' Washington Post
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Why Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol - Christian Science Monitor


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Why Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol
Christian Science Monitor
In its decision, the US Supreme Court noted that Oklahoma had increased its dosage of the drug at issue and had adopted other safeguards. But the opinion elicited strong dissents. By Warren Richey, Staff writer June 29, 2015. Save for later Saved.
Supreme Court rules on controversial lethal injections CBS News
California death penalty: High court ruling could resume executions San Jose Mercury News
Divided US Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process Reuters
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Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered - Miami Herald


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered
Miami Herald
A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must take cost into account when deciding whether to regulate mercury and other toxins emitted from coal-burning power plants. In a case that pit states against each other ...
What the court did, and didn't do, about coal-fired power plants Los Angeles Times
The Mercurial Court Wall Street Journal
A Rare Loss for Environmentalists at the Supreme Court The Atlantic
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