Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Paris attackers were versed in atrocity, IS video shows

PARIS (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group purports to show the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. The group also threatens Britain.

  • Written by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer