Inmates at large after killing two guards
A sheriff said officers were “desperately” searching for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. The two men overpowered and disarmed the guards around 6:45 a.m. as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. One of them fatally shot both guards, and then they jumped out of the bus and carjacked a driver who happened to pull up behind them on a rural highway, Sills said.
Fraternity to settle with Rolling Stone
A Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter said it plans to settle a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation case involving allegations — later debunked — that University of Virginia students participated in a gang rape. A spokesman for the fraternity said the case is expected to be settled for $1.65 million.
At least 1 killed in building collapse
One child was dead and as many as 15 people were missing after a seven-story residential building gave way in Nairobi, highlighting the problem of shoddy construction in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities. The building began to show signs of imminent collapse Monday evening, and most of its inhabitants had evacuated after warnings from officials, but several residents refused to leave.
Ex-governor gets 14 years for corruption
The former governor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state has been sentenced to 14 years and two months in prison for corruption and money laundering. Prosecutors have said Sergio Cabral received hundreds of thousands of dollars a month from several companies in exchange for help getting building contracts.
State of emergency declared after quake
The Greek government declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos the day after a strong earthquake struck the island, killing a woman, injuring several people and leaving hundreds of residents homeless. The 6.1-magnitude quake was centered in the Aegean Sea about 9 miles south of Lesbos.