February 21, 2012 |
It seemed a run-of-the-mill prison riot, though one that left 44 inmates beaten or knifed to death. In fact, the violence on Sunday in northern Mexico served as cover for a massive jailbreak by members of the country's deadliest criminal gang, the Zetas. Authorities on Monday revealed that 30 Zetas henchmen escaped from the maximum-security prison in Apodaca during the brawl - with the apparent complicity of guards and possibly other top officials. The deadly violence underscored the abysmal condition of Mexican prisons, which are woefully overcrowded, rife with corruption and prone to high-profile escapes.
November 19, 2010 |
Billboards for the new Russell Crowe action thriller "The Next Three Days" pose a provocative question: What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for? Because Crowe presumably still cares about his acting career, might I suggest, "Run, Russell, run! Save yourself. " Forget Lara ( Elizabeth Banks), the wife and convicted murderer that you're hoping to break out of jail. I know you think she's innocent, but she has a really bad temper. She's a bottle blond, as prison reveals (the only thing about her that prison reveals)
July 27, 2010 |
Jailbreaking an Apple iPhone to add unauthorized apps or use an alternative cell provider is officially no longer a government offense. The Library of Congress, as part of a regular review of copyright rules, has revised a 1998 position that banned phone owners from bypassing technical locks on the devices. The process, nicknamed jailbreaking, has been used by iPhone owners to buck AT&T Inc.'s exclusivity as the cell carrier for the device. Apple Inc., which makes the iPhone, had urged that the rules be kept intact.
July 18, 2010 |
Amid sharply heightened security in advance of a major international conference, a suicide bomber Sunday killed at least three people and injured dozens on Kabul's eastern edge, Afghan officials said. The bombing came two days before a donor countries' gathering, expected to be the largest of its kind to take place in Afghanistan since the 1970s. The conference was to bring together senior diplomats and officials from at least 60 nations, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
June 17, 2008 |
Hundreds of Taliban fighters have invaded villages just outside Afghanistan's second-largest city, forcing NATO and Afghan troops to rush in and frightened residents to flee. The Taliban assault Monday into the Arghandab district on the outskirts of Kandahar came three days after a Taliban attack on Kandahar's prison that freed 400 insurgent fighters. Those fighters, NATO acknowledged Monday, appear to be massing outside the city, the Taliban's former power base. The U.S.
May 4, 2008 |
More than 30 prisoners escaped from a jail in Nzerekore by using spoons to scoop a hole in the baked earth wall of their prison building, which had been softened by rain, prison authorities in the African nation said. "They used their sheets and shirts to make a rope to climb down the right wall of the jail," an official said.