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An Indiana sheriff says the Alabama murder suspect and jailer who evaded authorities for more than a week were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said they were carrying four handguns and an AR-15 rifle along with $29,000 in cash.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many of the Afghans evacuated to the United States last August, their journey remains very much a work in progress. They face a future filled with uncertainty and anxiety. Refugees say in interviews with The Associated Press that they are grateful to the U.S. for rescuing them and family members.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Janice McGeachin wants Republican Gov. Brad Little to call a special session to eliminate rape and incest as exceptions to Idaho's abortion law. Idaho's law goes into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion nationwide.

Authorities say a former Alabama jail official has died and the murder suspect she is accused of helping escape has been apprehended in Indiana after more than a week on the run. The two fugitives were caught Monday in Evansville, Indiana, after U.S. Marshals pursued their vehicle and then crashed into it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to beef up security for Supreme Court justices. Lawmakers are seeking to ensure that justices and their families are protected as the court deliberates abortion access and whether to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down those who vandalized and threw two Molotov cocktails into the office of a prominent Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group’s office. Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said Monday that no one has been arrested and there are no suspects in custody in the fire early Sunday morning.

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is opting to have a judge decide his fate in his sexual misconduct trial in Boston. Batali confirmed his decision to waive his right to a jury trial as the indecent assault and battery trial opened Monday morning.

NEW YORK (AP) — The man behind the wheel of the car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, is finally headed to trial five years later. Opening statements are expected Monday in the trial of Richard Rojas, who told police after his arrest that he had been smoking marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic drug PCP before plowing through helpless tourists in Manhattan.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Dangerous gusts and sustained winds are picking up again in the Southwest, hampering efforts to battle a wildfire in northeast New Mexico that has burned an area twice as large as the city of Philadelphia. More than 1,500 firefighters were on the fire lines east and northeast of Santa Fe on Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Mickey Gilley has died. He was 86. He was known for such hits as “Window Up Above" and for the Texas honky-tonk he owned that inspired the hit film “Urban Cowboy."

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