Spilling his guts: Say what you will about the recaptured New York prison escapee, but David Sweat is owning it. Not only is he portraying himself as the mastermind of the whole operation, but he’s giving investigators a play-by-play account. Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt made a prison break practice run. The night before they broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility, they went through an underground tunnel system and reached a manhole, but decided it wasn’t isolated enough. They waited until the next night and escaped through another one that was more to their liking.
HOLIDAY TERROR WATCH
Happy Fourth of July: Recent terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France have U.S. law enforcement officials on edge and boosting security measures ahead of the holiday weekend. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center issued a bulletin last week, saying July 4 events were ripe for possible attacks. Authorities appear most concerned about lone wolf attacks inspired by ISIS.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
One more game: The Americans are in the World Cup finals after beating No. 1 Germany 2-0 yesterday. The United States will face the winner of today’s semifinal match between England and Japan. The championship match is Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia. A U.S. win would be the team’s third World Cup title. Team USA also won in 1991 and 1999.
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