National News

Denis Lefebvre, 53, is one of the three inmates who escaped using a helicopter.

In Quebec, 3 Inmates Escape Prison Using Helicopter

It's happened again: Three inmates at a Canadian prison have escaped using a helicopter.

The CBC reports:

"A Sûreté du Québec spokesperson confirmed to CBC News that the prison break occurred at 7:45 p.m. ET from Orsainville Detention Centre and the inmates fled westbound in a green helicopter.

A life size figure of Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces a mannequin.

Amid Tight Security, Egypt Swears In A New President

Egypt has sworn in former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi as its new president. This comes after a campaign season when his victory was never in doubt.

Sissi walked into the Supreme Constitutional Court in dark sunglasses Sunday morning. He then took the oath of office to booming applause from the mostly male, mostly graying public figures in the audience.

Interim President Adly Mansour stood beaming at his side and gave him a kiss on both cheeks after the ceremony.

Soccer on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

The global reach of soccer never ceases to amaze me. I travel all over the world, sometimes to incredibly remote areas. More often than not, when I get there, somebody is kicking around a soccer ball.

It doesn't matter if it's Asia or Africa or Central America. Kids make a goal out of a couple of backpacks, throw out a ball and the game is on. The "ball" could be a knotted towel or a tennis ball or a tattered leather shell that's barely holding air.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questioned whether phone companies would retain calling data.

If The NSA Can't Keep Call Records, Should Phone Companies Do It?

Perhaps the most controversial spying program revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was the agency's hoarding of Americans' phone records.

Congress wants to change that program.

The House has passed legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' calling data and let phone companies hold the records instead.

As a Senate panel found last week, that proposal could run into trouble.

In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (right) stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan.

Reports: Bergdahl Tells Medical Officials Taliban Kept Him In A Cage

The New York Times and the Associated Press are reporting details about how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was treated by his Taliban captors.

Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of director James Cameron, and gardener and educator Paul Hudak inspect seedlings in the MUSE School CA greenhouse in Calabasas, Calif. Amis Cameron, who founded the school with her sister, wants the school menu to be entirely plant-based by fall 2015.

James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

As we've been reporting, the quest to get more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into public schools has once again gotten political.

Name tags hang on a chain-link fence at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago to represent the people who are victims of violence.

In Chicago, A Violent Start To The Weekend Leaves 22 Victims

Chicago had another rough few days this weekend: By the Chicago Tribune's count, at least 19 were wounded and three were killed in shootings that spanned the city from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

The Tribune reports that two police officers were also hurt during two of the shootings.

In Colombia, FARC Rebels Declare Unilateral Cease-Fire

The leftist rebels in Colombia have announced a unilateral cease-fire that covers the the period before the June 15 presidential elections.

Correspondent John Otis tells our Newscast unit that the cease-fire comes amid intense peace negotiations between the rebels and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba.

John sent this report:

"The guerrillas, known as the FARC, said the cease-fire will last for three weeks, including the period immediately before and after the voting.

Pope To Host Peres And Abbas For Peace Meeting

On D-Day, The French Remember U.S. Sacrifices

Pages