Authorities Still Looking for Two Convicted Killers Who Escaped from Prison in Northern New York
Police in New York state searched Tuesday for two convicted killers after they were reported walking along a road in a driving rainstorm the night before.
Dozens of police armed with rifles walked through farms and fields near the town of Willsboro as they tried to apprehend David Sweat and Richard Matt.
Authorities believe the two men are on foot after a daring escape last week from a maximum security prison farther north in Dannemora, located near the Canadian border.
Officials say Sweat and Matt used power tools to carve out their escape route from their cells to a manhole cover in a nearby street.
Questions have been raised about how the inmates obtained the tools, and why the noise did not draw the attention of prison staff or other inmates.
Sweat was serving a life sentence for the 2002 death of a sheriff's deputy. Matt faced 25 years to life in prison on murder, kidnapping and robbery charges following the 1997 killing of a man.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the duo "definitely had help" in their escape.
Greek Prime Minister to Talk Debt With German and French Leaders
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet in Brussels Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for negotiations on new bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.
Greece has three weeks to come up with enough cash to avoid a default on its obligations to the International Monetary Fund when its international rescue package expires at the end of June.
On Tuesday, Greece offered a new economic reform plan to its international creditors -- the International Monetary fund, the European Central Bank, and Greece's European neighbors.
Details of the new ideas Greece sent to its lenders were not disclosed, but some officials said they focused on revised fiscal targets for Greece's beleaguered government and new ways to generate revenue.
Greece's new radical leftist government is engaged in a standoff with its creditors over implementing ongoing austerity reforms agreed to by earlier Greek governments.
Germany and France are two of the largest single contributors to Greece's bailout package.