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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders c... Full Story

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  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
    Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.

  • City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
    City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.

  • State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera — a video that state police have steadfastly refused to release.

  • Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
    Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

    TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.

  • New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific
    New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

    LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

  • Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify
    Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban Denver movie theater.

  • Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.

  • NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail
    NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head.

  • Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia
    Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the naion.

  • Google embeds engineers as professors
    Google embeds engineers as professors

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.

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