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Twelve arrested in Baltimore after march to protest black man's death

Protesters are gathered for a rally to protest the death of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest in BaltimoreBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody but pockets of violence erupted when a small group smashed windows and threw bottles at officers. At least 2,000 demonstrators attended the march to City Hall, the largest turnout since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died a week ago. As darkness fell, about 100 protesters splintered from the group and threw bottles, metal barricades and other objects at police officers and their cruisers, authorities said. The windows of several businesses were smashed, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:05:47 -0400
Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails last year: NYT

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawRussian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. "There is no evidence that the president's email account itself was hacked, White House officials said. Still, the fact that some of Mr. Obama's communications were among those retrieved by hackers has been one of the most closely held findings of the inquiry," the paper said. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment on the report but the White House earlier this month confirmed the breach, saying it took place last year and that it did not affect classified information.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:40:36 -0400
Three people dead in possible Molotov cocktail attack in California

(Reuters) - Three people were found dead inside a Los Angeles-area business on Saturday in what might have been a fire bomb or Molotov cocktail attack, law enforcement said. One victim was alive but covered in flames when firefighters arrived at the early morning blaze in the city of El Monte, east of downtown Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Grace Medrano. The sheriff's office did not release the name of the business, but the Los Angeles Times said it was a tire shop. A witness who called 911 told authorities he saw several suspects throw a Molotov cocktail at the business before driving away, Medrano said.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:40:39 -0400
Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore

Demonstrators protest in the streets as they march for Freddie Gray to Baltimore's City Hall, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)BALTIMORE (AP) A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile Saturday night.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:08:46 -0400
Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

SEATTLE (AP) A member of a Seattle-based climbing group's Everest team died Saturday as a result of an avalanche that hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake, but several other climbing organizations reported that their teams were safe.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:29:07 -0400
Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

Well-wishers congratulate regatta participant Robert Luiten of Mobile, Ala., in blue shirt, on word that his son, Leonard Luiten, was found several hours after their boat capsized in a storm Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Dauphin Island, Ala. The Coast Guard says five people are missing after several sailboats participating in a regatta capsized during a storm in Mobile Bay Saturday. (AP Photo/Mike Kittrell, AL.com)MOBILE, Ala. (AP) A powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta, and crews searched late Saturday for at least four people missing in the waters, the Coast Guard said.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:19:04 -0400
Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Map locates recent earthquakes and includes a map of plate tectonics; 3c x 3 inches; 146 mm x 76 mm;Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:00:03 -0400
U.S. official denies report of Islamic State plot in California

CNN reported on Saturday that the FBI was investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in California but a U.S. law enforcement official in Los Angeles denied there was any such threat. "There is no known or specific threat to Los Angeles or any airport in our territory," an official in Los Angeles told Reuters. Homeland Security Department spokesman Peter Boogaard declined to discuss specific intelligence, but said the authorities had made a number of "security adjustments" in the last few months "reflecting an evolving threat picture." He said there was an increased law enforcement presence at U.S. federal facilities in February and many extra security arrangements were still in place. The United States is engaged in a military campaign with allies in the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Iraq and Syria and created cells in other countries racked by conflict in the region.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:40:05 -0400
Latest on police-custody death: Officer injured near station

Protestors confront a patron outside of a bar across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)12 a.m.

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:26:15 -0400
Nepal earthquake death toll more than 1,800

Nepal earthquake death toll more than 1,800Nepal's Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake has reached more than 1,800.

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:58:42 -0400
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