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