April 28th, 2015

World News

Army starts bringing in aid to Gorkha district, the epicenter of Nepal’s monster quake

By The Associated Press on April 28th, 2015

10.45 a.m. (0500 GMT) Italy’s Foreign Ministry says four Italians are believed to be among those killed in the earthquake in Nepal over the weekend that killed more than 4,400 people. The ministry says that based on information from their travel companions they were killed in the Langtang area, but noted that the area is ... Read More »

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Enola Gay co-pilot’s flight logs, Hiroshima atomic bomb run plans up for auction in NYC

By Chris Carola, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. – Of the 12 men who flew aboard the Enola Gay the day the U.S. B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago this summer, none knew the four-engine bomber better than Capt. Robert Lewis. On Wednesday, two of his wartime flight log books, Hiroshima bombing plans, mission notes and ... Read More »

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Baltimore erupts in riots over man’s death in police custody; state of emergency declared

By Tom Foreman Jr. And Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2015

BALTIMORE – Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore ... Read More »

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The latest on Baltimore police-custody death: Police seek to regain control over rioters

By The Associated Press on April 28th, 2015

11:58 p.m. Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody, has deplored the violence. “I think the violence is wrong … I don’t like it all,” she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother also would have disapproved. Rioting erupted around the city hours after ... Read More »

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Nepalese troops ready aid for helicopters to carry to remote villages near quake epicenter

By Katy Daigle, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

GORKHA, Nepal – Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake’s epicenter. Gorkha, which would barely count as a village in much of the world, is the ... Read More »

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Gay rights activists in Jamaica confronting sexual violence against lesbians

By David McFadden, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica – When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian. “The first policewoman I spoke to told me I should leave this lifestyle and go back ... Read More »

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USS Constitution, world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, closes before restoration work

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

BOSTON – The world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat is closing to visitors as it heads to dry dock in Boston for repairs. The three-masted frigate USS Constitution is nicknamed Old Ironsides. It closed on Monday. It’s slated to enter dry dock near its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on May 19 and partly reopen ... Read More »

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5 people shot, 2 of them fatally, outside New York City church during funeral

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Five people have been shot outside a New York City church where a funeral was in progress, and two of them have died. It happened Monday night outside the Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighbourhood. Police say the victims have been taken to hospitals. There have been no ... Read More »

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Rioters plunge Baltimore into chaos; officials declare state of emergency over man’s death

By Tom Foreman Jr. And Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

BALTIMORE – Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore ... Read More »

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Experts say major aftershocks waning, but health crisis looming in Nepal quake’s aftermath

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

8.45 a.m. (0300 GMT) A local seismologist says major aftershocks are now unlikely to occur as the 72-hour mark after Saturday’s devastating earthquake approaches. Lok Bijaya Adhikari, chief of Nepal’s National Seismological Center, says the number and strength of aftershocks have been receding. There have been more than 100 aftershocks since Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 temblor ... Read More »

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Boston Marathon bomber is called ‘a good kid’ led astray by his fanatical older brother

By Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck delivered the defence’s opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial, saying there is no ... Read More »

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