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  • Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to…

    Associated Press
  • Professor in Texas fails entire class, school says no way -report

    (Reuters) - A professor at Texas A&M University's campus in Galveston has flunked his entire strategic management class amid claims of cheating and harassment, though university officials say the decision won't stick, the publication Inside Higher Ed reported. Professor Irwin Horwitz sent a…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

    Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. "During surveillance of (Finland's) territorial integrity, the navy detected a possible underwater object at midday (0900 GMT) on April 27, 2015, within…

    AFP
  • Disney told to rehire workers who refused soiled costumes

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian…

    AFP
  • Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo

    A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds. Doctors are still monitoring the 49-year-old woman, but she was free of melanoma — a type of skin…

    LiveScience.com
  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

    Reuters
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

    Associated Press
  • Majority of high court asks skeptical questions on gay marriage

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Part way into oral arguments, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday fired skeptical questions at a lawyer who was asking the nine justices to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Five justices including a possible swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and a member of the…

    Reuters
  • Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum

    KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine (AP) — A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."

    Associated Press
  • U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

    By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were…

    Reuters
  • 'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

    Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants. Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari…

    AFP
  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • T.Rex's 'bizarre' vegetarian cousin puzzles scientists

    Tyrannosaurus rex, one of history's most dreaded carnivores, had an odd-looking vegetarian cousin with a tiny head, long neck and stubby fingers, scientists said Monday, admitting its anatomy had them puzzled. Chilesaurus diegosuarezi had a bird-like beak with leaf-shaped teeth, evidence that it…

    AFP
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    The Baltimore riots of 1968 (17 photos)

    In the days following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, riots broke out across the country, including in Baltimore. Local residents confronted soldiers wearing gas masks, a rash of fires swept East and West Baltimore, and businesses were broken into,…

    Yahoo News
  • Who is Mary Jane Veloso, and why is she on death row?

    On Twitter, the trending hashtags #IStandForMercy and #SaveMaryJaneVeloso are gaining traction in a last effort to stop the planned execution of nine drug traffickers in Indonesia. Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina who claims innocence, is one of the prisoners scheduled to be executed on April 28. Her…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Rare elephant bird egg could fetch more than $70,000 at auction

    Believed to be more than 400 years old and nearly 200 times the size of a chicken egg, an extremely rare elephant bird egg will be auctioned in London this week, with an estimated price tag of up to $76,000. The egg, over 30 centimeters (11.81 inches) high, was laid by the now extinct elephant…

    Reuters
  • Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

    Associated Press