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Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The target of a federal terror investigation was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More

 

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Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct. More »

 

Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. More »

 

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In Arkansas, Huckabee poised to launch 2nd White House bid

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries. More »

 

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days. More »

 

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people. More »

 

APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. More »

 

Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. More »

 

Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

NEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. More »

 

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