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Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAU BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, “Black community, control the...

Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press  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...

Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press  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...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There’s something about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show. He failed to deliver last year, using a strategy that took...

Beal leads well-rested Wizards past Hawks 104-98 in Game 1

ATLANTA (AP) — After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28...

Warriors roll past Grizzlies 101-86 in Game 1 of West semis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost. “It was right in the middle,...

Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 start

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager. “It’s an honor, and it’s humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do,”...

Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he’s testing fate

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in...

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people. Thirty years after the first large groups of Ethiopians...

Britain’s new princess can’t expect fairy-tale life

LONDON (AP) — William and Kate’s new daughter is the first British princess who won’t face royal discrimination because she’s a girl, but that doesn’t mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if...