Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. […]

Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village

GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide. […]

Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. […]

Baltimore smolders after riot over black man's police-custody death

By Ian Simpson and Warren Strobel BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore residents on Tuesday began cleaning up the wreckage from rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. Acrid smoke hung over streets where fire crews raced to contain damage from violence that broke out just blocks from the funeral of Freddie […]

Supreme Court hears landmark gay marriage case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the Supreme Court began on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. A crowd estimated at more than 1,000 people, with those favoring legalized gay marriage outnumbering those […]

Boston bomber's lawyers to probe Tsarnaev's troubled history

Lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday are set to probe his troubled family history as they make their plea for a jury to sentence him to life in prison rather than death. The 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was convicted earlier this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15, 2013, bombing, as well as shooting dead a police officer three days […]