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Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Shocks menace Nepal after quake kills 3,200

Sunday, April 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope. Landslides …

Baltimore mourns man who died in custody

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE — Mourners filed for hours on Sunday past the coffin of the man who died after sustaining serious injuries in the custody of Baltimore police, somberly paying respects after a night of violent protests. The stream of people continued all afternoon at the wake for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who …

Japanese PM visits US to showcase close ties

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo’s defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties. The visit will take Abe from Boston to …

Five missing after Ala. regatta hit by storm

Monday, April 27, 2015

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing Sunday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay. One body was discovered after …

Storied NYC college awaits results of AG’s finance probe

Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW YORK — First came a hotly debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. Then came an investigation by the state attorney general into the school’s management of its finances. Over the past year, Cooper Union’s reputation as a world-class …

Supporters of Senate Iran bill look to avoid amendments

Sunday, April 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody …

Heavy rains kill dozens in Pakistan

Sunday, April 26, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said. The storm also injured over 200 people, provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said. Winds reached up to 75 mph, said Lutfur …

Massachusetts OUI cases under review over breath tests

Friday, April 24, 2015

BOSTON — Defense attorneys across Massachusetts are reviewing their drunken driving cases and many prosecutors are suspending use of alcohol breath-test evidence while the state reviews possibly miscalibrated breath-analysis machines used by police. The Massachusetts Bar Association is also calling for an independent review into the reliability of …

Protesters promise big rally over Freddie Gray

Friday, April 24, 2015

BALTIMORE — After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march Saturday, when they would try to “shut down” the city. The mayor thanked protesters for being peaceful …

Italy: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

Friday, April 24, 2015

MILAN — Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said …

Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

Friday, April 24, 2015

VELES, Macedonia — Fourteen suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by a nighttime express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said Friday. …

After drone killings, calls for updated hostage plan

Friday, April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on …

Armenians worldwide commemorate 1915 genocide

Friday, April 24, 2015

BEIRUT — Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when the …