Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
P/cloudy
49°
P/cloudy
Hi 58° | Lo 41°

Nation / World

EDS NOTE: OBSCENE GESTURES - People stand on top of a Baltimore police car in Baltimore on Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Guard called in as Baltimore erupts in violence

Monday, April 27, 2015

BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order. A weeklong, daily curfew was imposed beginning Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the mayor said. At least 15 officers were hurt, and some two dozen people were arrested. Two officers remained hospitalized, police said. Officers wearing helmets and wielding shields occasionally used pepper spray to keep the …

Villages seek aid as quake death toll tops 4,000

Monday, April 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. …

Colo. theater shooter’s trial begins

Monday, April 27, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a “Batman” premiere. The lead prosecutor displayed an …

Clinton dismisses attacks on foundation

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic …

Empty chairs honor victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, April 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the …

Militants post killing of Ethiopian Christians

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CAIRO — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its …

Hundreds feared dead in Libya boat wreck

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ROME — A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet …

Clinton courts liberals at campaign’s outset

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals’ good side. As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver’s licenses to people who were living in the U.S. illegally …

Protesting pilot frustrated message not getting through

Sunday, April 19, 2015

RUSKIN, Fla. — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through. Doug Hughes had …

GOP White House hopefuls dispute America’s role in world

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. …

Oklahoma volunteer deputy who shot suspect disputes claim he lacked training

Friday, April 17, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP)— A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa went on national television Friday to counter criticisms of his qualifications. Speaking publicly for the first time since the April …

Iraqi officials report Saddam deputy believed killed in Tikrit

Friday, April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime …