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en-US Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:47:11 -0400 5 Yahoo News - Top Stories http://news.yahoo.com/topstories/ http://l.yimg.com/rz/d/yahoo_news_en-US_s_f_p_168x21_news.png Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence(Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night," tweeted O'Malley, who was mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 before becoming governor. Saying that "all of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley added: "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people." Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African-Americans after the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri, New York City and elsewhere. Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least 15 police officers.
  • Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence
    (Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night," tweeted O'Malley, who was mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 before becoming governor. Saying that "all of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley added: "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people." Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African-Americans after the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri, New York City and elsewhere. Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least 15 police officers.
  • Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/woman-convicted-murder-young-daughter-disappeared-210603549.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/614RHlxBFjoMwMOPLUN8AQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/db042f9fd923e612740f6a7067009f63.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her daughter Jhessye Shockley at the family&#039;s suburban Phoenix home and deprived her of food and water until she died. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)" align="left" title="Jerice Hunter was convicted of killing and abusing her 5-year-old daughter on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said the 41-year-old Hunter kept her daughter Jhessye Shockley at the family&#039;s suburban Phoenix home and deprived her of food and water until she died. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)" border="0" /></a>PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks 'very close'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/poll-most-greeks-dissatisfied-government-performance-100804356--finance.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Zod8BBbcdzEd8wflxzszsg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c1174c78d6d1db12740f6a70670062f4.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A woman checks garments at a shop in central Athens, on Monday, April 27, 2015. An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government&#039;s performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach an impasse. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)" align="left" title="A woman checks garments at a shop in central Athens, on Monday, April 27, 2015. An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government&#039;s performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach an impasse. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)" border="0" /></a>ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece&#039;s prime minister voiced hope that bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are &quot;very close&quot; to an initial deal, and ruled out early elections if the dragging negotiations fail.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Baltimore city deploys National Guard, declares curfew
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/national-guard-deploy-baltimore-soon-available-mayor-001010925.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/7pwZBFlMIsrXuKcTF4xleg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8921459-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Police officers carry an injured colleague as they clash with protesters in the streets near Mondawmin Mall, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015" align="left" title="Police officers carry an injured colleague as they clash with protesters in the streets near Mondawmin Mall, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015" border="0" /></a>The Maryland National Guard will be deployed in the riot-hit US city of Baltimore, the mayor said, as she declared an overnight curfew. &quot;Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs,&quot; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters on Monday. The mayor said state Governor Larry Hogan had agreed to deploy National Guardsmen &quot;as soon as they are available&quot; and that a curfew would begin from 10:00 pm on Tuesday (0200 GMT Wednesday). Standing by her side, Baltimore police chief of patrol Colonel Darryl De Sousa vowed to seize back control of the streets after clashes that left 15 of his officers injured.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.
  • Latest on police-custody death: Marchers take to streets
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/latest-diplomat-speaks-her-background-baltimore-150041114.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/iMlscuHxs7OwieocAIWkgw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/006504e5d7a6df12740f6a70670055d6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Mourners view the body of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)" align="left" title="Mourners view the body of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)" border="0" /></a>8:30 p.m.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Asian shares at seven-year highs, cheered by Apple earnings
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/asian-shares-seven-highs-cheered-apple-earnings-003346578.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/9Z9biE07l.QdQc6Y2RzRvw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-28T003346Z_1_LYNXMPEB3R007_RTROPTP_2_MARKETS-GLOBAL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" align="left" title="Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" border="0" /></a>By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks scaled fresh seven-year peaks on Tuesday as Apple&#039;s upbeat earnings offset underlying caution ahead of the Federal Reserve&#039;s policy meeting scheduled to start later in the session. MSCI&#039;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent in early trading to touch its highest level since January 2008. Japan&#039;s Nikkei stock index advanced 0.6 percent. On Monday, Wall Street ended lower after the benchmark S&amp;P 500 index hit a record intraday high before reversing course, tempered by caution ahead the Fed meeting.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/pennsylvania-top-court-reinstates-monsignors-conviction-202255813.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Zn8zhrJYfY76vuNQha0QGg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/085d03f4d8cfe512740f6a70670008ee.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn walks from the criminal justice center after a bail hearing in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling Monday, April 27, 2015, upholds the 2012 conviction of Lynn over abuse committed by a diocesan priest years earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn walks from the criminal justice center after a bail hearing in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling Monday, April 27, 2015, upholds the 2012 conviction of Lynn over abuse committed by a diocesan priest years earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)" border="0" /></a>PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state&#039;s highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Truckers strike at huge seaport complex; impact minimal
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but port officials said the impact on international commerce appeared to be minimal.
  • Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (AP) — 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.

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