BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.”
“Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Shannon County will now be Oglala Lakota County, removing the name of a man who Oglala Sioux Tribe activists say helped with negotiations that were a precursor for the breakup of tribal lands.
The change becomes official Friday. More than 80 per cent of the county’s voters approved it in November.
KATMANDU, Nepal — The 15-year-old boy had been buried alive for five days, listening to bulldozers clearing mountains of debris, fearful the incessant aftershocks might collapse the darkened crevice he was trapped in.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A burnt bowl of macaroni and cheese forced a brief evacuation at the Iowa Capitol.
Iowa Department of Administrative Services spokesman Caleb Hunter says somebody’s lunch burned in a microwave Monday behind the Senate Chambers on the second floor of the Capitol. He says the smoke prompted a short evacuation of the entire building during the morning.
PARIS — China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France, but France has beaten out Italy to regain the title of world’s No. 1 wine producer.
This is according to figures released Monday by the Paris-based International Organization of Vine and Wine.
GORKHA, Nepal — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.
KATMANDU, Nepal — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.
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All mountaineering on the Chinese side of Mount Everest was cancelled after Saturday’s earthquake.
China’s official Xinhua News Agency says more than 400 climbers from 20-plus countries were on the northern side of the world’s highest mountain and were reported safe after they descended to lower elevations.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born.
Jenny, one of the university’s two guard donkeys, gave birth to the foal Sunday at the school’s Peckham Farm.
NASHVILLE — A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it’s now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.
The story began last fall, when a fixture in downtown Nashville called The Social Club sold its building and purchased a new one in a run-down office park several miles to the east.