Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody 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. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order - but authorities were still struggling to quell pockets of unrest after midnight.
Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages GORKHA, Nepal (AP) - Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter. Gorkha, which would barely count as a village in much of the world, is the district's administrative, transport and trading center for surrounding tiny villages. It was being used as a staging post to get rescuers and supplies to those remote communities, some of which are believed to be nearly completely destroyed. The death toll from Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake rose past 4,400, officials said.
Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away UNITED NATIONS (AP) - What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will. Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a landmark disarmament treaty, the now-fragile survivors warn this may be their last chance to use their personal horror to hurry that work along.
'Batman' trial tries to look inside Colorado shooter's mind CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - 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 image of the theater door on a TV screen as he told of a sinister but sane killer who methodically carried out the 2012 mass murder to make himself feel good and be remembered.
Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. A district court in November had sentenced Lee Joon-seok to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers in need but acquitted him of homicide. Victims' relatives criticized the verdict at the time, saying it was too lenient. Prosecutors earlier had demanded the death penalty for Lee.
`Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense's opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial, saying there is no punishment Tsarnaev can get that would be equal to the suffering of the bombing victims.
Apple's Mac is selling strong, iPad not so much SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's iPhone was again the company's star in the first three months of the year. The tech giant sold 61 million iPhones, or 40 percent more than in the same period a year ago. That represented about two-thirds of its $58 billion in revenue. But executives also shed some light on other well-known Apple products in interviews and a conference call with analysts Monday evening.
Orioles' game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved - possibly to Nationals Park in Washington - if safety continued to be an issue.