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Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man’s death in police custody

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident...

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All-clear sounded at Statue of Liberty after bomb scare

By Laila Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the New York Harbor landmark, the National Parks Service said. All visito...

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After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, where he took full responsibility for deaths of American, Italian hostages, expresses apologies. The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida has raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation’s oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans. A day after President Barack Obama apologized and took responsibility for the deaths of American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, administration officials said Friday that a nearly yearlong, interagency review of the policy is to be completed this spring. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.


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Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Italian police officers patrol outside St. Peter's Square in Rome. 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 Friday. Wiretaps collected as part of investigation into an Islamic terror network operating in Italy gave "signals of some preparation for a possible attack" at the Vatican, prosecutor Mauro Mura told a news conference in Cagliari, Sardinia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor says 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.


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Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

In this image from video provided by Zach Rader students from Westfield High School are on the stage during the grand finale of the concert dubbed "American Pie" Thursday April 23, 2015 just prior to the stage collapsed. More than a dozen students were injured after the stage filled with students collapsed during the musical performance at the central Indiana high school Thursday night, authorities said. (Zach Rader via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection.


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Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

Pakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two foreign hostages showed the risks of the controversial tactic, as details came to light apparently pinpointing the fatal strike. President Barack Obama admitted on Thursday that one Ameri...

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Hostage locations difficult to track – and may be getting harder

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militan...

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Arizona sheriff acknowledges investigation into judge’s wife

In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio begins a four-day hearing Tuesday, April 21, that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)PHOENIX (AP) — In a bombshell revelation, Sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledged Thursday that his office was behind a secret investigation into the wife of the judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit against the brash Arizona lawman known for his anti-immigration patrols.


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