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Growing expectations in Baltimore? ... Alive after 5 days ... Abe wrapping up US visit

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 3:40 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials are trying to manage growing expectations they they'll soon decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he apparently received while in custody. Authorities say they plan to turn over the findings of a police investigation into Freddie Gray's death to a state's attorney by Friday. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says rumors that there'll be some kind of "verdict" soon are a misunderstanding. Gray's family says it wants "justice that comes at the right time and not too soon."

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say an 18-year-old boy pulled from rubble five days after the massive quake was able to tell them his name and address. Crowds cheered today as Pemba Tamang was rescued and carried away on a stretcher. He had been trapped after a seven-story building collapsed in Kathmandu. Meanwhile, More than 70 aftershocks stronger than magnitude 3.2 have been recorded in the Himalayan region following Saturday's initial quake, and some people fear there'll be another powerful one.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winding up his U.S. visit, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) is starting a three-day tour of California, with plans to check out some of the region's innovations and promote commercial ties. Abe also is scheduled to meet later today in San Francisco with Gov. Jerry Brown. A foreign ministry spokesman says Brown will be invited to try a Japanese-made bullet train simulator that Abe has brought along to this country.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call to take U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis. Retired Gen. James Cartwright tells The Associated Press that it also could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war.

CHANGSHA, China (AP) — This could rival "Around the World in 80 Days." A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world's fastest builder after erecting a 57-story skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. An official of the Broad Sustainable Building Co. says the firm put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel Mini Sky City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha using a modular method, putting three floors together per day.

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