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Police turn over their investigation...German bomb plot may have been foiled...Climbers may return to Everest

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have turned over their criminal investigation to a prosecutor who will decide whether charges are warranted in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray suffered a mysterious spinal injury while he was in the custody of officers. The prosecutor has not given a timeline for when she will decide whether to charge the six officers who have been suspended during the investigation of Gray's death. Police said today they discovered a new stop made by the van that was carrying Gray after his arrest, but they haven't said what happened.

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials believe they've foiled plans for an attack similar to the Boston Marathon bombing. They raided the home of a suspected Islamic extremist overnight -- and found a pipe bomb, 100 rounds of ammunition, parts of an assault rifle and a chemical that can be used to build a bomb. A police chief says it isn't clear whether the attack would have targeted a cycling race scheduled for tomorrow. The suspected extremist and his wife are in custody.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Despite an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people -- including 19 who died in an avalanche at the Mount Everest base camp -- government and trekking officials in Nepal say expeditions to the top of the mountain may resume if climbers decide to go ahead. The head of Nepal's Tourism Department says the route that was damaged by the avalanche "can be fixed by next week." And he says there's still time to scale the mountain. Bad weather normally ends the Everest summit season in mid-to-late May.

BOSTON (AP) — A retired FBI agent who was once second in command in the agency's Boston office has been arrested on perjury charges. Robert Fitzpatrick is accused of lying on the stand during the trial of gangster Whitey Bulger (BUHL'-jur). During the 2013 trial, he testified that he tried to get the FBI to terminate Bulger as an informant, because Bulger didn't appear to be helping the effort to get information on the Mafia. Prosecutors suggested he exaggerated his claim to sell copies of a book he wrote about Bulger.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major book publishers are going to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. The initiative was announced today by President Barack Obama at a library in an economically-depressed neighborhood of the nation's capital. He's looking for commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.

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