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Police: More than half who were arrested were released...Officers describe Holmes arrest...Air Force watches space capsule

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say more than half of the people who were detained during Monday's riots have been released without charges. A police spokesman says 201 people were arrested during the riots and more than 100 of them were released after 48 hours because specific charges couldn't be filed. He says police are reviewing surveillance footage and expect to charge many of those people once their identities have been confirmed. Earlier today, police delivered a report to city prosecutors detailing evidence in the death of Freddie Gray in custody. Six officers involved in Gray's arrest have been suspended.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Officers who arrested Colorado theater gunman James Holmes say he seemed keenly interested in the aftermath of the shootings as victims were treated nearby. The officers testified Thursday that Holmes first wore a vacant expression but later looked intently out the window of a squad car. Holmes' lawyers say he admits he was the gunman who killed 12 people and injured 70 in the suburban Denver theater in July 2012. But they say Holmes is severely mentally ill and didn't know right from wrong.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says the IRS has taken significant steps to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions. The agency's inspector general says the IRS is doing a better job processing applications for tax-exempt status. In a report issued today, he says the IRS has eliminated intrusive, unnecessary questions, and is processing applications faster.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is keeping close tabs on Russia's tumbling, out-of-control space capsule as it comes closer to re-entering Earth's atmosphere. NASA says the spacecraft, which was launched earlier this week with supplies for the International Space Station, is expected to plunge from orbit between May 9 and 11. Six astronauts live at the space station. Their next shipment should arrive in June.

BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent has pleaded not guilty to lying to jurors during the trial of mobster Whitey Bulger (BUHL'-jur), and overstating his professional accomplishments. Robert Fitzpatrick's plea comes after federal officials in Boston announced a perjury case against him. They say among his false claims was that he was the first officer who recovered the rifle used to assassinate Martin Luther King.

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