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Relative quiet in Baltimore ... UN humanitarian chief visits Nepal ... US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 1, 2015 at 1:40 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — It's been a third night of relative quiet in Baltimore, and officials say a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will continue through the weekend. Baltimore's police Commissioner Anthony Batts says he's expecting large protest marches this weekend. The city has been on edge since the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested in April and mysteriously sustained a serious spine injury.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Baltimore has not given a timeline for when she'll decide whether to charge the six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died of a several spinal injury while in police custody. Police say their investigation has revealed that the van transporting Gray made an additional stop. That stop was discovered by a privately owned camera. It was one of four stops van made after Gray was arrested.

UNDATED (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, is in Nepal for a three-day visit to meet victims and local leaders. She also plans to visit areas outside the Kathmandu Valley. The U.N. humanitarian office says about 24,000 people are living in 13 camps in Kathmandu. More than 130,000 houses are reportedly destroyed. But most of the people who were sleeping outside their homes for fear of aftershocks have moved back indoors.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran. The new policy was adopted in response to what Washington views as provocative Iranian behavior. Earlier this week Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps naval vessels reportedly fired warning shots near a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship and have detained it and its crew.

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants its battery technology to be in homes and businesses across the U.S. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a plan for the company's batteries to store solar electricity and reshape the way the power grid works while reducing pollution. The battery, called "Powerwall," will be sold at a suggested price of $3,000 to $3,500 apiece, depending on the capacity. That's still far less than the $18,300 sticker price for a larger version of a Tesla home battery.

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