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Nepal's capital trying for more normalcy...Previous concern over suspended officer...Drone poll



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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Fresh croissants. They're one small sign of people trying to resume more regular lives in Kathmandu, the earthquake-ravaged capital of Nepal. Residents have begun packing up tents and moving indoors, farmers are delivering fresh produce and there aren't many gasoline lines. The croissants didn't last long once they came out. Officials say the death toll is close to 6,200 in Nepal alone. Two survivors were rescued from rubble Thursday.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Records obtained by The Associated Press show there was concern three years ago about the mental health of the top-ranking Baltimore city police officer suspended following Freddie Gray's death. Lt. Brian Rice was hospitalized in April 2012 following concerns raised by a fellow Baltimore police officer who is the mother of his child. Rice initially pursued Gray on a Baltimore street April 12.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans are OK with drone strikes targeting terrorists. The poll finds only 13 percent oppose the practice while 60 percent support it. Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Residents of Pakistan say there's a double standard in Washington about drone strikes. Drone-strike survivors and family members of innocent Pakistani victims, lawyers and government officials note President Barack Obama's apology and promise of compensation last week for the deaths of an American and an Italian hostage. They also note the distinct lack of similar treatment for Pakistani civilian victims.

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is really charged up about his next enterprise. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants. He says the goal is to "fundamentally change the way the world uses energy."

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