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BALTIMORE (AP) — People in Baltimore danced in the streets and otherwise celebrated Friday night after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. There were some arrests during a protest march and for curfew violations. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray's arrest was illegal and unjustified, and that his neck was broken because he was handcuffed, shackled and placed head-first into a police van, where his pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored.

SEATTLE (AP) — May Day demonstrations turned violent Friday in the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, police say black-clad marchers threw wrenches, sticks and rocks at officers in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood Friday evening, injuring three officers. Police responded with pepper spray and pepper balls and arrested 15 people. In Portland, Oregon, authorities said an unruly crowd hurled projectiles and chairs at officers.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities have temporarily banned the slaughter of animals and sale of meat and fish in several parts of Kathmandu. The city's chief administrator, Ek Narayan Aryal, said the measures were imposed over a fear that contaminated meat would increase the chances of disease breaking out in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll has climbed past 6,600. Nepal is appealing for food as well as tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the number of girls and women rescued in operations against Boko Haram extremists is now 677. The military says the latest rescue of 224 girls and women came Thursday from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the northeast. Boko Haram continues to attack in isolated places. The military says most of the women are traumatized and some identify with the militants.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in San Diego says three men each face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Jan and Erik Portocarrero and Joseph Barrios had been charged with running an illegal international sports gambling ring that made millions of dollars from a headquarters in Lima, Peru. Authorities say the company took bets from customers throughout California, strong-armed debtors and laundered proceeds.

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