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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The number of earthquake deaths in Nepal continues to grow as reports filter in from isolated areas. Authorities now say last Sunday's quake has claimed more than 6,800 lives. With many roads blocked by landslides, the executive director of the U.N.'s World Food Program says more helicopters are needed to get help to the farthest reaches of the Himalayan nation. She says shelter is the most urgent need.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say about 40 people have been hurt and a child killed in suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters. Videos shared by the Syrian Civil Defense activist group show medics and residents rushing children to a hospital as they coughed and some gasped for air. The report comes a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it's ready to investigate a series of newly claimed attacks.
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth is wearing pink today, after a princess was born to the queen's grandson William and his wife Kate. The 8-pound, 3-ounce girl becomes the fourth in line to the British throne. The newborn's name hasn't been announced. When her brother, Prince George, was born in 2013, royal officials waited two days before announcing his name.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to hit the streets of Baltimore today. What had been planned as a protest over the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a "victory rally," after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the officers who arrested Freddie Gray. The six officers are free on bond after being charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of people have crowded into a train station in the Illinois capital to watch a replica of Abraham Lincoln's coffin be carried off a funeral car. An honor guard of men in Union army uniforms surrounded the reconstructed funeral train car. The crowd included men in top hats and ladies carrying parasols. It's the start of a weekend of events to meticulously re-enact the slain president's funeral in his hometown of Springfield.
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