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Day of prayer and healing in Baltimore...Officer shot in NYC...Small quake shakes LA area

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 3, 2015 at 7:10 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — What's being called a day of prayer and healing is scheduled today in Baltimore, following days of protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who was injured while in police custody. A celebration march was held yesterday after six officers were charged in the case. Meanwhile, the city is beginning to chafe under the 10 p.m. curfew, which was imposed after last Monday's violence. There were some curfew-related arrests last night.

NEW YORK (AP) — A man is in custody after a plainclothes New York City police officer was shot in the head last evening in Queens. Police say Demitrius Blackwell is suspected of shooting Officer Brian Moore in his unmarked car while he was being questioned by the officer and his partner. Officials say Moore is in critical but stable condition after surgery.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake has rattled the greater Los Angeles area, shaking buildings and waking residents. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 was centered just north of the cities of Inglewood and Culver City. It's the second earthquake in less than a month along the Newport-Inglewood fault. A magnitude-3.5 quake hit the same area on April 12.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport is now closed to big jets because of signs that the only runway is deteriorating under the strain of the heavy planes loaded with earthquake aid. The closure comes amid a continuing dire need by millions. Officials say medium and small-size jets will still be allowed to land. Meanwhile, An indian state is contributing 100,000 tents, while rescuers in the mountains have found 51 bodies and three survivors.

LONDON (AP) — Most people are making book on Charlotte and Alice as the guessing game ramps up over what name will be chosen for Britain's newborn princess. Those are the favorite names according to Britain's legal bookmakers. The princess is now home from the hospital and it's possible a name could be announced today, though there's no timetable for action by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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