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Over 7,200 die in Nepal earthquake...Nearly 500 arrests made during Baltimore protests... National Guard leaving



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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Government officials in Nepal say the death toll from the recent massive earthquake now stands at 7,276, including six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend on a popular trekking route. Nepal's Tourist Police report a total of 57 foreigners were killed in the April 25 quake and 109 are still missing, including 12 Russians and nine Americans.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they've made nearly 500 arrests since large-scale protests broke out after the death of Freddie Gray. A police spokesman also says 113 officers were injured while responding to riots and protests. With the city's curfew now over, the spokesman says officers will continue to deploy to "areas of concern" and monitor protest activity.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the National Guard has begun demobilizing the 3,000 troops brought into Baltimore after rioting broke out last week. He says the process will take about three days. Hogan says the state of emergency will remain in place until after they've all left. He says "it's been a really rough week," and now it's time to "get back to normal in the city."

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head has been arraigned on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Demetrius Blackwell appeared in court today. The 35-year-old suspect did not enter a plea and is due back in court May 8. Officer Brian Moore remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

ALLTENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the 1-year-old boy into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge. WFMZ-TV reports that the episode happened Sunday afternoon at the Hamilton Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in Allentown. The baby and 19-year-old mother are expected to survive.

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