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Calm restored to Baltimore ... NYPD officer fights for his life ... Gunmen killed outside Dallas area cartoon contest

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 3, 2015 at 10:40 p.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — The citizens of Baltimore are hoping the city can get back to normal now that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who was severely injured in their custody. Protests, rioting and looting followed Gray's death last month. The recent protests have been peaceful, the curfew has been lifted and the National Guard is in the process of demobilizing.

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head in a Queens neighborhood Saturday evening. A man who served five years in prison for attempted murder has been arraigned on charges that he shot Officer Brian Moore. Demetrius Blackwell was ordered held without bail. He is due back in court Friday.

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed. They were shot by Garland police officers. It's still not known whether the shooting was related to the event. The security officer's injuries are not life-threatening.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials in Nepal say nine Americans and 12 Russians are among the 109 foreigners still missing after the massive earthquake that struck the country just over a week ago. Nepal's Tourist Police report a total of 57 foreigners were killed in the April 25 quake. The country's death toll now stands at 7,276 people.

WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) —There are no initial reports of major damage or injuries in New Zealand after a magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island. The United States Geological Survey puts the epicenter of Monday afternoon's temblor at 19 miles northwest of Wanaka. The area is a popular with tourists, offering nearby skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

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