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Gunman killed in Garland, TX...Nepal says no more foreign help needed in Kathmandu...Israel's Ethiopian Jews clash with police

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 4, 2015 at 12:50 a.m.



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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police in Garland, Texas say once the scene is clear, they'll remove the bodies of two gunmen who opened fire on a security guard outside a building where a contest was being held for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. Police say the men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb just as the contest was about to end Sunday. Authorities say a bomb squad was called in to search the vehicle the gunman used. Many Muslims consider drawings of the Prophet Muhammed to be offensive, but authorities aren't sure if the shooting is connected to the event.

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Police in eastern Wisconsin say a shooting that's left four people dead and another person wounded appears to have been a "random act." Police in Menasha tell the Post-Crescent Media that the shooter is among the dead and a surviving victim underwent surgery. Police have not offered any more details.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government is urging foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home, saying the major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas has been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers. But Nepal's information minister says foreign aid volunteers are still welcome to help police in villages and remote mountain areas. Since the April 25 quake, more than 4,000 rescue workers from 34 different nations have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations.

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Simmering frustrations among Israel's Ethiopian Jews have boiled over following video of an Ethiopian Israeli in an army uniform being beaten by police last week. On Sunday, several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority clashed with police during a Tel Aviv protest against racism and police brutality. The protest was mostly peaceful during the day, but by nightfall it became violent. Police say at least 20 officers were hurt and "multiple protesters" were arrested.

BOSTON (AP) — Many states say this past winter it didn't take long to exhaust their snow removal budgets. Twenty-three states that responded to a survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials report combined spending of more than $1 billion on winter maintenance operations and 8 million work hours plowing or treating state roads. One state even reports using 216,000 gallons of beet juice, which can help salt stick to roads.

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