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CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group is vowing to carry out more attacks like the one in Texas over the weekend. The group is claiming responsibility for the attack, in which two men opened fire outside an event that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The two were shot and killed after wounding a security officer. The claim of responsibility comes in an audio statement on the extremist group's radio station.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting today with the family of Freddie Gray, whose fatal injury in police custody led to Baltimore's riots, and to the charges against six police officers. Lynch is being joined by other Justice Department officials in visiting Baltimore. She's expected to speak with police officers to thank them for their service and their long hours, and for protecting demonstrators.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is drawing an early distinction with Republicans on immigration reform. She's pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress. Clinton is laying the foundation of her immigration agenda during a stop today in Nevada. Latinos and immigration activists are watching her statements closely after comprehensive reform efforts have stalled.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have turned moderately lower in early trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high. Energy stocks did better than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed above $60 a barrel. Oil hasn't closed above that level since December.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's trade deficit is at its highest level in more than six years. It surged in March to more than $51 billion, driven by a flood of imports from autos to cellphones. The Commerce Department says exports were up by just under one percent, while imports increased by 7.7 percent.
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