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Last tweet... Afghanistan a no-fly zone? ... Concert for Baltimore

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 6, 2015 at 1:00 a.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say the last tweet posted by one of two gunmen shot and killed Sunday said, "May Allah accept us as mujahideen." Authorities say the tweet was sent just 20 minutes before 31-year-old Elton Simpson and another Phoenix man opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, wounding a security officer. The Islamic State group claims it carried out the attack, but counterterrorism experts say they have their doubts.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A judge in Afghanistan has convicted and sentenced to death four men in the brutal mob attack on a woman in Kabul in March. The death of the 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda shocked many Afghans and led to a nationwide movement calling for justice. There were 49 suspects in the case, including 19 police officers. The judge also sentenced eight defendants to 16 years in prison and dropped charges against 18 others. The remaining suspects are to be sentenced on Sunday. The woman was killed over a bogus accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan could become a no-fly zone by the end of June. That's when the United States stops managing Afghan airspace because its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires. Afghan airspace is a key air corridor between Europe and Asia.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is telling Baltimore, "We're here to hold your hands and provide support." The new attorney general visited Baltimore Tuesday, a little more than a week after riots and looting erupted in the city. Lynch also met privately with the family of Freddie Gray, who died after being mysteriously injured while in police custody.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The pop icon Prince will perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. The concert this Sunday is called "Rally 4 Peace." It'll be held at the Royal Farms Arena. Also performing will be the funk-rock group 3RDEYEGIRL. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Baltimore-based youth charities.

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