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Surveying the damage...Support for Baltimore mayor...Concerns about stock prices

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 7, 2015 at 4:50 a.m.



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Oklahoma City area are hoping to get a better idea of how widespread the damage is from at least one and possibly two tornadoes that struck yesterday. At least 12 people were hurt, but there's no word of any fatalities. Twisters last night also hit rural parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. Forecasters say more storms are possible through the end of the week.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor of Baltimore is winning support from other public officials, for asking the Justice Department to investigate her police department for possible discriminatory behavior and excessive violence. Among those praising that decision are Maryland's governor, the City Council president and the head of the city police union. The request follows last week's riots amid protests over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.

TOKYO (AP) — Stocks overseas have been lower today, amid concerns over some comments yesterday by the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen suggested that stocks are generally overvalued. She was responding to a question about risks to financial stability, at a conference in Washington.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia may be having some problems with a state-of-the-art tank that is supposed to top all Western versions because of its remote-controlled cannon and the protection it offers to its crew. The tank -- which was shown to the public for the first time earlier this month -- came to a stop during today's final Victory Day rehearsal in Moscow. The engine was still rumbling, but it wouldn't move, and an effort to tow it away was unsuccessful. It finally rolled away under its own steam after about 15 minutes.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A hockey fan is facing misdemeanor charges after bringing a gun to last night's NHL playoff game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. Someone saw the man drop the gun inside a bathroom at the arena in Tampa last night and notified authorities. When a police officer confronted the man, he said he had a gun in his pocket. Police say Lucas Cassidy has a valid concealed weapon permit, so he'll only face a misdemeanor charge of bringing a gun to a sporting event. They say he wasn't screened properly when he arrived at the game.

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