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WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest jobs report suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year. The Labor Department says employers added 223,000 jobs in April, bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent. That's the lowest rate since May of 2008. But the report included more signs of sluggishness. The job gain in March was even weaker than first reported -- just 85,000.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department could announce today that it will conduct an investigation of whether Baltimore city police engage in discriminatory practices. A person familiar with the matter says federal officials have agreed to do so. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the probe following the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody last month.

SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — As many as 30,000 police officers from across the United States are expected to attend today's funeral for a New York City police officer who died after being shot in the head. Twenty-five-year-old Officer Brian Moore and his partner had stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun Saturday when the man opened fire on them. Moore died two days later. The funeral is in Seaford, on Long Island.

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says he will form a majority Conservative government after securing a majority in the Britain's general election. Cameron signaled a conciliatory tone after securing a majority, congratulating a former coalition partner, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and opposition leader Ed Miliband. He promised to govern as the party of "One nation, One United Kingdom."

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More tornadoes could sweep through the nation's midsection today and tomorrow after some 51 tornadoes in several Plains states Wednesday destroyed homes and left one person dead. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says this weekend's storms could be even more powerful, especially for southern Kansas, western Oklahoma and parts of North Texas.

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