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Settlement in Freddie Gray case...Democrats can now block resolution against Iran deal...UN wants more border aid

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore says it has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. He died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from the death of Gray, who was black. The death sparked protests, rioting and unrest that shook Baltimore for days. The settlement still needs the approval of a board that oversees city spending. It meets tomorrow.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have clinched enough votes to block a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear deal in the Senate. That could spell a major victory for President Barack Obama. Three undecided senators have announced their support for the deal in quick succession — bringing supporters to 41 votes. That's enough to bottle up the disapproval resolution with a filibuster later this week. The announcements came from Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Gary Peters of Michigan.

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says humanitarian aid must be increased at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Thousands of people have been streaming across the border each day, with conditions worsening and scuffles breaking out between migrants and police. Tensions are being defused there as Hungarian authorities begin busing tired migrants to a nearby registration center. But there's no end in sight to the crisis. Even as those relieved migrants were taken away, more people could be seen across the border in Serbia approaching Hungary, their gateway into the European Union.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish ground forces have crossed into northern Iraq for the first time since 2011. Turkey says it's a "short-term" operation to hunt down Kurdish rebels, as Turkish jets carry out more airstrikes against rebel camps in the region. The cross-border operations come amid a wave of attacks by the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party that have killed at least 31 soldiers and police since Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is slamming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his "liberal" law-and-order policies have increased crime in the nation's largest city. Christie and de Blasio appeared separately this morning on MSNBC. The Democratic mayor says New York streets are safer under his watch, though he acknowledged there have been more homicides this year than at this point in 2014. Christie, a GOP presidential hopeful, says people are getting "more and more fed up" with crime and the city should revive its stop-and-frisk police policy.

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