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Officers' trials will stay in Baltimore...Migrants face new challenge...Russian troops reported in Syria

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 10, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has ruled the trials of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray will be kept in Baltimore. The judge today said the officers could get fair trials in Baltimore despite days of protests, rioting and a weeklong city-wide curfew after Gray's death. Gray died in April after he was critically injured in police custody. Protesters outside the courthouse cheered today's decision.

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — New challenges are emerging today for thousands of migrants trying to make their way into Europe. About 7,000 refugees and migrants, including many families with young children, braved relentless downpours today to cross Greece's northern border into Macedonia. Greek authorities say it's the largest single wave of migrants they've seen so far.

JERUSALEM (AP) — According to Israel's defense minister, Russian troops have arrived in Syria to help the government of Bashar Assad in its fight against Islamic State militants. It's a development that could help the Syrian leader reverse his recent losses in the country's civil war. The report is the latest indication of a Russian military buildup in Syria that has raised concerns in the U.S. and in NATO.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan state lawmaker says he's not planning to resign before the state House votes on whether to expel him for misconduct stemming from a cover-up of his extramarital affair with another legislator. A House panel recommended expulsion for Todd Courser and fellow Republican state representative Cindy Gamrat (GAM'-rat) today. The full House could vote later in the day, but it's unclear if Democrats will join majority Republicans.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have been slightly higher so far today as investors try to anticipate when and how quickly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. A government report on unemployment claims suggested the job market remains strong. Markets in Europe and Asia were mostly lower.

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