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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says six American troops were killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Two others were wounded along with an Afghan. The troops were killed today when an attacker rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into their patrol in a village near the airfield. The Taliban claimed responsibility. The attack comes just days after Defense Secretary Ash Carter stopped in Bagram.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man authorities say bought the assault rifles two other people used in the San Bernardino massacre has appeared in federal court to face terrorism-related charges, but the proceeding has been delayed. Enrique Marquez shuffled into court in Riverside, California, today with his ankles and hands cuffed. The judge announced that the hearing would be delayed 90 minutes so defense lawyers could have more time to confer with Marquez.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has scheduled a new trial date following the mistrial of one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. William Porter's first trial ended in a hung jury last week. His new trial is scheduled to begin June 13. The other five officers will be tried before that, beginning next month. Gray died April 19, a week after he suffered a broken neck in the back of a police transport wagon. Prosecutors say Porter is partially responsible because he didn't buckle Gray into a seat belt or immediately call for an ambulance when Gray indicated he needed medical attention.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say the woman suspected of crashing into pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk last night, killing one of them, didn't appear to be distressed when she was arrested afterward. A sheriff says Lakeisha Holloway drove to a hotel, where she told a valet to call 911. Prosecutors say she faces a charge of murder with a deadly weapon and is being held without bail. The sheriff says at least 35 people injured in the crash were taken to hospitals. Three are in critical condition with head injuries.

PARIS (AP) — A French official says a retired French police officer traveling on Air France has been freed after nearly 12 hours of questioning about a fake bomb hidden in a lavatory. It forced his Paris-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Kenya. The hoax was the fourth against Air France in recent weeks. The man had been taken in for questioning upon arrival today in Paris.

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