May 5, 2015

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Curfew lifted in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved. A jubilant crowd of several hundred prayed and sang civil-rights anthems at a City Hall rally. Sunday’s peaceful gathering came two days after the city’s top Read More…

Prosecutor charges six Baltimore police officers in Gray’s death

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.” “Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder Read More…

Four months into job, Baltimore prosecutor faces big test

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, is facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ousted an established white opponent by promising to hold police Read More…

Deadline looms for Baltimore police to turn over findings in Gray death

BALTIMORE — Having weathered two all-night curfews with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he apparently received while in custody. In an effort to be transparent, Read More…

Orioles to make history by playing in empty stadium; weekend series shifts to Tampa

BALTIMORE — After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in major league baseball’s 145-season history. Because of the unsettled environment in Baltimore, where rioters burned a drug store and Read More…

After riots, quiet night under curfew in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen. The curfew ended at 5 a.m. with no reports of disturbances in the early morning hours. The morning rush was getting underway with traffic flowing on most Read More…

As protests turn violent in Baltimore, questions raised about initial police response

BALTIMORE — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. The violence that started in West Baltimore on Monday afternoon — Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why death toll is expected to rise in Nepal The condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers are still struggling to reach two days after the earthquake could raise the casualty count of 3,700. 2. How Read More…

Thousands expected today for Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. today for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 23

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EU urged to take action on Mediterranean migrants The leaders will examine a plan to respond to the crisis, after more than 10,000 migrants are plucked from seas between Italy and Libya in a week and hundreds Read More…