Monday, April 27th, 2015
Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

Police are injured amid the chaos that prevailed after the funeral for Freddie Gray. […]

World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. […]

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most […]

U.S. Supreme Court set to hear pivotal gay marriage arguments

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. The decision, due by the end of June, will determine whether gay marriage will be legal nationwide. The […]

Nurses union plans short strikes in California and Illinois

A union representing nurses in California and Illinois said on Monday 6,400 members planned to walk off their jobs later this week for a series of one- and two-day strikes amid contract negotiations. Issues in contention vary from location to location, but include salary, health benefits and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association. […]

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official. […]