National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore BALTIMORE (AP) - National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted in Baltimore following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. It was the first time the National Guard was called in to quell unrest in Baltimore since 1968, when some of the same neighborhoods were convulsed by violence after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village GORKHA, Nepal (AP) - Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide. Two helicopters brought in eight women from Ranachour village, two of them clutching babies and a third heavily pregnant.
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Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, or whether the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
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Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary WASHINGTON (AP) - On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade. Now, early in her Democratic presidential campaign, she's striking a different tone - determinedly non-committal, with a hint of skepticism about the sweeping trade agreement she promoted as President Barack Obama's secretary of state. "Any trade deal has to produce jobs and raise wages and increase prosperity and protect our security," Clinton said at a New Hampshire community college last week.
Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time. Military honors and a gun salute greeted the Japanese leader in a South lawn arrival ceremony. Trade and security issues top the agenda for Abe's visit, which was to be capped by a state dinner Tuesday evening with about 300 guests.
Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army - especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces. Earlier this month, Iraqi forces captured the northern Sunni-majority city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, but only with the backing from Iranian-trained and Iran-funded Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes - methods that cannot work in Anbar province.
Saudi Arabia makes Islamic State arrests, thwarting attacks RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said the arrests include a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces.
Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future SEATTLE (AP) - Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples. The elephants would sometimes exhibit other behavior. Chai would pace from side to side and bob her head up and down - a sign, animal activists say, of the stress of being confined inside the 1-acre area. It is common behavior, and a growing number of people feel the giant animals - hard-wired to roam free across thousands of square miles in Africa and Asia - don't have a place in American zoos.