Maryland governor: Mayor too slow

National Guard troops stand watch along E. Pratt St. in Baltimore, Maryland April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he called Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake repeatedly but that she held off alerting in the National Guard until three hours after violence first erupted.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

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Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage in Washington April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Skeptical high court hears gay marriage case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, with a majority of the nine justices firing skeptical questions at a lawyer asking them to legalize gay marriage nationwide.  Full Article 

A local villager walks amid debris at a devastated area following Saturday's earthquake, at Paslang village in Gorkha, Nepal April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Searching for survivors in Nepal

KATHMANDU - The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said, as residents used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones.  Full Article 

A man walks past the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, in this May 10, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

For UK political donors, a tax break

LONDON - Some of Britain's biggest political donors, including a dozen senior lawmakers, have benefited from a little-noticed loophole that lets them avoid tax on millions of pounds in donations to political parties, a Reuters analysis has found.  Full Article 

U.S., Vietnam saddle up, get comfy


Four decades after the fall of Saigon, Washington and Hanoi's cozier relationship is underscored by everything from the rise of Harley-Davidson to both countries' suspicion of China.  Video