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

BALTIMORE - 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. | Video

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S.Korea court finds ferry captain guilty of homicide for 304 deaths

SEOUL - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

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Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

WASHINGTON - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. | Video

Exclusive: Time Warner Cable open to merger talks with Charter - sources

- Time Warner Cable Inc is open to merger discussions with Charter Communications Inc following a failed $45 billion bid by Comcast Corp , according to people familiar with the matter.

27 Apr 2015

Sobs heard as Colorado cinema massacre trial begins

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial began on Monday with opening statements in which jurors were asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.

27 Apr 2015

U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

NEW YORK - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.

World, Japan 27 Apr 2015

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

WASHINGTON - 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.

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Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. | Video