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Baltimore cleans up, mayor scrambles after riot over police-custody death

BALTIMORE - Baltimore residents on Tuesday began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, while the city's mayor defended local law enforcement's light initial response. | Video

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Boston bomber's lawyers focus on brother's obsession with Islam

BOSTON - The older brother of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was transformed from a heavy drinker and drugs user into someone obsessed with Islam after returning from a trip to Russia in 2012, witnesses said on Tuesday.

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Tsipras presses for May debt deal, threatens referendum

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday he was confident of an outline deal with international creditors within two weeks, after shaking up his negotiating team and sidelining his finance minister who has infuriated euro zone partners.

World, Greece 11:44am EDT

Senate leader expects strong debate over Iran bill amendments

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he wants to pass a "sensible" bipartisan bill giving Congress the right to review an international nuclear agreement with Iran but made clear he expects lawmakers to introduce a wide variety of amendments to the legislation.

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Houthis, tribesmen battle in central Yemen, 15 killed

CAIRO - Heavy fighting between Iranian-allied Houthi militia and local tribesmen killed at least 15 people in Yemen's oil-producing Marib province and an air strike targeted the home of a senior Houthi official, residents and tribal and medical sources said.

World, Yemen 11:53am EDT

Saudi says arrests 93 Islamic State suspects, foils U.S. embassy attack

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, including two people who planned a failed suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

World, Saudi Arabia 10:30am EDT

Spanish emergency services rescue around 150 people from burning ferry

MADRID - Spanish emergency services safely evacuated around 150 people from a burning ferry crossing the Mediterranean from the island of Mallorca to the Spanish port of Valencia, government and port authorities said on Tuesday.