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

BALTIMORE - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. | Video

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U.S. Stocks cool ahead of Fed, pound skids on disappointing GDP

LONDON - World shares shuffled away from all-time highs on Tuesday as surging Chinese stocks took a breather and investors began to retreat to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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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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Republicans reach deal for budget plan, target Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republican budget negotiators on Monday reached a compromise deal for the first joint House-Senate budget in six years, one that seeks to boost military spending while calling for deep cuts to social programs to eliminate deficits in a decade.

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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

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.

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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.


Tsipras presses for early Greek debt deal but flags referendum

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