U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State militant group that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the group's direct involvement. | Video

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Charlie Hebdo to be honored in New York under increased security

NEW YORK - The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, targeted in a deadly attack earlier this year by Islamist gunmen, will be honored on Tuesday at a New York gala under heavy security, organizers said.

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In Baltimore, U.S. attorney general pledges to help police reform

BALTIMORE - New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with Baltimore officials and the family of a 25-year-old black man killed by police last month and vowed to help the city pursue police reform.

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Widow's friends say elder Boston bomber was cruel and controlling

BOSTON - The older of the two brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends, a former roommate of the woman testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life.

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Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village

KATHMANDU - Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Greece blows hot and cold in race to avert cash crunch

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Greece blew hot and cold with its euro zone partners on Tuesday as it struggled to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the IMF as cash reserves dry up.

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U.S. right to use cell phone location data in Florida case: court

MIAMI - Authorities did not violate a south Florida man's rights when his cell phone location data was used as evidence to convict him for his role in a string of armed robberies, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean: Save the Children

ROME - Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said. | Video