Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man's death in police custody

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said police would release surveillance camera photos involving the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died on […]

Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said Friday. […]

Hostage locations difficult to track - and may be getting harder

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington gathers less on-the-ground human intelligence. Obtaining timely intelligence on hostages has always […]

Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of a central Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection. […]

All-clear sounded at Statue of Liberty after bomb scare

By Laila Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the New York Harbor landmark, the National Parks Service said. All visitors and staff were safely ferried off Liberty Island soon after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the statue that stands guard at the mouth […]

Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of Liberty

New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package at the Statue of Liberty. […]

After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families. […]