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    Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

    GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.

    Riot erupts after funeral for man hurt in police custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

    Baltimore rocked by rioting, looting

    BALTIMORE -- Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

    Nepal faces rising death toll, limited resources

    KATHMANDU, Nepal -- As the death toll from Nepal's massive earthquake passed 4,200 Monday, survivors of the disaster in the capital struggled to cope with shortages of electricity, gasoline, water, cash and sanitary facilities. Phone and Internet links remained spotty at best.

    Colorado trial hinges upon gunman's mental state

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Pointing at the gunman -- James Holmes, who sat in a button-down shirt, tethered to the courtroom floor by a security cable -- District Attorney George Brauchler described him in an opening argument Monday as a brilliant neuroscience student who had failed at his graduate studies, been dumped by his first girlfriend, and "lost his purpose."

    'A good kid': Lawyer pleads for marathon bomber's life

    BOSTON -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.