Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes.
Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride
BALTIMORE (AP) — In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van.
UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.
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.