National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2015-04-27T09:05:24Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most violent U.S. demonstrations since arson and shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. A large fire consumed a senior center under construction near a church in East Baltimore on Wednesday night, television reports showed, but it was not immediately clear if it was related to the riots. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as firefighters battled blazes set by looters. Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments. The nine justices will be hearing arguments concerning gay marriage restrictions imposed in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that still outlaw such marriages. The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide. Nurses union plans short strikes in California and Illinois A union representing nurses in California and Illinois said on Monday 6,400 members planned to walk off their jobs later this week for a series of one- and two-day strikes amid contract negotiations. Issues in contention vary from location to location, but include salary, health benefits and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association. Unless progress is made in contract negotiations over the next two days, union nurses will walk out on Thursday and Friday at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center, Idelson said. They also plan to strike for one day on Friday at two hospitals owned by Providence Health and Services, St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica and Little Company of Mary in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance. Baltimore mayor imposes curfew, governor declares state of emergency after riots 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. Massive fire breaks out in East Baltimore A massive fire has broken out in a building in East Baltimore. Tiny California tribe turns to adoption to boost revenue ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A tiny, casino-owning Native American tribe in Northern California has pursued an unusual strategy to boost revenue: Adoption. 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: AP PHOTOS: Riots hit Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral BALTIMORE (AP) — A CVS store set ablaze. People looting shops and hurling rocks and bricks at police. The smell of burned rubber in one neighborhood where youths looted a liquor store. Latest on police-custody death: Massive fire related to riot 9:30 p.m. NWS: At least 8 tornadoes touched down in Texas Sunday DALLAS (AP) — A band of tornadoes that swept across parts of rural Texas over the weekend flattened buildings, tore the roofs off other structures and forced people to rush for shelter, the National Weather Service said Monday. US court upholds Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Monday upheld a Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban that had become a focus in the statewide debate over gun control, though a dissenting judge sharply criticized the majority opinion. U.S. attorney general condemns 'senseless acts of violence' in Baltimore U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the violence that erupted in Baltimore on Monday and said the Justice Department would provide any assistance needed. “I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of the peace in the city of Baltimore," said Lynch, who was sworn in on Monday. Hawaii fertility law leaves out singles, same-sex couples HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is one of a handful of states that requires insurance companies to cover fertility treatment through in vitro fertilization. Federal board declines request to reopen Buddy Holly crash CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, millions of birds affected By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. In the avian influenza outbreak of 1983 to 1984 in the northeast, which was the largest in U.S. history, about 17 million birds were culled. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday. Or does this mean more birds as we go forward." Iowa state officials have quarantined the five farm sites, Northey said. Miller says he will plead guilty in Jewish site shootings KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas says he plans to plead guilty to capital murder to avoid a lengthy trial because of his failing health. Elderly victim testifies in 1st Jamaican lottery scam case BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An elderly widow from North Dakota who authorities say was among dozens of victims of a Jamaican lottery scam told jurors in federal court she lost about $300,000 and borrowed against her insurance policy with the hopes of collecting $19 million to help her family. Motorcyclist in grave condition after Delco crash A motorcyclist is in grave condition after crashing in Delaware County. Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore 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. Theater shooting trial opens with dueling presentations of James Holmes' mental state CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a "Batman" premiere. Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence (Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night," tweeted O'Malley, who was mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 before becoming governor. Saying that "all of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley added: "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people." Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African-Americans after the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri, New York City and elsewhere. Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least 15 police officers. Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home. Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011. Firefighter arrested for 3 slayings in 15-year-old cold case TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — While David Watson was rising through the ranks at the Tucson Fire Department, authorities working to solve three cold-case murders had him in mind as their main suspect. GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet. Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints. Truckers strike at huge seaport complex; impact minimal LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but port officials said the impact on international commerce appeared to be minimal. Dead infant found on Ohio university campus was born alive NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says a newborn baby found dead on the campus of an eastern Ohio university last week was born alive and died from asphyxiation. Tuna company, 2 employees charged in death of worker in oven LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday by Los Angeles prosecutors with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. The Latest: Courthouse empties after Day 1 of Holmes trial 5:55 p.m. (MDT) Baltimore mayor enacts curfew, governor declares state of emergency 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. WRHL 2015-04-28T02:05:24Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491