The Monday Catchup

The six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray (via nbcnews.com)

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were cramming for finals:

The lead story: Six police officers have been charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. After riots raged last week, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a curfew on Sunday as a peaceful rally was held in front of Baltimore City Hall.

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The Monday Catchup

Houthi rebels (via cnn.com)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while enjoying the beginning of spring this past weekend:

The lead story: A civil war may erupt in Yemen as Houthi rebels seize an airport. The rebels are Shiite Muslims in a predominately Sunni country and have been responsible for fomenting violence in the country, including helping to remove the Yemeni president from office in January. The United Nations Security Council has backed President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi though it warns of civil war. There are also concerns that al-Qaeda or ISIS may take advantage of the situation. The U.S. removed its troops from the country over the weekend.

Coming up: Starbucks and race, a state funeral for Richard III, oil prices, and developments in Ukraine.

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The Monday Catchup

via cnbc.com

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: An attempt by US special forces to retrieve hostages from an al Qaeda compound in Yemen failed. While approaching the compound the al Qaeda gaurds were alerted to the US presence and executed the hostages, an American and a South African.

After the jump: Fire in LA, Uber banned in India, Prince William and Kate in the Big Apple, and more… Continue reading