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A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 1,800 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.

Ellen Barry
A largely peaceful protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody, gave way to scattered scenes of chaos here on Saturday night, as demonstrators smashed a downtown storefront window and damaged police cruisers, while officers broke up skirmishes and made arrests near Camden Yards.SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
The hackers do not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from the president’s personal Blackberry, which he or an aide carries constantly.MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER
Alaska will take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. Alex DeMarban
There wasn’t much suspense to what Jenner told Diane Sawyer in his long-awaited television interview with ABC News -- it has been pretty clear for some time that he identifies as a woman and has begun the transitioning process.ALESSANDRA STANLEY

Linking climate change with severe flooding in the Alaska village of Galena, Secretary of State John Kerry laid out an ambitious agenda to address greenhouse gas emissions and protect the Arctic Ocean as he accepted the reins of the eight-nation Arctic Council on Friday, April 24, 2015, at a ceremony in Canada.

Alex DeMarban
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.Ellen Barry
A “sophisticated cyberattack” on Premera Blue Cross affected 11 million people in the U.S. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Alaska is encouraging members to apply for free credit monitoring and identity theft services.Laurel Andrews
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and trapping sightseers in a 200-foot tower that crumbled into a pile of bricks. People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings, and the U.S. Geological Survey predicted severe damage to villages near the quake’s epicenter, about 50 miles from Kathmandu. ELLEN BARRY and GARDINER HARRIS
The U.S. will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council on Friday, a change that will put Alaska at center stage for the council's focus on such things as climate change and Arctic infrastructure. Alex DeMarban