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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs First Round: Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - Boston Celtics 93 (Cavaliers series win series 4-0)

Los Angeles Clippers 114 - San Antonio Spurs 105 (Series tied 2-2)

Washington Wizards 125 - Toronto Raptors 94 (Washington wins series 4-0)

NHL Playoffs: First Round: Minnesota Wild 4 - St. Louis Blues 1 (Wild win series 4-2)

Montreal Canadiens 2 - Calgary Flames 0 (Canadiens win series 4-2)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3 (7-9) - Kansas City Royals 2 (12-5) - Game 1

Chicago White Sox 5 (8-9) - Kansas City Royals 3 (12-6) - Game 2

Detroit Tigers 8 (13-6) - Cleveland Indians 6 (6-11)

Chicago Cubs 5 (10-7) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-10) 

Miami Marlins 6 (8-11) - Washington Nationals 2 (7-12)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (11-8) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (9-10)

Baltimore Orioles 18 (9-10) - Boston Red Sox 7 (10-9)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (7-12) - Atlanta Braves 4 (9-9) 

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (4-15) - St. Louis Cardinals 3 (12-5)

San Diego Padres 3 (11-9) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (11-7)

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (11-8) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (8-10)

Houston Astros 7 (11-7) - Oakland Athletics 6 (8-12)

Texas Rangers 5 (7-11) - L.A. Angels 4 (9-10) - F/11 Innings

Minnesota Twins 4 (8-10) - Seattle Mariners 2 (7-11) - F/11 Innings

New York Yankees 6 (11-8) - New York Mets 4 (14-5)

San Francisco Giants - Colorado Rockies - Postponed

NASCAR: Kurt Busch won the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Speedway.

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Laryn Bakker/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- An otherwise peaceful demonstration turned violent in the streets of Baltimore Saturday night, as some protesters, angry over the death 25-year-old Freddie Grey while in police custody, broke shop windows and fought with police.

Police said on Sunday that officers arrested 34 people after a small group of protesters got violent outside of Camden Yards.

A total of six officers suffered minor injuries in the violent clashes downtown and in west Baltimore on Saturday.

“They started to throw objects, they picked up aluminum barricades, they smashed out windows at our bars and our pubs, that are located on the northwest side and just wreaked havoc,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said late Saturday night.

Aerial footage from television helicopters showed some protesters smashing out police car windows and storefronts near Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were playing a game against the Boston Red Sox. The outbreak in violence prompted a request by the Orioles for fans stay inside for a time after the ten-inning game with the Red Sox.

In the game’s ninth inning, the ballpark’s digital scoreboard asked the crowd to remain inside until further notice while police got the situation under control. 

Due to events outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, spectators are asked to stay inside the stadium til further notice @Orioles @RedSox @MLB

— Baltimore OEM (@BaltimoreOEM) April 26, 2015



Citing public safety concerns, the University of Maryland Baltimore also ordered its students to shelter in place Saturday night during the protest, sending out a campus-wide alert warning "Do not leave buildings."

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was disappointed with the small group of what she called agitators, and said violence was unacceptable.

“Now is a time of calm - for peace and for prayer,” she said.

At a news conference late Saturday evening, Grey's twin sister Fredricka pleaded for peace.

“Freddy's father and mother does not want no violence - - violence does not get justice,” Grey said.

 


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Abigail Hunter(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- Rescue crews were racing to pull survivors from the rubble on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, even as officials said the death toll had soared over 2,100.

The earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of the capital of Kathmandu just before noon local time on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude-7.8 quake toppled temples and triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest.

At least 2,100 people have been killed, the Nepal Interior Ministry told ABC News on Sunday.

More than 1,000 others were injured, said the country's finance minister, Ram Sharan Mahat.

At least 51 were also killed in India, 17 in Tibet, two in Bangladesh and two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border.

Sanjay Karki, country director of Mercy Corps in Nepal, said the ground was still shaking and there were predictions that another strong quake could come.

"The hospital has been overflooded with casualties," Karki said. "People just emptying their houses and you know, coming to open spaces, with blankets, with the children and all."

According to the United Nations, nearly 5 million people were impacted by the earthquake, which was believed to be the worst earthquake in Nepal in more than 80 years.

Abigail Hunter, an American traveling in Bhaktapur, saw people pulling others out of buildings and using motorbikes and small trucks as makeshift ambulances. The earthquake reduced many of the temples inside the city about 30 minutes away from the capital to rubble, she said, adding that she saw "lots of people praying to the actual temples" as aftershocks hit the city.

"The streets are littered with bricks, debris, loads of dust," said Hunter, the sister of an ABC News employee. "[It] was hard to see during the earthquake with all the dust."

A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour after the initial earthquake and smaller aftershocks followed in the region for hours.

Hunter said she watched as families ran to their homes to see if anyone was still inside.

"Everyone was very scared," she said. "Lots of crying, families trying to find each other."

 [CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SLIDESHOW OF THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL]

Ayal Weiner-Kaplow, another American visiting Bhaktapur, said water wasn't flowing in the city and most of the remaining food was dried junk food and crackers. He said he wandered around in search for something to eat until he came upon a restaurant.

"A restaurant owner filled us up -- all of our bottles -- and gave us potatoes, bread, and chicken, refused payment adamantly," he said. "I was actually moved to tears."

Weiner-Kaplow said most Nepalis were planning to sleep outside tonight, believing their homes were unsafe if another earthquake struck.

The quake also triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed at least 10 climbers and guides and injured many more.

David Arvan, who was set to climb Mt. Everest, said he immediately realized it was an earthquake, after having felt quakes before living in California.

"We sought shelter under a concave boulder until it subsided," he told ABC News by email. "Some people were crying in fear during all the rumbling."

Azim Afif, a climber from Malaysia, was at a base camp when the quake hit and everything in his tent starting shaking.

"We go out and we see a big snowstorm coming to us," he said, adding that he saw "white, nothing else than white."

"We are very lucky to survive," Afif said.

The U.S. government is providing $1 million in assistance, according to the U.S. Embassy in Nepal. Disaster relief teams are en route.

Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement, "To the people in Nepal and the region affected by this tragedy we send our heartfelt sympathies. The United States stands with you during this difficult time."

The Pakistan Army also said it is sending relief teams.


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Universal(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again.

For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million.

The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an end as the Avengers sequel opens next week.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which opened last weekend, finished in second place around $3 million behind Furious 7.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Furious 7: $18.25 million
2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: $15.50 million
3. The Age of Adaline: $13.37 million
4. Home: $8.3 million
5. Unfriended: $6.24 million
6. Ex Machina: $5.44 million
7. The Longest Ride: $4.36 million
8. Get Hard: $3.90 million
9. Monkey Kingdom: $3.55 million
10. Woman in Gold: $3.50 million

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Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- The Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall on Friday for 390,000 cars over concerns that car doors may swing open.

The recall affects model year 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta vehicles, and model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, which were built in Mexico.

The automaker said in a release the broken door latch in the affected vehicles may cause the door open while driving.

Ford said it was aware of two allegations of soreness resulting from an unlatched door bouncing back when the customer attempted to close it, and one accident allegation when a door swung open and struck an adjacent vehicle as the driver was pulling into a parking space.

There are affected 390,000 vehicles in North America including 336,873 in the United States, 30,198 in Canada and 22,514 in Mexico.

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zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week.

"There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," said one of three senior officials familiar with the hostage policy team's ongoing review.

The study undertaken by the National Counterterrorism Center on orders from the Obama White House has involved interviewing many of those with tragic experience such as the parents of journalist James Foley, who were among several families alleging they were repeatedly threatened by administration officials with prosecution last summer for moving to raise millions in ransom demanded by ISIS and other groups in Syria.

Neither of the officials who confronted the Foley family, at the National Security Council and at the State Department, were in law enforcement positions. On Aug. 19, 2014 James Foley was beheaded on video by ISIS executioner and spokesman Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen nicknamed "Jihad John" in the West.

Two more Americans, two Britons, two Japanese and one Jordanian hostage were subsequently slaughtered one by one on video by ISIS. American hostage Kayla Mueller, who was given as a gift bride to a senior ISIS leader, officials have said, was killed last February in what the terrorist group claimed was a Jordanian airstrike in Syria -- a claim American officials have disputed.

Diane Foley, James Foley's mother, told ABC News last September her family was "told very clearly three times that it was illegal for us to try to ransom our son out and that we had the possibility of being prosecuted."

"We felt compelled. We had to attempt to raise money... What would anyone do? Give me a break," she said in the interview last year. "We don’t want other American families to go through what we have."

Foley said Saturday that with the new policy, which officials discussed with her last week, it seems the government is "trying to make it right in their way."

"There's a lot that needs to be fixed," she told ABC News on Saturday.

The past threats were "the straw that broke the camel's back. It was incredible," Foley added.

She said she intends to press President Obama to accept the recommendations of the NCTC team, which will soon be "on his plate."

After James Foley's death, Obama administration officials publicly denied the Foleys' allegations, which multiple sources throughout the government's hostage recovery programs had confirmed to ABC News. Secretary of State John Kerry said during a stop in Turkey in September that he was "really taken aback" and "surprised" the Foleys were saying publicly that they felt they had been threatened by their own government prior to their son's murder on video in August.

"I know how difficult this is, and all I can say to you is I know of no one who issued such a construction. I have no knowledge of it," Kerry told reporters in his comments last year.

Other officials said that their colleagues had merely explained to the Foleys and other families that U.S. law forbids "supporting" terrorists even with ransom to save a loved one's life and that any other "concessions," such as a prisoner swap are forbidden as well.

"Without getting into the details of our private discussions with families, the law is clear that ransom payments to designated individuals or entities, such as ISIL [also called ISIS], are prohibited. It is also a matter of long standing policy that the U.S. does not grant concessions to hostage takers. Doing so would only put more Americans at risk of being taken captive," President Obama's National Security Council explained last year in a statement to ABC News.

But after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan a year ago for five Taliban leaders incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay's military prison, many hostage families later cried foul over no swaps being offered for their loved ones. The White House responded that Bergdahl, who now faces life in prison if convicted of desertion, was considered a prisoner of war and therefore his case was different.

The hostage policy review team is headed by Army Lt. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, a former commander of the elite Delta Force counter-terrorism unit, and his NCTC staff. He told the Daily Beast last week that "we can do better" at informing hostage families about developments in their cases, which has been another criticism by the Foleys who complained they were kept in the dark during their son's captivity.

Experts say that threatening hostages' families with prosecution who already are suffering excruciating pain -- which eventually was subsumed by grief when their loved ones were murdered by ISIS -- was not only reprehensible, but sticking to a cookie-cutter policy of outlawing ransom negotiations or payments also mistakenly restricted options rather than risked encouraging more kidnappings.

"They should be allowed to do whatever they can as a civilian to get their victim or family member out of harm's way," former FBI agent Jack Cloonan, who has been involved in hostage negotiations, told ABC News last week.

The Foleys said last year that they had been told by Obama aides that any effort to pay ransom would be viewed as providing material support to terrorists. But, in reality, the payoffs are often pocketed by middlemen and hostage-takers rather than used to buy weapons or support terrorist operations, Cloonan said.

"I think what the President has been forced to articulate now is that we should draw a distinction and make it clear what a private citizen can do versus what the government should do," he said.

Another retired agent, former chief FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss, said the alleged strong-arm tactics used by some government officials "was a horrible thing to do to the families" and was "the symptom of an uncoordinated government response."

"No one who was in a position to make prosecutorial decisions was making the threats. So threats were being made by people who didn't understand the policies. I think it was an indicator of lack of functionality in the government," Voss said in an interview.

It also didn't save lives.

Besides the four Americans killed by ISIS in Syria, one American and a South African were killed during a hostage rescue attempt by Navy SEALs in Yemen in December. American Warren Weinstein and an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed accidentally in a CIA drone strike targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan in January. A person familiar with Weinstein's ordeal said the family attempted to pay around $250,000 to the men believed to be holding him, but it came to nothing.

There are at least two more Americans, Caitlan Coleman and her toddler child, publicly known to be Taliban captives in Pakistan.

Voss said he's concerned that a negative affect of looking the other way when ransoms are collected and paid by families is that they won't have FBI input on the mechanics of a process the victims have never engaged in previously.

Two former officials told ABC News that payoffs to hostage-takers in some cases are allowed under the secret National Security Presidential Directive-12 if a ransom is paid as part of a sting operation or to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Another conceivable benefit to paying a ransom is to gain intelligence by tracing the cash and how it is spent.

"The issue is not whether or not ransom is paid, the issue is how it's paid," Voss explained. "The practical matter is money is very traceable. You just have to know what money to trace. It's not hard at all. Put the money in the terrorists' hands, find out who they're buying weapons from because you're going to follow the money. Find out who they're buying medical supplies from."

Will paying extortion fees encourage more kidnappings of Americans overseas? Voss insisted that most who are abducted in the Middle East's warzones are simply targets of opportunity.

"I don't think this is going to lead to more kidnappings at all," he said.


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Onzeg/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As many states move to adopt laws banning texting while driving, a new study found teens in states without bans texted much more while driving than teens in states with bans.  

Within the states themselves, the rates of teen texting while driving decreased from 43 percent to 30 percent in a two year period after laws were implemented, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  

The study used data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys of 2011 and 2013, a nationwide survey of teen risky behaviors performed by the CDC.  

Researchers specifically focused on the 14 states with new texting while driving bans.

Even though the drop in teen texting while driving in states with bans was very significant, about one-third of teens in those states still reported texting while driving.

Researchers also found that experienced teen drivers -- those more than one year older than the legal driving age limit --  were almost five times more likely to text while driving than less experienced teen drivers.

Teen drivers represent the largest proportion of distracted drivers, with cellphone texting frequently being a major distracter, according to the study.

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