By Mark Hosenball and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement. The Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State (IS) said on its official online radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, a suburb of Dallas.
At least 265 dead in Niger meningitis epidemic
At least 265 people have died so far this year in a meningitis epidemic in Niger amid a shortage of vaccines needed to prevent the disease's spread, the West African nation's health minister said on Tuesday. Some 3,856 cases of meningitis were recorded between Jan. 1 and May 4, with five of the country's eight regions, including the capital Niamey, particularly hard hit, Mano Aghali said in an address broadcast on state-owned television. "Niger is facing a shortage of vaccines on the international market," Aghali said. "We only have 50 percent of what's needed to cover our vaccination targets." In 2010-2011, the uranium and oil-producer, one of the world's poorest nations, successfully carried out a campaign to eliminate the "A" strain of meningitis.
New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with Baltimore officials and the family of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody last month and vowed to help the city pursue police reform. The meeting in Baltimore came the week after the city's top prosecutor brought criminal charges against the six officers involved in the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray, who suffered a spinal injury that led to his death a week later. "We lost a young man's life and it begins to represent so many things." The Justice Department, she said, will work with the city as it seeks to improve its police department. Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby said last week there had been no legal basis for Gray's arrest, which came after he fled from a police officer after making eye contact.
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