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Baltimore to put cameras in police vans, review riot gear

Police are seen as demonstrators gather near Camden Yards to protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreCameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday. "We're working through a process that will place cameras with recording capabilities in the backs of all our police vans, to ensure that we have a more complete record of what occurs there," Rawlings-Blake told reporters. The van in which Gray was transported had a non-recording camera that the driver could use to monitor the passengers, but it was not working at the time.



Protecting dementia sufferers from scammers gains ground in U.S

File photo of Anthony Marshall arriving to New York Criminal CourtBy Suzanne Barlyn and Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself exorbitant amounts from her assets. The Astor story is surprisingly common: a growing number of Americans suffer from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, and a sizeable percentage of those patients will fall victim to scams.



White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours

News photographers take pictures of signs announce that visitors can now take photos during tours of the White House in WashingtonThe White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on Wednesday, delighting tourists who immediately began posting pictures on social media. First lady Michelle Obama announced the change in a video on Instagram. "If you've been on a White House tour, you may have seen this sign," she said, holding up a placard reading "No Photos or Social Media allowed." "Well, not anymore," Obama said as she tore up the sign, laughing.



Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.


Water board: California water use fell 29 percent in May, biggest savings since tracking began

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Water board: California water use fell 29 percent in May, biggest savings since tracking began.


US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.


Washington state Girl Scouts return donation over anti-transgender demand

A Washington state Girl Scouts organization said on Wednesday it has returned a $100,000 gift after the donor told them the money could not be used to the benefit of any transgender participants in the scouts program. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it received the donation, amounting to nearly a third of its 2015 financial-assistance fund, on March 30. "Making the world a better place has been Girl Scouts' goal since its founding in 1912, and diversity and inclusion are inherent parts of what our organization is all about," the Girl Scouts of Western Washington said in a statement.


Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. The protest was being held against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who, due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States and her own religious beliefs, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in the county. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) ? With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.



Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) ? Authorities say a man apparently bitten by a shark off the North Carolina Outer Banks is being airlifted to a hospital with serious wounds.


DeSean Jackson: Eagles 'tried to blow me up' after release

DeSean Jackson said the Philadelphia Eagles "tried to blow me up" with a "smear campaign" after the wide receiver was released by the team in 2014.