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BALTIMORE (AP) — There have been renewed tensions in Baltimore today -- but police say reports of a shooting were not true. They say a man was arrested on a gun charge near the scene of last week's rioting. Live television coverage and photos tweeted from the scene showed medics putting a man in an ambulance and a large police presence, with officers lining up to apparently block one street.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama says a sense of powerlessness and unfairness among young minorities has helped fuel the protests the nation has seen in Baltimore and in Ferguson, Missouri. He says the catalyst of those protests were the deaths of young black men and "a feeling that law is not always applied evenly in this country." Obama spoke as he announced the launch of a nonprofit foundation to carry out the work of his My Brother's Keeper initiative. He says the need for greater opportunity for young people goes beyond policing.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's police commissioner confirms that a police officer who was shot in the head over the weekend has died. Officer Brian Moore had been trying to stop a man who was suspected of carrying a handgun. Demetrius Blackwell has already been charged with attempted murder, and the charge will now likely be upgraded to murder. Moore is the third New York City officer to be killed on duty in five months.
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The nation's largest Muslim advocacy group is condemning an attack by two gunmen outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says a violent response is more insulting to the Muslim faith than any cartoon. The council said "bigoted speech" can't be an excuse for violence. The two gunmen were shot and killed yesterday by a police officer after they left their vehicle outside a community center in Garland and began firing assault weapons.
WASHINGTON (AP) — According to the State Department, there's no evidence that Hillary Rodham Clinton did anything as Secretary of State that was influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation, or by former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees. A spokesman says the department reviewed potential conflicts, and found none. But he says State would welcome new commitments from the Clinton foundation to disclose its donors, and to support efforts to make sure all of those donations are public.
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