Come together, don't let anger split the country apart and push for positive change. That was the message yesterday from President Obama and others at the memorial service for the five slain Dallas police officers
. Obama said "our righteous anger can be transformed into more justice and more peace." Former President George W. Bush reminded Americans "we are bound by things of the spirit." After the service, the two met privately with the officers' families.
After what happened in Dallas, police departments aren't messing around when it comes to threats. That's why officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, moved quickly to arrest three people they think were planning to kill cops
. The alleged plot was discovered after a teen was caught burglarizing a pawn shop; he said he and others were there to steal guns and bullets to shoot police officers. Among the arrested: a 13-year-old boy.
3. N.C. police video law
It's now a lot harder to get your hands on police video and audio from dashboard or body cameras if you live in North Carolina. They're no longer public records
, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Pat McCrory. If your voice or image is captured on a recording you can request to look at in writing. If you want a copy, you'll have to go to court. Critics say the law reduces police accountability. McCrory says it balances the public's rights with police's.
4. Campaign 2016
Finally! That had to be what Hillary Clinton was thinking as ex-rival Bernie Sanders endorsed her
. The rally didn't go off without a hitch. There was no chemistry between them, and some Sanders supporters said they'd probably never support her. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has a new foil: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She's blasted him in multiple interviews
, calling him "a faker." Trump said her "mind is shot" and she should resign.
5. Italy train wreck
How did two passenger trains end up on the same track, smashing into each other head-on yesterday in southeast Italy? At least 27 are dead
in the horrific crash, which injured more than 50 and left twisted shards of metal over a large area. Italy's prime minister promises a full investigation. A medical official at the scene said the death toll's definitely going to rise.
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The FBI's closed the book on the D.B. Cooper case
, officially leaving one of America's most notorious skyjacking mysteries unsolved.
Message from Mars
Scientists have found sand dunes on Mars that look just like Morse code
. But no, little green men aren't trying to tell us something.
Pokemon Go ... away
Joining in on the Pokemon Go craze? Cool. Just don't play at museums. Or cemeteries. Or churches. That's just more than a little inappropriate
Pop star Taylor Swift probably doesn't have any "bad blood" with anyone, now that she's nabbed the top spot
on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebs.
Last year, Amazon Prime Day sucked because they were selling crap. This year the deals were better, you just couldn't get them into your cart.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
Here's what's coming up later
Meet the new boss
becomes Britain's new prime minister today
. Task No. 1: Lead the UK out of the EU after the Brexit vote.
NUMBER OF THE DAY
That's how high the Dow jumped yesterday, closing at 18,348, a new record
AND FINALLY ...
Guide of 'Thrones'
You want to be hip and watch "Game of Thrones" like the other cool kids, but don't know how to begin? Let Samuel L. Jackson be your guide.