Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Prosecutors dropped all charges against the remaining Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death, a court official confirmed to ABC News.

At the motion’s hearing for State v Garrett Miller Wednesday morning, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute the remaining cases related to the arrest and death of Gray. The gag order has been rescinded.

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The White House/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been granted “full-time convalescent leave” and will be released from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment.

A federal judge granted the leave, which will begin as early as Aug. 5, according to court documents. He is permitted to reside full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his mother at her home.

While he lives full-time in Williamsburg, Hinckley is subject to certain conditions, and he will return for monthly outpatient therapy treatment in Washington. He will also be required to work or volunteer three times a week and participate in individual music therapy sessions at least one a month in Williamsburg.

Hinckley was ordered to stay out of contact with Jodie Foster, as it was said he shot Reagan as a way to impress the Hollywood actor. He must also stay away from the media and cannot make posts on the internet or access it. He is now allowed to contact his victims and their families, the president or vice president of the United States, and all members of Congress.

As part of the release, he is also required to abstain from alcohol and drugs. He is not allowed to own a weapon.

Whenever he is away from his mother’s residence, he must carry a GPS-enabled cell phone that is monitored by the Secret Service. He is not allowed to drive unaccompanied only within a 30-mile radius of Williamsburg, unless it is for the purpose of his monthly scheduled appointments in Washington, D.C.

Hinckley is also told he must complete a daily log of his activities while on leave that detail any of his work or volunteer hours, plus social interactions and treatments, and any errands or recreational activities.

After a full year to 18 months of his leave, his doctors will complete an updated risk assessment and will then adjust his treatment plans if it is warranted, according to court documents.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The alleged hack into Democratic National Committee e-mails has heightened vigilance against cyber-attacks at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, according to the Secret Service.

“We are trying to be proactive in addressing the cyber threat,” Agent Kyo Dolan of the Secret Service told ABC News.

The Secret Service is leading a multi-layered effort to block potential hackers and other potential threats to the convention. The most visible part of the agency’s job, of course, is the physical protection of the candidates and the convention venue. There are the usual guards, gates and guns protecting the convention and its estimated 30,000 participants. But that’s hardly where the security ends.

Secret Service agents took ABC News behind the scenes in Philadelphia to show us some of the multi-layered, technological fortress that is in place to protect the convention’s critical systems, and computer networks.

“Every security enhancement available has been rolled out for the political conventions — some you can see, and some you can’t,” Dolan said.

To combat the cyber threat, agents and analysts have set up an extensive computer monitoring system to track internet activity around the convention — the command center at the convention in is close touch with the Secret Service monitoring center at headquarters in Washington. Agents closely watch various networks looking for any kind of abnormal or suspicious activity.

Dolan pointed out that national political conventions can make appealing targets for hackers.

“When our protected are on a national stage like this … they are attracting various personnel, various actors and adversaries that possibly want to either cause embarrassment, disrupt the evens, or cause –potentially—harm to our protesters.”

In addition to watching for cyber-attacks aimed at groups or individuals, agents are also on the alert for any internet activity that could threaten the critical systems of the Wells Fargo Center, the site of the convention.

Dolan agreed that it is no longer science fiction to worry about hackers being able to access internal system controls and cutting the power, or shutting off the flow of water.

“That capability is certainly possible,” Dolan said.

Added to the beefed up cyber-security, a tighter credentialing system has been put in place for this year’s conventions. Embedded in each plastic ID card issued is a chip that sends out a radio frequency that is picked up by scanners located at the various entry points.

“It’s automatically scanned,” Tonya Abbott of the Secret Service said of the new ID’s. “It’s not one of those where you have to physically scan.”

The scanners read the radio signal to confirm the person’s identity as they approach the entry, so the security personnel will know whether that person is cleared for entry — or not, even before they arrive at the door.

The back-to-back Republican and Democratic conventions posed a challenge to the Secret Service, but Dolan and other agents told us they are used to the pace. After they finish in Philadelphia this week, some will be headed off to Martha’s Vineyard, to protect President Obama as he heads off on a family vacation.

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Conner Golden’s GoFundMe page(NEW YORK) — A college student who was injured by an explosive device in New York’s Central Park earlier this month has returned home and is recovering, his family said this week.

Connor Golden of Fairfax, Virginia, was climbing rocks in the park on July 3 with friends when the explosion badly mangled a portion of his left foot, resulting in the removal of his lower left leg and foot.

Golden, 19, had been recovering in a New York City’s Bellevue Hospital for the last few weeks.

“The Golden family is deeply grateful to the health care professionals in New York who cared for Connor and to the many individuals who made the family’s stay in New York as comfortable as possible,” according to a statement released by his family on Golden’s GoFundMe page.

The family has already raised more than $60,000 toward its $75,000 goal.

The NYPD believes the explosive had originally failed to detonate and was discarded, only to be accidentally discovered by Golden.

Police said there’s no indication the blast was terrorism-related.

NYPD is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for the arrest and indictment of the individual or parties responsible.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason remembers the moment well when he was hailed as an NFL hero.

It was September 2006 and the Saints were back in the Superdome for the first time since Hurricane Katrina had ravaged the city.

Early in the game, Gleason blocked a punt, helping to clinch the win for his team and uplifting the community that had lost so much.

But in 2011, five years after that historic game, the once powerful NFL player had lost his ability to move, to talk and eventually, to breathe. Gleason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, it affects motor skills and has an average survival time of two to five years.

Then six weeks after the diagnosis, Gleason’s wife Michel Varisco found out she was pregnant with the couple’s son, Rivers.

“He had this terminal diagnosis, but we felt like we could walk on water,” Varisco told Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan. “I just remember it was one of the happiest moments of both of our lives. Just knowing … we were going to have a baby, and this is going to happen.”

From that day forward, Steve Gleason made it his mission to record hundreds of videos for their unborn son, sharing life lessons he had learned along the way, while Gleason still had the ability to speak.

“I had some soaring and incredible moments on the football field, but I’ve had even more uplifting moments off the field since diagnosis,” he told Strahan.

In the end, Gleason recorded more than 1,300 hours of touching, heart-wrenching video diaries that are now part of a new documentary called Gleason, directed by Clay Tweel.

“I’ve tried to share not only my memories and my looks, but also my self-doubts and my shortcomings,” Gleason said.

“We could have made a movie that kind of glosses over the hard parts and just showed the hero parts and the easy parts,” Varisco added. “I feel like we wanted to show the truth. If we’re going to do this, we’re going to go all out and show the truth of our lives.”

day, Gleason relies on a ventilator to stay alive and a computer to speak. His wife said he researched a place where he can “voice bank” his actual speaking voice so he can sound more like himself when speaking though the computer.

“Then it goes to eye technology where he talks with his eyes but he’s talking a letter at a time,” Varisco said.

Gleason and his family’s next mission is the non-profit they created, with the help of some of his former teammates, to make sure all ALS patients have access to technology that gives them back their voices and improves their quality of life.

Last year, President Obama signed the Gleason Act, which would make this technology available through Medicare and Medicaid.

“Most of what ALS takes away technology can give back,” Gleason said.

For Team Gleason, just surviving isn’t enough. Their non-profit also provides patients with opportunities to travel and go on adventures – a reflection of the way Michel and Steve has always lived.

Gleason marked the one year anniversary of his diagnosis with a skydiving trip, followed by a trip to Machu Picchu. He could no longer walk by then, so his former Saints teammate Scott Fujita helped Gleason make the climb.

“I said, ‘like, 9,000 feet.’” Fujita said. “And he says, ‘yes.’ I said, ‘all right, don’t know how we’re going to do it, but it’s booked, we’re doing it.’”

“My NFL brother… told me after my diagnosis he would go with me to the ends of the Earth if necessary,” Gleason said. “He’s done that literally and figuratively.”

But the physical complications aside, the Gleason documentary focuses on Gleason being a father to his young son while struggling with ALS.

“I often feel inadequate as a father,” Gleason said. “Fortunately, because of this … technology and an equally bad— care crew, I’m able to be very involved in Rivers’ life… I pick up Rivers every day from school. I’m at all of his practices. I get to help get him ready for bed at night.”

“He’s got to try harder than any other dad because he can’t talk,” Varisco added. “Rivers is fast. He’s slow. I mean, it’s just difficult. It’s easy to quit, and Steve is not a quitter.”

Although the film is full of emotional moments, the family shares a lot of laughter too.

“You’ve got to do something,” Varisco said. “And we’re both funny. We’re funny people I think. So laughing has been one of the best solutions to get through this.”

“I’d like to say I’m a naturally funny dude,” Gleason continued. “But in reality, I think I just have no choice. Humor is definitely healing. So I think we’ve tried to use it that way.”

Gleason director Clay Tweel watched all 1,300 hours of Gleason’s videos to choose moments for the documentary, which opened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and already has generated some Oscar buzz. Finding the balance between the humor and the raw, honest moments is something Tweel weaved together delicately, and not just for what Gleason was going through, but also his wife.

“I think the most surprising thing about making the film was the depths that we could explore Michel’s experience through all this,” Tweel said. “When I joined the project, I felt like the story was going to be about this guy who, through a set tragic set of circumstances, was finding his purpose and kind of this father and son story.”

“But what I really didn’t know was, and what nobody talked about, was Michel’s experience and the kind of complex series of emotions as a caretaker that she was going through, and how the disease affects everyone around Steve, as well,” he continued. “So I think that that, for me, took the movie to another level and allowed it to be not just a movie about ALS but, you know, is this a movie about family and about love and about the human spirit.”

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Courtesy: Levi Bohanan(NEW YORK) — At 13, Levi Bohanan was homeless, fending for himself as a young, adolescent boy.

“The biggest fight every day wasn’t how I was going to survive, it was deciding whether or not I wanted to,” Bohanan, now 23, tells ABC News.

His parents kicked him out of the house because he is gay.

“Struggling to survive was a constant battle, but having your entire support system, your entire family, stripped from you so quickly and so completely — it’s an experience I will never be able to fully and accurately articulate,” Bohanan said.

Now, Bohanan is working alongside the nation’s top education experts at the U.S. Department of Education — as a special projects manager in the office of the Secretary — which issued federal guidelines Wednesday for states and school districts across the country to better serve students without a permanent home as part of federal legislation that was signed into law last year by President Obama. These guidelines will become mandatory on Oct. 1, 2016.

Homeless students are among the nation’s most vulnerable. There are about 1.3 million in the U.S., according to federal data gathered during the 2013-2014 school year.

“In my experience, this is an unprecedented effort to really shine a light on what homeless students are facing,” said Barbara Duffield, director of policy and programs at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, an organization working in tandem with the Department of Education.

The guidelines include prioritizing the identification of homeless students, including designating and training a “school liaison” within each district to help provide students with professional development and college readiness.

The guidelines also help ensure coordination with various groups, like law enforcement, juvenile and family courts, mental health groups, and public housing agencies.

“As a person who experienced homelessness when I was a kid, these efforts in particular strike a chord because they’re efforts that would’ve impacted me while I was in school,” Bohanan said. “These supports and many more would’ve eased some of the burdens I experienced, as I know they’ll ease some of the burdens homeless students experience now.”

It’s a subject that hits close to home not just for Bohanan, but also for his boss, Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

“As a kid, home was a scary and unpredictable place for me and I moved around a lot after my parents passed away,” King said. “I know from my own experience and from my conversations with homeless students that school can save lives.”

According to the Department of Education, homeless students experience significant academic, social, and socio-emotional challenges, and often experience lower school achievement and increased risk of dropping out of school.

In addition, students who experience high mobility and attend many different schools over the course of their education often slip academically with each move.

This rings true for Elio Velazquez, 20, who was still at a second-grade reading level at the age of 10. He said his mother was a teenage single parent, and lost her job. They became homeless when he was just four years old and they were forced to move several times while she looked for work, shifting from the streets to various homeless shelters.

“I was the underdog my entire life,” Velazquez said. “I would sit in the hallways of my apartment building and do homework on the staircase so I had some light. And when my sister got sick, I had to miss about two weeks of school because my mom couldn’t afford to miss work. I fell behind in school.”

Of the new guidelines, Velazquez says, “I do commend the Department of Education’s effort towards resolving this issue. I think this is a great start to helping students attain a proper education without their economic background becoming a detrimental barrier to their success.”

Under the new guidelines, students who are older and have moved often will be able to receive partial credit for work they’ve completed in other schools.

“Homeless students have absences beyond their control, so they fall behind on their credits,” Duffield said. “They feel real discouragement to stay in school because they’ve fallen behind, and sometimes think, ‘why bother?'”

Velazquez struggled to thrive in a broken home on the streets of New York City, and at one point, was commuting three hours to and from school to attend classes in a more affluent neighborhood. But he too, like Bohanan, beat the odds, and eventually graduated second in his class from high school. Then, with financial assistance, he headed to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, to study business, global studies, philosophy, and economics.

“Public schools have a critical, critical role in responding to these issues,” Duffield said. “Schools will see things that the community may not be able to see because homeless students really are an invisible population.”

“Education changed the course of my life,” Bohanan said. But life as a homeless student, he said, is something he will never forget.

“It’s something that I think about every day,” he said. ‘Fending for yourself day to day, not having parents at your high school graduation, not being able to share holidays with your family, that changes the way you pass through the world.”

Bohanan continued, “Every day I bring my experiences to the table and I seek to be intentional with the opportunities and access I have. It’s a constant reminder that the policies that we work on at the Department are not nebulous, theoretical, pieces that are out of touch with reality. They actually impact the lives of students every single day, and for the better.”

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City of Iowa City(IOWA CITY, Iowa) — Police released bodycam footage showing an encounter last week between a black University of Iowa football player and officers who were looking for a robbery suspect.

The video was released Tuesday and shows defensive end Faith Ekakitie being stopped and searched by police in Benton Hill Park in Iowa City on July 20. Police said Ekakitie had matched the description of a suspect involved in an armed robbery just 10 minutes earlier.

The incident was first described by Ekakitie in a Facebook post the same day of the encounter. Ekakitie said it was “the first time that I’ve ever truly feared for my life,” but added that the police handled the situation “very professionally” once they realized that he was not the suspect.

At the beginning of the nearly seven-minute-long video, an officer can be heard telling Ekakitie to put his hands up while they approached him. The same officer could also be heard saying “It’s probably not you, but we’ve got to double check.”

Ekakitie wrote that he was playing “Pokemon Go” in a public park when he was surrounded by police “with four gun barrels staring me in the face.” Ekakitie said he feared for his life but understood why police did what they did.

He admitted he was wearing headphones while playing the popular mobile app and didn’t hear when officers initially approached him. An officer could also be heard telling another officer that Ekakitie did have his headphones on.

“I was actually playing Pokemon Go, believe it or not,” Ekakitie said while being searched. “I believe it, actually,” the officer replied.

After the officers check Ekakitie’s ID, one thanks him for his cooperation.

“Within two minutes of the initial contact, officers determined that Mr. Ekakitie was not the suspect.” The Iowa City police department said in a statement. “Officers then explained why they had detained him. After routine checks to verify Mr. Ekakitie’s identify were completed, officers left the park.”

“I would also urge people to be more aware of their surroundings because clearly I wasn’t,” admitted Ekakitie.

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U.S. Coast Guard(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Coast Guard released video Wednesday morning of the rescue of several dozen crew members from a capsizing fishing vessel located almost 700 miles from Alaskan shores.

Good Samaritan vessels reached the scene first and rescued 46 people Tuesday night. The crew had abandoned their sinking trawler in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson.

There were no reports of any injuries.

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The video shows crew members being transferred from life rafts to nearby merchant ships.

“The 220-foot fishing vessel Alaska Juris began taking on water near Kiska Island,” said Steenson. “All 46 crew members were transferred to good Samaritan vessels Spar Canis and Vienna Express to be transported to Adak, Alaska.”

The ships then embarked on a 13-hour voyage to Adak, a port in the Aleutians.

Steenson said the cause of the vessel taking on water is under investigation.

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jeff Gordon has signed with the talent agency CAA.

Deadline reports the agency will represent the superstar driver for television, speaking, personal appearances, lifestyle licensing, publishing, video games, digital media, and commercial endorsements.

Gordon retired from full-time Sprint Cup Series action after last season and is now a broadcaster for Fox’s NASCAR coverage. However, the four-time champ returned to the track last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who’s out with concussion-like symptoms.

Gordon will again replace his former Hendrick Motorsports teammate this weekend at Pocono.

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Georgia State Lottery(WAYCROSS, Ga.) — A Georgia man who won millions in the lottery could face life in prison after pleading guilty to using a portion of his prize to invest in a crystal meth operation.

Ronnie Music Jr., 45, of Waycross, Georgia, pleaded guilty last week to federal drug and gun charges after U.S. attorneys presented evidence that he “conspired with others to possess and distribute kilograms of methamphetamine,” according to a statement released by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“The investigation revealed that in September, 2015, Music’s co-conspirators were caught attempting to sell approximately 11 pounds of crystal meth, with a street value in excess of $500,000,” said the DOJ.

Federal agents seized over $1 million worth of meth, a large cache of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, multiple vehicles, and over $600,000 in cash as part of the case.

“Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth,” said U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver. “As a result of his unsound investment strategy, [he] now faces decades in a federal prison.”

Music had won $3 million in a Georgia Lottery scratch off game in February, 2015, according to Georgia Lottery’s website.

Music will be sentenced by a judge in the Southern District of Georgia and faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

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