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The Latest: Portland protesters dispersed near midnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 11:02pm

Just before midnight, police began dispersing protesters assembling near the county’s Justice Center after declaring “a civil disturbance and unlawful assembly.”

The Latest: Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:38pm

The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 400,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University that health experts say is still an undercount because many who died were not tested for the virus.

Asia Today: India sees 10,000 new cases ahead of reopenings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:15pm

India reported 9,971 new coronavirus cases on Sunday in another biggest single-day spike, a day before it prepares to reopen shopping malls, hotels and religious places after a 10-week lockdown.

Oregon city joins others in curbing tear gas, police tactics

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:27pm

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday ordered the city’s police to stop using a common type of tear gas except as a last resort in life-threatening situations, making it one of several cities that have started restricting law enforcement tactics in response to widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd.

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 3:13pm

Fox News apologized Saturday for how it displayed a chart correlating the stock market's performance with the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Martin Luther King Jr. and Michael Brown.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 1:47pm

Protesters are streaming into the nation’s capital for what is expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality. They arrived as George Floyd was being mourned in his North Carolina hometown, where hundreds of mourners lined up to squeeze into a church to pay their respects. Military vehicles and officers in fatigues closed off much of downtown Washington to traffic ahead of the planned march. Authorities estimate that it will attract up to 200,000 people outraged by Floyd’s death 12 days ago at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Large protests also took place across the U.S. and in major cities overseas.

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 12:55pm

Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution.

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:50am

It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden.

OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month

Jon Gambrell and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:47am

OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to encourage stability in energy markets hard hit by the coronavirus-induced global economic crisis.

How messaging technology is helping fuel global protests

Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:24am

but it wasn't true, which she learned by checking Instagram.

Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization

Steven Sloan, David Crary and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:02am

Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse of his golden coffin.

Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:19am

from schools to trash pickup.

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:50am

For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree.

New jobs report diminishes GOP appetite for more virus aid

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:40am

A stronger than expected jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress.

Kentucky police shooting video raises questions on tactics

Dylan Lovan and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:14am

The shooting of a popular Kentucky barbecue cook by law enforcement has raised new questions about use of force practices after police released videos of the clash this week.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguish

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Arijeta Lajka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:02am

"Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging protesters. Shattered storefronts. Armed personnel at centers of power and landmarks. Anguish and arson.

No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 6:37am

At the end of one of his most turbulent weeks in office, President Donald Trump was eager on Friday to boast of a better than expected jobs report to argue the country is poised for a booming recovery. Benjamin Lund was not moved.

UK's rapid-fire changes on face coverings advice criticized

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:45am

The British government faced criticism Saturday for another sudden change in its advice on face coverings that has left those running hospitals in England scrambling to work out how they will be able to meet the new requirements.

By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:02pm

President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy.