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2020 Watch: Will Tuesday clinch the nomination for Biden?

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:29am

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 1:52am

More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections.

The Latest: Calls in Paris for protest over Floyd, Traore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 1:40am

In France, family and friends of a French black man who died shortly after he was arrested by police in 2016 have called for a protest on Tuesday which will also pay homage to George Floyd.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 1:36am

Hong Kong's stock market surged more than 3% and other Asian markets rebounded today after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic.

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:39am

One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of their government work force. States are staring down red ink as the fiscal year comes to a close.

The Latest: WHO: Pandemic disrupted some treatments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:11am

The World Health Organization says that about half of countries surveyed in a new analysis have had partial or complete disruption of services for people with high blood pressure and diabetes treatment during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spars with Twitter on voting, protests

Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward and Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:09am

President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence.

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:30pm

U.S. officials are seeking to determine whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

World stocks rebound after Trump avoids reigniting trade war

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 10:07pm

Hong Kong's stock market surged more than 3% and other global markets also gained Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic.

Asia Today: Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown eases

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 9:35pm

Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday, as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 7:34pm

A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds.

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:18pm

U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

Unrest devastates a city's landmark street of diversity

Kathleen Hennessey and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 2:00pm

Along the miles-long Minneapolis street where more than a century of migrants have found their American footholds -- Germans, Swedes, Vietnamese, Somalis, Mexicans -- a new history can be traced.

Average US gas price up 8 cents over 2 weeks to $2.05

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 12:04pm

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.05 per gallon.

Online divisions: Twitter, Facebook diverge on Trump's words

Barbara Ortutay and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 10:06am

President Donald Trump posted identical messages on Twitter and Facebook this week. But while the two social platforms have very similar policies on voter misinformation and glorifying violence, they dealt with Trump’s posts very differently, proof that Silicon Valley is far from a united front when it comes to political decisions

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child care crisis

Alexandra Olson and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 9:27am

A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses vacation time to take two hours off from work each day.

While asking for more, states are slow to spend virus aid

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 7:51am

including California, the most populous — are projecting deficits equal to about 20% of the budgets they proposed before the virus took hold.

Boy Scout victims' choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 7:08am

Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing.

Asia Today: India reports over 8,000 new virus cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 2:43am

India reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country.