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Despite reopening, some jobs lost to virus are gone for good

Angela Charlton and Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 1:04am

Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back.

Chief struggles to change Minneapolis police culture

Tammy Webber and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:31am

When Medaria Arradondo was tapped to lead the Minneapolis Police Department in 2017, he faced a public newly outraged by the fatal police shooting of a woman who had called 911 and still carrying deep mistrust from the killing of a black man two years earlier.

9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:06am

Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said.

California curfews lifting amid peaceful protests

Christopher Weber and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 11:21pm

California cities and counties cautiously lifted curfews after days of sporadic mayhem were replaced by peaceful protests and pledges by lawmakers to fight inequality.

Mayor in crisis: Role shifts for LA's Garcetti amid unrest

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 11:03pm

The outrage over George Floyd's death arrived at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s front door in the form of hundreds of shouting protesters gathered outside his home, loudly chanting to gut funding for the police department.

The Latest: Jakarta mosques reopen at half capacity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:54pm

Muslims in Indonesia’s capital held their first communal Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus outbreak for nine weeks reopened at half capacity.

Floyd death pushes military to face 'own demons' on race

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:46pm

The death of George Floyd in police hands has pushed the U.S. military to search its soul and to admit that, like the rest of America, it has fallen short on racial fairness.

Analysis: Trump emulates strongman tactics, tests his limits

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:15pm

A phalanx of law enforcement officers and soldiers is positioned on the streets of the nation’s capital to keep protesters at bay. Helicopters circle overhead, sometimes dipping low to buzz the crowd. The country’s leader warns that he’s willing to go further to “dominate” the streets.

Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:02pm

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating.

Another huge blow to US workers expected in May jobs report

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:01pm

America's workers likely suffered another devastating blow in May, with millions more jobs lost to the viral pandemic and an unemployment rate near or even above 20% for the first time since the Great Depression.

Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 9:13pm

India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in the past 24 hours.

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:58pm

J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint.

Federal court rejects EPA approval of widely used herbicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 6:26pm

The federal government must revoke its approval of a widely used weed killer that has damaged other crops and turned neighbor against neighbor in some farm communities, a federal appeals court in California ruled.

Google: State-backed hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:17pm

Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.

PG&E critics urge judge to reject utility's bankruptcy plan

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:36pm

Pacific Gas & Electric's proposal to pay $25.5 billion for a series of deadly Northern California wildfires ignited by its equipment faced a final barrage of resistance from critics Thursday, who told a federal judge that the plan will do more to enrich savvy investors than help fire victims rebuild their lives.

New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:23pm

In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black Americans did not meet its standards.

Floyd death pushes military to face 'own demons' on race

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:11pm

The death of George Floyd in police hands has pushed the U.S. military to search its soul and to admit that, like the rest of America, it has fallen short on racial fairness.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of deal

Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:06pm

A U.S. Navy veteran whose family said his only crime was falling in love left Iran on Thursday after nearly two years of detention, winning his freedom as part of a deal that spared an American-Iranian physician from any additional time behind bars.

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Kevin Freking and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 2:40pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews, invoking special powers he has under the coronavirus emergency.