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More than 100 charged with crimes but most protests peaceful

Janie Har and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:34pm

California authorities praised the thousands of peaceful protesters who thronged streets around the state while announcing criminal charges against more than 100 people accused of looting and violence, while police in the San Francisco Bay Area say a break-in suspect was killed when officers mistook his hammer for a gun.

3 charged in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery face court hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:10pm

Three men who were charged with murder months after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery faced a hearing before a Georgia judge Thursday following a week of angry protests in the U.S. over law enforcement biases against black victims.

8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality

Kathleen Hennessey and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:04pm

All protest movements have slogans. George Floyd's has a number: 8:46

Police: Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos

Daisy Nguyen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:01pm

Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership.

Officer stabbed, 2 shot in Brooklyn, hours into NYC curfew

Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:31pm

A confrontation in Brooklyn late Wednesday left one police officer stabbed in the neck, two officers with gunshot wounds to their hands and another man shot by police, the New York Police Department said.

Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:02pm

Tropical Storm Cristobal is creeping along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S.

Floyd memorials will retrace life, push for justice in death

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:47pm

The memorial services to honor George Floyd are extraordinary: three cities over six days, with a chance for mourners to pay their respects in the communities where he was born, grew up, and died.

Deputy mayor charged in case of offensive George Floyd post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:35pm

The deputy mayor of a Maine city has resigned and was charged with filing a false report after he said someone hacked his social media account to make racist statements about the George Floyd killing.

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits shaky California desert region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:54pm

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted the region of California desert where a powerful quake last summer was followed by thousands of aftershocks.

Autopsy report shows Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:37pm

A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:27pm

Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special.

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:19pm

Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters.

Police: California man had hammer, not gun, when killed

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:59pm

A man suspected of stealing from a pharmacy in the San Francisco Bay Area amid national protests was fatally shot by officers who thought he was carrying a firearm in his waistband but actually had a hammer, police said Wednesday.

Deputy fired in Tennessee after 'open fire' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:53pm

A Tennessee county sheriff's deputy was fired from his job after he said authorities should have “opened fire” on anyone who acted violently during protests against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, officials said.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:11pm

President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. There's evidence they did.

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:09pm

Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has died at age 90.

Democratic governors to GOP counterparts: oppose deployment

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:52pm

Democratic governors on Wednesday called on their Republican counterparts to join them in opposing President Donald Trump's threatened deployment of the U.S. military to quell bouts of violence that have arisen from protests over the death of George Floyd.

Teen pleads guilty to robbery in NYC college student death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:47pm

One of the three teenagers charged in the stabbing death of a college student in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery.

Prosecutor to review police shooting of South Carolina teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:28pm

A prosecutor in South Carolina said the investigation into the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Columbia police officer this spring is complete and he is reviewing to see if any charges will be filed.