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Man's hand blown off; note references violence against women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 12:14pm

A southwest Virginia man who blew off his hand in an apparent explosives accident has been charged in federal court after authorities say they found evidence he was making a bomb and wanted to target “hot cheerleaders” because of his sexual frustrations.

US outlines $4.6B plan to protect Miami from climate impacts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:30am

The federal government is proposing a $4.6 billion plan to protect the low-lying Miami area from the effects of climate change, including the construction of miles of sea walls.

Prosecutors say 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault after video showed them shoving protester

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:22am

Prosecutors say 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault after video showed them shoving protester.

Maryland cyclist arrested for assault on teens apologizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:19am

A Maryland man charged with assaulting three teenagers after a video showed him grabbing a protest flyer from one of teens is apologizing.

More protests set in NYC amid lingering tensions over curfew

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:19am

After another mostly peaceful night, more demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in New York City were planned for Saturday amid lingering tension between protesters and police over the city’s 8 p.m. curfew.

Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd case

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:08am

As damning as video evidence in the George Floyd case appears to be, prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd's May 25 death.

Mexican families struggle to send virus victims back home

Claudia Torrens, Gisela Salomon and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:55am

When Crescencio Flores died of coronavirus in New York, his parents back in Mexico asked for one thing: that their son be sent home for burial.

Annie Glenn remembered as fighter who cared about others

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:45am

Mourners praised Annie Glenn on Saturday as a dogged fighter for those with speech disorders, a source of support for her astronaut husband and a hero in her own right.

Food, coffee, diapers: Amid pandemic, van delivers donations

Kathy Willens and Emily Leshner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:09am

On a recent day, a powder-blue van parked curbside in Brooklyn, one of the hardest-hit communities in America by the coronavirus pandemic, and a group of women wearing protective face masks and gloves set to unloading.

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 6:38am

A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast early Saturday, bringing with it the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America.

The Latest: Protesters rally at Trump golf resort in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 12:04am

About a 100 protesters gathered Saturday at President Donald Trump’s golf resort just outside Miami.

Surfers honor George Floyd in ‘paddle out’ held around world

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:02pm

On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed "The Ink Well" because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police.

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Stephen Ohlemacher and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:25pm

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.

Joe Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination, setting up election challenge to President Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:23pm

Joe Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination, setting up election challenge to President Donald Trump.

Plane crashes in rural Georgia; 2 children among the 5 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 7:59pm

A small plane crashed Friday in rural Georgia, killing all five on board, including four members of a Florida family who were traveling to a funeral in Indiana.

Sheriff: Five killed in small plane crash in Georgia, including four family members who were traveling to a funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 7:53pm

Sheriff: Five killed in small plane crash in Georgia, including four family members who were traveling to a funeral.

N.C. court: Death-row inmates can use repealed bias law

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 7:13pm

Most death row inmates in North Carolina can again use a law addressing racial discrimination to seek life sentences instead, even though the law was amended and later repealed, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

Surfers 'paddle out,' circle up in memory of George Floyd

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 7:13pm

On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed "The Ink Well" because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered Friday to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police.

Citing jobs report, Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economic collapse, progress on racial inequality

Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in office.