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Report: Rutgers softball needs change, but not discipline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:15pm

A law firm released a report Tuesday on allegations of physical and emotional abuse in Rutgers University's softball program that described inappropriate behavior by coaches and a lack of communication on the part of administrators but stopped short of recommending discipline.

Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted

Jeffrey Collins and Michael Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:00pm

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

California panel orders judge removed for sexual misconduct

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:36pm

A California agency tasked with disciplining judges has ordered an appellate court justice removed from office because of years of misconduct, including unwanted touching of women and undignified behavior.

Los Angeles police have arrested 2,700 people since protests began; more than 1,000 taken into custody on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:15pm

Los Angeles police have arrested 2,700 people since protests began; more than 1,000 taken into custody on Monday.

Teens at Dallas cafe make meal kits for needy amid COVID-19

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:04pm

Chef Chad Houser opened his downtown Dallas restaurant five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability, and a push toward success.

Groups condemn detainment of journalists in Atlanta protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:58pm

Journalism organizations are condemning authorities' detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta.

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:51pm

Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg tries to explain his inaction on Trump posts to outraged staff

Donie O'Sullivan and Brian Fung, CNN  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:29pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought on Tuesday to ease employee outrage over his inaction on incendiary remarks recently posted by President Donald Trump.

State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department in George Floyd’s death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:08pm

State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department in George Floyd’s death.

Prosecutors delay case against man who drove into crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:57pm

The case against a man who drove his semitrailer into a crowd of protesters on a closed Minneapolis freeway has been delayed pending further investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Michelle R. Smith and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:31pm

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions of the coronavirus.

Minnesota files civil rights charge vs. police in Floyd death

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:30pm

The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd who died after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.

1 killed as thieves blow up, steal ATMs in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:27pm

One man was killed and explosions punctuated the overnight hours in Philadelphia as thieves blew up and stole ATMs across the city in what authorities believe was a “coordinated" effort, police said Tuesday.

Police: Retired St. Louis police captain killed amid unrest

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:23pm

A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent was a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees, a longtime colleague said Tuesday.

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:40am

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival.

Utah governor race has conservative coronavirus fault lines

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:24am

A few months ago, the crowded contest for the Republican nomination in Utah’s first wide-open governor's race in more than a decade was about how to manage the state’s breakneck growth. Now, it's showcasing conservative fault lines over the coronavirus crisis response and what recovery looks like.

GOP to look at potential alternative sites for convention

Bryan Anderson and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:23am

Organizers of the Republican National Convention said Tuesday they will begin visiting potential alternative sites after North Carolina's governor told them the COVID-19 pandemic requires them to prepare for a scaled-back event if they want to hold it in Charlotte.

Kansas to ask Supreme Court to save voter citizenship law

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:17am

Kansas' Republican attorney general plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to require new voters to provide papers documenting their citizenship when registering.

Police: Video shows man killed in Kentucky fired a gun

Bruce Schreiner and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:05am

Video released by police shows a popular barbecue stand operator firing a gun as officers approached his business in Louisville shortly before he was shot to death, the city's acting police chief said Tuesday.