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US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:29am

A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question.

Widow: Retired police captain died protecting friend's store

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:29am

A retired police captain who died during a night of violent protests was trying to protect his friend's pawn shop, his widow said.

'Not stopping': Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew

Jake Seiner and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:28am

An 8 p.m. curfew didn’t stop thousands of defiant demonstrators from marching through the streets of New York City Tuesday night, though some of the rampant destruction seen over the past few nights was quelled.

Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Zeke Miller and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:21am

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:10am

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia.

The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:08am

infinite competing and overlapping visions of America, including many from those whose stories have been muzzled for a long time.

Associated Press tally shows at least 9,300 people arrested in protests since killing of George Floyd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:24am

Associated Press tally shows at least 9,300 people arrested in protests since killing of George Floyd.

Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; 2 in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:09am

A police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night when responding to a call at a motel in Alabama, local news outlets reported.

Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:03pm

New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country.

Teresa Leger Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame for Democratic nomination for open congressional seat in New Mexico.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:53pm

Teresa Leger Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame for Democratic nomination for open congressional seat in New Mexico.

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Bryan Anderson, Gary D. Robertson and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:46pm

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

Iowa Rep. Steve King loses GOP primary to Randy Feenstra after party shuns King following white nationalist remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:02pm

Iowa Rep. Steve King loses GOP primary to Randy Feenstra after party shuns King following white nationalist remarks.

Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

Corey Williams and Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:49pm

To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd.

'Eyes are on you:' Minneapolis neighbors band to stand guard

Kathleen Hennessey and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:48pm

The two men stepped from the shadows as the car turned off an upscale shopping street into a residential area located on the far edge of the rioting that swept through Minneapolis. It was after midnight. A pair of metal dividers blocked the road, and the men stepped to either side of the car as it stopped. Both carried assault rifles.

Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:36pm

Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election.

Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:27pm

Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho.

Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:49pm

Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election.

Theresa Greenfield wins Democratic Senate primary in Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:28pm

Theresa Greenfield wins Democratic Senate primary in Iowa.

Steve Daines wins Republican Senate primary in Montana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:25pm

Steve Daines wins Republican Senate primary in Montana.