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Minnesota AG charges 3 more cops in Floyd's death, upgrades charge against 1st officer charged to 2nd-degree murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:40pm

Minnesota AG charges 3 more cops in Floyd's death, upgrades charge against 1st officer charged to 2nd-degree murder.

Mother fights order allowing death of ill son in Alabama

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:37pm

A mother who lost custody of her terminally ill son to the state is fighting an effort to withhold life support measures and let the child die naturally.

West Virginia governor says he welcomes all, except Obama

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:34pm

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday said he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama.

People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:30pm

Explosions have destroyed or damaged 50 cash machines in and near Philadelphia since the weekend, and one man has died, in a coordinated effort to steal them or blow them up and take the money inside, authorities said.

Military IDs woman, man killed in North Dakota base shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 1:17pm

The military on Wednesday identified the woman and man killed in a shooting at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

Newspaper: Minnesota AG to upgrade murder charge against officer in Floyd case, charge 3 other officers with abetting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:20pm

Newspaper: Minnesota AG to upgrade murder charge against officer in Floyd case, charge 3 other officers with abetting.

Mayor orders review of Kentucky city's police after violence

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:57am

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, plans to reach out for an independent review of its police department amid protests that erupted over the deaths of black people during encounters with police, the mayor said Wednesday.

Atlanta police chief walks tightrope as she handles protests

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:32am

Atlanta's police chief quickly condemned the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and acted swiftly when she determined some of her own officers used excessive force, but now she's questioning a further crackdown on her officers.

New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:00am

New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House.

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:52am

As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement.

Murder charge upgraded in Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:46am

Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

'Comeback kid'? Governor gets unlikely boost from virus

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:18am

Before the coronavirus upended the world, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was in trouble.

Restaurants in much of NY get green light for outdoor dining

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:05am

New York will start to allow outdoor dining at restaurants as soon as Thursday in much of the state outside of New York City and its suburbs as coronavirus restrictions ease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

VIRUS DIARY: Time and longing during a locked-down babyhood

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:24am

My 8-month-old baby has now spent 32% of his life under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Esper says he opposes use of Insurrection Act, which would allow regular military to perform law enforcement duties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:30am

Esper says he opposes use of Insurrection Act, which would allow regular military to perform law enforcement duties.

U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

David Bauder and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:02am

Many are familiar with some of the bold-faced names of people who died of COVID-19 — musician John Prine, NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy and music producer Hal Willner.

One face in the crowd: A protester haunted by the dead

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:49am

She couldn’t eat and she couldn’t sleep, jolting awake an hour after going to bed. Kelly Bundy felt haunted by the people who died by police bullets, or had an officer’s knee on their neck.

Statue of divisive Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo is removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:33am

A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal.

Media ask court to make public Dayton gunman school records

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:34am

State and federal laws governing the privacy of educational records should not prevent an Ohio school district from releasing records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August, at attorney representing several media groups told the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday.