Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | PostedJun 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use a law addressing racial discrimination to seek life sentences instead, even though the law was amended and later repealed, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | PostedJun 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.
Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press | PostedJun 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.
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 6:12pm
A prosecutor said Friday a 20-year-old Las Vegas man deliberately shot and gravely wounded a police officer during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, and said the man fired at least two other shots that night.
A Kansas technical school canceled plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates because of criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 2:33pm
Tennessee’s election coordinator told his local counterparts Friday not to send absentee voting applications to some Tennesseans just yet, guidance issued the day after a court ordered that all 4.1 million registered voters can vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rick Callahan, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 2:29pm
Indianapolis’ police chief said Friday that his department is taking a look at officers’ training for responding to heated public protests while it investigates four officers caught on video using batons and pepper balls to subdue two women at a protest last weekend over the death of George Floyd.
Tom Hays, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 2:16pm
A wave of arrests in the New York City protests over the death of George Floyd has strained the criminal justice system and ignited a debate over whether bail reforms have allowed smash-and-grab looters to get off easy.
Adam Beam, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 1:51pm
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday ordered the state's police training program to stop teaching officers how to use a neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain and endorsed legislation that would ban the practice statewide.