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Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case

Nomaan Merchant, Amy Forliti and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 1:44am

Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but turned notably more subdued on the eve of a Thursday memorial service for George Floyd that kicks off a series of events to mourn the man whose death empowered a national movement.

The Latest: New Orleans police use tear gas on protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 1:31am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called George Floyd’s killing “brutal” and criticized President Donald Trump for posing for photos while holding a Bible.

AP tally: Arrests at widespread US protests hit 10,000

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 1:23am

More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the U.S.

Berry 'disappointed' with USOPC in aftermath of Floyd death

Eddie Pells and Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 12:09am

all that seems easy now.

More than 100 charged with crimes but most protests peaceful

Janie Har and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:34pm

California authorities praised the thousands of peaceful protesters who thronged streets around the state while announcing criminal charges against more than 100 people accused of looting and violence, while police in the San Francisco Bay Area say a break-in suspect was killed when officers mistook his hammer for a gun.

3 charged in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery face court hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:10pm

Three men who were charged with murder months after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery faced a hearing before a Georgia judge Thursday following a week of angry protests in the U.S. over law enforcement biases against black victims.

8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality

Kathleen Hennessey and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:04pm

All protest movements have slogans. George Floyd's has a number: 8:46

Police: Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos

Daisy Nguyen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:01pm

Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership.

Police: NYPD officer ambushed, man who stabbed him shot

Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:31pm

A New York City police officer on an anti-looting patrol was ambushed Wednesday in Brooklyn by a man who walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck, police said, setting off a struggle in which the assailant was shot and two other officers suffered gunshot injuries to their hands.

Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:02pm

Tropical Storm Cristobal is creeping along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S.

Floyd memorials will retrace life, push for justice in death

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:47pm

The memorial services to honor George Floyd are extraordinary: three cities over six days, with a chance for mourners to pay their respects in the communities where he was born, grew up, and died.

Deputy mayor in Maine charged in case of racist Floyd post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:35pm

The deputy mayor of a Maine city has resigned and was charged with filing a false report after he said someone hacked his social media account to make racist statements about the George Floyd killing.

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits shaky California desert region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:54pm

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted the region of California desert where a powerful quake last summer was followed by thousands of aftershocks.

Autopsy report shows Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:37pm

A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:27pm

Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special.

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:19pm

Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters.

Police: California man had hammer, not gun, when killed

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:59pm

A man suspected of stealing from a pharmacy in the San Francisco Bay Area amid national protests was fatally shot by officers who thought he was carrying a firearm in his waistband but actually had a hammer, police said Wednesday.

Deputy fired in Tennessee after 'open fire' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:53pm

A Tennessee county sheriff's deputy was fired from his job after he said authorities should have “opened fire” on anyone who acted violently during protests against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, officials said.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:11pm

President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. There's evidence they did.