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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump is calling protesters in Minneapolis “thugs” and vowing that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Trump tweeted as violence boiled over Thursday night, with protesters torching a police station. Trump and his allies had taken a very different tone with the in-custody death of a black man in Minneapolis compared with past instances of police brutality involving African Americans, questioning the officers and sympathizing with the man who died. Trump said earlier Thursday that he felt “very, very badly” about George Floyd’s death, calling it “a very shocking sight.” 

Australian court rules queen's letters can be made public

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:55pm

Australia’s highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975.

UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:10pm

Host Britain said Thursday that the next global climate talks, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be held in Glasgow from Nov. 1-12, 2021.

Regional court orders Panama to protect migrants' health

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:50am

A regional human rights court has ordered Panama’s government to immediately provide medical care and more sanitary conditions for some 2,000 migrants detained near the Colombian border.

Prince William urges men to open up on mental health issues

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:49am

Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

Eraldo Peres, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:56am

As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with passengers set to indulge in one of the few diversions allowed in the age of social distancing: a film at the drive-in.

Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 7:35am

Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward next year's rescheduled Tokyo Games.

Manhunts after hundreds flee quarantine in Zimbabwe, Malawi

Gregory Gondwe and Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 4:23am

Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.

Hard-line former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:50am

Iran's parliament elected a former mayor of Tehran tied to the Revolutionary Guard as its next speaker Thursday, solidifying hard-line control of the body as tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic remain high over its collapsed nuclear deal.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:40pm

Protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct Thursday and began setting fires. It was the third night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd in a confrontation with officers outside a grocery store. Police appeared to have abandoned the precinct ahead of protesters entering. The carnage came hours after Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard at the Minneapolis mayor's request, and as protests and looting spread into neighboring St. Paul. In footage recorded by a bystander, Floyd can be seen pleading that he can’t breathe as a police officer kneels on his neck. As minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving.

Red Cross says 208 COVID-related attacks on health workers

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:38pm

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March, a striking contrast to the cheers and clapping in gratitude for their work in many nations.

US indicts ex-Venezuelan lawmaker linked with Maduro

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:25pm

U.S. authorities filed charges Wednesday against a former Venezuelan lawmaker linked with President Nicolás Maduro accusing him of narco-terrorism and weapons crimes.

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:01pm

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark.

Top lawmaker denies that Russia sent warplanes to Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:42pm

A senior Russian lawmaker on Wednesday strongly rejected the U.S. military's claim that Russia has deployed fighter jets to Libya to support east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.

5 killed in fire at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:08pm

Fire swept through a through a unit of a hospital in an upscale area of the Bangladeshi capital to treat people infected with the coronavirus, killing five people, an official said Wednesday.

Canadian judge rules U.S. extradition case against senior Chinese Huawei executive can advance

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:03pm

Canadian judge rules U.S. extradition case against senior Chinese Huawei executive can advance.

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:35am

He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivors were on his side, sympathizing with his plight.

Luxembourg starts to test its entire population for virus

Mark Carlson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:12am

Luxembourg started a coronavirus testing program Wednesday to check each and every one of its roughly 600,000 people, as well as cross-border workers, over the next nine weeks.

Lebanese PM visits UN peacekeepers amid dispute over mandate

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 9:45am

Lebanon's prime minister visited United Nations peacekeepers in the country's south near the border with Israel on Wednesday, describing the presence of the force in the volatile area as a necessity.