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Protesters topple Confederate statue in Virginia capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 11:47pm

A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy late Saturday, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city.

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Steven Sloan, Justin Pritchard and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 11:11pm

Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement.

Deputy killed, 2 other officers shot in California ambush

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:23pm

A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two law enforcement officers wounded Saturday when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a suspect, authorities said.

Washington protesters express optimism after week on edge

Steven Sloan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:18pm

On Monday, they were forcibly removed from the street by law enforcement. On Saturday, they danced.

Suspect ambushes police in California; one sheriff’s deputy killed, two officers wounded and gunman wounded and arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:54pm

Suspect ambushes police in California; one sheriff’s deputy killed, two officers wounded and gunman wounded and arrested.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says league was wrong for not listening to players earlier about racism

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted Jun 6th - 6:26pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its black players.

Philadelphia editor resigns over 'Buildings Matter' headline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:59pm

The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday.

Crowd clogs Golden Gate Bridge amid marches for George Floyd

Daisy Nguyen and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:07pm

A diverse crowd of thousands of demonstrators outraged by the death of George Floyd tied up San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge with the acquiescence of authorities on Saturday, another sign of how their message has resonated even with law enforcement officials in recent days.

Man's hand blown off; note references violence against women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 12:14pm

A southwest Virginia man who blew off his hand in an apparent explosives accident has been charged in federal court after authorities say they found evidence he was making a bomb and wanted to target “hot cheerleaders” because of his sexual frustrations.

OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month

Jon Gambrell and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:47am

OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to encourage stability in energy markets hard hit by the coronavirus-induced global economic crisis.

Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization

Steven Sloan, David Crary and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:02am

Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse of his golden coffin.

US outlines $4.6B plan to protect Miami from climate impacts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:30am

The federal government is proposing a $4.6 billion plan to protect the low-lying Miami area from the effects of climate change, including the construction of miles of sea walls.

Prosecutor: 2 Buffalo police charged with assault in shoving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:25am

Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

Prosecutors say 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault after video showed them shoving protester

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:22am

Prosecutors say 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault after video showed them shoving protester.

Maryland cyclist arrested for assault on teens apologizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 9:19am

A Maryland man charged with assaulting three teenagers after a video showed him grabbing a protest flyer from one of teens is apologizing.

Protests continue in NYC amid lingering tensions over curfew

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:19am

Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd continued in New York City on Saturday, with thousands taking to the streets and parks to protest police brutality as police pulled back on enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew that has led to confrontations over the past several days.

Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd case

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:08am

As damning as video evidence in the George Floyd case appears to be, prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd's May 25 death.

Mexican families struggle to send virus victims back home

Claudia Torrens, Gisela Salomon and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:55am

When Crescencio Flores died of coronavirus in New York, his parents back in Mexico asked for one thing: that their son be sent home for burial.

Annie Glenn remembered as fighter who cared about others

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:45am

Mourners praised Annie Glenn on Saturday as a dogged fighter for those with speech disorders, a source of support for her astronaut husband and a hero in her own right.