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Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to … more

U.S. unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.3% as reopened businesses began recalling millions of workers faster than economists had predicted, triggering a big rally … more

After protests, iconic Lee statue in Virginia to be removed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging … more

Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with three shots … more

Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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, … more

Celebrities, activists, others gather to remember Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mural of George Floyd projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed at his memorial service Thursday had a simple message: "I can … more

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS - Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd's death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a murder and upgrading the charges against the officer who pressed … more

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

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 … more

Pilgrim's Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The CEO of Pilgrim's Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing.The U.S. Department of Justice … more

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument … more

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd's death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a … more

World outrage grows at Floyd's death; EU 'shocked'

BRUSSELS - From Sydney to Paris, world outrage at George Floyd's death in the U.S. was growing Tuesday as the European Union's top diplomat said the bloc was "shocked and appalled" by it, and thousands marched in Australia's largest … more

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?

By The Associated Press No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn't be the only safety measure employers take. Some employers are following White House guidelines to screen workers for a fever with … more

New drugs show promise in fight against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a … more

U.S. food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - As if trips to the grocery store weren't nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution … more

Monuments targeted by protests removed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The base of a massive Confederate monument in Alabama's largest city was all that remained Tuesday after crews dismantled the towering obelisk and trucked it away in pieces. Other symbols came down elsewhere, leaving an empty … more

9 states, D.C. vote amid coronavirus pandemic, unrest

Voters were being asked to navigate curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections took place from Maryland to Montana. Four states were originally scheduled to vote in April but delayed their contests … more

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from their car during protests

ATLANTA - Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests about the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul … more

U.S. cities gird for more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the "lowlifes and losers." As more demonstrations … more

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed … more
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