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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

Retired officer, ex-college athlete among victims of unrest

One man was a retired St. Louis police captain checking on his friend's shop. Another was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who provided free meals to officers. Yet another was a man known as "Mr. Indianapolis," a former star … more

Cuomo, de Blasio concerned protests will spread COVID-19

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he was concerned that mass protests over George Floyd's death like those in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot. "You turn … more

Family autopsy: Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd's family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on … more

U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month's spending decline was far worse than … more

Officer who knelt on man charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS - The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd's neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another officer who was worried about the handcuffed black man who died … more

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. - Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state's highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate. Initially spared as the … more

S.C. school details discussed as virus cases climb in state

COLUMBIA - It looks increasingly likely many South Carolina public school students will return to real classrooms at the end of the summer. But the details on what those classrooms will look like next school year in the COVID-19 world and even … more

Twitter and Trump: a feud years in the making finally erupts

On one side of this fraught moment: the president of the United States, facing multiple crises less than six months before the election. On the other: Twitter, the social media giant, which has … more

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese … more

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

MINNEAPOLIS — The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another … more

U.S.: Transgender sports inclusion violates civil rights of other high school athletes

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that … more

Protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd night

MINNEAPOLIS - Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked … more

Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts … more

Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man's death; 1 dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage … more

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

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U.S. virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

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Huge Washington unemployment fraud is warning to other states

SEATTLE (AP) - The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called. "Did you quit without telling me?" he asked. "We got an unemployment form from the state … more

House votes by proxy for 1st time in pandemic

WASHINGTON - It's a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers were voting by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the pandemic. To mark Wednesday's history-making … more

Minneapolis mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS - The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man during an arrest, even after the man said he couldn't breathe and … more
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