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Tear gas canisters detonate beside a protester as authorities clear an intersection near the Minneapolis 5th Police Precinct, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Flowers at intersection where Floyd was killed

May. 31, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ MINNEAPOLIS — People gathered Sunday morning with brooms and flowers at the intersection where George Floyd was killed. After police dispersed the...

A security guard walks behind shattered glass at the CNN building at the CNN Center in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Kemp authorizes 3,000 Guard troops for protests in Georgia

May. 31, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp has authorized up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to cities across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Guard soldiers had helped enforce a 9 p.m. curfew Saturday in Atlanta, where...

Savannah city to keep historic building after $7M sale fails

May. 31, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah’s city government will remain the owner of a historic building next door to City Hall after plans fell through to sell the property to a private developer for $7 million. A divided city council narrowly approved the sale of the downtown Thomas Gamble Building last fall...

Demonstrators block the path of a Los Angeles Fire Department truck during a public disturbance on Melrose Avenue, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

May. 31, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Americans awoke Sunday to charred and glass-strewn streets in dozens of cities after another night of unrest fueled by rage over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police, who responded to the violence with tear gas and rubber bullets. Tens of thousands marched...

In Georgia, coronavirus throws hurricane plans into turmoil

May. 31, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emergency officials in some Georgia coastal counties are nervously bracing for this year's hurricane season amid new dangers posed by the coronavirus to people who would require help evacuating. “If we have to evacuate, it’s going to be a nightmare,” said Ty Poppell,...

Police in riot gear prepare to advance on protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May. 31, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

A security guard walks behind shattered glass at the CNN building at the CNN Center in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

National Guard troops sent to Atlanta; city invokes curfew

May. 31, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor announced a curfew Saturday night and Georgia's governor authorized up to 1,500 National Guard troops to deploy throughout the city after a Friday night protest over the death in Minnesota of George Floyd turned violent. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms urged unity and...

Pandemic was 'the perfect storm' for prom and wedding stores

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CUMMINGS, Ga. (AP) — Tuxedo WearHouse owners Boyd and Alice Hildebrand know their business inside and out after running the store for more than 35 years. Anytime they find themselves with a problem to solve, they always look to the past to feel out how to solve it. Like most of the world, however, the...

Atlanta mayor announces curfew starting at 9 p.m. in wake of violent protests, calls it "unusual and extreme step"

May. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor announces curfew starting at 9 p.m. in wake of violent protests, calls it "unusual and extreme step."