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Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Disney World to open with no parades, fireworks

Jun. 4, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Walt Disney World reopens next month for the first time since it closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there will be no parades, fireworks shows nor “meet-and-greet” sessions with performers dressed as Disney characters. Union official Eric Clinton told members...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Floyd's mourners stand for 8 minutes, 46 seconds

Jun. 4, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out at Floyd memorial. — Mayor Garcetti ends curfew in Los Angeles. — Generally peaceful...

Horse racing returns to Louisiana's Acadiana region

Jun. 4, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The 2020 Evangeline Downs horse racing season opens Friday, almost three months later than originally scheduled. Because of the delayed start, Evangeline Downs' racing schedule will only include 50 days instead of the planned 84 days. The summer meet is still scheduled to end...

21-year-old Lousiana man charged with slaying 2 relatives

Jun. 4, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his grandfather and godmother, according to authorities. Detrick Guillory was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Deputies...

FILE- In this June 6, 2020 file photo, an emotional Stephen Ambrose, the National D-Day Museum founder, acknowledges applause as he is introduced at opening ceremonies for the museum in New Orleans. Director Steven Spielberg applauds at right as Tom Brokaw of NBC News applauds at center left. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. The National D-Day Museum was designated the National World War II museum a few years after it opened. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, file)

COVID-19 puts National WWII Museum 20th anniversary online

Jun. 4, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations - including an annual D-Day...

New Orleans police wait for marchers making their way up the on-ramp of the Crescent City Connection bridge on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

New Orleans police defend tear gas use during bridge protest

Jun. 4, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tear gas was deployed against protesters during a late night encounter in New Orleans only after demonstrators tried to forcibly cross police lines on an approach to a Mississippi River bridge, the police chief said Thursday. Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson began a Thursday news...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, is greeted by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the end of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. As athletes and sports organizations around the world speak out against racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Drew Brees drew sharp criticism after he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Brees says he 'completely missed the mark' in flag comments

Jun. 4, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, drawing sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and...

New Orleans police clash with protesters on top of the Crescent City Connection bridge Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in New Orleans during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

NOPD fires tear gas on protesters trying to cross bridge

Jun. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police in New Orleans released tear gas on hundreds of demonstrators who pushed past a line of officers to cross a Mississippi River bridge during demonstrations against the death of George Floyd. A video of the incident obtained by The Times Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate shows a...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2005, file photo, floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets near downtown New Orleans. Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Universities, archdiocese named in lawsuit over Katrina aid

Jun. 3, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The 2016 federal lawsuit was unsealed Wednesday by the U.S....