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Carjacking in Henderson leads to police pursuit and shooting

May. 31, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A carjacking in Henderson led to a pursuit early Sunday, then a shootout involving police officers, authorities said. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an armed suspect stole a car at around 5:30 a.m. Henderson police pursued and the suspect opened fire at...

A mounted unit helps keep order during a protest against the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. People nationwide protested the Memorial Day death of Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (Shane Dunlap/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Much of central Philadelphia to be closed off after violence

May. 31, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in Philadelphia announced plans to close off much of the center of the city Sunday after peaceful protests over George Floyd's death turned into a night of destruction with store windows smashed near City Hall, merchandise taken from stores and police and other vehicles and...

Cuomo: Virus deaths in NY approaching very low level

May. 31, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With coronavirus deaths continuing to decline in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed hope Sunday that the state is approaching a level where fatalities are perhaps not eliminated but are very few. There were 56 COVID-19 deaths in New York on Saturday, “which in this absurd...

Police praised for joining front line of Floyd protests

May. 31, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyd's death. Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki, who has been working in the city for decades, joined the front line of a march in...

Protesters gather in front of Phoenix City Hall, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Phoenix while protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Volunteers clean up after some Arizona protests turn violent

May. 31, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Volunteers were using shovels and brooms on Sunday to clean up broken glass outside at least five stores at an upscale mall in a Phoenix suburb damaged after a day of peaceful marches turned into a night of sometimes violent protests that included vandalism and an attack on a police station....

Convicted sheriff free as he appeals hasn't filed paperwork

May. 31, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina freed on bond as he appeals his conviction and one-year prison sentence on a misconduct charge has not filed those court documents nearly seven months later. A lawyer for former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said the delay was first caused...

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

May. 31, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said...

A group of people protesting the death of George Floyd yell at a line of police officers on a downtown street in Fargo, N.D., Saturday, May 30, 2020. The protest turned violent shortly after when police fired tear gas canisters in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Several people damaged buildings and vehicles and threw rocks and water bottles at officers. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Peaceful protest over Floyd's death turns ugly in Fargo

May. 31, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — What started out as a peaceful march through Fargo to protest the death of George Floyd turned ugly Saturday night when protesters damaged buildings and vehicles in the city's downtown after a two-hour, face-to-face showdown with police. The violence followed a day of speeches honoring...

Rana, mother of Iyad Halak, 32, holds his photo at their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian near Jerusalem's Old City who they had suspected was carrying a weapon but turned out to be unarmed. A relative said Halak was mentally disabled and was heading to a nearby school for people with special needs. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man

May. 31, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was carrying a weapon. The shooting drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli security forces. On social media, some...

A woman holds a sign at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

`Death By Racism': Part of America's DNA from the start?

May. 30, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a black man or woman living in America in 2020. How could you not believe that racism kills? If you are black, you need not imagine anything. You know it very well. You don’t need to see the video of George Floyd, a police officer’s knee on his neck as he...