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A woman screams as she speaks to other protesters gathered in Romare Bearden Park, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C., as people nationwide protested the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Outrage after video footage of Charlotte police tactics

Jun. 3, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The police department in North Carolina's largest city is coming under criticism after a video posted to social media appeared to show officers using chemical agents on demonstrators who were boxed in while protesting the death of George Floyd. The video was recorded on Tuesday...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old....

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 3, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ May 29 The Miami Herald on Patricia Ripley, a woman accused of pushing her autistic son into a lake and letting him drown, initially telling authorities two black men kidnapped her son The tragic story of a Miami-Dade mother who led her autistic son to a golf course...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Jun. 2, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, former NBA player Michael Jordan reacts while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Jordan is

Michael Jordan: "Truly pained and plain angry”

May. 31, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.” With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. “I am deeply...

Police chief: Protests in Raleigh devolved into 'anarchy'

May. 31, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's capital city is cleaning up after a night of protests over the death of George Floyd led to what the city's police chief described as “anarchy.” News outlets report police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray at protesters and journalists after...

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...

Protesters rally in front of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department-Metro Division station protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.  (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Police use tear gas to disperse Raleigh protesters

May. 30, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched in downtown Raleigh on Saturday night, breaking windows as police in riot gear released tear gas and pepper spray to disburse the crowds. WRAL-TV showed video of throngs of people in front of the Wake County Courthouse, some walking with signs, others on...

Police: Charlotte bus driver fatally struck man, fled scene

May. 28, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A public bus driver in Charlotte has been accused of hitting and killing a man standing at a bus stop and then fleeing the scene without administering any aid. The driver, identified as Luis Garcia, was charged with a felony hit-and-run following the victim’s death Tuesday...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

May. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his public schedule Monday, while...