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Daniel Boone Forest day use recreation sites reopening

Jun. 3, 2020 3:29 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Day use recreation sites at Daniel Boone National Forest are reopening after being temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Picnic areas, shooting ranges and White Sulphur Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System are among the sites scheduled to reopen Wednesday, forest...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A coronavirus state of emergency was lifted, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses began to reopen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Tanzania's frozen caseload concerns Africa, US

Jun. 3, 2020 3:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ JOHANNESBURG — Tanzania is entering its sixth week without an update on its...

Marshall University offering virtual jazz camp this month

Jun. 3, 2020 3:24 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering a virtual program for people who want to learn about jazz improvisation and traditions. The program runs next week, Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. each day. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the program will be livestreamed through the Marshall...

Tennessee launches poll worker recruitment campaign

Jun. 3, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is launching a campaign to recruit poll workers for the Aug. 6 primary election during pandemic times. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office named the effort “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” Poll workers must be at least 16 years old and...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator raises his fist during a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

Jun. 3, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

What does the United States of America mean? Perhaps it’s Storyline No. 1: Americans are part of an epic tale of equality, of optimism and trajectory, a steady path toward prosperity that includes everyone from the melting pot working together to form a more perfect union. Its best days are still ahead....

In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, protesters prepare to observe nine minutes of silence on the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Ore. Portland will not impose a curfew on Tuesday night for the first time in four days after several thousand demonstrators remained largely peaceful during a march the night before to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

The Latest: Police confront several hundred in Portland

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 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: — Police confront a group of several hundred protesters at Portland, Oregon. — Arrest total reaches at least 9,300 in...

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, police detain a woman during a yellow vest protest with other groups in Brussels. The death of George Floyd has renewed scrutiny of immobilization techniques long used in policing around the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

"Dangerous:" Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Three days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer choking off his air, another black man writhed on the tarmac of a street in Paris as a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. Immobilization techniques where officers apply pressure with their knees on...

People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Paris City Hall authorized the reopening of outside seating areas but indoor tables remain closed to customers until at least June 22. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

AP PHOTOS: Croissants and hand gel as Paris cafes reawaken

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There are bottles of sanitizer gel in place of the salt and pepper pots, and glaring 1-meter (3-foot) gaps between tables. But in Parisian restaurants and cafes, the mood is sunny. Locals are savoring their cafe au lait and croissants at the Left Bank’s famed Cafe de Flore, or on the...

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, a child sits on the ground selling onions at a market stall in Tougan, Burkina Faso. Violence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reach

Jun. 3, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

TOUGAN, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists chased Adama Drabo and his family from their land in western Burkina Faso, forcing them to abandon a year's worth of crops. Now that food is rotting in storage in the village, too dangerous for him to retrieve, even as the family is forced to survive on...

Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. While Maryland's primary was being conducted mostly by mail due to the coronavirus, limited in-person voting was open Tuesday with social distancing guidelines in place. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

Jun. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race too close for...