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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo police clear the area around Lafayette Park and the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

More active-duty troops leaving D.C., others remain on alert

Jun. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol have been given orders to leave Washington after a fourth day of largely peaceful protests, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials said Friday. But a number of...

Two NC men facing federal charges related to protests

Jun. 5, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to torch a police car during demonstration over the death of George Floyd. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr.'s office said Friday that Jabari Devon Davis tried to set a marked Raleigh Police vehicle on fire earlier this...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Jun. 4, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not only drawing criticism from his usual political foes but also facing backtalk from his defense secretary, his former Pentagon chief and a growing number of fellow Republicans. A day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper shot down Trump's idea of using...

Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as a line of police and military vehicles drive as they protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Active-duty troops deployed to DC region start to leave

Jun. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several hundred active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are leaving Washington, D.C. Thursday, just a day after their initially planned departure was abruptly delayed. The soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division have been kept...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 3, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 3 The Charlotte Observer on President Donald Trump moving the Republican National Convention because North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won’t commit to relaxing strict social distancing regulations: For those who’ve long wanted...

Police take knee with protesters in North Carolina city

Jun. 2, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police officers in the North Carolina city of Fayetteville took a knee in solidarity with protesters two days after the area had experienced violence and looting. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the incident occurred Monday night following protests against police brutality....

A Greensboro Police officer hands protesters a case of water in the intersection of Gate City Blvd. and Eugene Street in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina cities impose curfews in protests' aftermath

Jun. 1, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s capital city enacted a curfew Monday after two nights of protests over the latest killing of a black man by police led to street fires, store break-ins, and fireworks thrown at officers. Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said in a statement that the curfew will run...

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 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...

People watch a fire Friday, May 29, 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/Julio Cortez)

Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

May. 30, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops. Jonathan Rath Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman,...