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A protester demonstrates in and around Pioneer Square in Portland, Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020, following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Trail Blazers Damian Lillard joins Portland protest

Jun. 5, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of protesters who gathered for the sixth consecutive night of protests in Portland, Oregon remained peaceful. The Portland Police Bureau said Thursday that a crowd estimated at 10,000 or more dispersed by 2 a.m. and there were no major issues. Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

Jun. 4, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, a school resource officer in Anderson, Calif., walks a middle school student back to class. Portland Public Schools, Oregon's largest school district, will discontinue its use of Portland Police Bureau school resource officers. Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero said Thursday, June 4, 2020, the district needed to

Portland, other cities rethink school police amid protests

Jun. 4, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district will no longer have police officers in its schools and joins a handful of urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are rethinking their school resource officer programs amid national outrage over the death of George Floyd. Superintendent...

A Phoenix 1 Restoration & Construction crew removes a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of a Texas Ranger, called “One Riot, One Ranger,”  from the main lobby inside Love Field airport on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Dallas. A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of an elite Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove the statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Dallas officials remove Texas Ranger statue from Love Field

Jun. 4, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of an elite Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove on Thursday a statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency. The 12-foot-tall bronze statue of a Texas Ranger, called...

Oregon State dismisses player after racist chat surfaces

Jun. 4, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has dismissed a tight end after a recording surfaced of the player making racist and bigoted comments some three years ago. Upon learning of the comments made by redshirt freshman Rocco Carley, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith took the matter to athletic director Scott...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

States sue to block DeVos' campus sexual assault overhaul

Jun. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday attempting to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new policy guiding schools and colleges in the handling of sexual assault cases. The lawsuit alleges that DeVos' policy undercuts existing mandates in Title IX, the 1972...

Georgia AD Greg McGarity given 1-year contract extension

Jun. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has been given a one-year contract extension. The announcement came in a rare online video spring meeting of the University of Georgia athletic association's board of directors on Thursday. The 65-year-old McGarity was named Georgia's AD in 2010....

US public schools need major building repairs, report finds

Jun. 4, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

The majority of U.S. public school districts need to make major building repairs in at least half of their schools, yet many districts are unable to pay for updates or have postponed them to improve security in case of a shooting, according to a federal report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State athletic director David Coburn says the football team met Thursday, June 4, 2020, after a star player accused coach Mike Norvell of lying about connecting personally last weekend with every player to discuss the killing of George Floyd and protests against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

FSU's Norvell sorry after star player accused coach of lying

Jun. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Florida State's Mike Norvell apologized Thursday after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with every football player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice. After a team meeting early Thursday involving players and coaches,...

FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walkout to the football field for 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 victims killed at the school.  The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday, June 4 2020 ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself.(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida Supreme Court blocks assault weapon ban from ballot

Jun. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself. A group called Ban...