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Cemetery workers in a protective gear lower a coffin wrapped in plastic, containing a COVID-19 victim, into a gravesite at the San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa cemetery in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The coronavirus toll in Mexico soared to a new daily high Wednesday, more than double the previous one-day record. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican president urges calm after jump in reported deaths

Jun. 4, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the country to remain calm Thursday a day after health officials announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths, a figure that was more than double the previous toll reported in a single day. The reason for the sudden jump in...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

More racial justice protests expected in Philadelphia

Jun. 4, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protests over violent and unjust treatment of black people by police were expected to continue in Philadelphia on Thursday, one day before the city was scheduled to take a major step away from the COVID-19 lockdown it has endured for months. Police said they were readying for more...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020, photo  Acting Drug Enforcement Administrator Timothy Shea, right,  visits with Indiana National Guard soldiers at a checkpoint in Washington. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

Hundreds of federal agents descend on DC to quell violence

Jun. 4, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two black SUVs travel from checkpoint to checkpoint, each guarded by federal drug enforcement agents alongside members of the National Guard. Just down the street from the White House, acting Drug Enforcement Administrator Timothy Shea hops out to greet his agents who have been...

The scene of a landslide near Alta, Arctic Norway, seen Wednesday June 3, 2020, after a powerful landslide that took eight houses into the sea off northern Norway. Police spokesman Torfinn Halvari said a car was taken in the landslide but no people injured. (Anders Bjordal via AP)

Landslide in Arctic Norway sweeps away 8 homes

Jun. 4, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jan Egil Bakkedal had just prepared himself a sandwich when he heard a huge noise and realized that it was a landslide after which he ran out and filmed it from a nearby hill in Arctic Norway. Bakkedal told The Associated Press on Thursday that he filmed Wednesday afternoon's...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

Jun. 4, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal crept along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Thursday, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S. The storm’s sustained winds weakened to 40 mph (65 kph) after it moved...

Flooding from heavy seasonal rains leaves 16 dead in Yemen

Jun. 4, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Floods swept through Yemen amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving at least 16 people dead and flooding dozens of homes, security officials said Thursday. The casualties were reported in eastern Hadramawt and southern Shabwa provinces, where it began raining late Wednesday, said the...

Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia; no casualties

Jun. 4, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake shook eastern Indonesia on Thursday, causing panic but no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The 6.7 magnitude quake at a depth of 107 kilometers (66 miles) rattled North Halmahera district in North Maluku province. It was centered 89...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 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: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits shaky California desert region

Jun. 3, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted the region of California desert where a powerful quake last summer was followed by thousands of aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday's quake hit at a fairly shallow depth shortly after 6:30 p.m. and was centered 13.6 miles...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Jun. 3, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region ahead of an expected eventual turn toward the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The Mexican army evacuated 138 people...