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A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

Jun. 4, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another major step toward getting teams back onto the court and playing games again. The format calls for each team playing eight games to determine playoff...

FILE- This Jan. 8, 2017 file photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in the Brooklyn borough of New York. An inmate at the jail died after being pepper sprayed by officers in his cell, the federal Bureau of Prisons said, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Federal inmate dies after being pepper sprayed by guards

Jun. 4, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jail inmate in New York City died Wednesday after correctional officers sprayed him with pepper spray, the Bureau of Prisons said. Officers sprayed Jamel Floyd, a 35-year-old black man, after he barricaded himself in his cell at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center and...

Martin Luther King III takes a moment by George Floyd's casket Thursday, June 4, 2020, before a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Floyd to be eulogized in Minneapolis memorial, first of 3

Jun. 4, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mourners filed into a sanctuary in Minneapolis on Thursday for the first in a series of a memorials to George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police has sparked sporadic violence and turbulent protests around the world against racial injustice. The afternoon service was set for North...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Germany's Merkel hopes calm protests unify US

Jun. 4, 2020 2:04 PM 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: — Generally peaceful protests in Portland, New Orleans. — US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd. — Gov....

Cuomo: Protesters have 'civic duty' to get virus tested

Jun. 4, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. There’s widespread concern that people...

A New York City police officer stands on a street early Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The police department says an officer has been shot in Brooklyn. The shooting happened late Wednesday, nearly four hours after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect intended to quell unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Details on the shooting, including the officer's condition, weren’t immediately available. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Police probe motive after officer stabbed in the neck in NYC

Jun. 4, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were trying Thursday to determine what motivated a stabbing ambush of an officer on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn, an attack that spurred a struggle in which the suspect was shot and two other officers had gunshot injuries to their hands. Officer Yayonfrant Jean Pierre, who was...

New York Police Officers block Cadman Plaza West as protesters rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC sees peaceful Floyd protests, then an ambush amid curfew

Jun. 4, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A day that began with hope that New York City was beginning to find a way out of the crisis caused by the coronavirus and a week of angry demonstrations over police brutality ended Wednesday with more violence. Peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd drew thousands of people, but...

Former Chinese soccer player Hao allies with party critic

Jun. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Retired Chinese soccer player Hao Haidong has angered the country’s leadership by allying himself with an eccentric billionaire who has called for the downfall of the Communist government. Hao appeared Thursday in a lengthy online video swearing allegiance to the “Federal State...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos

Jun. 4, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves were pillaging malls, setting fire to a Walmart and storming a car dealership. By the time...

Police lead women to patrol cars in the Harlem area of New York, on Aug. 2, 1943, during clashes with police following the shooting of a policeman and six civilians. The unrest was sparked by the shooting of a black soldier by a white policeman. (AP Photo)

NYC protests throughout the years, in photos

Jun. 4, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before George Floyd, there was Robert Bandy. Bandy was a black Army soldier shot and wounded in New York City by a white police officer in 1943. Amid rumors that Bandy had been killed, Harlem erupted. There were violent protests, pilfering and a curfew imposed - much like what’s...