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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....

Demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police during a protest against police brutality on Boston Common, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Floyd, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality

Jun. 4, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All protest movements have slogans. George Floyd's has a number: 8:46 Eight minutes, 46 seconds is the length of time prosecutors say Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer's knee before he died last week. In the days since,...

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...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson waits to run onto the field for the team's NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Wilson didn't care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. “To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,” Wilson said during a video conference Wednesday, June 3.

Seahawks' Wilson: 'I don't even want to talk about football'

Jun. 3, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn't care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. “To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,”...

In this May 31, 2020, photo, the unending pandemic has intensified the finite period of babyhood for Associated Press writer Sally Ho, whose 8-month-old son, Clark, has spent 32 percent of his life under quarantine in Seattle. (AP Photo/Sally Ho)

VIRUS DIARY: Time and longing during a locked-down babyhood

Jun. 3, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — My 8-month-old baby has now spent 32% of his life under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Time blurs enough during infancy for both babies without long-term memory and parents deprived of sleep. But the lockdown has further stretched the elasticity of time for me as I witness my...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 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: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Seahawks sign fourth-round pick TE Colby Parkinson

Jun. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Colby Parkinson, the first of the team's 2020 draft picks to sign. Parkinson's signing was listed on the official NFL transactions on Tuesday. Seattle made eight picks in the April draft. Parkinson was taken with the first of Seattle's two...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the 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: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with...

President Donald Trump walks in Lafayette Park to visit outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic governors reject Trump's call to send in military

Jun. 2, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several Democratic governors on Monday pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they dispatch National Guard units to “dominate the streets” in reaction to the violence that has erupted across the country. Illinois Gov....

Police stand guard as protesters rally at the Trump Tower, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Jun. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...