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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)

Celebrities, activists, others gather to remember Floyd

Jun. 4, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mural of George Floyd projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed at his memorial service Thursday had a simple message: “I can breathe now.” Celebrities, civil rights activists, politicians and family members of Floyd sang...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

Jun. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has...

In this March 19, 2005 photo, former University of Pittsburgh football head coach Johnny Major, right, visits Pitt's first NCAA college football practice of the spring in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. He was 85.  (John Beale/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent...

FILE - This undated file handout photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. The message from protesters around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police In demonstration after demonstration, protesters are carrying signs that include the names of other blacks whose lives ended violently in encounters with police. (Christopher Harris via AP, File)

Floyd memorial will retrace life, push for justice in death

Jun. 3, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The memorial services to honor George Floyd are extraordinary: three cities over six days, with a chance for mourners to pay their respects in the communities where he was born, grew up, and died. But so are the circumstances surrounding them: Since his May 25 death in Minneapolis, Floyd's...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020 photo, Isaac Lopez, 19, second from left, holds a photo of his father, Tomas Lopez, as he poses for a photo with his mother, Antonia, second from right; his brother, Elias, 12, left; and his sister Elda, 16, right, at their home in Pacific, Wash. Tomas, 44, who died of COVID-19 on April 2, was a beloved fixture wherever he sold tacos from his family's bright green taco truck. The passage of a milestone — 100,000 lives lost due to the coronavirus in the United States — has brought attention to how news organizations are trying to tell the stories behind the numbers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

Jun. 3, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many are familiar with some of the bold-faced names of people who died of COVID-19 — musician John Prine, NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy and music producer Hal Willner. Most of the pandemic's victims aren't known beyond family, friends...

People wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a wedding hall in Suwon, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Kim Jong-taik/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016, file photo, jockey Mike Smith celebrates after riding Arrogate to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Arrogate, North America's all-time money earner, has died. He was seven. Juddmonte Farms in Lexington, Ky., said Arrogate was euthanized on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, after becoming ill. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse, dies at 7

Jun. 2, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America’s all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7. Juddmonte Farms said Arrogate was euthanized Tuesday after becoming ill. The Lexington, Kentucky, breeding farm said...

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut

Jun. 2, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate baseball...

Biting Mexican comic, satirist Héctor Suárez dies at 81

Jun. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comic Héctor Suárez, whose decades-long career celebrated the common man and satirized the rich, corrupt and arrogant, has died at 81. His son Héctor Suárez Gomís posted a statement Tuesday confirming his father’s death, though he did not specify...