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Dominique Bryant, 23, wearing the Black and Proud T-shirt, joins demonstrators as they protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Latest: Washington mayor mulls legal challenge to Trump

Jun. 3, 2020 2:24 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: — Washington mayor preparing for legal challenge to President Trump over security operations in District of Columbia. —...

Mayor-elect Ella Jones waves to a supporter passing by while posing for a photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Ferguson, Mo. Jones, currently a city council member who was elected mayor on Tuesday, will become the first black and first woman mayor of the city thrust into the national spotlight after the death of Michael Brown in 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

Jun. 3, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation. Jones, a city council member who also will be the first woman to lead the St. Louis suburb, beat fellow council...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old....

A man pulls a trolley filled with cardboard and plastic bottles for recycling through the streets at Phumlamqashi informal settlement near Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

The Latest: Spain extends emergency for 2 final weeks

Jun. 3, 2020 1:26 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. ___ MADRID — Spanish lawmakers have voted to extend for two additional weeks the state...

Dominique Bryant, 23, wearing the Black and Proud T-shirt, joins demonstrators as they protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Nation's streets calmest in days; police credit curfews

Jun. 3, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters marched on Wednesday in peaceful pleas to end police brutality, after a calmer night in cities across America void of the violence of recent days, as demonstrators heightened calls for justice in the killing of George Floyd. Curfews and efforts by protesters to contain earlier...

With the White House in the background, a line of police forms behind a fence in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Jun. 3, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and...

2 Missouri students who appear to mock Floyd death withdraw

Jun. 3, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two incoming Missouri college students who participated in a video that appeared to mock the killing of George Floyd have withdrawn. The students were supposed to attend the University of Missouri and Missouri State University in the fall before taking part in a video on social media...

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...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. Zuckerberg isn't budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts

Jun. 3, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail and, many said, encouraged violence against protesters. His critics, however, are multiplying. Some...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. Floyd died May 25, after he was pinned to the pavement by a police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing. (Christopher Harris via AP, File)

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

Jun. 2, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even...