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Medical professionals join a protest rally at Union Square, Friday, June 5, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

More protests set in NYC amid lingering tensions over curfew

Jun. 6, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After another mostly peaceful night, more demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in New York City were planned for Saturday amid lingering tension between protesters and police over the city’s 8 p.m. curfew. On Friday night, demonstrators again remained on city streets hours...

Sistas Van driver Denise Rodriguez pauses in front of the van she uses to pick up and drop off supplies for those in need of help amid the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in New York. Originally launched to help survivors of sexual and reproductive violence and physical abuse, the women's network and their van have been delivering badly-needed resources to black and Hispanic communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the fast-spreading virus. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Food, coffee, diapers: Amid pandemic, van delivers donations

Jun. 6, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent day, a powder-blue van parked curbside in Brooklyn, one of the hardest-hit communities in America by the coronavirus pandemic, and a group of women wearing protective face masks and gloves set to unloading. Locals lined up, spaced out next to orange traffic cones on the...

Protesters take a knee on Flatbush Avenue in front of New York City police officers during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mayor downplays rough police treatment of NYC protesters

Jun. 5, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day of protests over the death of George Floyd brought more examples of New York City officials downplaying or denying the police department’s rough treatment of protesters — even when it was caught on video. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he had personally seen...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: “My season is over.”

Jun. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant won't play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes. “My season is over,” Durant told The Undefeated on Friday. “I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following...

People hold signs as they listen to a speaker in front of city hall in downtown Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 5, 2020, during a rally to protest the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

Jun. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shifted to a calmer, but no less determined focus on addressing racial injustice. In Minneapolis, where Floyd died in police custody, the...

FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis stands on the Major League Baseball logo that serves as the on deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Indians, in Chicago. Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 3, 2020, because no statements were authorized.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP Exclusive: MLB plan saves big-spending teams $100M each

Jun. 5, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union's plan, according to an analysis by The Associated Press....

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Police Officer J. Coleman, left, and protester Elijah Raffington, of Sandy Springs, fist bump in a symbolic gesture of solidarity outside the CNN Center at Olympic Park, in Atlanta. George Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25 and his death sparked protests. Black officers find themselves torn between two worlds when it comes to the protests against police brutality happening around the U.S. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Black cops feel pain of Floyd's death, duty to their uniform

Jun. 5, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Black police officers find themselves torn between two worlds: They feel the pain of seeing yet another black man killed at the hands of fellow officers, yet they must also try to keep the peace during angry protests fueled by that death. Those feelings, familiar to many blacks in law...

FILE - In this May 7, 2010, file photo, Boston Celtics fans try to distract Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) while he shoots foul shots during the first quarter of Game 3 in the second round of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston. When the virus wanes enough to allow the games to begin again, the very essence of these events will likely be missing. Playing in empty buildings would require a significant recalibration. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

What's next for the NBA? A plan for testing is the big key

Jun. 5, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

For the NBA, it is not officially time to play. It’s getting closer, but the league isn’t there yet. The move to agree on a 22-team format for the resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season is a major step forward, but it was just the first of many major decisions that has to be completed before...

Protesters take a knee before continuing their march on the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a memorial service for George Floyd, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd, an African American man, 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/John Minchillo)

Protest arrests logjam tests NYC legal system, bail reform

Jun. 5, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of arrests in the New York City protests over the death of George Floyd has strained the criminal justice system and ignited a debate over whether bail reforms have allowed smash-and-grab looters to get off easy. So far, there have been well over 2,000 arrests in the past week as...