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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser walks on the street leading to the White House after the words Black Lives Matter were painted in enormous bright yellow letters on the street by city workers and activists Friday, June 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Latest: Paris police ban Floyd protest due to virus fear

Jun. 6, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — DC officials expect city's largest demonstration against police brutality since Floyd's death — 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...

This photo provided by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police shows Anthony Brennan III. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police say that Brennan was arrested Friday, June 5, 2020, after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd. (Maryland-National Capital Park Police via AP)

Police arrest man accused of assaulting people posting signs

Jun. 5, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd, park police said. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said in a news release that Anthony...

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...

N.C. court: Death-row inmates can use repealed bias law

Jun. 5, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Most death row inmates in North Carolina can again use a law addressing racial discrimination to seek life sentences instead, even though the law was amended and later repealed, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. The majority of justices agreed in a pair of cases that most of the...

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 bans police chokeholds in wake of Floyd's death

Jun. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds and neck restraints by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to remake the city's police force since George Floyd's death. The changes are part of a...

Edgar Samaniego, charged in shooting of Las Vegas police officer, listens to his defense attorney Scott Coffee at the Regional Justice Center, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. A prosecutor says that a 20-year-old Las Vegas man deliberately shot and gravely wounded a police officer during a Las Vegas Strip protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Shot officer was targeted at Vegas protest, authorities say

Jun. 5, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday a 20-year-old Las Vegas man deliberately shot and gravely wounded a police officer during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, and said the man fired at least two other shots that night. Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson...

Footage shows cops shot at fleeing man over 20 times in Utah

Jun. 5, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Salt Lake City police officers fired at least 20 shots at a man as he ran away, body camera footage released Friday shows. Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, 22, was shot and killed May 23 after police who were responding to a call of a gun threat chased him when he ran from a motel. Officers said a weapon was found...

California man gets life in prison in race-related killings

Jun. 5, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said. Kori Ali Muhammad's sentence comes three years after he said he was fed up with...

A Morgan County, Ala. investigator works at the scene, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Valhermoso Springs, Ala., where numerous people were found fatally shot. Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Seven people found dead inside burning house in Alabama

Jun. 5, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

VALHERMOSO SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. Morgan County deputies put out the fire before firefighters arrived and found three women and four men shot dead inside,...

1 dead, 1 wounded in suspected homicide-attempted suicide

Jun. 5, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One man was killed and another critically woundedin a suspected homicide-attempted suicide Friday at an Oklahoma shooting range, police said. Local news outlets quote police as saying both men arrived together at the 2A Shooting Center and were shooting from separate lanes when one...