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Utah National Guard members are shown, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Approximately 200 Utah National Guard members have been activated by order of Utah Governor, Gary R. Herbert, to assist local law enforcement agencies in response to violence and looting in downtown Salt Lake City to deter criminal activity and protect life and property. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Officials call protest in Salt Lake City 'mostly peaceful'

Jun. 2, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful protest over George Floyd's death made its way through downtown Salt Lake City after the mayor announced a new weeklong curfew. Demonstrators gathered outside the city's police headquarters on Monday and convinced several officers to kneel with them, The Salt Lake...

Video released in lawsuit shows officers threatening suspect

Jun. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A video released by the attorney for a man who is suing several Merced police officers and accusing them of excessive force shows authorities pushing him to the ground and threatening to break his arm and send him to the hospital. Police arrested William Colbert on March 12, 2018,...

Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted

Jun. 2, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional. From New York City to Fargo, North...

Judge nixes plea deal for man who blocked Hoover Dam bridge

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has rejected a plea deal for a man who used a homemade armored vehicle to block a highway bridge near the Hoover Dam in 2018. Mohave County Judge Billy Sipe called the deal that would have given Matthew Wright less than 10 years in prison too lenient. Wright, 32, of...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo security officers walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

Jun. 1, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, demonstrators face off against police officers in Oakland, Calif. while protesting the Monday death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Federal officer killed guarding courthouse near protest

May. 30, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer in California was shot and killed and another wounded while providing security at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland amid one of the increasingly violent protests unfolding around the country. “When someone targets a police officer or a police...

Inmate dies after apparent assault

May. 30, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system reported that an inmate died after being assaulted by another inmate. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Jamaal King, a 34-year-old inmate at Elmore Correctional Facility, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an apparent...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

Police detain a protester after holding a one-man protest in violation of the city's coronavirus restrictions, in front of the city's police headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 29, 2020, the banner reads

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrest

May. 29, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 35 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus restrictions, against the arrest of a prominent Russian journalist, the Medizona news outlet said. An opposition Moscow city council member, several journalists and...

Ogden officer killed, 1 hurt in shootout; gunman also dead

May. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another injured Thursday in a shootout with man whose wife called police to report he had threatened to kill her, Utah authorities said. Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said the gunman was also killed when officers returned fire. Watt said the...