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The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the 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: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

Protesters confront Austin Police officers on the southbound lane of Interstate 35, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Austin, Texas, during demonstrations in response to the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Dallas begins making arrests as Texas cities enforce curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police enforced a nighttime curfew by making dozens of arrests Sunday night, in a crackdown after several days of demonstrations that saw multiple eruptions of violence. Dallas officials earlier in the day announced the curfew that would run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and squad cars and...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Cattle graze in a pasture in rural Archer County on Friday, May 8, 2020. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed case two weeks ago. (Amanda McCoy/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas counties may have fewer COVID-19 cases, but less tests

May. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When Archer County Judge Randy Jackson got the call about two weeks ago from the state offering a pop-up mobile testing site, he turned it down. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed...

Protestors stop Dallas Police officers responding to a confrontation at Young St. and S. Griffin St. in downtown Dallas, Friday, May 29, 2020. People marched in protest of the in-custody death of George Floyd when they confronted Dallas Police tactical officers and tear gas was fired. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

More than 1,500 Texas troopers sent to respond to protests

May. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 1,500 Texas state troopers were sent Saturday to various cities by Gov. Greg Abbott to help control protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd and the actions that led to...

Ernie, not last name given, plays in the water at the just re-opened city owned Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, Friday, May 29, 2020. Water parks in Texas were allowed to reopen today. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Not all water parks reopen despite eased Abbott restrictions

May. 29, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It may be days or weeks before some Texas water parks reopen, despite Gov. Greg Abbott's order allowing many to reopen Friday. Earlier this week, Abbott loosened restrictions on water parks to allow 25% occupancy of their capacity, as well as shopping mall food courts with social...

A jogger runs past a mask clad Acrocanthosaurus at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The museum has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to reopen May 30th. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

May. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo, Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A group of physicians has asked a federal court to suspend a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule that requires patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, May 27 in Maryland on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

May. 28, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in a lawsuit that seeks to suspend the federal rule. The federal lawsuit, which the American Civil...

Austin, 3, takes advantage of sunny weather running through a fountain in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Governor says Texas Panhandle hot spot has 'turned a corner'

May. 27, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Texas Panhandle has “turned a corner" after an outbreak of coronavirus cases erupted around meatpacking plants, keeping the region from rebooting daily life as quickly as the rest of the state. Abbott made the statement the...