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The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 4, 2020 11:17 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: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis listens to a question during his appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Mattis issued a statement Wednesday, June 3, 2020, on the recent protests around the United States. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews history by saying he fired Mattis

Jun. 4, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jim Mattis announced his resignation as defense secretary, President Donald Trump thanked him for “tremendous progress” in helping to rebuild the military and for “retiring with distinction.” Times changed and so did Trump's story about losing his Pentagon...

Texas GOP official urged to resign over George Floyd post

Jun. 4, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The GOP chairwoman of one of Texas' largest counties faced widespread pressure from her party to resign Thursday for floating a conspiracy theory on social media suggesting that George Floyd's death was staged. Cynthia Brehm is head of the Bexar County Republican Party in San Antonio....

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

Jun. 4, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office. Merkel's center-right Union bloc has seen its poll ratings climb since the beginning of the...

Mississippi judge resigns post due to health concerns

Jun. 4, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge is resigning for health reasons. Media outlets report that Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester Sr. announced his resignation on Wednesday. In a letter to the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Priester said he was resigning due to health concerns. He wrote that he...

Deputy mayor in Maine charged in case of racist Floyd post

Jun. 4, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

BREWER, Maine (AP) — The deputy mayor of a Maine city has resigned and was charged with filing a false report after he said someone hacked his social media account to make racist statements about the George Floyd killing. Brewer police said Thomas Morelli was charged in relation to the incident, the Bangor...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 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: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Baltimore voters lean to former mayor when times were better

Jun. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore mayor who argued crime was lower during her administration maintained her lead in the Democratic primary on Wednesday, even though her own tenure was cut short by scandal. While the race remained too close to call, Maryland political observers noted that the crowded...

Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. While Maryland's primary was being conducted mostly by mail due to the coronavirus, limited in-person voting was open Tuesday with social distancing guidelines in place. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

Jun. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race too close for...

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, US ambassador in Germany Richard Grenell waits for the arriving of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, file)

US ambassador to Germany resigns from post, deputy stands in

Jun. 2, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next. While no reason was given for Grenell’s resignation, it...