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1 of few black-owned pot shops in the US robbed in Boston

Jun. 2, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's lone retail marijuana shop is dealing with another setback. Pure Oasis, one of the few black-owned shops in the country, was robbed early Monday morning, as mostly peaceful protests against police brutality ended in violence miles away in downtown Boston, police said this week. More...

Workers and a volunteer clean up damage outside a burned-out clothing store in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, June 1, 2020, following a night of unrest. People shattered windows, set fires and damaged monuments in a downtown park after a protest against the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Birmingham starts work to remove Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (AP) — The mayor of Alabama's largest city declared a state of emergency, imposed a curfew and began work to remove a Confederate monument Monday after demonstrators smashed windows, robbed shops and set fires following a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota....

Autopsies set after inmates from 2 Mississippi prisons die

Jun. 1, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Autopsies will be performed on two inmates who died in state custody recent days, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said. William Sharp, 50, was found unresponsive in cell Saturday in South Mississippi Correctional Institution. A department news release said there were no...

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...

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Jun. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials...

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...

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

May. 31, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said...

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...

Los Angeles mayor imposes downtown curfew

May. 30, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a downtown curfew this evening, Protesters were back in the streets Saturday. Garcetti said everyone must be off the downtown streets of the sprawling city by 8 p.m. local time until 5:30 a.m.. Several police cars were torched Saturday...

Washington man last of group sentenced in homeless killing

May. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of participating in the killing of a Washington state homeless man who was tied to a tree and left to die in the cold was sentenced to more than five years in prison. Darron Weidman was sentenced for setting in motion a robbery that resulted in the December 2018 death...