Latest U.S. National Guard News

Missouri National Guard sending 300 troops to D.C.

Jun. 4, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of the Missouri National Guard said 300 troops on Thursday will head to Washington, D.C. to help local law enforcement with civil unrest. Adjutant General Levon Cumpton said the District of Columbia National Guard requested Missouri's help and will pay any related...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cities see protests rage on as Wolf vows changes to policing

Jun. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Large protests over police treatment of black people arose in Pittsburgh and Bethlehem on Thursday, while Philadelphia braced for more marches and demonstrations on the night before some pandemic-related restrictions will end in the city. Marchers wove their way through Pittsburgh...

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: Floyd's mourners stand for 8 minutes, 46 seconds

Jun. 4, 2020 4:13 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: — Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out at Floyd memorial. — Mayor Garcetti ends curfew in Los Angeles. — Generally peaceful...

Evers defends decision to deploy National Guard

Jun. 4, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers defended his decision Thursday to deploy the Wisconsin National Guard to help police in Madison and Milwaukee control protests over George Floyd's death. Evers, a Democrat, told reporters during a conference call that he deployed the Guard to protect property in...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Jun. 4, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using active-duty troops to quell protests across the United States, and former military leaders are going after him, too, in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief. Both Trump and...

Walz, citing credible threats, sends guard to Clay County

Jun. 4, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is sending Minnesota National Guard troops to state's western border because of what he says are credible threats of violence during demonstrations planned in neighboring North Dakota. Moorhead, Minnesota lies just across the border from Fargo, North Dakota. Walz's...

Protests over George Floyd's death largely calm

Jun. 4, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Demonstrators and a caravan of vehicles streamed through streets on Milwaukee's north side overnight Wednesday and headed to a police precinct station where National Guard members stood watch. Officers used smoke or gas to disperse the protesters. But, it was a quieter demonstration than...

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...

LGBTQ community members join Black Lives Matter demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police, blocking an intersection in protest over Floyd's death, in West Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  Floyd, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

More than 100 charged with looting, assaults in California

Jun. 3, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities have charged more than 100 people with looting, assault and other crimes committed during and around protests while police in a San Francisco Bay Area city said Wednesday that a break-in suspect died after being shot by police who mistook his hammer for a gun. ...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, from left, helps pack up lunches to be delivered to needy older people, along with Hot and Cool Cafe co-owner Shana Jenson, Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and California Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove, right, during a visit to the cafe in Leimert Park in Los Angeles on June 3, 2020. The cafe has been providing meals prepared at the establishment three days a week for older adults during the coronavirus pandemic stay at home order. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

California governor highlights previous moves on inequality

Jun. 3, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the protests over police brutality and accompanying violence that had dominated his state over the weekend, he declared that for too long state leaders had not addressed systemic racism and called for an end to lip service without...