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SUV slams into police at protest, trooper breaks leg, pelvis

Jun. 2, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's mayor imposed a citywide 8 p.m. curfew on Tuesday for the rest of the week after a New York State Police trooper suffered a broken leg and a shattered pelvis when an SUV barreled through a group of officers who had just charged people protesting George Floyd’s death....

St. Louis firefighters are protected by police officers as they put out a fire at at looted 7-Eleven convenience store Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: 4 St. Louis officers hit by gunfire during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Protests that began peacefully over the death of George Floyd turned violent in the St. Louis area, where four police officers were shot and a retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death by looters at a pawn shop. St. Louis police on Tuesday said 77-year-old David Dorn, who...

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine talks Monday, June 1, 2020, in Omaha, Neb., about the video playing on several monitors that shows the fatal shooting of James Scurlock on Saturday. Kleine said that Jake Gardner, who owns two bars near where the shooting happened, fired the fatal shot during a scuffle with protesters outside one of his bars. Kleine said the bar owner said he feared for his life before the shooting. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Chief: Man who shot Omaha protester could face gun charge

Jun. 2, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha bar owner who is not expected to face felony charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed 22-year-old protester over the weekend could still face misdemeanor gun charges, the city's police chief said. Omaha police Chief Todd Schmaderer was among officials who addressed the case...

Officials say armed men killed journalist in southern Yemen

Jun. 2, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was shot dead Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, security officials said. Armed men opened fire on Nabil al-Quaety, a video journalist and photographer who contributed to Agence France-Presse, outside his home in Aden’s Dar Saad district, the officials...

In this photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020, residents burn fires late at night on a street to protest the death of James Mureithi, a homeless man who protesters alleged was shot dead by police during the nightly dusk-to-dawn curfew established to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in the Mathare slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets in the latest outrage over alleged police brutality, with a rights activist claiming that 19 Kenyans from low-income neighborhood have died from police actions in enforcing the curfew. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless man

Jun. 2, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a slum in Kenya's capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they said was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets Monday night in the latest...

The Latest: Guard from several states in D.C. to help

Jun. 2, 2020 1:04 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: — Virginia governor won't send national guard to Washington — Minnesota prosecutors still working on Floyd case —...

A member of the St. Louis Fire Department wraps up their work outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis. On Monday night people were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames and after a large peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25 had ended. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes'

Jun. 2, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight...

Police say video shows Louisville shooting victim fired a gun as police officers approached his business during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say video shows Louisville shooting victim fired a gun as police officers approached his business during protests.

Man gets life plus 11 to 22 years in homicide, rape case

Jun. 2, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole and a consecutive 11- to 22-year sentence in the strangulation death of a man and the rape of a woman last year. Richard Mickens, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County to first-degree...

This undated photo distributed by the Atlanta Police Department shows police Investigator Mark Gardner, who was fired Sunday over accusations he used excessive force during the arrest of two college students during protests in Atlanta. Streeter and another police officer have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a protest arrest incident involving two college students, Atlanta's mayor said Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Jun. 2, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference....