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Clashes, tear gas in Beirut as protests turn to riots

Jun. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at protesters in central Beirut on Saturday, after a planned anti-government demonstration quickly degenerated into rioting and stone-throwing confrontations between opposing camps. A few thousand demonstrators had gathered in Martyrs' Square hoping to...

A checkpoint blocks traffic on 16th Street Northwest as people gather near the White House, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, before scheduled protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: DC prepares ahead of expected large protest

Jun. 6, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands in London, Italy protest police violence, racial injustice. — DC officials expect city's largest protest against police brutality since Floyd's death — DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech. — Minneapolis-St. Paul...

A man walks past Marco's Pizza, which is now hiring, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.3% as reopened businesses began recalling millions of workers faster than economists had predicted, triggering a rally Friday on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Jun. 6, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree. Friday's jobs report for May delivered a major pleasant surprise, with lower unemployment and 2.5 million added jobs, instead of the darkening picture that had been...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb looks on during an NFL preseason football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers in Denver. Many players polled by The Associated Press over the last couple of weeks say they are scared to return to work without a cure or a vaccine for the coronavirus. By and large, however, those same players say they trust the protocols the NFL will have in place by the time practices resume and games return. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic

Jun. 6, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they’ll feel better by game day. Last December, the Patriots flew two airplanes to Houston to keep the healthy players apart from...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven states,...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete alongside...

Seagulls sit on the head of a sculpture of Russian poet Aleksander Pushkin on the day of his 221st birthday in Naziya village, 80 km (50 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Moscow book fair brings out Pushkin fans, lockdown-weary

Jun. 6, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Muscovites clad in facemasks and gloves ventured into Red Square for an outdoor book market Saturday, a small sign of gradual efforts to open the Russian capital back up amid the country's coronavirus outbreak. Although the city’s ban on public gatherings continues, authorities gave...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives for a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

New jobs report diminishes GOP appetite for more virus aid

Jun. 6, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress. Republicans say the numbers...

A heath worker takes a nasal swab sample during a public testing for the coronavirus conducted at a market in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new cases

Jun. 6, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia reported nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, a new single-day high for the country that brought its total caseload past 30,000, as the government unveiled an enhanced stimulus package worth $47.6 billion to anchor the virus-battered economy. The health...

In this June 1, 2020 photo, high school graduate Lizzie Quinlivan wears a Georgetown University cap at her home in Hingham, Mass. Quinlivan has opted to attend closer-to-home Georgetown instead of colleges on the west coast which were on her original wish-list. As students make college plans for this fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state students looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Amid virus, US students look to colleges closer to home

Jun. 6, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state residents who are looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the University of Texas at Arlington, commitments from state residents are up 26% over last year. Ohio State and Western...