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Police stand guard as protesters rally at the Trump Tower, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Jun. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birmingham begins removing Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 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: ___ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock...

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....

In this picture made with a fisheye lens, cars are readied for a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday, June 1, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

Jun. 1, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three different states. Brad Keselowski lucked into a pair of wins, new favorite son Chase Elliott lost three races (but won one), and Kyle Busch ticked off his haters simply by being...

Sewell: Time to end Confederate holiday in Alabama

Jun. 1, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama congresswoman said Monday it is time to end a state holiday celebrating the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Sewell's comments, made on social media, came on the holiday itself amid protests in Alabama and elsewhere over the death of an African American man,...

Alabama virus cases top 18,000

Jun. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has topped 18,000 cases of coronavirus with nearly a third of the cases being added in the last two weeks. As of Monday, Alabama had more than 18,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 640 deaths, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Nearly a third of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2005, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye responds to a question during an interview in New York. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, FIle)

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

Jun. 1, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. Harris...

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...

20 arrested during George Floyd death protest in Alabama

May. 31, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Twenty people were arrested at a weekend protest near Hoover City Hall while demonstrating against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, police said Sunday. Most of Saturday's arrests resulted in disorderly conduct charges after protesters blocked traffic on Montgomery Highway, Hoover...

Coronavirus alters hurricane shelter plans

May. 31, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Shelters that open during dangerous hurricanes may look and operate differently this storm season, state emergency officials said, as the new coronavirus complicate response plans. Across the coastal United States, concerns over COVID-19 has added a new complication to response...