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People, some of them kneeling gather in Trafalgar Square in central London on Sunday, May 31, 2020 to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that has led to protests across the US. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

May. 31, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened...

Demonstrators block the path of a Los Angeles Fire Department truck during a public disturbance on Melrose Avenue, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

May. 31, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Americans awoke Sunday to charred and glass-strewn streets in dozens of cities after another night of unrest fueled by rage over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police, who responded to the violence with tear gas and rubber bullets. Tens of thousands marched...

In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 photo, a person exits a broken window of a Starbucks, in Chicago, carrying items after a march and rally over the death of George Floyd. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

The Latest: Volunteers clean up broken glass in Chicago

May. 31, 2020 10:54 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: ___ CHICAGO — Volunteers are cleaning up broken glass and debris in downtown Chicago after a night of tense protests nationwide over George Floyd’s...

A woman holds up a banner as people gather in Trafalgar Square in central London on Sunday, May 31, 2020 to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis that has led to protests across the US. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

May. 31, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man being detained by police. But they have not been surprised. Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have...

Beloved grocery store worker keeps shining through pandemic

May. 31, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While slinging lottery tickets and cigarettes, Regina Johnson constantly talked and laughed through the sunflower mask a customer made for her. The 58-year-old generates an endless stream of affirmations and mild flirtations at the customer service counter in the Green Hills Kroger....

Syringe exchange, fatal overdoses soar. Some blame COVID-19.

May. 31, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Like a tidal wave swelling in the distance, Amy Baker saw Fayette County’s spike in fatal overdoses coming. It was mid March, Baker remembers. Kentucky had just diagnosed its 47th case of novel coronavirus as Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order to ban group gatherings,...

Protesters march down the street as trash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Protests were held throughout the city over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

NYC reels after days of unrest amid nationwide protests

May. 31, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials were looking for a peaceful way forward after three days of protests against police brutality that left police cars burned and led to the arrest of hundreds of people. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wasn't considering a curfew after largely peaceful protests around the...

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency head Greg Michel answers reporters' questions during a governor's news conference outside the Governor's Mansion, regarding the current situation of COVID-19 and coronavirus in the state and discussing Mississippi's ongoing response to slow the spread, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi emergency leaders: Add masks to hurricane prep

May. 31, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emergency management officials in Mississippi say that as coastal states face a double threat from hurricane season and the new coronavirus, people need to add masks and other personal protective gear to their severe weather preparation kits. Shelters will be open, with new guidance...

The Latest: Training camp for Sri Lanka cricket squad

May. 31, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Sri Lanka’s national cricket squad will start training from Monday after more than two months of restrictions. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Sunday that 13 players for the men's team — selected across the three...

In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020, a bar is boarded-up at a Bourbon Street intersection in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Bars have been closed in New Orleans since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some residents of the historic French Quarter, while acknowledging the economic pain and suffering, say the lack of tourists has been a relief.  (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

French Quarter sans tourists: 'An old neighborhood again'

May. 31, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans' COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making more acquaintances with fellow residents — people he might not have noticed before tourism dried up in the French Quarter. “I've seen and met more neighbors now than...