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This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

3 charged in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery face court hearing

Jun. 4, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men who were charged with murder months after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery appeared Thursday by a video link from jail for their probable cause hearing following a week of angry protests in the U.S. over law enforcement biases against black victims. Jesse Evans, appointed...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, attends the world premiere of the final season of Starz TV's

Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shoot

Jun. 4, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A teenager was injured Wednesday night after gunfire rang out during the filming of a music video in Atlanta, the city’s police said. Rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, was filming the music video in an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city,...

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...

A woman holds a sign during a protest rally on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Decatur, Ga. The protest and rally at the town square brought out hundreds who chanted the name George Floyd and filled the streets demanding justice. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

'Enough is enough' Atlanta suburb protest brings large crowd

Jun. 3, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Around 1,500 protesters gathered outside a Confederate monument in Decatur, Georgia, Wednesday as demonstrations continued throughout the state against racism, police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The march started Wednesday afternoon in Decatur Square, home to a...

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields speaks with media as protesters gather, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Atlanta police chief walks tightrope as she handles protests

Jun. 3, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's police chief quickly condemned the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and acted swiftly when she determined some of her own officers used excessive force, but now she's questioning a further crackdown on her officers. Chief Erika Shields fired two officers and benched three...

In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, in Plains, Ga. Former President Carter called Wednesday, June 3, 2020, for Americans in positions of power and influence to fight racial injustice, saying “silence can be as deadly as violence.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jimmy Carter: Privileged, powerful must fight racial biases

Jun. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter called Wednesday for Americans in positions of power and influence to fight racial injustice, saying “silence can be as deadly as violence.” The 95-year-old former president issued a statement through the Atlanta-based Carter Center to...

Georgia legislature to resume session June 15

Jun. 3, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s legislature will resume session on June 15 under an agreement announced by House and Senate leaders on Wednesday. The 40-day legislative session was put on hold in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced the...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 3, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ June 3 Valdosta Daily Times on getting tested for coronavirus following attendance at recent protests: We encourage protesters to get tested for COVID-19. Of course, we encourage anyone who has any symptoms or who may have been exposed to the virus to get tested....

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 3, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 1 The State Journal on various protests that have taken place in Kentucky recently: Following a week in which racial tensions and violence boiled over in many cities across the country, triggered by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police...

Detroit business leaders pledge to support peaceful protests

Jun. 3, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of Detroit's automakers and other business executives on Wednesday pledged to stand with the black community and support peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans. The group includes the heads of General Motors, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler...