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FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. Some staff members at The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer called in sick to protest editorial decisions they found insensitive about protests over George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards

Jun. 4, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black Americans did not meet its standards. Cotton's op-ed, titled “Send...

In this June 29, 2019, photo, Andy Ngo, a conservative writer, is seen after being attacked by a group of left-wing protesters at a demonstration in Portland, Ore. Ngo has filed a lawsuit against purported elements of the nebulous far-left-leaning militant groups collectively known as antifa on Thursday, June 4 2020. Ngo has drawn attention to antifa for years and says he was targeted and suffered brain injuries when he was assaulted while covering protests in Portland a year ago. The suit seeks $900,000 in damages, claiming assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and an injunction barring the group from further harassment, accusing Rose City Antifa of “pattern of racketeering activities” among other legal claims. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Lawsuit aims to hold nebulous 'antifa' to blame for injuries

Jun. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of the nebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of...

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...

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd's death

Jun. 3, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and racial...

Arkansas governor: Dozens arrested after Floyd protests

Jun. 3, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested at protests in downtown Little Rock over the death of George Floyd, the governor said Wednesday as demonstrations continued in Arkansas' capital city. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said 79 people were arrested late Tuesday after protests outside the Capitol and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: In America, Protest Is Patriotic The New York Times June 2 When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the scourge of police violence, festering for generations, became a rallying point for Americans...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 3, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 3 The Charlotte Observer on President Donald Trump moving the Republican National Convention because North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won’t commit to relaxing strict social distancing regulations: For those who’ve long wanted...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 3, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 2 The Index-Journal on police brutality protests: Yes, the outrage is understandable. Yes, the frustration is understandable. Yes, the anger is understandable. Yes, the protests are understandable. And warranted. It is even understandable that given the...

Newspaper: Minnesota AG to upgrade murder charge against officer in Floyd case, charge 3 other officers with abetting

Jun. 3, 2020 2:21 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newspaper: Minnesota AG to upgrade murder charge against officer in Floyd case, charge 3 other officers with abetting.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about Betts, who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August before being killed by police. The court made the announcement Monday, April 13, 2020. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

Media ask court to make public Dayton gunman school records

Jun. 3, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State and federal laws governing the privacy of educational records should not prevent an Ohio school district from releasing records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August, at attorney representing several media groups told the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday....