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The Latest: Georgia Gov. Kemp expanding state of emergency

May. 31, 2020 8:23 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: ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is expanding a state of emergency to authorize the deployment of up to 3,000 National Guard troops to protests in cities...

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

May. 31, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said...

Protesters gather around a destroyed Seattle police vehicle Saturday, May 30, 2020, in downtown Seattle. Protests continue across the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Amanda Snyder/The Seattle Times via AP)

The Latest: Portland police arrest more than 30

May. 31, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on protests in the Northwest sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis (all times local): 11:23 p.m. Portland police say officers have arrested at least 31 people during demonstrations Saturday evening against the killing of George Floyd. Police released no further...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Los Angeles mayor imposes downtown curfew

May. 30, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a downtown curfew this evening, Protesters were back in the streets Saturday. Garcetti said everyone must be off the downtown streets of the sprawling city by 8 p.m. local time until 5:30 a.m.. Several police cars were torched Saturday...

CEO of SC chamber of commerce accused of stealing funds

May. 30, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of an organization that promotes business in two South Carolina cities has been accused of stealing public money that was supposed to go toward city-sponsored events. West Columbia Police charged Richard Dwight Skipper, 51. chief executive of the Greater Cayce West...

Nurse stole painkillers from VA clinic in Louisiana

May. 30, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from the VA clinic where she worked. Jolie King, 40, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty Thursday to taking the drugs from the VA urgent care clinic in Pineville, saying she took them for her own use, U.S. Attorney David Joseph saids in a...

Kentucky theft suspect on the run since 2018 found in SC

May. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of stealing around $25,000 from a nonprofit to pay off social media scammers was found in South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018, authorities said. David Boggs Jr. was arrested Thursday, more than 570 days after his disappearance, news outlets...

Former city treasurer sentenced to federal prison

May. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman admitted in federal court to stealing about $400,000 while serving as a town treasurer and another $156,000 from a charity where she worked was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison. Venita Sedodo, 32, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty in...

Police: Suspected burglar fatally shot by Everett homeowner

May. 29, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A homeowner in Everett has fatally shot a suspected burglar during an apparent break-in attempt, authorities said. The Everett Police Department responded to a 911 call by the homeowner around 5 a.m. Thursday saying he shot someone inside his home, KOMO-TV reported. Officers arrived...