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The Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures

Jun. 2, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. — JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been declared invalid...

In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 photo, police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, as they hold back protesters during a rally and march 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)

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Jun. 2, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions...

Cleveland police patrol the streets, Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Cleveland. The City of Cleveland extended its curfew through Tuesday night after riots broke out on Saturday in reaction to George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio's GOP senator says military shouldn't be into his state

Jun. 2, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican senator said Tuesday the US military shouldn’t be sent into his home state. “That should be a local decision,” said Rob Portman, who lives in the Cincinnati area. “It should be what the mayors and governors want ... I don’t see...

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Night of violence in Madison results in more arrests, damage

Jun. 2, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters spray painted graffiti on the Wisconsin state Capitol, dumped paint on the beloved “Forward” statue outside, broke into businesses downtown and defaced the Wisconsin Veterans Museum before police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowd early Tuesday...

Attorney Mawuli Davis, left, speaks on behalf of Taniyah Pilgrim, center, and Messiah Young, right, during a press conference by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, Monday, June 2, 2020. Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling the two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Jun. 2, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference....

People including Kevin Antlitz, an Anglican priest, left, take a knee during a protest of the visit of President Donald Trump to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. Many demonstrators present said they were dismayed when Trump staged a visit to the historic St. John's Church across from the White House and held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the area of peaceful protesters. Protests continue over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes'

Jun. 2, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight night of...

People observe social distancing as they take part in a demonstration in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd, police violence and institutionalized racism. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis, U.S.A., after being restrained by police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Latest: Attorney says drugs in Floyd's system irrelevant

Jun. 2, 2020 2:01 PM 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: — Family attorney calls drugs in George Floyd's system irrelevant to his death. — Kennedy Center to dim lights for 9 nights...

Protesters gather Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Paris. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. The demonstration was organized to honor Frenchman Adama Traore, who died shortly after his arrest in 2016, and in solidarity with Americans demonstrating against George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

From Sydney to Paris, world outrage grows at Floyd's death

Jun. 2, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French protesters defied a virus-related police ban and rallied Tuesday against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics, as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents. Clapping, cheering and...

St. Louis firefighters are protected by police officers as they put out a fire at at looted 7-Eleven convenience store Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: 4 St. Louis officers hit by gunfire during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Protests that began peacefully over the death of George Floyd turned violent in the St. Louis area, where four police officers were shot and a retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death by looters at a pawn shop. St. Louis police on Tuesday said 77-year-old David Dorn, who...

Workers sweep up broken glass from smashed windows, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from the store front of a business in the downtown section of Providence, R.I. Authorities said the people who caused the damage in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2 were not protesting the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Dozens arrested, officers hurt during Providence violence

Jun. 2, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday activated the National Guard and is considering a curfew in response to a violent night in Providence that she and top police officials say was not a protest over the death of George Floyd, but an organized effort to cause destruction. A crowd of...