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Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as they protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Thousands march peacefully in Washington

Jun. 3, 2020 7:21 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: — Thousands march again near White House to protest death of George Floyd. — Fifty ATMs vandalized in Philadelphia....

Residents seeking driver's license renewals peer through the glass doors of a closed Drivers Service Bureau adjacent to the main offices of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Statewide all driver license locations have been closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi license offices to reopen with virus precautions

Jun. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi driver’s license offices will reopen Monday after being closed for about two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety is setting guidelines to try to minimize wait times as officials...

Medical University of South Carolina healthcare providers dress in protective suiting, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., as they get ready to open the hospital's drive-thru tent for patients who are being tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Citadel Mall parking lot. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina to stay open despite spike in virus cases

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials issued a warning Wednesday that people who go to graduations, businesses or other recently opened places and aren't careful about wearing masks or social distancing may be contributing to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. But they also said...

A man, wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, waits in a bus line in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. After 80 days of an almost complete shutdown, the capital city lowers its warning alert from red to yellow allowing for the freer movement of people and the opening of many businesses. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

The Latest: UN warns Asia-Pacific governments of censorship

Jun. 3, 2020 6:14 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. ___ GENEVA — The top U.N. human rights official is urging some Asia-Pacific governments...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Oklahoma State announces 3 COVID-19 cases

Jun. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three. Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter...

A field of hay is cut during a harvest in Durham, N.H., Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sununu defends support of protests during pandemic

Jun. 3, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu defended his support Wednesday of the peaceful protests being held around New Hampshire, which remains under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though gatherings of 10 or more people remain banned, thousands of people have attended...

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...

Health staff to be posted to protests to stymie virus spread

Jun. 3, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Department of Health staff will be posted to all future peaceful protests seeking justice in the death of George Floyd to help reduce the chances that the coronavirus spreads at them, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. The staff will distribute masks and provide...

FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo, Ecuador's former President Abdala Bucaram leaves the Foreign Ministery in Panama City, where he sought political asylum after fleeing his country amid massive protests that forced the ouster of President Lucio Gutierrez. Bucaram was detained at his home in Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 3, 2020, during a search warrant ordered by the Prosecutor's Office investigating alleged embezzlement through a contract for hospital medical supplies. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

Ex-Ecuador president detained in COVID-19 corruption raid

Jun. 3, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president has been detained after authorities raided his home Wednesday and found a gun and medical supplies including masks as part of a wider investigation into corruption during the pandemic. Prosecutors and police charged into the home of ex-President...

A waitress wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus carries out a plate of fish to serve at a seafood restaurant in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The French way of life resumes Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Hints of economic reawakening amid mass, civic unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TESTING THE WATERS: Businesses are starting reopen, or explore...