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Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: US requires virus test data to include race, sex

Jun. 4, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

The U.S. government is requiring the collection of additional demographic details from people tested for COVID-19, including their sex, age, race and ethnicity. The extra data requirements apply to hospitals and laboratories and are intended to help track the virus’ impact on various racial, age and...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Germany's Merkel hopes calm protests unify US

Jun. 4, 2020 2:04 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: — Generally peaceful protests in Portland, New Orleans. — US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd. — Gov....

21-year-old Lousiana man charged with slaying 2 relatives

Jun. 4, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his grandfather and godmother, according to authorities. Detrick Guillory was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Deputies...

Kansas City advances measure to protect recording police

Jun. 4, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials have advanced a measure meant to protect people who record police interactions with the public even if they’re ordered by officers to stop. The move follows the conviction of a man who recorded the violent arrest last year of a transgender woman by...

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott holds up a walking stick he said was used to shatter windows in a police vehicle and a rock that was thrown and broke a deputy's thumb during a violent demonstration May 30 and 31, at his office in Columbia, SC., on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Lott said deputies are reviewing social media and expect to arrest a number of people for violent or destructive acts during the demonstrations May 30 and May 31. (AP Photo /Jeffrey Collins)

Sheriff: Videos lead to riot arrests; racists in crowd

Jun. 4, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four people arrested over the past few days for damaging and stealing property or assaulting people during violent demonstrations last weekend in South Carolina's capital city had one thing in common — they posted video of their crimes on social media, Richland County Sheriff...

Woman charged with vandalizing cruiser later burned

Jun. 4, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman they say jumped on top of a Providence police cruiser that was later set on fire during the violence in the city early Tuesday morning. Sarah Taylor, of Warwick, faces charges including destruction and vandalism of the cruiser, Maj. David...

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Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Jun. 4, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. With democracy snuffed out in the mainland, the...

Florida officer on leave after pressing knee into man's neck

Jun. 4, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer pressed his knee into the neck of a handcuffed black man a week before the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a bystander's video released this week shows - a release that has prompted a departmental investigation and the officer being placed on leave. Two...

A man passes a bank burned during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. A widely-seen video of a white police officer pushing the black man was taken after the officer stopped him for smoking on a trolley platform, authorities said Wednesday, providing additional details on what led to widespread damage during a protest days later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

California officials praise more peaceful protesting

Jun. 4, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities have praised the thousands of peaceful protesters who thronged streets around the state while announcing criminal charges against more than 100 people accused of looting and violence. Police in the San Francisco Bay Area said a break-in suspect was killed when...

4 arrested in St. Johnsbury protest attended by hundreds

Jun. 4, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Four people were arrested during a protest attended by hundreds in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, against police brutality against African Americans. The protest started peacefully Wednesday with demonstrators walking on sidewalks, carrying signs and chanting. “I think...