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In a photo taken Friday, June 5, 2020, Scott Nichols, aka Amazing Scott, a local balloon artist, poses for The Associated Press in his backyard in Minneapolis. Nichols doesn't consider himself very political, but when George Floyd died, he felt compelled to join the protests which happened to be a few blocks from his home. He was arrested during one of the protests and spent 48 hours in jail before he was released. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence

Jun. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just pulled over and put my hands up, because I didn’t want to...

Martin Garcia, top, and eventual winner Charlatan (1) lead the field past the grandstand during the first division of the Arkansas Derby, Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Ark. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP)

Undefeated Charlatan to miss Derby with minor ankle issue

Jun. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Undefeated Charlatan will miss the rescheduled Kentucky Derby this fall after being sidelined by a minor ankle issue. Trainer Bob Baffert said Saturday that the colt has a filling, or swelling, in a front ankle. As a result, Charlatan will not be ready to race in time for the...

People pay their respects during a memorial service for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Raeford, N.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Ed Clemente/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Atlanta protests have festive air with music

Jun. 6, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Atlanta protests punctuated by music take on an almost festive feel. — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law. — Floyd honored with memorial service near his North Carolina hometown. ___ ATLANTA...

Portland mayor limits use of type of tear gas against crowds

Jun. 6, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has ordered the city's police not to use a type of tear gas except as a last resort in life-threatening situations. Wheeler issued a statement Saturday saying he shares community concerns about the use of CS gas, especially during a respiratory-illness...

Connecticut reports 17 new coronavirus deaths

Jun. 6, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has reported 17 new coronavirus deaths, bringing its total to 4,055, the governor announced Saturday as the state prepares for an accelerated reopening of businesses. Gov. Ned Lamont's office announced Friday that a second phase of reopening, originally scheduled to begin...

Thousands of protesters march down Capitol Mall in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The protest is sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. (Jason Pierce/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Large crowds march across California for George Floyd

Jun. 6, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in San Francisco, Sacramento, Simi Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles and elsewhere across California on Saturday, continuing more than a week of protest marches expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Roderick Sweeney, 49, who is...

A volunteer measures the temperature of a resident inside the Fraga slum during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The Latest: NM city council tables penalties over face masks

Jun. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Las Cruces city council has moved to ditch a proposal to impose misdemeanor penalties for people not wearing face masks inside businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. The council decided Friday to table that idea and agreed instead to hold a special meeting Monday to consider a...

Arena turned court for first felony jury trial in months

Jun. 6, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A city-owned arena in Batesville became a courtroom this week for the first felony criminal jury trial in Mississippi since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 100 prospective jurors answered their summons to appear in court at the Civic Center on June 1, Panola County...

Sheriff and chief deputy in SC county infected with COVID-19

Jun. 6, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) — The sheriff and chief deputy in one rural South Carolina county both have tested positive for COVID-19. Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon and Chief Deputy Chris Page will not return to the office for at least 14 days and until they are cleared by doctors, the sheriff's...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 21, 2019, Chelsea's Erin Cuthbert, centre, and teammates celebrate scoring against Lyon during their Women's Champions League soccer match in Decines, France. The English Football Association’s board have decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis, Friday June 5, 2020, naming Chelsea as Women’s Super League champions after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, FILE)

Season scrapped, England seeks to keep gains in women's game

Jun. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

Runners-up when the season was paused, champions without playing again. It's little surprise Chelsea was fine with the Women’s Super League season being curtailed. But determining the final standings on a points-per-game ratio, rather than on the field — due to the coronavirus pandemic — has...