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Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nation

May. 29, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: ___ ATLANTA — A police car has been set on fire in Atlanta, where protesters were using barricades to break the windows of cruisers while others were jumping on the vehicles and shattering...

Police detain a protester after holding a one-man protest in violation of the city's coronavirus restrictions, in front of the city's police headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 29, 2020, the banner reads

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrest

May. 29, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 35 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus restrictions, against the arrest of a prominent Russian journalist, the Medizona news outlet said. An opposition Moscow city council member, several journalists and...

Ogden officer killed, 1 hurt in shootout; gunman also dead

May. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another injured Thursday in a shootout with man whose wife called police to report he had threatened to kill her, Utah authorities said. Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said the gunman was also killed when officers returned fire. Watt said the...

Suburban Detroit ex-public works official pleads guilty

May. 28, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A day after his boss was charged, a former suburban public works official pleaded guilty Thursday to extorting builders and contractors to buy tickets to political fundraisers or face consequences. Dino Bucci worked for Anthony Marrocco, who had broad authority over sewer...

Police: Man fatally shot after pointing BB gun at trooper

May. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man accused of pointing a BB gun at state troopers during a domestic disturbance was fatally shot, state police announced Wednesday. Kenneth Bennett, 61, of Manlius, was shot and killed by troopers responding to a call about an argument between him and his family...

Former suburban public works chief charged with corruption

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit official who had broad authority over sewer lines, water and infrastructure was charged Wednesday with extorting money from developers and contractors and cutting off work with those who didn't comply. Anthony Marrocco used the cash for travel, expensive meals...

Father, daughter state legislators report receiving threats

May. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Politicians from both political parties are condemning threats of harm made against the Ohio House Minority leader and her father, a state senator. State Rep. Emilia Sykes, a Democrat from Akron, told Akron police she received the threatening call this past weekend. Her father is state...

Larry Danko at his business Monday morning, May 25, 2020 in Plains, Pa. After being shut down since March, Larry Danko defied a state order and reopened his fitness center in Plains Twp. at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning even though Luzerne County remains in the red phase. Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Police, regulators target businesses flouting Wolf shutdown

May. 26, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of...

Paramedics load a person who has been staying overnight at Philadelphia International Airport into an ambulance in Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Officials on Tuesday began removing dozens of people who have been sleeping at the city's airport during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Homeless people at idled airport venue to be tested, moved

May. 26, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials on Tuesday began removing dozens of people who have been sleeping at the airport during the coronavirus pandemic, and they plan to administer rapid COVID-19 tests before taking them to homeless shelters. Officials at Philadelphia International Airport had...

Moscow police detain man who threatened to blow up bank

May. 23, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow have detained a man who threatened to blow up a bank with explosives he claimed to be carrying. The man, carrying a bag from a food delivery courier service, entered the Alfa Bank branch office on a main Moscow thoroughfare on Saturday afternoon. Alfa Bank said its employees...