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The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Floyd's mourners stand for 8 minutes, 46 seconds

Jun. 4, 2020 4:13 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: — Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out at Floyd memorial. — Mayor Garcetti ends curfew in Los Angeles. — Generally peaceful...

A crowd gather in Pioneer Square in downtown Portland by dusk on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 as protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating against the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.(Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland won't use police in school following protests

Jun. 4, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district said Thursday it will discontinue the use of school resource officers in its schools in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The announcement makes it one of a handful of districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are taking a closer look...

Top health official: No virus surge since state reopening

Jun. 4, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon hasn’t seen a coronavirus resurgence in the weeks since most counties began to slowly reopen businesses, the state’s top health official said Wednesday. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen spoke of declining hospitalizations and infection rates as...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM 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: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Marchers lay down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020, symbolizing the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

More protests in Portland, mayor signs police reform pledge

Jun. 3, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday before police say late in the evening a group of several hundred broke away and engaged with police, who used flash-bang grenades and tear gas on them. Police Chief Jami Resch said...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 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. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

Police used tear gas and stun grenades on a group of protesters in downtown Portland on Tuesday night, June 2, 2020.  Protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland, Oregon, city of protest, reels from nightly chaos

Jun. 3, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — This liberal city is known — and prepared — for protests that can descend into chaos, but even it is reeling from the nightly unrest splintering off peaceful demonstrations over police killings of African Americans. Portland's visibly frustrated police chief on Wednesday...

Chelan judge declines to move suit against stay-home order

Jun. 3, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Chelan County on Wednesday declined to move a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jay Inslee's emergency stay-home orders arising from the coronavirus pandemic to Olympia. Chelan County Superior Court Judge Kristin Ferrera said the lawsuit, which seeks to declare the stay-home...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks in Salem, Ore. Gov. Brown on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, discussed the state's phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, which includes loosening current restaurant restrictions, opening pools and expanding outdoor gatherings to 100 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Oregon loosening virus restrictions for restaurants, pools

Jun. 3, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan will begin Friday and includes opening pools, zoos, museums and movie theaters, allowing recreational sports, loosening current restaurant restrictions and expanding outdoor gatherings to 100 people. Gov. Kate Brown held a news...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo Gwen Partlow and her sons, Cameron, 5, and Casey, 2, fly a kite on the beach during the coronavirus outbreak in Cannon Beach, Ore. With summer looming, Cannon Beach and thousands of other small, tourist-dependent towns nationwide are struggling to balance fears of contagion with their economic survival in what could be a make-or-break summer. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer

Jun. 3, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be unthinkable for a tourist destination. Spooked by a deluge of visitors, the tiny Oregon community shooed people from its expansive beaches and shut down hundreds of hotels and vacation...