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Attorney General William Barr, center, stands in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

Jun. 2, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured. In a call with...

Attorney General William Barr, center, stands in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

Jun. 1, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital Monday night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured. In a...

Dominion urges voluntary utility disconnect ban extension

Jun. 1, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia asked state regulators Monday to give utilities the option to suspend service disconnections for another four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s largest electric utility made the request in a filing with the State Corporation Commission,...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks before a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University are denouncing school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, June 1, 2020, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state’s governor last year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

Jun. 1, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state’s governor last year. In a...

A protester hugs a Virginia Commonwealth University police officer as the officers express solidarity with the marchers during a third night of unrest Sunday May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a curfew for this evening. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Richmond police arrest over 200 protesters during curfew

Jun. 1, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond arrested more than 200 people during a third night of protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The arrests were made Sunday, the first night of an 8 p.m. curfew imposed after some protesters smashed windows, vandalized businesses and set a police...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the 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: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/ Sarah Rankin)

Richmond mayor: Curfew to be imposed after violent protests

May. 31, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s capital city will be under a curfew beginning Sunday evening after two nights of protests that led to violence, injuries and property damage. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency across Virginia on Sunday. The emergency declaration includes a curfew for...

A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/ Sarah Rankin)

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

May. 31, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning, monuments in...

In this Feb. 26, 2016, photo, Walter Grooms, of Harrisonburg, Va. at left, plays the fiddle with Ira Carte, of Mount Jackson, Va., during a Friday night bluegrass jam session at the New Market Community Center in New Market, Va. Since the March 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, musicians have adapted to streaming shows online and collaborating with distant artists for songs in solidarity, but revenue and environmental changes have caused some music makers to reflect on and experiment with their artistic intentions. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

Musicians explore innovation during new age 'wild west'

May. 31, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — At the foot of the bed rests a glittery blue drum set and lodged between a worn leather sofa and his desk are four instruments crammed, but within arm’s reach. Boundaries between personal, private and work life have become obsolete for many, but Valentin Prince has chosen to...

Virus adds new concerns to cities as hurricane season begins

May. 31, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As hurricane season begins and the pandemic continues, Virginia's largest city is facing the prospect of having fewer resources to respond to a major storm. Plummeting tax revenues are raising questions in Virginia Beach about how much funding would be available. Money would be needed...