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A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

May. 30, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody....

Demonstrators march in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, May 29, 2020, to protest the Monday death of George Floyd, who died in police custody while handcuffed in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Police clash with protesters in major California cities

May. 30, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators outraged at the death of George Floyd at the hand of police in Minneapolis protested in major California cities Friday but the mostly peaceful marches were marred by vandalism, a shooting and clashes that injured several police officers. Tear gas, flashbang grenades...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. A divided Supreme Court on Friday, May 29, 2020, rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP, File)

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

May. 30, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Fontana police, along with other law enforcement agencies, work on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, Calif., following a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana as about 100 people moved up and down a thoroughfare and blocked traffic. Police say an unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was ordered to disperse but some persisted. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

May. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer was injured after hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer. Vehicles were at a virtual...

SUNY appoints Purchase College's first Hispanic president

May. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trustees of the nation’s largest university system on Friday appointed the first Hispanic, female president to lead one of its top-rated colleges. The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Milagros “Milly” Peña as the new...

California prison employees suspended over racist remarks

May. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. The Department of Corrections and...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Jesus Navarro, left center, wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

May. 29, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. The Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres,...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020 file photo traffic moves along Interstate 10 as downtown Los Angeles is seen in the background in Los Angeles. California voters on the November ballot will decide whether to raise property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File)

California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B

May. 29, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. The ballot measure contest will pit big city mayors and pro-labor...

Arrest made after California homeless fed poisoned food

May. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday. The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles,...