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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)

Crowd clogs Golden Gate Bridge amid marches for George Floyd

Jun. 6, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A diverse crowd of thousands of demonstrators outraged by the death of George Floyd tied up San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge with the acquiescence of authorities on Saturday, another sign of how their message has resonated even with law enforcement officials in recent...

Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change

Jun. 6, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality and racial injustice, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, file photo, a public school employee sanitizes a sink in a bathroom at a U.S. high school. Jobs with state and city governments are usually a source of stability in the U.S. economy, but the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced cuts that will reduce public services, from schools to trash pickup. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

Jun. 6, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

Jobs with state and city governments are usually a source of stability in the U.S. economy, but the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced cuts that will reduce public services — from schools to trash pickup. Even as the U.S. added some jobs in May, the number of people...

Protesters march Thursday, June 4, 2020, in San Diego. Protests continue to be held in U.S. cities, sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

California lawmakers picking up themes from protesters

Jun. 5, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Peaceful protests continued Friday throughout California while lawmakers and even police echoed calls for social justice and an end to police abuses. Crowds ranging from several hundred to thousands thronged the streets of downtown Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco...

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: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, a reminder for people to wash their hands is displayed on a sign outside Theodore Judah Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. California will allow schools, day camps, bars, gyms, campgrounds and professional sports to begin reopening with modifications starting Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California to let gyms, bars, day camps reopen next week

Jun. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow day camps, bars, gyms, campgrounds and professional sports to begin reopening with precautions in a week. The nation's most populated state released guidance Friday for counties on reopening a broad range of businesses that have been closed since mid-March...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. Floyd died May 25, after he was pinned to the pavement by a police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing. (Christopher Harris via AP, File)

Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of Floyd's death

Jun. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds and neck restraints by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to remake the city's police force since George Floyd's death. The changes are part of a...

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he has ordered the state police training program to stop teaching a neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 5, 2020. Speaking from the Unity Center at the California Museum, Newsom said he ordered the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to stop teaching officers how to use the

California governor ends police training in 'sleeper hold'

Jun. 5, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday ordered the state's police training program to stop teaching officers how to use a neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain and endorsed legislation that would ban the practice statewide. It marked his first action on police use...

California again extends major contract for protective masks

Jun. 5, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving a Chinese manufacturer it contracted with for hundreds of millions of protective masks one more week to get federal certification after the company twice missed the deadline. California signed a nearly $1 billion contract in April with BYD, a Chinese company...

A medical worker wearing gear to protect against coronavirus infection disinfects a driver of his ambulance after escorting a patient to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable. Duterte made the remarks during a...