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Demonstrators march 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)

Seattle mayor rescinds curfew as Floyd protests continue

Jun. 4, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Leaders in Seattle seeking to address concerns raised by protesters abruptly ended a city-wide curfew in place for days amid massive demonstrations against the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota. Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday evening on Twitter she was ending the...

Demonstrators gather at a rally to peacefully protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Floyd to be eulogized in Minneapolis memorial, first of 3

Jun. 4, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mourners converged in Minneapolis on Thursday for the first in a series of a memorials to George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police has sparked protests around the world against racial injustice. The afternoon event was set for North Central University, where the civil rights...

In this March 17, 2020, photo, Mr. Rich, a classroom pet, spent several months in the home of Associated Press writer Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Ark., during the coronavirus outbreak until he was brought back to school May 30. (AP Photo/Jill Bleed)

VIRUS DIARY: When the class hamster came home _ and stayed

Jun. 4, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After 60-plus days, I threw in the towel. Mr. Rich had to go. Mr. Rich is a hamster who most recently served as the classroom pet in my 9-year-old’s science class. In normal times, kids clamor over who gets to be its caretaker over holiday and school breaks. My daughter...

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Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Jun. 4, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. With democracy snuffed out in the mainland, the...

A fireman sprays disinfectant at mannequins as a precaution against coronavirus outbreak, at Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Authorities in Indonesia's capital will ease a partial lockdown as the world's fourth most populous nation braces to gradually reopen its economy. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Jun. 4, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

The United Nations is among organizations urging companies to create a “people's vaccine” for COVID-19 that would be free to everyone once one is developed. In a hopeful sign, almost 1.9 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the United States, the ninth straight week of decline, as the...

In this May 17, 2020, still image taken from a video conference call, Hadassah Raskas, 22, and other leaders of the website Corona Connects promote opportunities for people to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of Hadassah Raskas via AP)

Kindness spreads with volunteer links at coronaconnects.org

Jun. 4, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

It started with a simple spreadsheet created by a group of college students who wanted to help during the pandemic. In just two months, that spreadsheet has grown into an online platform that has connected would-be do-gooders with nearly 3,000 opportunities to volunteer across the United States. Corona Connects...

FILE - This March 19, 2020, file photo provided courtesy of the White family, shows U.S. Navy veteran Michael White in Mashhad, Iran. White, a Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years, has been released and is on his way home as part of an unusual agreement to free an Iranian-American physician who was prosecuted in the United States, U.S. officials said Thursday, June 4. (Courtesy of the White Family via AP)

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, making his way home

Jun. 4, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and started making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft, U.S. officials said Thursday. “The nightmare is over,” his mother said. The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook,...

FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Jason Priestley waves the green flag to start an IndyCar auto race in Toronto. The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag.  Almost three months later, the series is finally set to go racing.  The 2020 season will open Saturday night, June 6, 2020, at Texas Motor Speedway in NBC's first ever primetime IndyCar race. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

IndyCar ready to race after pandemic delayed start of season

Jun. 4, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag. Almost three months later, the series is finally set to go racing. The 2020 season will open Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in NBC's first...

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The Latest: Virus in pregnant refugee quarantines Greek camp

Jun. 4, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Authorities in northern Greece have placed a refugee camp with about 1,500 residents under a 14-day quarantine after a pregnant Syrian woman living there tested positive for the coronavirus. Local and Health Ministry officials said several schools in the area that were used for...

More Trustees sites reopening; Shakespeare proposes drive-in

Jun. 4, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents itching to get outdoors and enjoy nature now have more options, as the Trustees of Reservations reopens 14 more of its properties Thursday. Among those reopening are Ravenswood Park in Gloucester; Monument Mountain in Great Barrington; and Greenwood Farm in Ipswich,...