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President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House, on July 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's empty assurance on controlling virus

Jul. 4, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We have it totally under control,” President Donald Trump said in late January. A month later: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA." April and May brought the deadliest stretch of COVID-19 to date. And this past week, the number of new coronavirus...

Two state troopers win national law enforcement award

Jul. 4, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

Two Massachusetts State Police troopers have been recognized by a national law enforcement organization for helping save a man who collapsed inside a gas station. Troopers Andrew Zeller and Michael Lane were named Officers of the Month for May by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, according to a...

President Donald Trump smiles at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation's divisions

Jul. 4, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America's divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”...

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

Jul. 4, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — While the French capital's official Pride event was delayed until November to prevent spread of the coronavirus, grassroots groups plan a march through Paris anyway Saturday — led by people of color. The virus has forced cities around the world to cancel, postpone or adapt Pride parades...

National events echo 1969 Johnstown police shooting

Jul. 4, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a March night in 1969, long before the image of a death could be captured on a cellphone and instantly spread across the world, a 15-year-old Black male was shot in the back of the head by a white police officer in a Johnstown alley. The incident was major news in the region at the...

Outgoing Rapid City Police Department Chief Karl Jegeris reflects on his time with the Rapid City Police Dept. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Rapid City, S.D. Jegeris is leaving the RCPD after more than 24 years of service to become the Director of Collaborative Excellence with the Children's Home Society of South Dakota. (Jeff Easton/Rapid City Journal via AP)

Retiring Rapid City police chief reflects on career

Jul. 4, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Three days before retiring as the Rapid City Police Chief, Karl Jegeris took the time to meet with a citizen who wants to defund the department he’s overseen for the past six years. “I’ve agreed to listen to her,” the 47-year-old said recently at his...

President Donald Trump speaks at Mount Rushmore National Monument Friday, July 3, 2020, in Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

Jul. 4, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless...

Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Hoover, Ala., that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. (Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP)

8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall

Jul. 3, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The police chief said a girl and two adults...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, police stand in front of protesters gathered outside Portland Police Union headquarters in Portland, Ore. Thousands of protesters in the liberal and predominantly white city have taken to the streets peacefully every day for more than five weeks to decry police brutality, but recent violence by smaller groups is creating a deep schism in the protest movement and prompting allegations that white protesters are co-opting the moment. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Violence mars Portland protests, frustrates Black community

Jul. 3, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in this liberal, predominantly white city have taken to the streets peacefully every day for more than five weeks to decry police brutality. But violence by smaller groups is dividing the movement and drawing complaints that some white demonstrators are co-opting the...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain

Jul. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb. One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt, a white Aurora officer who helped stop...