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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...

Mississippi gov condemns church fire amid virus pandemic

May. 21, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday condemned a church fire that's being investigated as an arson. First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs burned on Wednesday, about a month after it filed a lawsuit challenging city restrictions on gatherings amid the coronavirus...

Police: 90s TV actress arrested during street racing raid

May. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An actress with credits from a 90s TV sitcom was among 44 people arrested in Atlanta after police disbanded what they described as an illegal street racing event. Maia Campbell, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported Wednesday....

Brandi Bates gives Mike Greenbauer a free haircut at the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state???s stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

7 barbers ticketed for cutting hair at Michigan Capitol

May. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police ticketed seven people for cutting hair during a protest outside the Michigan Capitol, where about a dozen barbers and hair stylists defied stay-at-home orders to give free hair cuts Wednesday. At one point, about 300 people attended the demonstration that was organized by the...

Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith does pushups outside the storefront in Bellmawr, N.J., Monday, May 18, 2020. The gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Jersey gym reopens in defiance of coronavirus measures

May. 18, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — A gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. People began gathering outside the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr several hours before it reopened at 8 a.m. The owners have said...

Owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rich's Barber Shop on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Waukesha, Wis. The store re-opened after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order Wednesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Some local governments in Wisconsin drop stay-at-home orders

May. 15, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some local health officials in Wisconsin rescinded their stay-at-home orders Friday after attorneys warned they could be vulnerable to legal challenges after the state Supreme Court wiped out Gov. Tony Evers' statewide order. But the Wisconsin Counties Association said after...

Vice President Mike Pence takes questions following a visits to the General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility in Kokomo, Ind., Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Virginia defends coronavirus restrictions in church lawsuit

May. 7, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attempt by a Virginia church to prevent the state from barring gatherings of more than 10 people “would seriously undermine” the state's efforts to deter the spread of the coronavirus, attorneys for Gov. Ralph Northam argued Thursday in a legal filing. Attorney General...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1993, file photo, Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried on his team's shoulders after his 325th victory, against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at his South Florida home, the team said. He was 90.  (AP Photo/ George Widman)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 4, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. COVERAGE OF ALASKA POLICING WINS PULITZER The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica win the Pulitzer Prize in public service for illuminating public safety gaps in Alaska, revealing that a third of villages had no police protection. The AP takes the award for...

Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

The Latest: 1st audio Pulitzer prize goes to 'The Out Crowd'

May. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new this year — the inaugural award for audio reporting. The award announced Monday went to the collaboration between the staff of “This American...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, May 1, 2020. Abe told reporters Friday that the coronavirus state of emergency that is supposed to end next week will have to be kept in place roughly for another month. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Experts back Japan plan to extend virus measures

May. 4, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan says experts back plan to extend state of emergency...