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Police set off a crowd-dispersal firework in front of City Hall as several hundred people gather to protest over the death of George Floyd Friday, May 29, 2020, ion Columbus, Ohio. Floyd died in police custody Monday in Minneapolis.  (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Ohio calls out National Guard for Floyd protests

May. 30, 2020 6:12 PM 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 (all times Eastern): ___ COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The governor of Ohio is calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in...

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'I can't breathe' a rally cry anew for police protests in US

May. 29, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner uttered those words six years ago, locked in a police chokehold. It became a rallying cry after his death for demonstrators across the country who protested the killings of African Americans by police. Then came the 2016 presidential...

FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rides in a car after appearing on ABC's

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Video appears to show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2014 file photo shows a Los Angeles Police officer wearing an on-body cameras during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. Governments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday, May 28, 2020, in a decision that was hailed by media organizations but will be costly for cities and counties. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)

Court: California agencies can't charge to edit police video

May. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that was hailed by media organizations and will be costly for cities and counties. The court unanimously rejected the city of...

In this March 23, 2020 frame grab taken from video, Marvia Gray, left and her son Derek Gray are arrested at a Sam's Club store in Des Peres, Missouri. A lawsuit filed Monday May 18, 2020, accuses four white suburban St. Louis police officers of brutalizing Gray and her adult son after wrongly accusing them of stealing a television. Gray alleges she suffered serious and permanent injuries during her arrest. Her 43-year-old son, Derek, suffered a concussion, three shattered teeth and other injuries, according to the lawsuit.(Photo courtesy Action Injury Law Group via AP)

Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son

May. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday accuses four white suburban St. Louis police officers of brutalizing a 68-year-old black woman and her adult son after wrongly accusing them of stealing a television. Marvia Gray alleges she suffered serious and permanent injuries during her arrest at a...

In this April 30, 2020, photo, protesters rally at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michigan statehouse Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the practice of bringing weapons to protest.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan militia puts armed protest in the spotlight

May. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michigan statehouse Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the practice of...

Democratic veteran running to oversee Missouri elections

Apr. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic veteran who previously worked on reforms in Ferguson is running for Missouri Secretary of State. Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Lauren Gepford on Thursday lauded Yinka Faleti as the party's nominee to be the state's top elections official. No other...