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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 11:49 AM 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...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, Barber Mike McAndrew holds a mirror as customer Rob Verrastro looks at his new haircut at Three Saints Barbershop and Shave Parlor in Jessup, Pa. Restaurants, retailers and salons are desperately trying to stay afloat as the U.S. economy reopens in fits and starts after months in a coronavirus lockdown. But billions of dollars allocated by Congress as a lifeline to those very businesses are about to be left on the table when the government's Paycheck Protection Program stops accepting applications for loans Tuesday, June 29. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)

Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

Jun. 29, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans. Business owners and advocacy groups complain that the money in the Paycheck...

The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag

Jun. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality (all times local): 6:20 p.m. JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators have voted to raucous cheers and applause to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. Mississippi’s House and Senate took historic votes Sunday to retire the flag...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, Costa Rica forward Raquel Rodriguez, top, is knocked over by Canada defender Allysha Chapman during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif. Raquel Rodriguez, better known as Rocky to her fans, was in route to join her new National Women’s Soccer League team when sports were shut down by the coronavirus.  It certainly wasn’t an ideal start for the Costa Rican striker with the Portland Thorns. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, Fle)

Rodriguez ready despite somewhat strange start with Thorns

Jun. 25, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raquel Rodriguez was on her way to join her new National Women’s Soccer League team when sports were suddenly shut down by the coronavirus. It certainly wasn’t an ideal start for the Costa Rican striker with the Portland Thorns. Rodriguez nonetheless bonded —...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, Denver Police officers form a line of defense as they square off with participants in a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Denver. Hundreds of officers across the country were fired, sometimes repeatedly, for violating policies but got their jobs back after appealing their cases to an arbitrator who successfully overturned their discipline – a all-too-common practice that experts say stands in the way of real accountability. On Monday, June 22, 2020 James Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police,  said

Police in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration

Jun. 24, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of...

Isaiah Bowen, right, takes a shot as his dad, Garth Bowen, center, looks on at a basketball hoop in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Sunday June 21, 2020, in Richmond, Va. A judge extended an injunction delaying the removal of the statue by the state. The statue had become a focal point for the Black Lives Matter movement in Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The Latest: NYC officer suspended for 'apparent chokehold'

Jun. 21, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — NYC officer suspended without pay for ‘apparent chokehold’ — No arrests in shooting in Seattle protest zone that killed 1. — A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles has been toppled by demonstrators. — George Washington memorial...

The statue of a Confederate soldier and plinth sit on a flatbed truck at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. After protesters pulled down two smaller statues on the same monument Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of several other monuments to the Confederacy, citing public safety concerns. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

Jun. 21, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina's capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot (232 meter) monument. Across the country, an initially peaceful protest in Portland, Oregon,...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

A young boy walks past a painting depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a Juneteenth celebration in Los Angeles. Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Juneteenth takes on new meaning amid push for racial justice

Jun. 19, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, chanted “We want justice now!” near St. Louis' Gateway Arch, stopped work at West Coast ports and paused for a moment of silence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, as Americans marked Juneteenth with new urgency...

This July 16, 2019 photo provided by Jarena McDavid, shows her son, Ka'Mar Benbo, a 12-year-old African American boy, in Portland, Ore. The mother of Benbo, now 13, filed a $300,000 lawsuit Thursday, June 18, 2020, saying three sheriff's deputies near Portland pinned him to the ground, one by pressing a knee on his neck, outside a suburban mall after the 12-year-old witnessed a fight and was walking away. In an emailed statement, Sheriff Craig Roberts disputed the allegations and said an investigation did not find any evidence that a deputy placed a knee on the boy's neck. (Jarena McDavid via AP)

Lawsuit: Deputy pinned black boy with knee to neck in Oregon

Jun. 18, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an African American boy filed a $300,000 lawsuit Thursday, saying three sheriff's deputies near Portland pinned him to the ground — one by pressing a knee on his neck — outside a suburban mall after the 12-year-old witnessed a fight and was walking away....