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The Latest: White House pondered taking control of DC police

Jun. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — District of Columbia mayor's office says Trump administration pondered taking over Metropolitan Police Department. —...

This undated photo provided by the Kelly family shows Italia Marie Kelly, 22, of Davenport, Iowa. Kelly, who also went by the last name Impinto, was shot and killed outside a Walmart early Monday, June 1, 2020, while leaving a protest against police brutality. Police say the death is under investigation and came amid a night of civil unrest in Davenport, Iowa's third largest city. (Courtesy of the Kelly family via AP)

Restaurant owner, ex-college athlete among victims of unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

One man was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who provided free meals to officers. Another was a man known as “Mr. Indianapolis," a former star football player. Yet another was a federal officer working security during a protest. They are among those killed as protests have roiled...

Prosecutors delay case against man who drove into crowd

Jun. 2, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The case against a man who drove his semitrailer into a crowd of protesters on a closed Minneapolis freeway has been delayed pending further investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement Tuesday that the case against the man has been...

Protesters gather Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Paris. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. The demonstration was organized to honor Frenchman Adama Traore, who died shortly after his arrest in 2016, and in solidarity with Americans demonstrating against George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

From Sydney to Paris, world outrage grows at Floyd's death

Jun. 2, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of Paris protesters defied a virus-related police ban and rallied Tuesday against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics, as global outrage over the death of George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents. Clapping, cheering and waving...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: 4 St. Louis officers hit by gunfire during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests that began peacefully over the death of George Floyd turned violent in the St. Louis area, where four police officers were shot and a retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death by looters at a pawn shop. St. Louis police on Tuesday said 77-year-old David Dorn, who retired...

Protesters chant during a solidarity march for George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Times Square, New York. George Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes'

Jun. 2, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight night of...

Attorney Mawuli Davis, left, speaks on behalf of Taniyah Pilgrim, center, and Messiah Young, right, during a press conference by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, Monday, June 2, 2020. Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling the two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Jun. 2, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District...

Protesters clap their hands outside the courthouse Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Paris. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. The demonstration was organized to honor Frenchman Adama Traore, who died shortly after his arrest in 2016, and in solidarity with Americans demonstrating against George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures

Jun. 2, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. — JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been declared invalid...

In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 photo, police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, as they hold back protesters during a rally and march over the death of George Floyd. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Jun. 2, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden blasts Trump's 'narcissism' in new phase of campaign

Jun. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden mounted one of his most aggressive attacks against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, deriding the commander in chief's disregard of core constitutional values and blistering him for being “more interested in power, than in principle.” “He thinks division...