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The Latest: Wright State drops softball and tennis programs

Jun. 3, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wright State is dropping its softball and men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a plan to cut $2 million from its athletic department budget. The Dayton, Ohio, school is reducing expenditures across the...

Dominique Bryant, 23, wearing the Black and Proud T-shirt, joins demonstrators as they protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Latest: Los Angeles County shortens curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 4:07 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: — Minneapolis police officer to face charge of second-degree murder, other officers to be charged for first time. —...

Drivers make their way around the track past empty stands during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday, June 1, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. The race is being run without fans in the stands due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 3, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Site: Atlanta Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway Race distance: 325 laps, 500.2 miles Last year: Brad Keselowski won last February Last race: Brad Keselowski won Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway Fast facts: Jimmie Johnson...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM 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: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Veterans Affairs to remove Nazi headstones in Texas, Utah

Jun. 2, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The process to remove grave headstones of German prisoners of war that display swastikas and markings related to the Nazi regime at cemeteries in Texas and Utah will begin later this month, Veterans Affairs announced. The VA said Monday in a statement that it has decided to replace the...

FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line under yellow to win an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar is getting ready for an all-in-one-day season opener on the fast track in Texas, more than 2 ½ months after drivers were set to roll on the streets of St. Pete. The pandemic-delayed season is now set to open Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

IndyCar restart at Texas before another month to race again

Jun. 2, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. “We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind of had all that pent-up tension to get...

Marquel Gray, center left, and Gaby Torres, center right, carry bags filled with rice as Angel Coronado, left rear, and De' Monica Dean, right rear, prepare to help add them to box meal kits at Cafe Momentum in Dallas, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chef Chad Houser opened the cafe five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability and a push toward success. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Teens at Dallas cafe make meal kits for needy amid COVID-19

Jun. 2, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Chef Chad Houser opened his downtown Dallas restaurant five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability, and a push toward success. When the coronavirus pandemic threatened that mission, he found a way to not only keep the teens working -- and also give them a...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2019 file photo, a view of the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria.  Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. The first 10 F1 races have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and the targeted start date is July 5 in Austria. (Christian Bruna, Pool via AP, File)

F1 will start with 2 races at the Austrian GP in July

Jun. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing body FIA said in a statement on Tuesday. The next race will be in Hungary on July...

Police stand guard as protesters rally at the Trump Tower, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Jun. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, demonstrators march in Oakland, Calif. protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. The message from protesters around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police or white civilians. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Protesters invoke different names to decry police treatment

Jun. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In Baltimore, protesters shouted the name of Freddie Gray. In Topeka, Kansas, T-shirts were emblazoned with the name of Dominique White. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, people gathered in a spot where white mobs killed hundreds of blacks a century ago and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher. Across...