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People chant during a protest at the scene of a police shooting on Laurel Street and Union Street in Lancaster city on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.A man was shot by police earlier in the day after a reported domestic dispute, police said. A Lancaster city police officer fired at a 27-year-old man who was armed with a knife. The man, identified as Ricardo Munoz, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene,  (Andy Blackburn/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

$1M bail cut for some held after protests of police shooting

Sep. 17, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Judges dramatically reduced bail amounts as high as $1 million Thursday that had been set this week for several people accused of crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that included protests and vandalism to public buildings. Bail for nine of 13 defendants was lowered, in...

Black Lives Matter mural on Kansas City street vandalized

Sep. 15, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of six Black Lives Matter street murals in Kansas City has been vandalized, and the artists behind the mural are hoping the vandalism can be incorporated into it as part of the art. The vandalism to the mural at the intersection of Northwest Briarcliff Parkway and North...

Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man, setting off protests

Sep. 14, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man with a knife after his sister said she called police to get him involuntarily committed, leading to street protests and vandalism in what the mayor of the small Pennsylvania city of Lancaster called a “heartbreaking day.” Police posted...

Police: Detroit-area family target of possible hate crime

Sep. 11, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were investigating as a possible hate crime gunshots and vandalism targeting the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who have a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Friday. Eddie and Candace Hall said they heard what could have been gunshots...

A masked and hooded man hurls stones at police during protests sparked by the death of a man after he was detained by police for violating social distancing rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Bogota, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Javier Ordonez died in a hospital after receiving repeated electric shocks with a stun gun from officers who detained him, seen on a video taken by Ordonez's friend, and published on social media. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

7 killed in protests over police custody death in Colombia

Sep. 10, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Violent clashes erupted in Colombia’s capital following the death of a man in police custody, with angry citizens setting fire to city buses, vandalizing police stations and squaring off with officers in confrontations that killed seven people. The wave of violence Wednesday...

Portland mayor bans cops from using tear gas during protests

Sep. 10, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland on Thursday ordered police in Oregon's largest city to stop using tear gas for crowd control during the frequently violent protests that have racked the city for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Mayor Ted Wheeler, a...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo a demonstrator raises his fist during a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Anaheim, Calif. The three month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

Sep. 6, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd's death a “disgrace" and momentum built around policing reform. But by Labor Day,...

Leila, 8, and mom Stacey, who declined to give their last names, attend a memorial for Aaron J. Danielson on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Vancouver, Wash. Danielson, a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer, was fatally shot in August as supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

BLM rallies, memorial for man killed in Portland shooting

Sep. 5, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People gathered for Black Lives Matter rallies Saturday evening in Portland, Oregon, and a memorial was held for the man fatally shot last weekend after a right-wing caravan went through downtown, as daily demonstrations stretched well past the three-month mark in the city. Hundreds...

Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small holds a news conference on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 11, 2020. Small will lead a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in which the words

Compromise keeps 'Black Lives Matter' paint off Boardwalk

Sep. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” protest that arose amid threats of vandalism and arrest ended in Atlantic City's mayor and a community activist who had threatened to paint those words on the seaside gambling resort's historic Boardwalk peacefully joining together Friday....

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters hold their phones aloft in Portland, Ore. Once hailed as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and now, the killing of a supporter of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Portland's grim reality: 100 days of protests, many violent

Sep. 4, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and the killing of a supporter of President Donald...