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A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birmingham begins removing Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 AM 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: ___ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock...

Indiana holds delayed primary with widespread mail balloting

Jun. 1, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's first election to feature widespread mail-in balloting concludes Tuesday with an in-person primary that was delayed four weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots — more than 10 times the number of those ballots cast during...

Protestors rally in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Holcomb: National Guard remains on duty amid violence threat

Jun. 1, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' mayor extended an overnight curfew into a second night Monday following violent weekend protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans that left behind widespread damage, including shattered downtown storefronts in Indiana's capital....

Councilman resigns over quip to 'straight blade' protesters

Jun. 1, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A town councilman in northwest Indiana has resigned his seat after joking on Facebook that a friend who's a plow truck driver should “straight blade” protesters blocking his route to work. Chesterton Town Council Member Bob Allison resigned Sunday moments after town...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, voters packed the Vigo County Annex in Terre Haute, Ind., during the final day of early voting. Many of Indiana's voters have shifted over the past decade to casting ballots days or weeks ahead of Election Day rather than standing in line at their neighborhood polling site on that day. The coronavirus outbreak is causing what could become an even bigger shift toward mail-in ballots for Indiana's upcoming primary election that's been delayed until June 2, 2020. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP File)

Indiana's virus-delayed primary may mean lines, slow tallies

Jun. 1, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s delayed and revamped primary election is about to conclude with the final votes being cast. The coronavirus outbreak prompted state officials to push back the primary by four weeks and encourage mail-in voting. However, health concerns have morphed into worries about...

Indiana reports 9 more virus deaths, 292 additional cases

Jun. 1, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nine more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while nearly 300 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Monday. A total of 1,976 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, including one...

Judge orders release of man convicted in IU student's death

Jun. 1, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted in the killing of an Indiana University student in 2000 must be released from prison and remain free while his case is pending before an appeals court, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge James Sweeney in Indianapolis ordered John Myers II released from...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM 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: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States.(Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

May. 31, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis mayor imposed an overnight curfew Sunday after two nights of violent protest over police mistreatment of African Americans that caused widespread damage downtown and included several shootings. Two people died in shootings, though it wasn't clear their deaths were...

Indiana officials to consider request to raise utility bills

May. 31, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State regulators have agreed to consider a request by Indiana’s gas and electric companies to charge their customers for the millions of dollars in revenue the utilities are expected to lose because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ordered...