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Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Cattle graze in a pasture in rural Archer County on Friday, May 8, 2020. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed case two weeks ago. (Amanda McCoy/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas counties may have fewer COVID-19 cases, but less tests

May. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When Archer County Judge Randy Jackson got the call about two weeks ago from the state offering a pop-up mobile testing site, he turned it down. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed...

Dr. Lee Norman, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's top administrator, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman says he would have preferred that Gov. Laura Kelly had not lifted statewide restrictions on businesses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Bars, clubs in largest Kansas city packed after rules eased

May. 30, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Kansas' largest city flocked to bars and clubs on the first weekend they were open after Gov. Laura Kelly and local officials lifted restrictions meant to check the spread of the coronavirus. By 11 p.m. Friday, bars in the Old Town district of downtown Wichita...

Several hundred protesters rally around the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse to protest George Floyd's death in Minnesota, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. The participants also recalled the 2017 death of Dominique White, who was fatally shot in Topeka while he fled from police. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas rally over George Floyd's death recalls Topeka case

May. 30, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Several hundred protesters rallied at the Kansas Statehouse on Saturday to protest George Floyd's death in Minnesota with T-shirts and chants that recalled the 2017 case of a black man fatally shot by two white police officers in Topeka. Organizers promised a peaceful protest and opened...

Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office show that Kansas had processed 57,687...

KCK officials to meet with clergy over George Floyd's death

May. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials in Wyandotte County said Friday that they plan to meet with clergy next week in the wake of a black Minnesota man's death after a white police officer knelt on his neck. Wyandotte County Sheriff Donald Ash; Interim Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Michael York, and...

Dr. Lee Norman, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's top administrator, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman says he would have preferred that Gov. Laura Kelly had not lifted statewide restrictions on businesses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas health secretary wanted to keep state COVID-19 limits

May. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's top public health administrator acknowledged Friday that he would have preferred that she not lift statewide coronavirus restrictions on businesses and said local officials shouldn't allow bars and nightclubs to reopen yet. Dr. Lee Norman, state secretary of...

Authorities gather on Centennial Bridge after a shooting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near Leavenworth, Kan. A Fort Leavenworth soldier is being credited with saving lives after he stopped a person who was randomly shooting on the bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. (John Richmeier/Leavenworth Times via AP)

Missouri man charged with 9 felonies in bridge shooting

May. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old Kansas City-area man was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and eight other felonies after authorities say he randomly fired into traffic on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri. The charges filed in Leavenworth County, Kansas, District Court...

Wichita man accused of kidnapping, raping runaway girl

May. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a runaway girl he lured into his car, police said. Gerardo Aguero-Hernandez, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery, television station KAKE reported. The victim was...

Police: Wichita man killed when motorcycle hits car

May. 29, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man died after his motorcycle collided with a car in south Wichita, police said. The crash happened Wednesday night, killing Gauge Fuqua, 21, the Wichita Eagle reported. Investigators believe Fuqua was traveling southbound on the motorcycle when a car driven by a 37-year-old...