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A student wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stands to have his body temperatures checked before entering his classroom at a middle school in Jeonju, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Na Bo-bae/Yonhap via AP)

Asia Today: S Korea reopening schools despite spike in cases

Jun. 3, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on brought...

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 7:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers were charged Tuesday after 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. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard...

3 new coronavirus deaths in Oregon, cases increase to 4,335

Jun. 2, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has reported three new deaths from the coronavirus, increasing the toll to 157 people, while the number of cases statewide rose to 4,335. Two Multnomah County women, ages 36 and 66, and an 81-year-old Washington County woman were the most recent people to...

Gun shop owner shoots, kills man during attempted burglary

Jun. 2, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A south Philadelphia gun shop owner shot and killed a man after he and three other men smashed glass to break their way into the store and confronted the owner early Tuesday, authorities said. The owner told police he was staking out his store following an earlier burglary attempt and...

2 men found dead in sweltering Ohio apartment building

Jun. 2, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio men were found dead last week in a sweltering apartment building for low-income seniors with a broken air-conditioning system, East Liverpool officials said. The bodies of 77-year-old William Alexander and 60-year-old Terry Rall were found Thursday at Oddfellows Temple...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 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. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies pepper spray a crowd of demonstrators advancing on the Hernando Desoto Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, early Monday, June 1, 2020, as they protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody May 25, 2020. (Daily Memphian via AP)

Use of force criticized in protests about police brutality

Jun. 1, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

As protests grip the nation, officers have doused crowds with pepper spray, struck protesters with batons, steered police cars into throngs, shoved demonstrators and screamed curses. Some police action has been directed against people smashing windows, breaking into stores and burning cars, but many find other...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to reporters at a briefing on the state's efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bars, other businesses can open Friday in much of Louisiana

Jun. 1, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he’s allowing bars and spas that have been shuttered because of the coronavirus outbreak to reopen this weekend, as he further eases restrictions on businesses in a state once one of the nation’s hot spots in the...

Public awareness campaign seeks to prevent financial abuse

Jun. 1, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group working to prevent the financial exploitation of New Hampshire’s elderly residents has launched a statewide public awareness campaign to connect victims and those at risk with trusted sources of help. The New Hampshire Financial Abuse Specialty Team was created in 2013...

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spars with Twitter on voting, protests

Jun. 1, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence. The episode left Trump fuming and threatening reprisals against the platform he...