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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...

Demonstrators rally at Dallas Police Headquarters as protests continue after the death of George Floyd on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Dallas. Protest organizers moved the rally from the Dallas Police Headquarters to the Frank Crowley Courts Building place themselves outside of a city enforce curfew zone. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Trump cites Dallas beating to governors, leaves out details

Jun. 1, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When President Donald Trump demanded Monday that governors get tougher in cracking down on violence among some demonstrations, he cited Dallas protesters badly beating a man this weekend. But the president's comments left out what police suggest sparked the incident to which he seemed to be...

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...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, baseball fans wear masks as they wait to tour the new Texas Rangers baseball park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas enters June with camps open for kids, some pro sports

Jun. 1, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas entered the new month with summer camps, including sports camps, allowed to open as the state relaxed some of the rules put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus. Executive orders issued in mid-May allowed camps to begin reopening May 31, provided they follow social...

2 Texans sentenced for spending $25,000 with fake cards

Jun. 1, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas man and woman who used stolen credit card numbers to buy nearly $25,000 in goods from stores across Iowa have been sentenced to five years in federal prison. Authorities said Yuniel Sanchez, 36, of Grand Prairie, Texas,and Shannon Marlowe, 35, of Forth Worth, Texas, used...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. May 31, 2020. Here’s a path forward to cutting Texas’ skyrocketing property tax bills If you’ve owned a home in Texas for any amount of time, you’ve joined thousands who have felt the pinch of skyrocketing property tax bills. And this year, higher appraisals...

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...

Intern Blake Mitchell coaxes legend Big Al out from his pond, using only voice and motion commands, as he is not authorized to touch the alligators, at Gator Country in Fannett, Texas Monday, May 11, 2020. Gator Country reopened the first weekend in May after being closed for weeks amid COVID-19 restrictions. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

Gator Country reopens amid pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — When Gary Saurage and staff closed the doors to Gator Country March 11 amid coronavirus restrictions, a Big Al-sized bite was taken out of his income. March spring break season brings in the second-largest earnings month for Gator Country. The following month, Saurage said, they had...

Protesters confront Austin Police officers on the southbound lane of Interstate 35, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Austin, Texas, during demonstrations in response to the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Dallas begins making arrests as Texas cities enforce curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police enforced a nighttime curfew by making dozens of arrests Sunday night, in a crackdown after several days of demonstrations that saw multiple eruptions of violence. Dallas officials earlier in the day announced the curfew that would run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and squad cars and...

FILE - In this April 1969 file photo, welterweight boxer Curtis Cokes trains for his fight against Joe Napoles in Los Angeles. Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday, May 29, 2020, after a week in hospice. (AP Photo, File)

Curtis Cooke, Hall of Fame welterweight champion, dies at 82

May. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Curtis Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday after a week in hospice. Cokes...