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Pepper spray, tear gas used to stop Dallas, Houston protests

May. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Police in Texas' two largest cities deployed pepper spray and tear gas Friday night as protests escalated over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Protesters in Houston blocked highway entrances and threw objects at officers after what had been a day of largely peaceful...

Protest over George Floyd death shuts down I-95 in Delaware

May. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Protesters responding to the death of George Floyd earlier this week marched onto Interstate 95 in Delaware and shut down the nation's busiest north-south highway for several hours Saturday. Delaware State Police issued an advisory Saturday afternoon saying I-95 was shut down both...

Denali National Park to allow private drivers on access road

May. 30, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Drivers will be able to drive through Denali National Park and Preserve on its only access road this summer after measures intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 reduced anticipated bus traffic in the park. The park service has announced Friday that vehicles will be allowed to...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019, file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone at a news conference in Phoenix. A report on traffic enforcement by sheriff's deputies in metro Phoenix during 2019 has found that stops of Hispanic and black drivers were more likely to last longer and result in searches than those of white drivers. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was required to produce the study as one of the remedies to a 2013 ruling that concluded its officers had racially profiled Latinos in then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Sheriff’s office in Phoenix dogged by racial bias questions

May. 30, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops of Hispanic and black drivers in metro Phoenix were more likely to last longer and result in searches than those of white drivers, according to a report on traffic enforcement by sheriff’s deputies during 2019. The report released Wednesday echoes conclusions from past...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - A burned out Richmond City bus is loaded onto a tow truck after it was burned overnight during demonstrations related to the Minneapolis police actions Saturday May 30, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have spread to other areas across the United States. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Protests in Richmond, Hampton reveal anger at Floyd's death

May. 30, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters in Virginia responding to the death of George Floyd earlier this week in Minneapolis smashed windows at police headquarters and briefly shut down a major highway. In Richmond, a Friday evening protest that began at Monroe Park, near Virginia Commonwealth University, drew...

Quarantine cuts number of Florida traffic crashes in half

May. 30, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The number of traffic crashes in Florida dropped by 50% in April compared to the same time last year, according to highway officials. With residents holed up at home, working remotely and running fewer errands, rush hour traffic has dipped considerably. Shuttered bars and restaurants has meant...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Fontana police, along with other law enforcement agencies, work on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, Calif., following a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana as about 100 people moved up and down a thoroughfare and blocked traffic. Police say an unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was ordered to disperse but some persisted. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

May. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer was injured after hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer. Vehicles were at a virtual...

Flooding forces officials to reopen road closed by mudslide

May. 29, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia road closed by a mudslide had to be reopened after a flood inundated the detour, transportation officials said. A stretch of U.S. 460 just west of Narrows and about five miles from the West Virginia state line has been fully closed since Saturday, a day after a mudslide...

Portland approves paying $125K to man hurt in police chase

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cab driver seriously hurt after being hit while a Portland police officer chased a motorist the wrong way down Interstate 84 will receive a $125,000 settlement from the city. The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to pay Ethiopia Amdino to settle a claim brought by his attorney...

Denver Police Department officers clear a man who fell to the street after they used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, late Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man's death

May. 29, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Protesters swarmed Denver on Thursday, blocking traffic and smashing vehicles while running from gunfire and police tear gas after a demonstration against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody turned violent. Hundreds of demonstrators stood in the downtown streets and chanted...