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People march in protest against police brutality in Boston, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd's death

Jun. 3, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed a tougher charge Wednesday against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest. The most serious...

A protester and a police officer shake hands in the middle of a standoff during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Mayor: NYC takes 'step forward' in restoring order

Jun. 3, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As protests continued in New York City on Wednesday, officials were hopeful that an earlier curfew and refined police tactics will bring the city closer to restoring order after days of unrest over the death of George Floyd. “Last night we took a step forward in moving out of this...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 3, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Complete nursing home tests Altoona Mirror June 1 Once the grim tally of deaths from COVID-19 is finalized — sometime later this year, we hope — there is little doubt it will be clear that nursing homes are...

Two priests stand in the crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia, Ill., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

Police: Chicago calming down, but still 'too much violence'

Jun. 3, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown described Tuesday night as the quietest in the city since widespread unrest began Saturday night following protests related to the death of George Floyd. “I think we are hitting the right tone and strategy as it relates to protecting our...

Michael Grunke looks out from his home to the streets around his neighborhood, where he has joined neighbors to form a watch group, after the death of George Floyd while in custody of police sparked unrest, Tuesday June 2, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn. A week of civil unrest has led some Minneapolis residents near the epicenter of the violence to take steps to protect their homes and neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

'Eyes are on you:' Minneapolis neighbors band to stand guard

Jun. 3, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two men stepped from the shadows as the car turned off an upscale shopping street into a residential area located on the far edge of the rioting that swept through Minneapolis. It was after midnight. A pair of metal dividers blocked the road, and the men stepped to either side of the...

With the White House in the background, a line of police forms behind a fence in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Jun. 3, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Chicago's Loop to reopen as suburb asks locals to stay home

Jun. 2, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The general public will be allowed to enter Chicago’s central business district and its commercial areas Wednesday, several days after roads were closed to limit access after violence erupted in the wake of marches protesting the death of George Floyd, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was...

Bianca Luna, 6, left, and Elijah Ducey, 3, ask members of the California National Guard if they would like some water, as they stand guard at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 2, 2020. More than 2,400 members are deployed in several cities to guard infrastructure, freeing up law enforcement officers to respond to incidents like vandalism and looting that occurred during demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

National Guard patrols torn California streets amid unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 2,400 California National Guard soldiers toting military assault rifles are on the streets and authorities say that has allowed police officers to crack down on the rampant vandalism and thievery that scarred the first several days of demonstrations. While the vast...

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Fourth day of protest in Madison shuts down state highway

Jun. 2, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters shut down a six-lane state highway that feeds into downtown Madison for a second day on Tuesday, as Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to pass a law to reduce the use of police force and urged a united battle against racism. The latest actions came after a third...