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The brother of George Floyd, Terrence Floyd speaks to a crowd during a rally at Cadman Plaza Park, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'Power to the people.' Floyd's brother talks at NYC memorial

Jun. 4, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers gathered Thursday for a memorial service for George Floyd, whose death last week at the hands of Minneapolis police has prompted ongoing global protests against police brutality. "You are not alone," the large crowd chanted before an emotional Terrence Floyd, wearing a mask and...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels and weeps by the casket of George Floyd before funeral services at North Central University, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. Floyd died on May 25 as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck, ignoring his cries and bystander shouts until he eventually stopped moving. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Police say well-coordinated store thefts abound

Jun. 4, 2020 5:03 PM 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: — Mourners at George Floyd’s memorial service stand for 8 minutes, 46 seconds. — Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out at...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels and weeps by the casket of George Floyd before funeral services at North Central University, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. Floyd died on May 25 as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck, ignoring his cries and bystander shouts until he eventually stopped moving. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

`Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

Jun. 4, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to demand,...

This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

Jun. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun. The inflammatory revelation came amid a week of angry nationwide protests over law...

A New York City police officer stands on a street early Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The police department says an officer has been shot in Brooklyn. The shooting happened late Wednesday, nearly four hours after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect intended to quell unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Details on the shooting, including the officer's condition, weren’t immediately available. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYPD seeks motive after officer is ambushed, stabbed in neck

Jun. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are trying to determine what motivated Wednesday's stabbing ambush of an officer on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn — a late-night attack that spurred a struggle in which the suspect was shot and two other officers sustained gunshot injuries to their hands. Officer...

Montana man in fatal drunk driving accident gets 18 months

Jun. 4, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for the drunk driving death of one of his passengers in a car crash in Glacier National Park, a judge said. Leo James Hagan, 20, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury for...

Woman charged with vandalizing cruiser later burned

Jun. 4, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police arrested a 21-year-old woman Thursday they say jumped on top of a Providence police cruiser that was later set on fire during the violence in the city early Tuesday morning. Sarah Taylor, of Warwick, pleaded not guilty to simple assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Rana, mother of Eyad Hallaq, arranges his room in their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz. Early Saturday, Hallaq, a 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism, was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem's Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken as an attacker. He was just a few meters from his beloved Elwyn El Quds school. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

Jun. 4, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students. Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old...

This booking photo provided by Orange County sheriff’s office in Virginia. shows Edward Halstead.  Deputies in Virginia say Halstead assaulted three people because of their race. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the scene by Halstead of Locust Grove, Va., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. After interviewing witnesses, deputies determined that Halstead was the aggressor.  (Orange County sheriff’s office via AP)

Deputies: Virginia man assaulted 3 people due to their race

Jun. 4, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LOCUST GROVE, Va. (AP) — Deputies in Virginia said a white man who called to report an assault turned out to be the aggressor, and has been charged with attacking three people because of their race. Authorities responding to a call from Edward Halstead in Locust Grove on Tuesday night “interviewed...

21-year-old Lousiana man charged with slaying 2 relatives

Jun. 4, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his grandfather and godmother, according to authorities. Detrick Guillory was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Deputies...