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Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Protesters flood streets in huge, peaceful push for change

Jun. 6, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality and racial injustice, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse...

In a photo taken Friday, June 5, 2020, Scott Nichols, aka Amazing Scott, a local balloon artist, poses for The Associated Press in his backyard in Minneapolis. Nichols doesn't consider himself very political, but when George Floyd died, he felt compelled to join the protests which happened to be a few blocks from his home. He was arrested during one of the protests and spent 48 hours in jail before he was released. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence

Jun. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just pulled over and put my hands up, because I didn’t want to...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had...

President Donald Trump walks in Lafayette Park to visit outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Analysis: White House, Pentagon tensions near breaking point

Jun. 6, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the White House and Pentagon have stretched to near a breaking point over President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against street protests triggered by George Floyd's death. Friction in this relationship, historically, is not unusual. But in recent days, and...

This 2019 photo provided by Noel Rowe and Centre ValBio shows a golden bamboo lemur in Madagascar. Conservation isn’t work that can simply be dropped for a while, then picked up again, “because it depends so much on relationships with people and local communities,

Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

Jun. 6, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Thanks to painstaking reforestation efforts, the population of these endangered monkeys was steadily growing until an...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about

Zuckerberg-funded scientists: Rein in Trump on Facebook

Jun. 6, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg say Facebook should not be letting President Donald Trump use the social media platform to “spread both misinformation and incendiary statements.” The researchers, including 60 professors at leading U.S. research...

In this photo provided by WKBW, supporters of two suspended Buffalo police officers assemble outside the courthouse in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, June 6, 2020. According to prosecutors, both officers were charged with assault Saturday, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in a recent demonstration over the death of George Floyd. (Madison Carter/WKBW via AP)

Prosecutor: 2 Buffalo police charged with assault in shoving

Jun. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday, prosecutors said, after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, who surrendered Saturday morning, pleaded not guilty...

A man walks past Marco's Pizza, which is now hiring, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.3% as reopened businesses began recalling millions of workers faster than economists had predicted, triggering a rally Friday on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Jun. 6, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree. Friday's jobs report for May delivered a major pleasant surprise, with lower unemployment and 2.5 million added jobs, instead of the darkening picture that had been...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo is Bret Baier during a Fox News town-hall style event, in Bethlehem, Pa. Fox News is apologizing for how it displayed a chart that was shown on the “Special Report with Bret Baier

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive

Jun. 6, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News apologized Saturday for how it displayed a chart correlating the stock market's performance with the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Martin Luther King Jr. and Michael Brown. The graphic that aired Friday to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as fireworks are exploded before his company's IPO. In 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said space is currently a $400 billion market, including satellites. Opening up spaceflight to paying customers, he said, could expand the market to $1 trillion. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

Jun. 6, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA’s grand plan for commercializing Earth’s backyard. Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, out-of-this-world movie sets — this is the future...

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Denver asks judge to modify order on police use of tear gas

Jun. 6, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge is limiting police use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other non-lethal weapons against people protesting against police brutality in Denver. In a temporary restraining order issued Friday night, U.S. District Judge Brooke Jackson said four people who filed a class action lawsuit...

Thousands of protesters march down Capitol Mall in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The protest is sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. (Jason Pierce/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Crowd clogs Golden Gate Bridge amid marches for George Floyd

Jun. 6, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A diverse crowd of thousands of demonstrators outraged by the death of George Floyd tied up San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge with the acquiescence of authorities on Saturday, another sign of how their message has resonated even with law enforcement officials in recent...

People pay their respects during a memorial service for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Raeford, N.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Ed Clemente/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Portland mayor bans CS gas except as last resort

Jun. 6, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders police not to use CS gas except as last resort — Atlanta protests punctuated by music take on an almost festive feel. — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law....

Hundreds of protesters stand in silent protest for almost 9 minutes in response to the recent death of George Floyd in police custody, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi branch of Black Lives Matter held the rally and march to bring light to police brutality nationwide and in Mississippi and also to encourage long term solutions to issues plaguing the African American community. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Protests against police and racism spread across Mississippi

Jun. 6, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people protested police brutality and racial injustice in Mississippi's capital city on Saturday, one of a series of protests across the state. Hundreds also gathered in Starkville and Gulfport, while demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of Petal Mayor Hal...

Protesters hold hands in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Protesters marched against the death of George Floyd, who died after he was restrained by police officers May 25 in Minneapolis, that has led to global protests. Further protests are planned over the weekend in European cities, some defying restrictions imposed by authorities due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

AP PHOTOS: Massive protests punctuate a week in the streets

Jun. 6, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

They held up signs and their fists and the memory of George Floyd. Tens of thousands of protesters marched worldwide in what could be the biggest one-day mobilization against racial injustice since a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes. Even after a week of the...

Gail Jones chants during a protest over the death of George Floyd outside of the Trump National Doral, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. Protests continue over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after he was restrained while in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Thousands march through Florida's cities, demanding change

Jun. 6, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — During a break in the rain Saturday, several hundred protesters sat in an intersection in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and chanted against racism. “No KKK no racist USA,” the crowd yelled. It was one of dozens of mobilizations in Florida against police...

Thousands of people gather for the Chicago March for Justice in honor of George Floyd at Chicago's Union Park Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Chicago. Demonstrators who gathered at Union Park marched through the city's West Side on Saturday afternoon, as the city prepared for another weekend of rallies. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Marchers fill Chicago streets as downtown access is limited

Jun. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Chicago on Saturday, chanting and waving signs to protest the death of George Floyd and the police mistreatment of people of color. The largest march kicked off from a park on the city's near West Side where organizers urged protesters to...

Men in a vintage US WWII uniforms stand behind flowers left at Les Braves monument after a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The Latest: Arizona university to start, end fall term early

Jun. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University will start and end its fall semester earlier this year, hoping to mitigate the spread ofthe coronavirus. University President Rita Cheng has announced in an email that classes will start Aug. 12 and end before Thanksgiving Day. She adds that the university...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

Jun. 6, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing with it the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. After weakening to a tropical depression while moving over land in Mexico's Gulf coast,...

9th day of protests in Seattle begins with medical workers

Jun. 6, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marked a ninth consecutive day of protests in Seattle over the death of George Floyd, with a large crowd of medical workers demonstrating against racism and police brutality. Thousands of doctors, nurses and others — many in lab coats and scrubs, in addition to face masks...