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School: Students, staff made racist remarks on protests

Jun. 2, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — A public school system in North Carolina suspended a school bus driver for comments, and said it plans to take disciplinary actions against students who made “racist, vile, and thoughtless statements” on social media about the national protests over the death of George...

A Greensboro Police officer hands protesters a case of water in the intersection of Gate City Blvd. and Eugene Street in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina cities impose curfews in protests' aftermath

Jun. 1, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s capital city enacted a curfew Monday after two nights of protests over the latest killing of a black man by police led to street fires, store break-ins, and fireworks thrown at officers. Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said in a statement that the curfew will run...

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...

Police chief: Protests in Raleigh devolved into 'anarchy'

May. 31, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's capital city is cleaning up after a night of protests over the death of George Floyd led to what the city's police chief described as “anarchy.” News outlets report police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray at protesters and journalists after...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Protesters rally in front of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department-Metro Division station protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.  (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Police use tear gas to disperse Raleigh protesters

May. 30, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched in downtown Raleigh on Saturday night, breaking windows as police in riot gear released tear gas and pepper spray to disburse the crowds. WRAL-TV showed video of throngs of people in front of the Wake County Courthouse, some walking with signs, others on...

Mass testing begins at second North Carolina prison

May. 29, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mass COVID-19 testing began on Friday at a second North Carolina state prison, keeping to a policy of making widespread diagnoses only when incremental case numbers for those behind bars warrant it. Testing will be performed on all 420 inmates at the medium-security Caswell...

Officials: Escaped inmate captured while trying to steal car

May. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison was captured Thursday while trying to steal a car, according to the state's public safety department. Chapel Hill police took Gerrhon D. Mills, 32, into custody around noon, about 24 hours after he was reported missing from the...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

N.C. ballot access rule changes for pandemic OK'd by House

May. 28, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Temporary and permanent changes to mail-in absentee ballot rules in North Carolina and funds to improve safety at in-person voting sites this year during the COVID-19 pandemic received overwhelming approval Thursday by the state House. The measure, hammered out by members of both...