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An officer takes down a protester after breaking through a police barrier during a march to bring attention to the death of George Floyd in the Loop Friday, May 29, 2020, in Chicago.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.   (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

The Latest: New protest in Chicago after a violent night

May. 30, 2020 6:21 PM 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 (all times Eastern): ___ CHICAGO — Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in downtown Chicago hours after protesters clashed overnight with police during...

Stores, police cars targeted in Charlotte protest over death

May. 30, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Protesters in Charlotte outraged over the death earlier this week of George Floyd in Minneapolis broke into stores, kicked and stomped on police cars and engaged in confrontations that led to multiple arrests. News outlets report that protests in the city Friday evening began...

Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, speaks during North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's, left, briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Trump, N.C. governor speak about GOP convention details

May. 30, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina's governor disagreed on Friday over the viability of a full-fledged Republican National Convention, the governor's office said, as Trump does not want to see signs of the pandemic in his renomination audience. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and...

Air Force major reflects on‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,' cancer

May. 30, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — This was to be a celebratory spring for Alison Cruise. The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a...

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...

Chase Elliott does a burnout after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

May. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott's streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR's frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event,...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper listens to a question during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina governor: RNC hasn't submitted safety plan

May. 28, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

North Carolina's governor said Thursday that his administration hasn't received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to President Donald Trump's demands for a full-scale event. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said during a media...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, New Orleans Saints cornerback Eli Apple (25) shrugs off a block in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Apple. The move gives the Panthers the experienced cornerback they coveted after James Bradberry signed as a free agent with the Giants. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Panthers agree to terms with free agent CB Eli Apple

May. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Eli Apple. The move gives the Panthers the experienced cornerback they coveted after James Bradberry signed as a free agent with the Giants. Apple has started 48 games during four seasons in the NFL and has 233 tackles,...

Police: Charlotte bus driver fatally struck man, fled scene

May. 28, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A public bus driver in Charlotte has been accused of hitting and killing a man standing at a bus stop and then fleeing the scene without administering any aid. The driver, identified as Luis Garcia, was charged with a felony hit-and-run following the victim’s death Tuesday...

A man walks through the infield as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

NASCAR Cup race in Charlotte pushed back day because of rain

May. 27, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m., which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race scheduled...