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A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birmingham begins removing Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 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: ___ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock...

Tennessee House advance abortion ‘reversal’ bill

Jun. 1, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House on Monday advanced a proposal requiring providers to inform women that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway or face felony charges. Medical groups say that claim isn’t backed up by science and that there is little information about the reversal...

Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

Jun. 1, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug use killed an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend, the coroner in Las Vegas said Monday. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Gregory Boyce, 30, and Natalie Adepoju, 27, died from the effects of cocaine and fentanyl intoxication, and their deaths were...

Protesters sit at an intersection during a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor, a black woman, was fatally shot by police in her home in March. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Deadly police raid fuels call to end 'no knock' warrants

Jun. 1, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s the stuff of nightmares: Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend were in bed when a trio of armed men smashed through the front door. Gunfire erupted, killing the 26-year-old black woman. The three men turned out to be plainclothes police detectives, one of whom was wounded in...

Audit: Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office missing money, guns

May. 31, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — About $145,000, guns and drugs were missing from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office property and evidence storage and more could be missing, according to an audit. Sheriff Jeff Easter said Friday an investigation began in January when an employee noticed the storage area was...

Attorney General William Barr crosses Pennsylvania Avenue NW from the Department of Justice building, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Washington. Barr said on Saturday Barr said that while it's up to state and local leadership to halt the violence, the Department of Justice would support their efforts and take

Officials blame differing groups of 'outsiders' for violence

May. 30, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” -- groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but to cause destruction. But the state and...

3 charged in SUV fire at Florida sheriff's impound lot

May. 30, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Two more people have been charged in a vehicle fire at a Florida sheriff's office impound lot. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pensacola announced federal arson conspiracy charges Friday against Tony M. Streeter, 46, and Betty J. Jackson, 50, both of Fort Walton Beach. A third man,...

Mexico nabs gang chief allegedly behind US journalist attack

May. 29, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Friday they arrested a gang leader allegedly involved in as many as 50 killings and an attack on a U.S. journalist. Prosecutors in Chihuahua state identified the suspect only by his given names, Omar Alfredo, alias “El Fredy,” in keeping...

4th college student in Ohio pleads guilty in hazing case

May. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A fourth Ohio University student pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the investigation into a fraternity hazing that led to a student’s death. Saxon Angell-Perez, 22, of Upper Arlington, pleaded guilty to felony permitting drug abuse, felony cocaine possession and...

Police arrest man who claimed he was making 'healthy meth'

May. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man is facing drug charges after police say he told them he was attempting to create a healthy meth substance with acai berries inside a meth lab in his garage, although a search of the garage did not turn up any methamphetamine. Craig William Rogers, 49, was arrested on...