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A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

May. 30, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody....

Workers wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus in a class at a high school in Busan, South Korea, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery

May. 30, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grim employment and spending numbers darkened the prospects for a speedy recovery in the U.S. as the economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, even as states moved to reopen more sectors. President Donald Trump meanwhile announced that the United States will...

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM 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: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

In this Tuesday, May 19, 2020 photo, artist David

Mississippi inching toward virus relief for small businesses

May. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has established a website where owners of small businesses can soon start applying for grants funded by a federal coronavirus pandemic relief package, Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday. The site — backtobusinessms.org — has rules for the program created by state...

US judge won't lift 50-person cap on Nevada church services

May. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a rural Nevada church’s request Friday for an emergency injunction that would allow it to exceed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed a lawsuit against the governor last week that argued the...

Dr. Lee Norman, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's top administrator, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman says he would have preferred that Gov. Laura Kelly had not lifted statewide restrictions on businesses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas health secretary wanted to keep state COVID-19 limits

May. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's top public health administrator acknowledged Friday that he would have preferred that she not lift statewide coronavirus restrictions on businesses and said local officials shouldn't allow bars and nightclubs to reopen yet. Dr. Lee Norman, state secretary of...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds holds a news conference on COVID-19 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, Iowa, on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Panel says virus reduced $360M from next year's state budget

May. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State budget experts said Friday that Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Legislature will have about $360 million less to use for next year's budget than earlier expected. The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference, a group of three people responsible for estimating state revenue, set lower...

La. lawmakers want to limit virus lawsuits against business

May. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers want to give protections from most lawsuits for coronavirus deaths and injuries to businesses that never closed during the outbreak and those that are newly reopening. The Republican-led bills by Sen. Sharon Hewitt of Slidell, Sen. Patrick McMath of Covington and...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo, automobiles travel on Main Street in Rockland, Maine. The city had proposed shutting down Main Street for the entire month of June to cater to shoppers and diners but concerns from business owners caused officials to scale back the plan. The new plan calls for shutting down the street on just the last two weekends in June. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

After symptoms close state facility, workers test negative

May. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Seven state employees who showed symptoms of COVID-19, leading to a two-day closure of the emergency operations center where they work, tested negative, officials said Friday. The employees worked out of the Maine Emergency Management Agency's operations center in Augusta. Three were...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, state Sen. John Arthur Smith gestures while speaking to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in Santa Fe, N.M. The chairman of a key legislative committee says New Mexico's finances have been hit by a double-whammy of a pandemic and an oil-price crash. But state Sen. John Arthur Smith said Monday, April 6, 2020, the blow will be somewhat cushioned by decisions made during the last legislative session to build up reserves. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Primary may shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

May. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election is testing the political fortitude of several influential Democratic legislators who have resisted progressive initiatives ranging from recreational marijuana legalization to shoring up abortion rights and greater spending from a state education...