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Police stand guard as protesters rally at the Trump Tower, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Jun. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

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...

Members of an Illinois National Guard Military Police stand a post, Monday, June 1, 2020, at a security perimeter on Chicago's near Southside. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

2 killed during demonstrations in town outside Chicago

Jun. 1, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed Monday during unrest in the Chicago suburb of Cicero as protests continued over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, according a town official. Spokesman Ray Hanania said in addition to the deaths, 60 people were arrested during the unrest in...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, demonstrators march in Oakland, Calif. protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. The message from protesters around the United States is that George Floyd is the latest addition to a grim roster of African Americans to be killed by police or white civilians. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Protesters invoke different names to decry police treatment

Jun. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In Baltimore, protesters shouted the name of Freddie Gray. In Topeka, Kansas, T-shirts were emblazoned with the name of Dominique White. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, people gathered in a spot where white mobs killed hundreds of blacks a century ago and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher. Across...

Charges: Illinois man went to Minneapolis to riot

Jun. 1, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who allegedly traveled to Minneapolis to participate in riots after the death of George Floyd has been arrested and charged with federal counts, after prosecutors say videos posted to his Facebook page showed him handing out explosives and damaging property. Matthew Lee...

Diplomatic 1750, a sneaker and streetwear consignment boutique owned by Brian Heath, is boarded up in Chicago on June 1, 2020. Heath, who is black, said he's upset that his sneaker and streetwear consignment boutique in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood was vandalized on Sunday. But he's even more upset about Floyd's death, which triggered the unrest. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Unrest emerges in neighborhoods, suburbs beyond city centers

Jun. 1, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Vandals robbed malls and shopping centers in communities outside Chicago. They stormed stores across the San Francisco Bay in what appeared to be coordinated smash-and-grabs. Banks and a sleek, modern office building were burned to the ground in a San Diego suburb. As officials locked down...

4 killed in truck-auto collision on Decatur street

Jun. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Four people were killed in a collision in Decatur between a car and a semi-trailer truck early Monday, according to authorities in central Illinois. Six people were riding in the auto when it collided with the truck at an intersection. Macon County coroner Michael E. Day identified...

4 men die in small plane crash in southern Illinois

Jun. 1, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Four men died when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois farm field, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Piper PA28 crashed about 3:45 p.m. Sunday under unknown circumstances, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane was destroyed upon...

19 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

Jun. 1, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen people were killed and at least 63 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported. More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday following violent protests Saturday night that led...