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Despite pandemic, Indiana's RV industry sees demand surge

Jun. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (AP) — Despite Indiana’s rising unemployment numbers because of the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the state’s economy, northern Indiana’s RV industry is running at near capacity. That’s because new RVs are selling faster right now that manufacturers...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

Lamont moves up second phase of state's reopening by 3 days

Jun. 5, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday he is moving up the second phase of reopening many businesses and activities by three days so the changes don't conflict with Father's Day weekend. In a statement posted on Twitter, the Democrat said Phase 2 will now happen on June 17,...

President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with commercial fishermen at Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

Jun. 5, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right whales and other fragile marine life. “We are...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Universal Studios theme park has reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Jun. 5, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort along with bars, movie theaters and other entertainment venues reopened with restrictions in most of Florida on Friday as the state took another step away from the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Also allowed to reopen are bowling alleys,...

A man walks past Grum'D Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday that casinos, amusement parks and racetracks will be allowed to reopen June 19. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

'Waking up': Casinos, amusement parks to reopen June 19

Jun. 5, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Casinos, amusement parks and racetracks will be allowed to open June 19, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Friday as he responded to criticism of the state’s measured reopening plan. In addition, the annual Memorial golf tournament in the Columbus suburb of Dublin was approved to take place in...

With governor's approval, Memorial Tournament to have fans

Jun. 5, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July, which would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus. DeWine announced the decision Friday. He said on Twitter that casinos,...

Deputies investigate after family on camping trip harassed

Jun. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

FORKS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a multiracial family camping on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state was harassed and confronted by people who accused them of being political activists with antifa and trapped them at a remote campsite in the woods. Sgt. Shaun Minks of the Clallam County...

FILE- This May 5, 2005, file photo, shows the historic pre-civil war auction block for slaves and property at the corner of Charles and William Streets in downtown Fredericksburg, Va. The 800-pound stone was pulled from the ground at a Fredericksburg street corner early Friday, June 5, 2020, after its removal was delayed for months by lawsuits and the coronavirus pandemic, The Free Lance-Star reported. (Reza A Marvashti/The Free Lance-Star via AP, File)

Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block

Jun. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old slave auction block has been removed from a Virginia city's downtown. The 800-pound (363-kilogram) stone was pulled from the ground at a Fredericksburg street corner early Friday after the removal was delayed for months by lawsuits and the coronavirus pandemic,...

In this April, 2020, photo, stranded tourists rest at the Cafe Chill in Ella, a tourist hot spot about 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and airports shut down, cafe owner Darshana Ratnayake decided to organize free food and shelter for several dozen stranded tourists. “We were totally blown away,” one of the tourists, 31-year-old cruise line entertainment director Alex Degmetich, said of the gesture. 40 tourists were stranded in Ella after the Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide curfew on March 20 to curb the spread of the virus, sealing off entire regions of the Indian Ocean island nation. (Cafe Chill via AP)

Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists

Jun. 5, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and the airports shut down, Darshana Ratnayake came to the rescue. Ratnayake, a cafe...