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Ohio police officer escapes injury when helmet hit by bullet

May. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a Cincinnati protest, while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building amid a third day of protests in Ohio over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd. In...

Police in riot gear prepare to advance on protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May. 31, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin try to intervene as Columbus Police use pepper spray on protesters during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 30, 2020.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. [Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Governor calls out Ohio National Guard amid protests

May. 30, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The governor of Ohio said he was calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in Columbus as the mayor of that city and Cleveland both announced 10 p.m. curfews following damage to businesses amid protests over the death in Minneapolis of...

Ohio governor activates National Guard, sends highway patrol to Columbus to restore order amid protests

May. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio governor activates National Guard, sends highway patrol to Columbus to restore order amid protests.
FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, Athletic Director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

May. 30, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. Research by The Associated Press found a total of 97 teams eliminated at four-year schools through Friday. The count...

This Thursday, May 14, 2020 photo shows Specialist Scott Eubanks puts a box of food in the car at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank food distribution, in Cleveland. The Ohio Army and Air Guard saw its mission expand several times in the past three months. It now has three primary coronavirus missions: food distribution, security staffing and medical help in prisons, and collection of personal protective equipment. On Monday it adds a fourth: spreading out across the state to expand testing in nursing homes to all staff. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Groceries, not guns: Guard challenge includes misinformation

May. 30, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As members of the Ohio National Guard headed into the field this spring to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, guard members faced another battle: misinformation. “The National Guard has taken over the prison. That is Martial Law being applied today,” read a tweet in...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

Protesters hold signs and walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. Columbus police used pepper spray to disperse protesters after some threw plastic bottles of water, smoke bombs and other items at police. Windows at the Statehouse and in bus stations along High Street were shattered, trash cans were tossed and decorative planters wrecked. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Columbus protest over George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent early Friday, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and on storefronts along surrounding downtown streets. The...

FILE - In this 1988 file photo, Associated Press overnight supervisor at the time, Al Orton Jr., right, has an AP tie tack pinned to his tie by Columbus Chief of Bureau Jake Booher on Orton's 25th anniversary with the wire service in Columbus, Ohio. Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Columbus, of a heart attack after experiencing several health problems, said his son, Andrew Orton. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gary Gardiner, File)

Veteran AP journalist Alvin Orton Jr. dies in Ohio at age 84

May. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Al Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, has died in Ohio. He was 84. Orton, who used his full name of “Alvin Orton Jr.” in his byline, died Wednesday in Columbus of...