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In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Rana, mother of Eyad Hallaq, arranges his room in their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz. Early Saturday, Hallaq, a 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism, was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem's Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken as an attacker. He was just a few meters from his beloved Elwyn El Quds school. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

Jun. 4, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students. Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old...

A man passes a bank burned during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. A widely-seen video of a white police officer pushing the black man was taken after the officer stopped him for smoking on a trolley platform, authorities said Wednesday, providing additional details on what led to widespread damage during a protest days later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Some California curfews ending as peaceful protests continue

Jun. 4, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Widespread peaceful conduct across California at demonstrations to protest the death of George Floyd brought an end to some local curfews Thursday while other areas kept restrictions in place as a precaution against looting and violence. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said...

Connecticut officer involved in 2019 fatal shooting resigns

Jun. 4, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An officer who was cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting last year of an 18-year-old driver has resigned from a central Connecticut police department. Wethersfield officer Layau Eulizier fired through the windshield of a car coming at him in April 2019, killing Anthony Vega...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020, photo  Acting Drug Enforcement Administrator Timothy Shea, right,  visits with Indiana National Guard soldiers at a checkpoint in Washington. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

Hundreds of federal agents descend on DC to quell violence

Jun. 4, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two black SUVs travel from checkpoint to checkpoint, each guarded by federal drug enforcement agents alongside members of the National Guard. Just down the street from the White House, acting Drug Enforcement Administrator Timothy Shea hops out to greet his agents who have been...

New Orleans police wait for marchers making their way up the on-ramp of the Crescent City Connection bridge on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

New Orleans police defend tear gas use during bridge protest

Jun. 4, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tear gas was deployed against protesters during a late night encounter in New Orleans only after demonstrators tried to forcibly cross police lines on an approach to a Mississippi River bridge, the police chief said Thursday. Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson began a Thursday news...

A New York City police officer stands on a street early Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The police department says an officer has been shot in Brooklyn. The shooting happened late Wednesday, nearly four hours after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect intended to quell unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Details on the shooting, including the officer's condition, weren’t immediately available. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Police probe motive after officer stabbed in the neck in NYC

Jun. 4, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were trying Thursday to determine what motivated a stabbing ambush of an officer on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn, an attack that spurred a struggle in which the suspect was shot and two other officers had gunshot injuries to their hands. Officer Yayonfrant Jean Pierre, who was...

Women wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past the sculpture

The Latest: US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd

Jun. 4, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Russia urges US to respect right to protest. — Gov. Cuomo: Police in NYC ambush have tough job. — Minn Gov. Walz...

Police seek suspects in customer attack over social distance

Jun. 4, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Aurora Police Department has announced Wednesday that officers are searching for three people suspected of violently attacking a woman in Target after the shopper asked the group to grant her more social distance. A man and two women bumped into the female shopper inside the Target...

Missouri's Sen. Blunt wants more federal police reviews

Jun. 4, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Wednesday called on the U.S. attorney general to act in response to nationwide protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd. “In the wake of the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and...

Videos prompt 2 excessive force probes of Chicago police

Jun. 4, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Several Chicago police officers are under investigation after a video surfaced showing them yanking two women out of a car and throwing them to the ground, and one of the women alleges one of the officers put his knee on her neck while restraining her. The Civilian Office of Police...