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FILE - In this July 29, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford runs to first base after hitting a RBI single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Los Angeles. Former Dodgers star Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating. An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by Houston police states that the ballplayer-turned-record producer went to the home of Gabriele Washington on May 8, produced a handgun from which he unloaded the ammunition in her presence, then demanded information on her latest dating relationship. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

Jun. 5, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating. An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday by Houston police states that the ballplayer-turned-record producer went to the...

Police: Parents, 4 kids found dead in garage in San Antonio

Jun. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A family of six, including four children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old, was found dead in the back of an SUV parked in the garage of a San Antonio home, authorities there said Thursday night. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the smell of carbon dioxide was so...

Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 AM 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: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

Dallas Opera postpones opening night from October to March

Jun. 4, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Opera is postponing opening night from Oct. 9 to March 5 and cutting its 2020-21 season from five productions to four. The company said Thursday that Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” which was canceled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will replace Wagner’s...

Martin Luther King III takes a moment by George Floyd's casket Thursday, June 4, 2020, before a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Floyd mourned, celebrated as death used as call to action

Jun. 4, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mural honoring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed Thursday at his memorial service. Its simple message: “I can breathe now.” But for far too many black Americans, dreams have been dashed and goals not...

FILE - In this May 8, 2020, file photo, a J.C. Penney store sits closed in Roseville, Mich. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate. Penney said late Friday, May 15, 2020, it will be closing some stores and will be disclosing details and timing in the next few weeks. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

Jun. 4, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint. The Plano, Texas-based retailer said it could take about 10 to 16 weeks to complete the closures. A list of the stores closing was...

Texas football players march to Capitol to honor Floyd

Jun. 4, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dozens of University of Texas football players marched with Austin police officers from campus to the state Capitol to honor the memory of George Floyd on Thursday. Many of the players locked arms on the two-mile walk that stopped on the north side of the Capitol, the opposite side of...

A Phoenix 1 Restoration & Construction crew removes a 12-foot-tall bronze statue of a Texas Ranger, called “One Riot, One Ranger,”  from the main lobby inside Love Field airport on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Dallas. A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of an elite Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove the statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency. (Juan Figueroa/ The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Dallas officials remove Texas Ranger statue from Love Field

Jun. 4, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A published account of brutal and racist chapters in the history of an elite Texas investigative agency prompted Dallas officials to remove on Thursday a statue from Love Field’s passenger terminal that honored the agency. The 12-foot-tall bronze statue of a Texas Ranger, called...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo American Airlines planes are parked at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa. Shares of American Airlines posted a record percentage gain Thursday, June 4, 2020 after the carrier said it will aggressively add back flights in July — a bet that the slow recovery in air travel will gain speed this summer as states re-open their economies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

Airline stocks soar as American, United add back flights

Jun. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airline stocks soared Thursday after American Airlines said it will aggressively add back flights in July — a bet that the slow recovery in air travel will gain speed this summer as states re-open their economies. United Airlines also announced plans to add back flights, while taking a...

A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

Jun. 4, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

The NBA took a major step toward getting back on the court Thursday, with the league’s Board of Governors approving a 22-team format for restarting the league season next month at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The vote was 29-1, with Portland casting the dissenting vote, said a person with...