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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...

In this 2019 photo provided by Smoke Sessions Records, musician Jimmy Cobb poses for the release of his album

Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

May. 26, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from...

In this April 30, 2020 photo, a sign indicates that the new Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., which is owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, is closed. Hundreds of tribal casinos across the country have voluntarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in many cases taking away a tribe's primary source of revenue used to operate tribal government and social programs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

May. 10, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, often taking...

New Mexico State Police and National Guard soldiers are stationed at a roadblock off Interstate 40 on the eastern edge of Gallup, New Mexico, on Thursday, May 7, 2020. State and local authorities are weighing their options for containing the spread of coronavirus at a normally busy gateway to the Navajo Nation on the possible expiration date for an emergency lockdown on the city of Gallup. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico extends lockdown for town that's a US hot spot

May. 7, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Traffic was almost nonexistent in this small New Mexico city, and just a handful of people waited their turn to get into grocery stores and other essential businesses. This place where rural residents from the largest American Indian reservation come to stock up on supplies is one of...

This photo provided by Patrick Sandoval shows signs inside the Walmart in Gallup, N.M., on Friday, May 1, 2020, to advise shoppers that non-essential items aren't available for purchase. (Patrick Sandoval via AP)

New Mexico takes more drastic measures against virus hotspot

May. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A city that is a modern-day trading post on the southern outskirts of the Navajo Nation was on lockdown over the weekend under the watch of National Guard troops and state police to discourage nonessential travel and commerce as local coronavirus infections soar. Invoking provisions...

People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 1, 2020. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 2, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus 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: — Navajo trading post in New Mexico closed amid lockdown ...

A memorial pays tribute to Heather O’Brien, a victim of this past weekend shootings along the highway in Debert, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. RCMP say several people are dead after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser, went a murder rampage in Portapique, and other Nova Scotia communities. The alleged killer was shot and killed by police. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian police say 22 victims after rampage in Nova Scotia

Apr. 21, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they believe there are at least 22 victims after a gunman wearing a police uniform shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across rural communities in Nova Scotia over the weekend. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they have recovered remains...

This April 16, 2020 image provided by Build It Right shows the Mountain Lodge Motel sign along historic Route 66 near Albuquerque, N.M., as it's being removed before being placed into storage. The sign was donated to the city of Albuquerque so it can be put on display at the planned Route 66 Visitor Center. (Lucas Luna/Build It Right  via AP)

Historic sign to be part of planned Route 66 visitor center

Apr. 18, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The weathered old sign that once served as a beacon to travelers along a stretch of Route 66 just outside of New Mexico’s largest city has been taken down and will be preserved as part of an initiative to build a visitor center dedicated to the historic roadway, officials...

In this Saturday, April 11, 2020, drone photo provided by WildEarth Guardians, the Rio Grande flows through White Rock Canyon near White Rock, N.M. U.S. forecasters predict spring flows will be less than half of average near the Otowi Bridge gauge and even less downstream, signaling potential trouble for the already stressed waterway. (Galen Hecht/WildEarth Guardians via AP)

More drought on tap for western US amid low river flows

Apr. 14, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The mighty Rio Grande is looking less mighty as U.S. forecasters predict spring flows will be less than half of average — or worse — and that signals potential trouble for the already stressed waterway. One of the longest rivers in North America, the Rio Grande...

US judge dismisses New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Apr. 2, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. judge has granting a motion to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico had claimed in a lawsuit...