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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A coronavirus state of emergency was lifted, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses began to reopen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Tanzania's frozen caseload concerns Africa, US

Jun. 3, 2020 3:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. ___ JOHANNESBURG — Tanzania is entering its sixth week without an update on its...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator raises his fist during a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

Jun. 3, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

What does the United States of America mean? Perhaps it’s Storyline No. 1: Americans are part of an epic tale of equality, of optimism and trajectory, a steady path toward prosperity that includes everyone from the melting pot working together to form a more perfect union. Its best days are still ahead....

In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, protesters prepare to observe nine minutes of silence on the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Ore. Portland will not impose a curfew on Tuesday night for the first time in four days after several thousand demonstrators remained largely peaceful during a march the night before to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

The Latest: Police confront several hundred in Portland

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 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: — Police confront a group of several hundred protesters at Portland, Oregon. — Arrest total reaches at least 9,300 in...

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, police detain a woman during a yellow vest protest with other groups in Brussels. The death of George Floyd has renewed scrutiny of immobilization techniques long used in policing around the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

"Dangerous:" Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Three days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer choking off his air, another black man writhed on the tarmac of a street in Paris as a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. Immobilization techniques where officers apply pressure with their knees on...

People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Paris City Hall authorized the reopening of outside seating areas but indoor tables remain closed to customers until at least June 22. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

AP PHOTOS: Croissants and hand gel as Paris cafes reawaken

Jun. 3, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There are bottles of sanitizer gel in place of the salt and pepper pots, and glaring 1-meter (3-foot) gaps between tables. But in Parisian restaurants and cafes, the mood is sunny. Locals are savoring their cafe au lait and croissants at the Left Bank’s famed Cafe de Flore, or on the...

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, a child sits on the ground selling onions at a market stall in Tougan, Burkina Faso. Violence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reach

Jun. 3, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

TOUGAN, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists chased Adama Drabo and his family from their land in western Burkina Faso, forcing them to abandon a year's worth of crops. Now that food is rotting in storage in the village, too dangerous for him to retrieve, even as the family is forced to survive on...

Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. While Maryland's primary was being conducted mostly by mail due to the coronavirus, limited in-person voting was open Tuesday with social distancing guidelines in place. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

Jun. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race too close for...

Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted

Jun. 3, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional. From New York City to Fargo, North...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 3, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to finish at 22,613.76. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.8% to...

Police arrest protesters refusing to get off the streets during an imposed curfew while marching in a solidarity rally calling for justice regarding the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

'Not stopping': Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8 p.m. curfew didn’t stop thousands of defiant demonstrators from marching through the streets of New York City throughout the night Tuesday, though some of the rampant destruction seen over the past few nights was quelled. The citywide curfew, which is in place through Sunday,...