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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Germany's Merkel hopes calm protests unify US

Jun. 4, 2020 2:04 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: — Generally peaceful protests in Portland, New Orleans. — US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd. — Gov....

Top health official: No virus surge since state reopening

Jun. 4, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon hasn’t seen a coronavirus resurgence in the weeks since most counties began to slowly reopen businesses, the state’s top health official said Wednesday. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen spoke of declining hospitalizations and infection rates as...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 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: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Marchers lay down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020, symbolizing the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

More protests in Portland, mayor signs police reform pledge

Jun. 3, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Portland in one of the largest U.S. protests Tuesday before police say late in the evening a group of several hundred broke away and engaged with police, who used flash-bang grenades and tear gas on them. Police Chief Jami Resch said...

Police used tear gas and stun grenades on a group of protesters in downtown Portland on Tuesday night, June 2, 2020.  Protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland, Oregon, city of protest, reels from nightly chaos

Jun. 3, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — This liberal city is known — and prepared — for protests that can descend into chaos, but even it is reeling from the nightly unrest splintering off peaceful demonstrations over police killings of African Americans. Portland's visibly frustrated police chief on Wednesday...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo Gwen Partlow and her sons, Cameron, 5, and Casey, 2, fly a kite on the beach during the coronavirus outbreak in Cannon Beach, Ore. With summer looming, Cannon Beach and thousands of other small, tourist-dependent towns nationwide are struggling to balance fears of contagion with their economic survival in what could be a make-or-break summer. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer

Jun. 3, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be unthinkable for a tourist destination. Spooked by a deluge of visitors, the tiny Oregon community shooed people from its expansive beaches and shut down hundreds of hotels and vacation...

A person holds a U.S. flag with messages on it, during a Black Lives Matter March in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the deaths of George Floyd and others. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Portland, Oregon, remains largely peaceful, curfew lifted

Jun. 3, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protests in Portland, Oregon, were largely peaceful on Tuesday night as thousands of people held a massive rally downtown, but several hundred people broke away at the end of the event, prompting police to use flash-bang grenades and tear gas to break up the crowd. Police Chief Jami...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 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: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

3 new coronavirus deaths in Oregon, cases increase to 4,335

Jun. 2, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has reported three new deaths from the coronavirus, increasing the toll to 157 people, while the number of cases statewide rose to 4,335. Two Multnomah County women, ages 36 and 66, and an 81-year-old Washington County woman were the most recent people to...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:38 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: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with...