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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...

Migrants dry their clothes aboard a tourist boats some 20 kilometers from Malta, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels, bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats in several operations in the central Mediterranean since late April, the migrants, along with the Maltese government, are waiting for European Union countries to offer to take them. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)

Rescued migrants stranded on chartered Maltese tourist boats

Jun. 3, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — More than 400 migrants are living aboard pleasure cruise vessels bobbing in the sea off Malta, many of them for weeks now. But for them, it's no pleasure, only uncertainty over their fate and they aren’t cruising anywhere. Rescued from human traffickers’ unseaworthy...

Indian villagers take shelters inside cement pipes as their houses are submerged in flood waters on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Pre-monsoon rains have caused rivers to flood in large parts of Assam. The state's main river, Brahmaputra, and its many tributaries flood heavily each year, forcing many to take shelter on higher ground. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Mudslides bury homes in northeast India; 20 dead, 7 injured

Jun. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Three mudslides triggered by overnight rains buried homes in northeastern India’s Assam state, killing 20 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said Tuesday. Seven of the victims were members of a single family, said M.S. Manivannan, head of the state disaster...

Man missing after boat capsizes in Washington state river

Jun. 1, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities were searching for a missing man after a boat capsized in a river as a result of strong winds. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the small fishing boat overturned and three men were thrown into the Palouse River around 6 p.m. Saturday, KEPR-TV...

Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

May. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver of the tow truck stopped with its lights on to...

In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020, photo, emergency personnel dredge a pond at Shoreline Lakeside Apartments during their search for missing children Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, in Tulsa, Okla. Searchers used sonar to examine the pond for the two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

May. 27, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body. Officer Jeanne Pierce said the body believed to be that of Miracle...

In this image made from May 27, 2020, video, one of the two hikers found alive is wrapped in a white blanket hugs another person as they enter a hospital in Nelson, New Zealand. Two hikers rescued in the New Zealand wilderness Wednesday got lost in fog and exhausted their food but survived 19 days with only minor injuries, police said. (Newshub/TVNZ via AP)

Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

May. 27, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two hikers rescued in the New Zealand wilderness Wednesday got lost in fog and exhausted their food but survived 18 days with only minor injuries, police said. Jessica O’Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, had hiked into the sprawling Kahurangi National Park on May 9,...

Coroner IDs Mississippi man killed in road rage encounter

May. 26, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates. Brandon Box, 30, of Gulfport, was killed during Monday's...

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Victim's wife says fugitive student sought their neighbor

May. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A college student police say is an armed fugitive after killing two people was looking for a young woman he knew when he began his rampage, the wife of his first victim said Tuesday. University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, 23, is a fugitive in the machete killing of...

These undated photos released by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department show Tony, left, and Miracle Crook. Authorities searching for the two Tulsa, Okla., children who have been missing since Friday, May 22, 2020, were knocking on doors and stopping drivers at their apartment complex Monday, May 25. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

May. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa firefighters joined Tulsa police in searching a pond...