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Tear gas canisters detonate beside a protester as authorities clear an intersection near the Minneapolis 5th Police Precinct, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Flowers at intersection where Floyd was killed

May. 31, 2020 10:24 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: ___ MINNEAPOLIS — People gathered Sunday morning with brooms and flowers at the intersection where George Floyd was killed. After police dispersed the...

Police in riot gear prepare to advance on protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May. 31, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of...

Protesters gather around a destroyed Seattle police vehicle Saturday, May 30, 2020, in downtown Seattle. Protests continue across the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Amanda Snyder/The Seattle Times via AP)

The Latest: Portland police arrest more than 30

May. 31, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on protests in the Northwest sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis (all times local): 11:23 p.m. Portland police say officers have arrested at least 31 people during demonstrations Saturday evening against the killing of George Floyd. Police released no further...

Police officers walk enveloped by teargas in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020.  After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man, George Floyd . (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Rioting after protest leads to curfews for Seattle, Portland

May. 31, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5 p.m. curfew for the entire city Saturday and Washingon Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard after rioters torched police vehicles and spilled onto Interstate 5, forcing the freeway’s temporary closure through the central part of the...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 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: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, police push back demonstrators after objects were thrown at them at 5th Avenue and Madison Street during a march in solidarity with Minneapolis and protesting police brutality in Seattle. Protests have been erupting all over the country after George Floyd died earlier this week in police custody in Minneapolis. (Amanda Snyder/The Seattle Times via AP)

Downtown storefront smashed in Seattle George Floyd protest

May. 30, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Seattle Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and some black-clad anarchists smashed up a storefront window. The rally started in the city's International District, and then moved north to downtown. Protesters...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, dentist Dr. Kathleen Saturay wears additional protective equipment, including a face shield and disposable mask over a respirator mask, as she exams a patient in Seattle. Dental practices were allowed to open earlier this month following closure because of the coronavirus outbreak, as long as offices have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staffers, put in place social-distancing policies and check patients for symptoms of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WA virus order expiring, counties get more flexibility

May. 29, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday and would allow counties more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger...

A traveler passes a sign recommending practicing social distancing, to limit spread of the coronavirus outbreak, at the nearly passenger-less JetBlue terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

May. 29, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading. That means anyone in the U.S....

FILE - In this April 10, 2020 file photo, Missael Lopez, left, and Laura McIlrath Riel bundle asparagus at McIlrath Family Farm stand in Yakima, Wash., during the coronavirus outbreak. The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in the agricultural area in the central part of the state (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP, File)

New virus rules for farms, nursing homes in Washington state

May. 28, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Employers must provide agricultural workers with face masks, more hand-washing stations and more frequently disinfect work surfaces under new coronavirus rules established Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Also Thursday, Secretary of Health John Wiesman signed an order for all...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask used to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he attends a press conference after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 28, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees. About 41 million people have applied for aid since the virus outbreak intensified in March....