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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...

A member of the Philadelphia bomb squad surveys the scene after an ATM machine was blown-up at 2207 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia, Tuesday,  June 2, 2020.  (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia

Jun. 3, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Explosions have hit 50 cash machines in and near Philadelphia since the weekend, and one man has died, in a coordinated effort to steal them or take the money inside, authorities said Wednesday. A 25-year-old who's accused of selling homemade dynamite on the streets with instructions on...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden touches his face as he speaks to members of the clergy and community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del., Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'Hate just hides': Biden vows to take on systematic racism

Jun. 1, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office as he sought to elevate his voice Monday in the exploding national debate over racism and police brutality. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee offered emotional support and promised bold...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Lawmakers question federal prisons' home confinement rules

Jun. 1, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Hakeem...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, flames and thick, black smoke light up the pre-dawn sky following and explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that it cited TPC for three willful violations by not developing and implementing procedures for emergency shutdown and not inspecting and testing process vessel and piping components. TPC faces $514,692 in civil OSHA fines, stemming from the explosion and fires. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community. The Nov. 27 blasts at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Houston,...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Probe into LA explosion begins as firefighters recover

May. 18, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven burned firefighters have been released from the...

Los Angeles Police Department officers work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Investigators open criminal probe into LA explosion

May. 17, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's major crimes division were working with the...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

May. 17, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street. ...

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman says 10 firefighters injured in fire and explosion in downtown LA

May. 16, 2020 10:14 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman says 10 firefighters injured in fire and explosion in downtown LA.
Police investigators enter to inspect a burnt construction site after a fire in Icheon, South Korea, Thursday, April 30, 2020. One of the South Korea's worst fires in years broke out on Wednesday at the construction site. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea investigating cause of fire after 38 workers die

Apr. 30, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that killed 38 construction workers in one of the country’s deadliest fires in years. The explosion that swept through a warehouse being built in Icheon, just south of Seoul, also injured 10 others...