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Terrel Ransom, center, store manager for Buffalo Exchange walks over clothes in the damaged store, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Protests near White House mostly peaceful

May. 31, 2020 5:15 PM 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: ___ Protests near the White House appear to be mostly peaceful Sunday afternoon as thousands descended on the area to call for justice for George Floyd. Loud...

A man passes a bank burned during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Banks burn in San Diego suburb as protest turns violent

May. 31, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Neighboring banks and a sleek, modern office building were burned to the ground by protesters in a San Diego suburb that was roiled last week by the arrest of a black man suspected of assaulting a police officer. Windows were smashed at businesses in La Mesa's quaint, gentrifying...

A woman helping to clean up downtown walks near graffiti Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Seattle, following  a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Inslee sending more National Guard troops to Seattle

May. 31, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dispatching an additional 200 National Guard troops to Seattle to help maintain order after protests over the killing of George Floyd turned violent, with looters smashing up storefronts and stealing clothes and other items from downtown shops. The mayors of...

People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States.(Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

May. 31, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis mayor imposed an overnight curfew Sunday after two nights of violent protest over police mistreatment of African Americans that caused widespread damage downtown and included several shootings. Two people died in shootings, though it wasn't clear their deaths were...

A City of Miami employee cleans up debris from the street next to graffiti reading

Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

May. 31, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deputies were recovering from injuries, nightly curfews were issued and the cleanup of smashed store windows began Sunday around Florida after a night of unrest throughout the state's cities that followed protests in response to the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who...

The swollen Los Esclavos River flows violently under a bridge during tropical storm Amanda in Cuilapa, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in the flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Season's 1st tropical storm drenches part of Central America

May. 31, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. President Nayib Bukele decreed a 15-day state of emergency to deal with the rains that began...

2 drown in Merrimack River in Canterbury

May. 31, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — Search crews on Sunday recovered the bodies of a man and woman who drowned in the Merrimack River in Canterbury. The New Hampshire State Police received a 911 call Saturday around 7:46 p.m. reporting people in the water who appeared to be struggling. Four people had been in the...

Tear gas fills the air after Denver Police fired canisters during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Denver. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Demonstrators out again in Denver after turbulent night

May. 31, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As city crews and dozens of volunteers cleaned up debris and graffiti in downtown Denver following a third consecutive night of turbulent protests over the death of George Floyd, a crowd of hundreds gathered again Sunday outside the state Capitol chanting “I can't breathe" despite a...

Dispute at Florida raceway leads to shootings, 1 death

May. 31, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

ALTHA, Fla. (AP) — A deputy and four others were taken to hospitals with injuries after a man exchanged fire with another person during a birthday party at a raceway in the Florida Panhandle, according to authorities. The man who initiated the shooting Saturday night at the Powerhouse Drag Strip in Altha,...

Ohio police officer escapes injury when helmet hit by bullet

May. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a Cincinnati protest, while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building amid a third day of protests in Ohio over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd. In...