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Landlords lining up to evict hundreds once freeze expires

May. 30, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the seven weeks since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to protect people from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of eviction cases have stacked up in Florida courts, waiting for the order to lapse. They include more than 250 in Hillsborough County...

3 charged in SUV fire at Florida sheriff's impound lot

May. 30, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Two more people have been charged in a vehicle fire at a Florida sheriff's office impound lot. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pensacola announced federal arson conspiracy charges Friday against Tony M. Streeter, 46, and Betty J. Jackson, 50, both of Fort Walton Beach. A third man,...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, a check-cashing business burns during protests 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)

Officer charged with George Floyd's death as protests flare

May. 30, 2020 1:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, and crowds broke overnight curfews imposed to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo provided by Xinhua News Agency, the Shandong aircraft carrier is docked at a naval port in Sanya in southern China's Hainan Province. China’s Defense Ministry said Friday, May 29, 2020, the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials

May. 30, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently...

Juror issue to be reconsidered in case involving 6 killings

May. 30, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a trial court to hear evidence and reconsider whether there was juror misconduct prejudicial to a death row inmate during his trial in six killings in Yuma County. The court's order released Friday follows Preston Strong's appeal of his 2017 convictions...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona Department of Health Services, answers a question at a news conference on the latest regarding the coronavirus in Phoenix. A judge has ruled Arizona doesn't have to publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes and other long-term facilities in the state, marking a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the information. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats

May. 29, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona doesn’t have to publicly reveal the number of coronavirus cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes, long-term facilities and retirement homes, a state judge ruled on Friday. The ruling marked a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the...

Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

May. 29, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on Friday said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency doesn’t turn over the names of long-term care facilities in the state with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff. The...

A member of the Minnesota National Guard stands guard by the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Friday, May 29, 2020. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that he asked the Minnesota National Guard to be responsible for the safety of the State Capitol. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

The Latest: US agency calls back drone it sent to Minnesota

May. 29, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it dispatched a drone to Minneapolis following three nights of violent protests there but ended...

US judge won't lift 50-person cap on Nevada church services

May. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a rural Nevada church’s request Friday for an emergency injunction that would allow it to exceed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed a lawsuit against the governor last week that argued the...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, former Columbus Police officer Canyon Boykin, center, is led from the Lowndes County Courthouse in handcuffs while people applaud in Columbus, Miss. The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against Boykin in the October 2015 shooting death of an African American man because her office reviewed the case and concluded the officer acted in self-defense. (Luisa Porter/The Commercial Dispatch via AP, File)

DA: Bad time to drop charge of ex-cop in black man's death

May. 29, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A local Mississippi prosecutor said Friday that the state attorney general had bad timing in dropping a manslaughter charge this week against a white former police officer in the 2015 killing of a black man, given protests erupting across the U.S. over similar killings. District...