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Protesters march down the street as trash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in New York. Protests were held throughout the city over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

NYC reels after days of unrest amid nationwide protests

May. 31, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials were looking for a peaceful way forward after three days of protests against police brutality that left police cars burned and led to the arrest of hundreds of people. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wasn't considering a curfew after largely peaceful protests around the...

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser with Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham, speaks to reporters during a news conference, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Latest: DC, Atlanta mayors criticize Trump for comments

May. 31, 2020 10:37 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: ___ WASHINGTON — The mayors of Washington D.C. and Atlanta say President Donald Trump should start showing leadership on race relations following the...

Raleigh Police block Fayetteville Street at Hargett Street as they work to return order after a night of violent demonstrations early Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C., as people nationwide protested the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

May. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning,...

A security guard walks behind shattered glass at the CNN building at the CNN Center in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Kemp authorizes 3,000 Guard troops for protests in Georgia

May. 31, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp has authorized up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to cities across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Guard soldiers had helped enforce a 9 p.m. curfew Saturday in Atlanta, where...

A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. 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/ Sarah Rankin)

Richmond mayor: Curfew to be imposed after violent protests

May. 31, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The mayor of Virginia’s capital city said a curfew will be imposed Sunday evening after two nights of large protests that led to violence, injuries and property damage. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced at a news conference that Gov. Ralph Northam has granted his request to...

RETRANSMISSION TO INDICATE THAT IT WAS AFTER THE RALLY - A protester spray paints on the outside of the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, May 30, 2020, after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)

Clean up efforts underway after violent Nashville protest

May. 31, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleanup had already begun in Nashville early Sunday morning along Broadway Street - known for the city’s famous honky tonks - after protesters broke windows, lit fires and destroyed light poles the night before. Metro Nashville Police said in a tweet that at least 30...

Christians wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: India reports over 8,000 new virus cases

May. 31, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country. Confirmed infections have risen to 182,143, with 5,164 fatalities, including 193 in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Overall,...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 22, 2020, file photo, Gov. Gina Raimondo gives an update on the coronavirus during a news conference, in Providence, R.I. Many states have yet to spend the federal funding they got to help with soaring costs related to the coronavirus crisis, making it tougher for states and cities to argue that they need hundreds of billions more from U.S. taxpayers. “If I knew today that another billion dollars was coming to Rhode Island to help solve our budget deficit, I’d spend the $1.25 billion now,” Raimondo said about the state's portion of money. “Lots of other governors are spending. They’re taking a gamble, and I’m just not ready to do that yet.” (Kris Craig/Providence Journal via AP, Pool, File)

While asking for more, states are slow to spend virus aid

May. 31, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

Many states have yet to spend the federal funding they received more than a month ago to help with soaring costs related to the coronavirus crisis, complicating governors' arguments that they need hundreds of billions more from U.S. taxpayers. The Associated Press reviewed plans from governors or lawmakers on how...

Savannah city to keep historic building after $7M sale fails

May. 31, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah’s city government will remain the owner of a historic building next door to City Hall after plans fell through to sell the property to a private developer for $7 million. A divided city council narrowly approved the sale of the downtown Thomas Gamble Building last fall...

Families with their children play along the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Spanish authorities are reporting no setbacks in their gradual easing of restrictions on movement over this past month, as some regions prepare to further loosen limits from June 1. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Spanish PM wants state of emergency extension

May. 31, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Pope greets people in St. Peter’s Square....