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 2020-06-01 08:50 

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Protests, vandalism lead to California curfews...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - National Guard soldiers deployed in Los Angeles and two other California cities to back up police forces trying to stop waves of violence, vandalism and arson amid passionate protests against the death of a handcuffed black man in Minne...

 2020-06-01 08:31 

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US heads into a new week shaken by violence and pandemic...

WASHINGTON (AP) - With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders would find the answers to control the mayhem amid unrelentin...

 2020-06-01 08:00 

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New England Cottontail: Reintroduction not self-sustaining...

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - University of New Hampshire researchers tracking the reintroduction of the endangered New England Cottontail in the state have found that the rabbit's survival and reproduction have been successful, but reintroduction itself is not...

 2020-06-01 08:00 

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Maine's new-look moose lottery is later this month...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine will unveil a new approach to its annual moose hunting permit lottery later this month. The moose lottery is usually part of a public festival, but this year it will be a virtual event. It's scheduled to take place on June ...

 2020-06-01 07:54 

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North Carolina capital to impose curfew amid protests...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's capital city will be enacting a curfew starting Monday night, after two nights of protests over the death of George Floyd that led to street fires, store break-ins, and fireworks being thrown at police officers. &...

 2020-06-01 07:40 

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The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings...

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: ___ SAN FRANCISCO - The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California s...

 2020-06-01 07:37 

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World's reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to change...

BANGKOK (AP) - Several thousand people marched in New Zealand's largest city on Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country. Many people around the world have...

 2020-06-01 07:19 

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Tennessee group's billboard campaign hits hot topics...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee sexual and reproductive health advocacy group is launching a billboard and digital ad campaign intended to show how COVID-19 has exposed inequality, according to a news release. A billboard image released to media by He...

 2020-06-01 07:17 

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June 9 hearing set for Tennessee inmate spared execution...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Oral arguments are set for June 9 in an appeal by Tennessee officials after an inmate was spared execution due to his claim that racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. State officials will argue in front of the Court of Cr...

 2020-06-01 07:14 

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Kentucky allowing driver's license, ID renewals remotely...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver's licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Andy Beshear's office said people whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired betwe...

 2020-06-01 07:11 

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More Kentucky parks set to reopen in June...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June. Four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state's coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. They include...

 2020-06-01 07:09 

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Yeager to resume nonstop flights to Philadelphia, DC...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's capital airport will resume nonstop flights to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. in July, officials said Friday. Yeager Airport announced that American Airlines will restart the fights to Philadelphia Internatio...

 2020-06-01 07:07 

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West Virginia gov. to announce grants for community projects...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is set to announce grants for community projects in 28 counties. Justice and state Transportation Secretary Byrd White are scheduled to unveil the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails ...

 2020-06-01 06:50 

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Primaries become test run for campaigning during coronavirus...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tuesday's primaries in eight states are the biggest test to date of campaigning during the coronavirus era, a way for parties to test-drive new ways of getting out the vote during a time when it can be dangerous to leave your ho...

 2020-06-01 06:44 

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Many state offices in California cities ordered to close...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings "with offices in downtown city areas" Monday, a sweeping mandate that covers everything from Department of Motor Vehicles offices...

 2020-06-01 06:39 

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States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises...

WASHINGTON (AP) - One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she's worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of their government work force. States are starin...

 2020-06-01 06:30 

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Weekend Sports in Brief...

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to st...

 2020-06-01 06:30 

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UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need...

CAIRO (AP) - Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of their work even as the coronavirus rips through the country. Some 75% of U.N. program...

 2020-06-01 06:25 

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India's cautious states open up even as virus cases rise...

NEW DELHI (AP) - More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. Businesses ...

 2020-06-01 06:11 

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The Latest: India climbs to 7th biggest outbreak in world...

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: - India c...

 2020-06-01 06:09 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump spars with Twitter on voting, protests...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence. The episode left Trump ...

 2020-06-01 06:05 

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Civil unrest could influence Biden's search for running mate...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the country, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressu...

 2020-06-01 06:03 

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Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very a...

 2020-06-01 05:35 

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Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic...

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (AP) - When the new mother died in the hospital last month - the first person to succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal - her days-old baby was moved to an isolation ward. But the woman's body remained. Ambulance drivers and hospital workers, f...

 2020-06-01 05:30 

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Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests...

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials are seeking to determine whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence - and if foreign adversaries were behin...

 2020-06-01 05:18 

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World Bank: Palestinian economy could shrink by 11%...

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Palestinian economy could shrink by as much as 11% in the coming year as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts yet another blow to the Palestinian Authority's already shaky finances, the World Bank said Monday. The economic deteriorat...

 2020-06-01 05:14 

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Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases...

MIAMI (AP) - Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus, while South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capital after appearing to bring the outbreak under control. The oft...

 2020-06-01 05:10 

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Deadly police raid fuels call to end 'no knock' warrants...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - It's the stuff of nightmares: Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend were in bed when a trio of armed men smashed through the front door. Gunfire erupted, killing the 26-year-old black woman. The three men turned out to be plainclothe...

 2020-06-01 05:10 

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This Week: Construction spending, Gap earns, jobs data...

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON CONSTRUCTION Economists project that U.S. construction spending fell sharply in April, stymied by efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The C...

 2020-06-01 05:08 

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Use of force criticized in protests about police brutality...

As protests grip the nation, officers have doused crowds with pepper spray, struck protesters with batons, steered police cars into throngs, shoved demonstrators and screamed curses. Some police action has been directed against people smashing windows, br...

 2020-06-01 05:06 

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Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control...

NEW YORK (AP) - Protests erupting across the nation over the past week - and law enforcement's response to them - are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally ge...

 2020-06-01 05:01 

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Gator Country reopens amid pandemic...

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - When Gary Saurage and staff closed the doors to Gator Country March 11 amid coronavirus restrictions, a Big Al-sized bite was taken out of his income. March spring break season brings in the second-largest earnings month for Gator C...

 2020-06-01 05:01 

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Frank Lloyd Wright home in Okemos for sale...

OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) - The Goetsch-Winckler Home, one of only four houses in the Lansing area designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market. Owners Audrey and Dan Seidman bought the house, built in 1940, in 2007. It sits on just under ...

 2020-06-01 04:07 

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Asian stocks rebound after Trump avoids reigniting trade war...

BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong's benchmark gained more than 3% and Shanghai and Tokyo rose ...

 2020-06-01 04:06 

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Legendary DJs use shows to ease virus exile among Latinos...

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - A woman who identified herself Rachel from San Ysidro, California, called in the syndicated "The Art Laboe Connection Show" last month with a message for Alex "the Wizard." "Babe, I want you to know I love you m...

 2020-06-01 04:04 

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Lives Lost: A century of learning, bookended by pandemic...

In her 80s, Phyllis Antonetz moved to a new state, quickly settling in and volunteering at a school. In her 90s, she was living on her own, keeping a busy calendar of classes and outings. In her 100s, still primly dressed and manicured, she held court as ...

 2020-06-01 04:01 

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'Lifeguards' ensure S Carolina beer fans keep their distance...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - As the debate heats up over how - and even whether - to secure restaurant spaces during the coronavirus pandemic, a mainstay of downtown Charleston dining has come up with a particularly summery solution. "It's a hardcore, ...

 2020-06-01 04:00 

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Man found dead on Phoenix street may be a homicide victim...

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix are investigating the death of a man as a possible homicide. They say officers responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and found 49-year-old Juan Alberto Martinez lying unresponsive in the street. Martinez was taken...

 2020-06-01 03:59 

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University of the Southwest waives cost for grad programs...

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A southeastern New Mexico college has announced it will allow all of the school's recent undergraduate to begin master's degree programs tuition-free. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the University of the Southwest said last month th...

 2020-06-01 03:58 

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New Mexico's populous county sees jump in Illegal dumping...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officials in New Mexico's most populous county are reporting a rise in illegal dumping amid the COVID-19 pandemic. KRQE-TV reports that Bernalillo County officials believe the uptick in illegal dumping is a result of people cl...

 2020-06-01 03:40 

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J.R. Smith beats up car window-breaker in Los Angeles riot...

A protester accused of smashing windows in a Los Angeles residential neighborhood picked the wrong car. Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith beat up a man who allegedly broke the window on his parked vehicle amid protests over the death of George F...

 2020-06-01 03:35 

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Asia Today: Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown eases...

BANGKOK (AP) - Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday, as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Commuter trains, t...

 2020-06-01 03:32 

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George Floyd rioters start fires near White House...

WASHINGTON Protesters started fires near the White House as tensions with police mounted during a third straight night of demonstrations held in response to the death of George Floyd at police hands in Minnesota. An hour before the 11 p.m. curfew, police ...

 2020-06-01 03:24 

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Curfews set as 2 New Jersey protests turn destructive...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's capital city and Atlantic City had largely peaceful protests Sunday over the death of George Floyd, but protests in both areas later devolved, with instances of window-smashing and stealing from stores. Trenton put a ...

 2020-06-01 02:54 

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Michael Jordan: "Truly pained and plain angry"...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan is "deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry." With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at ...

 2020-06-01 02:48 

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Hundreds protest Floyd killing on Route 66 in New Mexico...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Hundreds of people on Sunday marched down historic Route 66 into downtown Albuquerque, protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck even...

 2020-06-01 02:41 

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Insider: JetBlue CEO discusses COVID-19's impact on airlines...

Airlines are starting to see a slight rise in bookings, but air travel remains down about 90%, prompting speculation about which carriers might go under. JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes admits he doesn't know how quickly air travel will recover from t...

 2020-06-01 02:37 

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Associated Press tally shows at least 4,100 people arrested over days of protests since killing of G...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Associated Press tally shows at least 4,100 people arrested over days of protests since killing of George Floyd....

 2020-06-01 02:19 

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Trump rushed to White House bunker as protests raged...

WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent near...

 2020-06-01 02:16 

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AP PHOTOS: Thailand's reopening is 'same-same but different'...

BANGKOK (AP) - As Thailand's daily tally of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to single digits most days over the past two weeks, authorities continue to ease restrictions put in place to combat the pandemic. Previous routines are both familiar and new as...

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