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Unemployment dips to 13.3% as US added 2.5 million jobs in May

Economists have forecast that the government will report Friday that employers shed 8.5 million more jobs last month on top of 21.4 million lost in March and April.

  Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

Trump heads to rural Maine but won’t escape demonstrators

Players send video message to NFL about racial inequality

  Al Sharpton announces new March on Washington

Navy carrier sidelined by virus is back operating in Pacific

  ‘Get your knee off our necks!’: Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

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NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

  Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

  Exclusive: Party chairs address the battle over RNC convention site

Google: State-based hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

ACLU sues over police force on protesters near White House

Disney World to open with no parades, fireworks

When Walt Disney World reopens next month for the first time since it closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there will be no parades, fireworks shows nor “meet-and-greet” sessions with performers dressed as Disney characters.

  Kanye West starts college fund of Floyd’s daughter, reps say

Kanye West donates $2 million, pays college tuition for George Floyd's daughter.

  Judge advances murder case against 3 in Arbery death

A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery’s body, moments after killing him with three shots from a pump-action shotgun.

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

Many immigrants are feeling anxious as they wait to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Donald Trump to end the program that shields them from deportation.

  Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Judge rejects Ponzi king Madoff’s bid for early release

Judge: $750K bail for 3 ex-officers accused in Floyd’s death

  UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

South Dakota couple accused of drugging children, shocking them with cattle prod

  Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirus

  How to travel safely during COVID-19

Social distancing is just a start when you’re traveling by air.

GOP’s Murkowski says she’s struggling with supporting Trump

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski acknowledged Thursday that she’s “struggling” over whether she can support President Donald Trump given his handling of the coronavirus and race crises shaking the United States.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran as part of deal

U.S. officials said Thursday that U.S. Navy veteran Michael White has been freed by Iran and departed the country on a Swiss government aircraft.

Social distancing not required at Trump Mount Rushmore event

Organizers have scrapped plans to mandate social distancing during President Donald Trump's appearance at a July 3 Mount Rushmore fireworks display and won't limit the crowd due to coronavirus concerns, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Thursday.

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann’s parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive.

Police probe motive after officer stabbed in the neck in NYC

It was one of several attacks on police officers in recent days, including one in which a driver plowed into a police sergeant who was trying to stop looting in the Bronx and a lieutenant who was struck in the helmet by a brick during a brawl with protesters in Manhattan.

  Man’s death while in police custody ruled homicide in Wash.

Police say Manuel Ellis died in March while he was in handcuffs and restrained on the ground by officers.

  Nebraska police, community leaders agree to ‘Hold Cops Accountable,’ then dance together

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, police officers and community leaders met at the site of the George Floyd memorial to sign an agreement to hold authorities accountable.

  Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico’s Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal crept along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Thursday, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S.

  Wendy’s pledges $500K donation to social justice

Wendy’s said in the coming days it will use its Twitter account to amplify black voices.

  Meghan Markle speaks out on racial divisions in US

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

The legislation was approved over the opposition of pro-democracy lawmakers, who see it as an infringement on freedom of expression and the greater rights that residents of the semi-autonomous city have compared to mainland China.

  1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more companies call at least some of their former employees back to work.

  Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence.

‘Strategic’ well-orchestrated heists seen amid protest chaos

While opportunists have sometimes joined the frenzy, police and experts say there is a sophistication that suggests a level of planning that goes beyond spontaneous acts.

Ex-defense chief Mattis rips Trump for dividing Americans

Trump responded on Twitter Wednesday evening by calling Mattis “the world’s most overrated General.”

Police: Man faked wife’s disappearance so she’d avoid prison

The West Virginia woman pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud in February after an investigation into "pill mill" clinic operations.

At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

The attack was an eerie throwback to deadly attacks at schools in China over past years that prompted security upgrades.

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries.

  Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in Floyd’s death; curfews credited for calmer protests

The calmer night came as many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in New York and Washington ordering people off streets while it was still daylight.

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Management has said it will discuss a schedule of about 50 games, which would result in players receiving about 30% of their full salaries.

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.

  US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Some lawmakers and governors are hoping to harness the renewed wave of anger to push through changes on the use of force they couldn't manage after 2014.

Rosenstein says he wouldn’t approve Russia warrant now

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time about the problems that have since been revealed.

  Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.

  Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday the storm was expected to turn north later in the week, cross the Gulf of Mexico and eventually threaten the U.S.

Ousted State watchdog confirms investigations into Pompeo

The investigation is part of a larger effort by Democrats and some Republicans to find out more about Trump's recent moves to sideline several independent government watchdogs.

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus.

Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of a payroll subsidy program that’s been a central part of Washington’s response to the corresponding economic crisis.

  Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama called for turning the protests over Floyd’s death into policy change to ensure safer policing and increased trust between communities and law enforcement.

  Army: Esper reverses plan to send active-duty troops home

In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests.

Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests

Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of George Floyd.

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

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.

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing

The executives are the first to be charged in a long-running investigation of price-fixing in the chicken industry

  Cop in Floyd death got medals for valor and drew complaints

Widely seen bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world.

Stadium-sized asteroid will fly by Earth on Saturday

The asteroid, about 1,100 feet in diameter, is expected to miss our planet by about 3.2 million miles.

  First black Ferguson mayor faces old problem: Protest damage

Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city’s first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation.

  Search continues for Connecticut toddler missing since December

Vanessa Morales has been missing since Dec. 2. Her mother, Christine Holloway, was found dead and Vanessa's father, José Morales, was charged with her murder.

US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report. Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost.

Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition

A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth.

  Kentucky high school student graduates months after dual organ transplant

One Kentucky high school student was able to receive his diploma despite having to get two organ transplants just months prior.

  DC Guard to investigate helicopter maneuvers to show force

The helicopter, normally designated for use in medical evacuations, hovered low enough to create a deafening noise and spray protesters with rotor wash on Monday.

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Johnny Majors, a legendary player and coach at the University of Tennessee, has died at the age of 85.

  FDA approves new NASA, Fitbit ventilators

These ventilators are less expensive, short-term options for health care providers.

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

The NBA has suspended its season on March 11 “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus.

Ben & Jerry’s urges Americans to ‘dismantle white supremacy’

The ice cream maker said Floyd’s death was the result of “inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy.”

NerdWallet: Ask an expert: Is any travel safe?

Social distancing is still key for pandemic safety, especially while traveling.

Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

The video shows more than a half-dozen officers confronting the journalists as they filmed and took photographs of police ordering protesters to leave the area.

Young brothers killed in Mo. crash after taking grandmother’s car for ride

Neither boy was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

  Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence.

  Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in at least three states amid continuing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops after election officials dramatically reduced the number of in-person voting sites to minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for white nationalism remarks

The challengers argued that King's loss of clout, even more than the continuous string of provocative and racially-charged statements over his career, was reason enough for turning on him.

  Retired St. Louis police captain killed amid unrest; 4 shot in separate incident

The death came on a violent night in St. Louis, during which four officers were shot, officers were pelted with rocks, and 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged.

Vegas officer on life support after attack during protests

The incident came amid chaotic scenes in recent days, when peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd have been punctuated by reports of violent clashes.

  GOP senators offer rare rebuke of Trump on church visit

Trump’s actions drew widespread condemnation from Democrats and religious leaders who said he was misusing the Bible and the church where presidents have prayed for more than 150 years. Some Republicans joined in the criticism on Tuesday.

Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Polls have begun to close as voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to host elections amid dueling crises.

Democrats say Justice Department whistleblowers to testify

House Democrats say they will hear testimony from Justice Department whistleblowers and attempt to slash the agency’s budget.