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  Cities brace for increasing unrest, call in National Guard

  LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter, photographer during Louisville protest

  EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO

Trump, N.C. governor speak about GOP convention details

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

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  Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

  George Floyd protests: National Guard mobilized in Atlanta; fatal shooting in Detroit

  Minneapolis officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

  Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace

  Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Collierville restaurant employees suspended after writing 'black people’ on ticket

Transcripts released of Flynn’s calls with Russian diplomat

Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday.

  Richmond leaders speak out on George Floyd’s death; peaceful events planned for weekend

Many protest are planned all across the nation, including here in Richmond, in response to what’s happening in Minnesota.

  Take 2 for SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch with more storms; separate prototype test explodes in Texas

Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the U.S., before the threat of lightning forced a delay.

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Chris Young among performers Saturday night at Grand Ole Opry

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

  Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

  Biden: George Floyd’s death shows ‘open wound’ of US racism

“This is time for real leadership," he said.

Ruling means Missouri’s last abortion clinic stays open

The decision means Missouri will not become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974.

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

Germany is among several countries experimenting to see whether sewage could be a COVID-19 early warning system.

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

TJX Companies temporarily closed its 4,400 locations on March 19 and began to reopen them on May 2.

  Twitter obscures, warns on Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’

Trump has been railing against the company since earlier this week, when it for the first time applied fact checks to two of his tweets. Those were about mail-in ballots.

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker’s decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate.

Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy

Authorities say a Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer while investigating a report of a suspicious person.

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

The money, included in a government relief package enacted in March, is set to expire July 31.

Hey, there’s a moose in your swimming pool

Paul Koch found a moose taking a dip in his pool Friday morning.

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

Probe: US Interior official used office for personal gain

The Interior Department's Inspector General found that Assistant Interior Secretary Douglas Domenech reached out to a senior EPA official in person and later by email in 2017 to advocate for Domenech's son-in-law when he was seeking a job at the agency.

JCPenney to begin reopening stores after declaring bankruptcy

The clothing retailer shut down brick-and-mortar locations due to COVID-19, but now as the U.S. begins to reopen, they plan to begin opening their stores.

  Protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

Authorities say George Floyd was detained Monday because he matched the description of someone who tried to pay with a counterfeit bill at a convenience store, and the 46-year-old resisted arrest.

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday night, was the fourth Cup race since the series resumed racing May 17.

LOOK OUT! Portuguese Man o’ War, blue buttons wash ashore on Grand Strand beaches

Watch where you step while walking the beach!

NSA: Russian agents have been hacking major email program

The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating 2017 malware attack has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier.

UN chief warns leaders pandemic may cause historic famine

The U.N. chief on Thursday warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,” with historic levels of hunger and famine and up to 1.6 billion people unable to earn a living.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

  Ohio state troopers chase runaway SUV on wild ride

A 20-year-old woman called the Washington County Sheriff’s Office saying her vehicle wouldn’t stop or even slow down.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims.

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

“Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden took a relatively soft approach to fighting the coronavirus, one that attracted international attention. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for younger children have stayed open.

SC veterans, father and son, battle COVID-19 together

Thankfully, both men have been released from the hospital and have made full recoveries.

Trump escalating war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

  House approves changes to business virus aid subsidy program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses.

  Boston Marathon canceled; virtual race to take place instead

The marathon was previously postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others’ rights

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined.

Democrats pull surveillance bill after Trump veto threat

Democrats on Thursday pulled legislation from the House floor that would have extended FBI surveillance authorities after President Donald Trump and Republicans turned against the legislation, ensuring its defeat.

Necco Wafers are returning! Here’s where you can buy the classic candy

You will soon see Necco Wafers on store shelves again after a two-year absence.

  Coronavirus takes deadly toll on African American communities

Coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, as minority communities have seen much higher rates of infection and death.

  VIDEO: Moose calf rescued from middle of raging Alaska river

The Alaska Dive Search Rescue and Recovery team helped a moose calf get back to shore.

  Officer injured in North Dakota shooting dies

A deputy and police officer were injured in the shooting along with the suspect and an unidentified woman was found dead inside the apartment.

CVS Health to test self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month.

  Sen. Kaine, wife have coronavirus antibodies, indicating earlier infection

Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.

  WATCH: Bear follows boy through mountains of Italy

The video shows the curious bear trailing the boy before eventually running off.

Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

Olympic offices speculate October will be the time when “many thing will come clear in the process.”

  2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

The SpellPundit bee, with spellers competing from their homes over Zoom, concludes Thursday night, the same time the Scripps winner would have been decided.

  GRAPHIC: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged, mayor says

Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged in the death of George Floyd.

Thursday marks 4 years since Harambe’s shooting death at Cincinnati Zoo

Gorilla World looks a little different now

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

  House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

  Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results.

College student wanted in 2 Connecticut slayings is captured

Police in Duryea, Pennsylvania, said a firefighter spotted a man who matched the description of Peter Manfredonia behind the Germania Hose Co. shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

  North Carolina boy holds prom for his nanny

Curtis Rogers had not seen his nanny, Rachel Chapman, in two months because of COVID-19 and wanted to throw her a prom.

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago.

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

Sam Johnson, a onetime prisoner of war in Vietnam and Republican Texas congressman who was the U.S. House’s oldest member when he stepped down in 2019 at age 88, has died.

New ‘Hunger Games’ book sells more than 500,000 copies

A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more.

  ‘Bummed out’: SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

The launch puts Elon Musk's SpaceX on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit.

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

  Police: 2 officers shot, woman found dead in North Dakota

Police say two law enforcement officers and a suspect have been shot and a woman was found dead at an apartment in a North Dakota city.

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets.

  Police: Soldier saved lives by stopping shooter on bridge

Leavenworth police chief Patrick Kitchens says officers responding to the Centennial Bridge Wednesday found one person with a gunshot wound and the suspect seriously injured under a car.

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

Associated Press reporters around the world asked kids about living with the virus and to use art to show us what they believe the future might hold. Some sketched or painted, while others sang, danced ballet, built with LEGOs. A few just wanted to talk.

  Ben & Jerry’s sends new ice cream into stratosphere

The ice cream maker sent a pint into the stratosphere on a balloon, some 20 miles above the Earth.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.