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May 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

The Latest: Confederate group HQ targeted during protest

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:

May 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

May 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

Atalanta coach feared for his life as he fought virus

When Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was struggling with the coronavirus in mid-March, the prospect of entering Bergamo’s hospital -- which was overflowing with COVID-19 patients at the time -- made him fear for his life.

May 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

AP News Digest 6;05 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

May 31, 2020 3:03 a.m.

The Latest: Russia sees over 9,000 new virus cases

The Latest on the

May 31, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

NEW DELHI (AP) — A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds.

May 31, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister apologized on Sunday for the Israeli police's deadly shooting of an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man.

May 31, 2020 2:27 a.m.

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another night of unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations

May 31, 2020 2:27 a.m.

Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Egyptian military said it has killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, in clashes that also left at least five casualties among its troops.

May 31, 2020 2:03 a.m.

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

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.

May 31, 2020 2:03 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Sunday, May 31, 2020

Locals return to favorite haunts for food,drink and good company
May 31, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Locals return to favorite haunts for food,drink and good company

Locals return to favorite haunts for food, drink and good company

Real estate prices climb
May 31, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Real estate prices climb

Sales are off from last year, but low interest rates, consumer demand fueling housing market

Restaurants, retail split on Sherman parking changes
May 31, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Restaurants, retail split on Sherman parking changes

Early results from a recent survey polling business owners downtown show mixed reactions to changing the Sherman Avenue parking layout to provide shops and restaurants more space to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poke restaurant opens in The Northern strip mall
May 31, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Poke restaurant opens in The Northern strip mall

CAMFIT Golf Fitness offers personal training A&R Metalworks opens to public Alpine Animal Hospital opens on Kathleen And now the Tidbits

May 31, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Lums openers to be streamed live

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen class AA American Legion baseball program is scheduled to open the season with a pair of games today at Thorco Field, starting at noon.

May 31, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

May 31, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Philippine police arrest 90 Chinese for illegal gambling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for allegedly running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions, officials said Sunday.

May 31, 2020 1:03 a.m.

The Latest: Atalanta coach says virus was life-threatening.

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

May 31, 2020 1:03 a.m.

The Latest: Saudi mosques reopen for 1st time in 2 months

The Latest on the

HISTORY CORNER: The cultural roots of dragons go back to ancient times
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: The cultural roots of dragons go back to ancient times

Christians, Asians and Muslims have different views

ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

Dennis and

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

JULY 4: Not Chamber’s call

Hey! Who ever said that the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce has control of what goes on in Coeur d’Alene? Or surrounding communities? These are tough times for everybody, not just Coeur d’Alene.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

CRIME: Look at the stats

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps… then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” — Jesse Jackson

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

BIDEN: Lock him up

A scandal 100 times as great and corrupt as Watergate — and hardly a mention of it by mainstream media outlets. Yeah I’m talking about the unmasking of General Flynn.

Facility puts a new spin on laundry
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Facility puts a new spin on laundry

It’s probably safe to say not much has changed in the world of laundry for many years. But Derek and Macie Oja are setting out to shake things up with their new laundry facility — Tumble— in North Kalispell.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

PHOTO: Oops — got it wrong

Great article by Syd Albright on Sunday regarding “Seward’s Folly” and the acquisition of our beautiful state of Alaska — except for the artwork.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: It’s about all of us

In response to K. Johnson’s letter to the editor May 27, see mayoclinic.org. The CDC recommends widespread use of simple cloth face coverings to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 by people who HAVE the virus but don’t know it, NOT to protect the person wearing the mask.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERMAN: A fine proposal

I was very encouraged to read that the city of Coeur d’Alene is considering giving local businesses the option to use city sidewalks and streets for their operations during this time of COVID-19.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

SHERMAN: Planning suggestions

Temporarily closing Sherman Avenue from Second to Sixth streets is consistent with what other cities have done like Portland, Maine; Wilmington, N.C., Palo Alto, Calif., and Boise. Smart growth cities around the country are responding to COVID-19 by opening up more streets for people to safely be outside.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

VIRUS: Rhetorical question?

I was wondering if physical distancing, masks, gloves, sanitizer, washing our hands and keeping those who are at risk self-isolated is keeping us safe now, how come it wouldn’t have kept us safe two months ago?

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Summer living on Lake Cd’A
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Summer living on Lake Cd’A

Part I — Kidd Island Bay

Jeffery Paul Groschupf, 63
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Jeffery Paul Groschupf, 63

Jeffery Paul Groschupf, 63, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Jerome P. Okonski, 73
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Jerome P. Okonski, 73

Jerry Okonski passed away unexpectedly at home on May 14, 2020.

Eilleen R. Erie, 85
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Eilleen R. Erie, 85

Eilleen R. Erie, age 85, passed away on May 20, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center due to a stroke.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Grove, Age 52
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Grove, Age 52

Anthony “Tony” Grove, age 52, died May 24, 2020, in Kila.

Whitefish senior builds on home-school base
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Whitefish senior builds on home-school base

Most students around the valley are finishing up the school year from home due to COVID-19, but that’s nothing new for Whitefish High School senior Jacob Bailey. After being home-schooled up through the start of high school, Bailey started at WHS during what would have been considered his sophomore year.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Man is done with criminal mischief

A man allegedly had enough of ongoing shenanigans when he told Kalispell Police Department his house was egged, flowers were stolen and shopping carts left on top of fire hydrants and “he has taken all of it he can take.”

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Neighbors recount deadly standoff in Kila

Dozens of bullet holes riddle the home near Kila where a man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers during a standoff May 24, according to neighbors who witnessed the incident.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

‘Stepping’ into the Fitbit routine

My daughter Heather gave me a Fitbit for Mother’s Day, so I am now among the millions of people who are slaves to the wearable fitness tracker strapped to their wrist.

Study: Rare aquatic species can adapt to glacier melt
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Study: Rare aquatic species can adapt to glacier melt

When looking at side-by-side photos of Sperry Glacier in 1949 and more recently in 2015 — two images used as supporting documents in a recently completed study — even those who may not consider themselves science-savvy can recognize the stark difference between the pictures.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

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Summer rec programs cautiously set to start

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Finally, the talking is almost over

No local primary election has ever had this kind of buildup.

Hearing held in forgery case
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Hearing held in forgery case

SANDPOINT — A preliminary hearing was recently held for a Montana woman who is accused of passing off counterfeit $20 bills at the Sandpoint Farmer’s Market.

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May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

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VINTAGE VOICES

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: HARVEY MACKAY — Creativity counts!

There are only three pure colors — red, blue and yellow — but look at what Michelangelo did with those three colors. There are only seven notes, but look at what Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi did with those seven notes. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address contained fewer than 275 words, and most of them had one syllable. Think of the impact those simple, direct words have had on our society. There are only 10 numerals, but look at what Bernie Madoff did with them. Never mind … that was way too creative.

The righteous work of rescuing bicycles
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

The righteous work of rescuing bicycles

SANDPOINT — Righteous work is how some might view it.

Native trees offer practical, pretty, beneficial  landscaping
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Native trees offer practical, pretty, beneficial landscaping

Arbor Day activities, though subdued somewhat by the extant virus, have been observed in various ways throughout the nation and the name itself — Arbor/”tree” — determined today’s column. Trees — or rather, small trees — will star front and center in a primer for those of you seeking information on the best choices for your own use.

Man is jailed after repeated disturbances
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Man is jailed after repeated disturbances

PONDERAY — A California man was arrested on drug charges after causing a series of profanity-laced disturbances at restaurants and stores in Ponderay and Sandpoint on Tuesday.

Nathan Burns, 21
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Nathan Burns, 21

Nathan Burns, 21, of Spokane, Washington, died November 7, 2019, as a result of an accidental drug overdose. There will be no funeral services at this time.

WBCSD dips into contingency funds for 2020-2021 budget
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

WBCSD dips into contingency funds for 2020-2021 budget

PRIEST RIVER — Due to Governor Brad Little’s 5-percent holdback on education funding, West Bonner County School District officials said the district looking at a shortfall of $139,000 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Carol Warren’s service earns WOW honors
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Carol Warren’s service earns WOW honors

“Through wind and rain, snow and sleet we will not be deterred from our mission”, a statement that exemplifies this Woman of Wisdom for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women Honoring Women committee, Carol Warren.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Lockdown was nothing more than a disease of lies

We have experienced the most egregious move to socialism and debt ever in our country’s history. Started under the direction of “conservativism” with the excuses of “protecting the people,” freedom and our constitutional republic is summarily dismissed as non-essential. The election laws have been circumvented, and the free open gathering of people and candidates has been prevented. Our civil leaders have promoted the lie by declaring counties and the state to be in a state of emergency, intending to pacify us with federal funds replacing work, duty, responsibility, freedom, and truth itself. The proverb that if you don’t work, you don’t eat is disregarded by those who think they are wiser than God.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Stop the instanity and stop complying with restrictions

In response to Jay Mock’s recent letter regarding the changes at the Sandpoint Farmers Market: they just hung their own noose in the form of grants received for useless COVID-19 compliance measures.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Ida B. Wells, a history lesson

A year and a half ago, our youngest son and his wife gave birth to a baby girl, whom they named Ida. When we asked where her name came from, they told us she was named after Ida B. Wells. It was the first time I heard Well’s name.

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

The ongoing turf debate at War Memorial Field

With the ongoing debate over artificial turf at Memorial Field I wanted to touch on a few more points that haven’t made it into the limelight. Not yet, anyway.

Bonner County History - May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County History - May 31, 2020

From the archives of the

May 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Thanks to whoever dreamed up ‘perfect’ District 7

Just curious as to who is running in the primary from District 7? Some folks don’t remember the process in 2000 when the politicos from the Republican party thought we should become a member of District 7 despite we are separated by two mountain ranges and two major rivers. Thanks to whomever in the Republican party that dreamed of the perfect district.

May 31, 2020 12:27 a.m.

IS claims bombing attack on a TV station bus that killed 2

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group took responsibility Sunday for a roadside bomb attack against a bus belonging to a local TV station that killed two employees.

May 31, 2020 12:27 a.m.

Asia Today: India reports 8,000 new cases; South Korea 27

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.

May 31, 2020 12:27 a.m.

The Latest: Officials to keep watch as Australia eases rules

The Latest on the

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: Georgia St plans to reopen athletic facilities

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

49ers edge rusher Dee Ford aims for healthy second season

San Francisco edge rusher Dee Ford had an “extensive cleanup” operation for the tendinitis in his left knee that limited his effectiveness in his first season with the 49ers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina's governor disagreed on Friday over the viability of a full-fledged Republican National Convention, the governor's office said, as Trump does not want to see signs of the pandemic in his renomination audience.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all nations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials said Saturday that the country will not limit arriving airline passengers next month to people coming from 29 countries but that travelers who departed from places that aren't on the initial list will be subject to mandatory testing for the coronavirus upon arrival and a quarantine period of one or two weeks.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stuart Robinson leaving SUNY New Paltz to become NYU’s AD

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Robinson is leaving SUNY New Paltz to become NYU's athletic director.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was carrying a weapon.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Downtown storefront smashed in Seattle George Floyd protest

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Seattle Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and some black-clad anarchists smashed up a storefront window.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bayern beats Fortuna 5-0 to take 10-point Bundesliga lead

MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium on Saturday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Analysis: Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over 48 hours in America, the official death toll from the

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: 27 new cases in South Korea, 2 in China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday reported 27 new cases of the coronavirus, including 21 from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where officials are scrambling to stem transmissions linked to clubgoers and warehouse workers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'We Grieve': Community project unites neighbors in healing

LONDON (AP) — It’s nothing flashy. But then, it’s not supposed to be.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Balloon fiesta organizers hold out hope for October event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Organizers say it’s “full speed ahead” as they plan for this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hawkeyes add Troy to 2024 nonconference football schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has added Troy to its nonconference football schedule in four years.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster remembrance

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities on Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy where 39 people died during fan violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police make nearly 1,400 arrests as protests continue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday as protests continue over the death of George Floyd.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: India to allow reopenings in some areas

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is extending its lockdown in containment zones until June 30 but will allow economic activities to restart outside these areas even though coronavirus cases continue to rise in major cities.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chief: Most arrested at Detroit protest are not from city

Nearly two-thirds of the 60 people arrested Friday night during protests in downtown Detroit over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis were from the city’s predominantly white suburbs.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lincoln Center artistic director leaving during shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 27 years, leaving the performing arts center without a key leader while it remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brazilians say 'I do' at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For João Blank and Erica Blank’s first kiss as husband and wife, they didn’t lock lips. The couple could only press their face masks together while sitting in the back of a hatchback, where they had just been wed.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump's tweet about rioters echoes 1960s Miami police chief

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweeted warning Friday amid unrest in Minneapolis that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” echoes the language of a Miami police chief in 1967 who made clear his distaste for civil rights activists and his belief that violent protests should be met with deadly force.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brown to go from 38 to 29 sports to enhance competitiveness

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will reduce its number of varsity sports from 38 to 29 in a move designed to make the Bears more competitive in the Ivy League.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sitcom casts to do virtual reading for Asian Heritage Month

The casts of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Kim's Convenience” are partnering for one night for charity.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tight congressional races top Indiana's delayed primary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The final votes will soon be cast for Indiana’s primary election after it was upended by the coronavirus outbreak amid aggressive campaigns for two congressional seats where incumbents are retiring.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No rodeo festival dashes Wyoming city's hopes amid COVID-19

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Just Dandy women's clothing store in downtown Cheyenne has endured fire, flooding, recessions and so far the coronavirus pandemic, but will this year's cancellation of the city's famous cowboy-and-rodeo festival, Cheyenne Frontier Days, be the daddy-of-'em-all disaster?

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Take 2 for SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch with more storms

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACING

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Analysis: Onside kicks versus fourth-and-15s

For a league that took so many years to find a catch rule that makes sense — we think the current one does that — it can't be a surprise that the somewhat radical proposal of an alternative to the onside kick has been tabled.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police: Tulane football player arrested after punching girl

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — A fight at a Waffle House in Louisiana landed a Tulane University football player in jail and a teenage girl in a hospital, police said.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

List 3/3 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

AUSTRALIAN RULES

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NYPD cruisers drive into protesters who were pelting, pushing barricade against police car, knocking several to ground

NEW YORK (AP) — NYPD cruisers drive into protesters who were pelting, pushing barricade against police car, knocking several to ground.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

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):

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Saturday:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state’s highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police clash with protesters in major California cities

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators outraged at the death of George Floyd at the hand of police in Minneapolis protested in major California cities Friday but the mostly peaceful marches were marred by vandalism, a shooting and clashes that injured several police officers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

This Date in Baseball

May 30

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by House Democrats into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: Protesters assemble at Phoenix police HQ

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:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Washington DC begins reopening in fits and starts

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation's capital took the first tiny steps toward reopening Friday, the continued threat of coronavirus was ever present.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats

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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

"Athlete A" gymnast Nichols, OU QB Hurts Big 12 top athletes

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Maggie Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Louis Sheldon, anti-gay Christian group founder, dies at 85

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, who founded the Traditional Values Coalition, a lobbying group that was largely known for opposing homosexuality and gay rights, died Friday. He was 85.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

ATLANTA (AP) — When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

EU says conditions needed in Lufthansa bailout, seeks deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU competition chief said Friday that she is not “creating extra hurdles" for Lufthansa after the airline balked at accepting a 9 billion-euro German government rescue package because of what it said were tough EU conditions.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump postpones G7 meeting, seeks expansion of members

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group's expansion.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated on Saturday the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, marveling at the power of the rocket ship and the danger faced by its passengers as they soared into the stratosphere and provided a moment of triumph as the country raged and mourned.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam's holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

LE PECQ, France (AP) — You may need a face mask to see the Mona Lisa. You will have your temperature taken at the Colosseum in Rome. And to see views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower might require taking the stairs.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hello and welcome: Robot waiters to the rescue amid virus

RENESSE, Netherlands (AP) — You can always count on a robot for perfect timing.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in as pockets of violence and vandalism erupted during a second straight night of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump's response to it.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Curfews in effect or imminent in more than a dozen U.S. cities facing rising unrest following the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Curfews in effect or imminent in more than a dozen U.S. cities facing rising unrest following the death of George Floyd.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Alabama-Huntsville hockey gets another chance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program has gotten a reprieve — for now.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Explains: Trump actions on Hong Kong just threats for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced what he said are “significant actions” regarding

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pentagon takes rare step of putting military police on alert to go to embattled Minneapolis

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pentagon takes rare step of putting military police on alert to go to embattled Minneapolis.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases

The Latest on the

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis

DENVER (AP) — The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church's claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate against houses of worship and violate First Amendment rights to religious freedoms.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Large cruise ships will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's transport minister announced Friday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

$10 billion bailout for Germany's Lufthansa passes hurdle

BERLIN (AP) — German flagship airline Lufthansa agreed Saturday to a compromise worked out between the government and the European Union, overcoming a major hurdle toward final approval of a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) bailout from Berlin.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Southern Oregon farmers rally against meager water season

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Farmers were driving tractors and other agriculture equipment from Merrill to Midland in southern Oregon Friday to express frustration about a meager water season facing irrigators this year.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season, three people familiar with details of the call said Friday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose $1.78 to settle at $35.49 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for July delivery rose 4 cents to $35.33 a barrel.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Transcripts released of Flynn's calls with Russian diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday, showing that Michael Flynn, as an adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump, urged Russia's ambassador to be “even-keeled” in response to punitive Obama administration measures, and assured him “we can have a better conversation” about relations between the two countries after Trump became president.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police want Liverpool's title decider in neutral stadium

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool might not win the English Premier League at Anfield after police included the leader’s key games among at least five it wants at neutral venues in a bid to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition resumes.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

ROME (AP) — A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company's food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — 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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

A tough call: Minor league umps squeezed as lost year looms

Any other May weekend, Trevor Dannegger might’ve been in Hartford or Richmond or Akron on a Double-A diamond, wrangling players, coaches and managers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) — The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Spanish soccer league to resume full team training

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: Pop star Gaga is back, but where’s the art or spark?

Lady Gaga, “Chromatica” (Interscope)

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

China says US action on Hong Kong 'doomed to fail'

BEIJING (AP) — The mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said that the U.S. decision to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interferes” in China’s internal affairs and is “doomed to fail.”

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A comedian whose faces made generations laugh. The cinematographer behind E.T’s glowing finger and moonlight flight. A jazz guitarist of legendary poise and precision. In the third installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at prominent figures in arts, entertainment and culture who have died after contracting the coronavirus in a global pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Squad cars damaged, protesters struck with batons in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Several police cars were damaged, including at least one set on fire, as protests continued Saturday over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Massive protests raise fears of new waves of virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests after the police killing of a black man, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Merkel won't attend G7 summit in person if US goes ahead

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies if President Donald Trump goes ahead with it, unless the course of the coronavirus spread changes by then, her office said Saturday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Associated Press research through Friday, May 29 (x-denotes school closure) :

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

UEFA mulls Champions League final host away from Istanbul

UEFA is planning to move the Champions League final away from Istanbul and is considering other locations as planning and scheduling is shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Rioting after protest leads to curfews for Seattle, Portland

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5 p.m. curfew for the entire city Saturday and Washingon Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard after rioters torched police vehicles and spilled onto Interstate 5, forcing the freeway’s temporary closure through the central part of the Northwest’s largest city.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Fired Samsung worker ends tower protest following apology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former Samsung employee who spent nearly a year protesting his firing by living atop a 25-meter (82-foot) traffic camera tower in South Korea’s capital was helped back down Friday after the business giant apologized over his plight.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US faith leaders wrestle twin traumas in protests, virus

NEW YORK (AP) — American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles mayor: National Guard will be deployed overnight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles mayor: National Guard will be deployed overnight.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AMC drama revisits 'Millionaire' quiz show coughing scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any misconduct that attached to ABC's “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was of the garden—variety business type. During the quiz's show initial 1999-2002 run, the network milked the unexpected hit with nightly airings until its ratings crashed.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

In a NY state of mind, Guetta readies virus relief concert

NEW YORK (AP) — When hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Grammy-winning DJ-producer David Guetta still wanted to perform in front of a live audience.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ukraine's soccer restart disrupted by positive tests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Premier League restarted Saturday but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Havertz scores again as Leverkusen beats Freiburg in Germany

FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Kai Havertz scored his fifth goal since the Bundesliga restart to lift Bayer Leverkusen to a 1-0 win over Freiburg and back into the thick of the Champions League qualifying fight on Friday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Roosevelt Taylor, 82, safety on Bears' 1963 title team, dies

Roosevelt Taylor, a star safety on the Chicago Bears' 1963 NFL championship team, has died. He was 82.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Roam close to home: Europe's tourists play safe in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Many a journey to far-flung corners of Europe starts in a dusty industrial yard in east Berlin, where Felix Rascher carefully tends to his small fleet of Volkswagen camper vans, a favorite among free-spirited travelers the world over.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bazaar swabbed, tables spaced as Turkey eases restrictions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Workers in white coveralls and face masks swept Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar with disinfectant Saturday as Turkey prepared to lift many remaining coronavirus restrictions, including the suspension of domestic flights.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Interview: French minister confident in virus tracing app

PARIS (AP) — As France is easing most virus-related restrictions next week, the French government is confident its contact-tracing app will be effective in the process to contain the spread of the pandemic, despite skepticism and worries about privacy.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Street art offers beauty, a laugh, some hope

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Officials blame differing groups of 'outsiders' for violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” -- groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but to cause destruction.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

False claim targets wife of officer charged in Floyd's death

Amid reports that the wife of the white officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd filed for divorce, false social media posts emerged claiming her brother was among the officers involved in the arrest.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dem super PAC pushes 'weak' GOP US House primary candidate

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A liberal super PAC is jumping into a New Mexico contested GOP U.S. House primary and running commercials in apparent support of a President Donald Trump ally that Democrats believe they can defeat in November.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tried to walk back his post-midnight “thugs” tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kentucky, Notre Dame meet this fall to begin 3-year series

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Testing at core of NWSL's tournament plan

As the National Women’s Soccer League prepares to become one of the first North American leagues to return amid the coronavirus pandemic, testing and tracing are at the core of its plans.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: Indonesians return to mosques, at a distance

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims in some parts of Indonesia attended Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus for weeks were allowed to start reopening in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Aldon Smith says he's better man, seeks revival with Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith had already been suspended from the NFL several years when his ailing grandmother implored him to change his life before she died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stocks erase a loss as worries over China tensions fizzle

Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Alec Baldwin on pandemic life and why he worries for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether he’s playing President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” or hosting a new season of “Match Game,” Alec Baldwin prefers working close to home.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police: 'Multiple shootings' in downtown Indianapolis amid protests; one person killed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police: 'Multiple shootings' in downtown Indianapolis amid protests; one person killed.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos' loan rules

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a measure that would have overturned a policy that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued in 2019 making it harder for students to get their loans erased after being misled by for-profit colleges.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Key developments on the restart of European soccer leagues

Developments Saturday on the resumption of European soccer's major leagues during the coronavirus pandemic:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer was injured after hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Twitter and Trump: A feud years in the making finally erupts

On one side of this fraught moment: the president of the United States, facing multiple crises less than six months before the election. On the other: Twitter, the social media giant, which has grappled for years with how to handle its most prominent — and divisive — user. Caught in the middle: reality itself, and whose version gets heard over all the noise.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police cars burn, windows shatter as protests roil New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Street protests spiraled into New York City’s worst day of unrest in decades Saturday, as fires burned, windows got smashed and dangerous confrontations between demonstrators and officers flared amid crowds of thousands decrying police killings.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Another Asian giant hornet found in northwestern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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US Forecast for Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mayor says George Floyd's body will return to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Alaska to require testing for travelers, extends quarantine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Travelers coming to Alaska must be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a plane to the state or submit to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Friday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they're banned from MLB

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best buds. The Philly furball was tucked in with a bedtime story from

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns' staff as top adviser

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with general manager Andrew Berry.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Florida G Nembhard withdraws from NBA draft, transfers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school — just not in Gainesville.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police make nearly 1,400 arrests in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday as protests over the killing of George Floyd continue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police make nearly 1,400 arrests in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday as protests over the killing of George Floyd continue.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles mayor asks governor to send in National Guard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles mayor asks governor to send in National Guard.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Slaughterhouses reopen but farmers still euthanizing pigs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meatpacking plants that had to briefly close due to coronavirus outbreaks

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from “Play Ball” to “Bon Appetit.”

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Minneapolis police fire tear gas to disperse crowds out after curfew on 5th night of protests after George Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police fire tear gas to disperse crowds out after curfew on 5th night of protests after George Floyd's death.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Georgia's Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they'll be safer working out under the school's supervision than on their own.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

At least 13 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

In virus-hit South Korea, AI monitors lonely elders

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Saturday:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

La. Lawmakers agree to ban vaping while a child's in the car

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Traveling with a child in the car? Louisiana lawmakers say you shouldn't be vaping then.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

2 national monuments in New Mexico plan partial reopenings

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Plans are being made to partially reopen two national monuments near Grants in northwestern New Mexico for recreational access after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault said Friday it will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) cost-cutting plan, as a brutal drop in industry sales during the pandemic worsened the company's pre-existing problems.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Master of cargo ship charged over Australia container spill

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The ship master of a Singapore-registered vessel that spilled some of its cargo off the Australian east coast has been charged with damage of the marine environment and pollution.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Clashes between police, protesters prompt 9 p.m. Chicago curfew; mayor condemns demonstrators' "obscene disrespect"

CHICAGO (AP) — Clashes between police, protesters prompt 9 p.m. Chicago curfew; mayor condemns demonstrators' "obscene disrespect."

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Italians say 'ciao' to unkempt lockdown locks

ROME (AP) — Two months of lockdown have left style-conscious Italians looking less well-groomed than usual. But as of last week, hair salons and barber shops are back in business, welcoming young and old in need of a trim or a complete makeover.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hood River COVID-19 outbreak linked to Duckwall Fruit

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials disclosed Friday that a Hood River County pear-packing company is the site of the latest COVID-19 outbreak connected to the agriculture industry.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Conference USA sets bowl lineup for 2020-25

DALLAS (AP) — Conference USA has secured its bowl lineup through the 2025 season, with seven guaranteed postseason appearances each year.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No Eiffel, Mona Lisa or Versailles: Iconic sites stay closed

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Hold that smile, Mona Lisa. The Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles will remain off-limits for the immediate future, too.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative in virus era

PARIS (AP) — Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out if your companion orders escargots, heavy on the garlic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sergeant showed ‘pattern of deceit’ in black man's arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — West Linn Police Sgt. Tony Reeves, who was the lead investigator in the wrongful arrest of a black man in Portland, will never again be called to testify in any county criminal court case and should have his police certification revoked, Clackamas County’s district attorney ruled.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

PRAGUE (AP) — The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Greece: Tourists from 29 countries can fly in as of June 15

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Friday listed 29 countries from where it will accept visitors as of June 15 as the Greek government looks to mitigate some of the financial damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Coronavirus protest concert blocked by Utah judge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge blocked a concert protesting coronavirus restrictions Friday, siding with county health officials who said the event expected to attract thousands of people could worsen the pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest continues

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

Former Arizona star Jason Terry is headed back to the desert.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

India's economic growth dips during coronavirus pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s economy grew by 4.2% in the fiscal year that ended in March, down from 6.1% the previous year, the government said Friday, and is likely to contract this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: Portland police arrest more than 30

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on protests in the Northwest sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis (all times local):

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Court hears appeal in African Champions League final case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday heard an appeal to overturn the decision that awarded the 2019 African Champions League title to Tunisian club Espérance.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

The Latest on the

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Saturday:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

D-backs cut about quarter of staff with layoffs, furloughs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have laid off or furloughed about one-quarter of the team’s employees because of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Locals take back tourist-free Waikiki during pandemic

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Hawaii, Amber Lethem's family avoided Waikiki, the world-famous tourist mecca.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Sportlight

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US consumer spending plunged by a record 13.6% in April as job cuts from virus paralyzed economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending plunged by a record 13.6% in April as job cuts from virus paralyzed economy.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Serie A to restart in June with 4 catchup matches

MILAN (AP) — The Serie A will resume with four catchup matches that were postponed as Italian sports shut down in the coronavirus outbreak.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers)

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Blackhawks, Czech F Chalupa agree to 2-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract with Czech forward Matej Chalupa.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Idaho Republican joins transgender sports lawsuit fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Party Chairman Raul Labrador has signed on to represent two college track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Flooded Michigan city is midcentury architecture mecca

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Christopher Jue knew he was home the moment he and his wife stepped inside the sprawling 62-year-old ranch with brick floors, a sunken living room and built-in desks, shelves and bureaus — hallmarks of an Alden B. Dow original.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods Inc. announced plans Friday to merge parts of their operations under a new company.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Nations ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Social media companies alerted about elections content in OR

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Bev Clarno alerted Twitter and Facebook to what she said were falsehoods being shared on their platforms and the social media companies say they’ll take steps to stop misinformation.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK (AP) — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.”

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Twitter obscures, warns on Trump tweet 'glorifying violence'

Twitter escalated tensions with President Donald Trump on Friday, adding a warning to one of his tweets for the first time and saying he violated the platform’s rules by glorifying violence when he suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee,

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Big 12 revenue distribution down only slightly amid pandemic

The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Goodell: 'Tragic events' call for 'urgent need for action'

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dodgers' David Price throws money toward minor leaguers' pay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Boras to clients in memo: Don't bail out baseball owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Explains: What's behind latest India-China border tension

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tensions along the China-India border high in the Himalayas have flared again in recent weeks.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ducks' offensive woes extend to rare 2-year playoff drought

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The last time the Anaheim Ducks missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, they went all the way to their franchise's first Stanley Cup Final just one year later.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

San Francisco mayor declares citywide curfew amid violent protests, asks governor to put National Guard on standby

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco mayor declares citywide curfew amid violent protests, asks governor to put National Guard on standby.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Column: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama

They've always been an outlier, a major college hockey program in the Deep South.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Biden speaks of racial 'open wound,' contrasting with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden lamented the “open wound” of the nation's systemic racism on Friday as he responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota. He drew an implicit contrast with President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Floyd protesters set fires in Portland, police declare riot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters broke into the police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Friday night and authorities said they lit a fire inside as a rally over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

The stock market erased an early drop and ended mixed Friday, capping a strong week and month.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: No positive results in EPL latest testing round

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

WA virus order expiring, counties get more flexibility

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday and would allow counties more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger counties had been seeking.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

French clubs can play friendlies in July before new Ligue 1

PARIS (AP) — French clubs can play friendlies in July with a view to starting the new soccer season in August, the league said on Friday.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Denver protest devolves into 2nd night of confrontation

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people staged a raucous, roving protest in Denver on Friday that was generally peaceful until night fell, when police deployed gas canisters and fired pellet guns for a second straight night to disperse crowds gathered over the death of a black man in police custody in Minnesota.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: For boy with Down syndrome, new path of therapy

PHOENIX (AP) — The speech therapist held up a book of animals. Our 4-year-old looked curiously at her across the Zoom call screen.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

FBI says its top lawyer is leaving the bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, who has spent nearly 40 years with the Justice Department but has been targeted for criticism over the last year by some conservative commentators and supporters of President Donald Trump for his role in the Russia investigation, is leaving the bureau.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Saturday:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Twitter on truth and consequences

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.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Fox's Sean Hannity emerges as critic of Minneapolis police

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity has emerged as an unexpected critic of the Minneapolis police for their actions in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

MLB Calendar

June 3-4 — Owners meeting, New York.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

`Death By Racism': Part of America's DNA from the start?

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a black man or woman living in America in 2020. How could you not believe that racism kills?

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Launch gives spectators pride, reprieve from troubled times

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

China's manufacturing still sluggish as virus hits exports

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity expanded in May but at a sluggish pace for the second straight month as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on the global economy.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bosnia: Officials, firm owner arrested over ventilator deal

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities have arrested two high-ranking state officials and the owner of a private company which imported 100 ventilators from China that were found to be useless for COVID-19 patients.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: The Archives pay inspired tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

The Archives, “Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson” (Montserrat House)

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Power Five leagues ask Congress for athlete compensation law

The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dell, Williams-Sonoma rise; Nordstrom, Salesforce fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

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:

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Powell: Fed to soon begin 'challenging' Main Street lending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged Friday that the Fed faces a major challenge with the launch in the coming days of a program that will lend to companies other than banks for the first time since the Great Depression.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Top 25 Podcast: Looking for 2020's Burrow or Baylor

Baylor and Minnesota went from unranked to conference title contenders in 2019.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Los Angeles expands reopening; Newsom says state is prepared

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents joined much of the rest of California in welcoming back restaurant dining and haircuts Friday, moves Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged would help fuel an increase in coronavirus cases that he said the state is now well positioned to handle.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Truck drives through Florida protesters; no serious injuries

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pickup truck drove through a crowd of protesters Saturday in Florida's capital, sending some running and screaming as protests across the state erupted in violence, especially in Miami where police cruisers were burned and authorities threw tear gas.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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Friday's Sports in Brief

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Universal Orlando plans to reopen resort hotels on June 2

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando plans to reopen its hotels to guests on June 2, more than two months after they were closed to help prevent the spread of the

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100.

May 31, 2020 12:06 a.m.

QB Daniels heading to Georgia after leaving Southern Cal

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer quarterback, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels.

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