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Minnesota reports 10 new deaths, 361 more COVID-19 cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials report 10 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, raising the state's death toll to 1,050. The data comes as Gov. Tim Walz allowed restaurants and bars to start offering outdoor dining Monday. Salons and barber shops also can reopen starting ...

Governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into crowd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The driver of a semitrailer who rolled into the midst of thousands of people who had gathered on a closed Minneapolis freeway to protest George Floyd's death was apparently confused and didn't mean to injure anyone, Gov. Tim Walz said Monday. It appeared no one was hurt ...

Charges: Illinois man went to Minneapolis to riot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who allegedly traveled to Minneapolis to participate in riots after the death of George Floyd has been arrested and charged with federal counts, after prosecutors say videos posted to his Facebook page showed him handing out explosives and damaging ...

Medical examiner: Floyd’s heart stopped while restrained

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and compressed his neck, in a widely seen video that has sparked protests across the nation. "Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while ...

On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying destruction is "not going to bring my brother back at all." Terrence Floyd's emotional plea came as the United States braced for another night of violence in response to Floyd's killing a week ...

Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited ...

Unrest devastates a city’s landmark street of diversity

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Along the miles-long Minneapolis street where more than a century of migrants have found their American footholds -- Germans, Swedes, Vietnamese, Somalis, Mexicans -- a new history can be traced. There's the smoldering police station torched early Thursday morning by ...

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation ...

Semi rolls into Minneapolis protesters; no apparent injuries

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people marching on a closed Minneapolis freeway on Sunday over the death of George Floyd ducked for their lives when a semitrailer rolled into their midst. Authorities said it appeared no one was hurt. Some witnesses said a handful of people in the incident on ...

Walz: Minnesota attorney general to take lead in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Sunday that the state's attorney general — and not the county prosecutor — will take the lead in any prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in handcuffs when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee ...

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California. City and state officials had ...

Charged Minn. cop used ‘overkill’ tactics as nightclub guard

By BERNARD CONDON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he's charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she's not sure if they knew each other. What she ...

Minneapolis protest misinformation stokes racial tensions

By AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The false social media posts started just hours after protesters first began chanting and carrying banners around the Minneapolis neighborhood where George Floyd, an African American man, died handcuffed in police custody. "The cop who killed ...

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): 6:25 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it dispatched a drone to Minneapolis following three nights of violent protests ...

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer 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. CNN ...

Officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

By AMY FORLITI and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, as authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests ...

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

By ALAN FRAM Àssociated Press 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 ...

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the ...

Officer accused in Floyd’s death opened fire on 2 people

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press A white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him. Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of street protests and a ...