Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder, manslaughter
The Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder.
Trump adds fuel to protest fires with denounced tweetPresident Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis "under control," calling violent protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody "thugs" and reviving a civil-rights era phrase fraught with racist overtones.
Police across U.S. speak out against Minneapolis custody deathMurder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes.
Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims riseA 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.
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.
U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virusU.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.
U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlookPlummeting U.S. consumer spending and rising coronavirus cases in some parts of the country that are reopening businesses highlighted Friday the rough road ahead for a hoped-for economic rebound during the pandemic.
AP Explains: What's behind latest India-China border tensionTensions along the China-India border high in the Himalayas have flared again in recent weeks
Brazilians say 'I do' at drive-thru weddings to avoid virusMost states in Brazil are prohibiting large gatherings in their efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, forcing many couples to put off traditional wedding ceremonies
Family of crash death teen takes action against UK's RaabThe family of a British teenager killed when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by an American diplomat's wife plans to bring legal action against the U.K. foreign secretary for his actions in the aftermath of the accident
Chicago mayor: Trump trying to gain from George Floyd deathChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says President Donald Trump was aiming to 'inflame racist urges' when he threatened to take action against protesters in Minneapolis
Crowd protests white mayor's words about black man's deathSeveral dozen people have protested outside City Hall in Mississippi, calling for the resignation of a white mayor who sparked outrage with his response to the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody
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