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Mon. 8:16 a.m.: Calls in Paris for protest over Floyd, Traore

Here are summaries of the latest stories worldwide in the wake of 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: ___ PARIS — In France, family and friends of a French black man who died shortly ...

Mon. 8:11 a.m.: Lockdowns ease across Europe, Asia with new tourism rules

ROME (AP) — The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe today, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks. The Colosseum opened its ancient doors in Rome, ferries restarted in Bangladesh, golfers played in Greece, students ...

Sun. 11 p.m.: Streets cleared by 9:30 p.m.; Youngstown curfew in effect

YOUNGSTOWN — Some 13 people were arrested Sunday after Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown issued a 12-hour curfew after large crowds disrupted vehicle traffic in the downtown area and may have been responsible for some broken windows. By 9:30 p.m., downtown streets were clear as ...

Sun. 9:35 p.m.: Authorities disperse crowd in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown police, about a dozen troopers from the Ohio State Highway patrol, Other officers, and officers in Mahoning County‘s armored, SWAT vehicle have dispersed a crowd of protesters from downtown. The biggest collection of police vehicles was on Commerce Street behind the ...

Braceville to issue felony warrants for man who rear-ended officer

BRACEVILLE - Police will be issuing multiple felony charges to a man who rear ended an officer Thursday night and is still at large, according to Braceville Township police chief Josh Rudesill. A large landscaping pickup truck fled a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Ravenna Warren Road and ...

Minneapolis officer who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek ...

Fri. 9:23 a.m.: Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Murder. 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 ...

Fri. 8:17 a.m.: 7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early today that there were at least seven ...

Fri. 8:14 a.m.: Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station that the department abandoned as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a ...

Lawsuits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The ...

Single new virus fatality reported today in Mahoning Valley

Just one COVID-19 death was reported today in the Mahoning Valley today — a 65-year-old woman who's death date was April 30 but was just today confirmed to the coronavirus toll, according to the Columbiana County Health District. There were no new deaths reported today in Mahoning and ...

YSU employees to return to campus

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University announced today plans for the incremental safe return of employees to campus through the summer in anticipation of students starting the Fall Semester in August. "After meeting the challenges of a Spring Semester interrupted by the coronavirus, we are ...

Thu. 11:39 a.m.: Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong today that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory. The National People's Congress approved the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was ...

Thu. 9:30 a.m.: US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said this ...

Thu. 9:17 a.m.: Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order today aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets. Trump had threatened social media companies with ...

Thu. 8:26 a.m.: Rising caseloads in India, Russia underline reopening risks

MOSCOW (AP) — India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases today while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin's ambitious political plans. The developments come as the United States crossed a ...

Thu. 8:19 a.m.: Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck this morning after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city and Mayor Jacob Frey appealing to the governor ...