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U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government will try to stop a company's planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic's wireless telegraph machine, arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed. U.S. attorneys filed a legal ...

San Francisco offers money to aid victims of police violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Victims and witnesses of police violence will be eligible for funeral expenses, help with medical bills, counseling and other services under a policy San Francisco's liberal top prosecutor announced Tuesday. The policy change by District Attorney Chesa Boudin comes as ...

Human remains found at property of man tied to missing kids

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Human remains have been found at an Idaho man's home that was searched Tuesday during an investigation into the disappearance of his new wife's two children — a case that has vexed investigators since last year and attracted worldwide attention. Chad Daybell, who ...

George Floyd protests spread to smaller, mostly white towns

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk, Nebraska, is a quiet, conservative and predominantly white city of 24,000 people where public protests are rare, except for an annual rally against abortion. So when about 300 people gathered on a busy street corner last weekend to voice their outrage at the death ...

Report: NYC police misconduct often involves minority youths

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of complaints about New York City police officers' mistreatment of youths stemmed from encounters with black and Hispanic children, according to a new study by the city's police watchdog agency. Nearly two-thirds of youth complaints to the Civilian Complaint ...

Crews inspect, but won’t yet remove, Richmond’s Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews were dispatched Monday morning to inspect Richmond's huge statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee before its planned removal. While protesters have managed to topple some other Confederate statues and some cities have moved swiftly to remove what critics see as symbols of ...

Officer charged in Floyd’s death has 1st court appearance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd's death was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday. Derek Chauvin, 44, is also charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's May 25 death. Floyd, a ...

Few incumbents face primary challenges on S. Carolina ballot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of marquee races on either party's ballot have left 2020 a quiet primary season in South Carolina. The only statewide primary Tuesday sees Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham seeking the nomination for a fourth term against three ...

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. "It was an honor to compete ...

U.S. cardinal at Vatican prays for Floyd, and America’s future

ROME (AP) — The highest-ranking American cardinal at the Vatican on Friday deplored the "unjust" killing of George Floyd, saying it laid bare that the Christian principles of the U.S. Constitution aren't being applied to black people. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who heads the Vatican's laity ...