Friday, May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020

Linkedin Pinterest

Nation & World

Protests over George Floyd’s death spread across the nation

May 29, 2020, 12:50pm Nation & World

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: Read story

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

May 29, 2020, 12:30pm Nation & World

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. Read story

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

May 29, 2020, 10:41am Latest News

MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer 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 after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Read story

Mississippi mayor flouts calls to resign over Floyd comments

May 29, 2020, 8:56am Nation & World

PETAL, Miss. — A Mississippi mayor who sparked outrage when he said he “didn’t see anything unreasonable” about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody is resisting calls to resign, including from his own town’s board of aldermen. Read story

Police across U.S. speak out against Minneapolis custody death

May 29, 2020, 8:54am Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — 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 the pavement for at least eight minutes. Read story

CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests

May 29, 2020, 8:53am Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologized to CNN, saying he takes total responsibility for the arrest of one of the network's crews Friday as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. Read story

Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace

May 29, 2020, 8:51am Nation & World

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to defuse anger after gunfire wounded at least seven people at a protest in Louisville, the mother of a black woman killed by police urged protesters Friday to continue demanding justice but do so “without hurting each other." Read story

Australian court rules queen’s letters can be made public

May 29, 2020, 8:35am Life

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975. Read story

U.N.: Act now to stop famine tied to pandemic

May 28, 2020, 6:59pm Nation & World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief on Thursday warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,” with historic levels of hunger and famine and up to 1.6 billion people unable to earn a living unless action is taken now. Read story

Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

May 28, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most famous trial of Nazi war criminals in 1945. Read story