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Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died, escalated overnight, with the governor warning the situation was “extremely dangerous.” Police said that they responded to a call of a stabbing […]

Evghen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON and WHITNEY LLOYD, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — The mayor of Minneapolis called on prosecutors Wednesday to file criminal charges against a white police officer seen in a viral video pressing his knee into the neck of an African American man who is repeatedly heard in the footage saying “I can’t breathe” before […]

Evghen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — The mayor of Minneapolis called on prosecutors Wednesday to file criminal charges against a white police officer seen in a viral video pressing his knee into the neck of an African American man who is repeatedly heard in the footage saying “I can’t breathe” before he died. Mayor […]

krblokhin/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation will probe the death of a black man who died shortly after being apprehended by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after disturbing video emerged on social media showing a police officer with his knee on the man’s neck as the man repeatedly yells out, […]

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy MATTHEW MOSK, OLIVIA RUBIN, ALLISON PECORIN and HALLEY FREGER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of deaths from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to an ABC News analysis of the latest public health data. In at least 18 states, nursing home […]

Breonna Taylor FamilyBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The FBI in Louisville, Kentucky, has opened an investigation into the police-involved shooting death of front-line worker Breonna Taylor. Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Springfield Drive apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to […]

vmargineanu/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A virtual meeting Thursday turned deadly when a man allegedly stabbed his father to death while on a Zoom chat, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Dwight Powers, police said, was on a Zoom video chat with about 20 people when he was stabbed by his […]

coldsnowstorm/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (HOUSTON) — A Texas church has canceled public masses following the death of a priest who was suspected of having the coronavirus. Holy Ghost Parish in Houston had resumed masses on May 2, just as Texas started to loosen its stay-at-home restrictions. But the parish canceled services indefinitely as of […]

GabrielPevide/iStockBY: WILLIAM MANSELL AND ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 307,000 people worldwide. More than 4.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

carlballou/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (GRIFFIN, Ga.) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after his 5-year-old brother found a gun in the woods and accidentally shot him to death when he thought the firearm was a toy. The incident happened on the evening of May 9 when police responded to reports of a juvenile shot […]


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