Surfers ‘paddle out,’ circle up in memory of George Floyd

Surfers around the world held large and small memorials on the water in honor of George FloydBy BRIAN MELLEY Associated PressJune 6, 2020, 1:13 AM4 min readSANTA MONICA, Calif. — On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed “The Ink Well” because of its popularity among black people, hundreds…

Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of paroleJune 6, 2020, 12:08 AM3 min readFRESNO, Calif. — A man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in…

At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same causeJune 6, 2020, 12:07 AM2 min readMEXICO CITY — At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, the latest round of…

Nations try to get back on their feet but job cuts continue

Bombardier Aviation is reducing its workforce by about 2,500 employees due to challenges caused by COVID-19June 5, 2020, 11:42 PM5 min read The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread…

Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificates

Mexico City officials say prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirusJune 5, 2020, 11:20 PM2 min readMEXICO CITY — Mexico City officials said Friday that prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died…

June 5, 2020, 10:48 PM1 min readWASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf; Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.; retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. ——— NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Alicia Garza, co-founder of…

Venezuelan authorities have jailed three executives of DirecTV because the U.S. company cut off its services to the South American country last month, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist governmentJune 5, 2020, 11:36 PM3 min readCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have jailed three local DirecTV executives under an arrest warrant issued after the Dallas-based company…

Seattle mayor to ban tear gas for next 30 days amid protests

The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George FloydBy LISA BAUMANN Associated PressJune 5, 2020, 11:06 PM4 min readSEATTLE — The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally…

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

The retired Marine general expressed concern about partisanship. June 5, 2020, 8:48 PM7 min read Former White House chief of staff John Kelly is the latest former senior official to criticize President Donald Trump after he threatened to use active-duty military to deal with raging protests over police brutality in the wake of the killing…

89 former defense officials say they are ‘alarmed’ by Trump’s threat to use the military to end nationwide unrest

Dozens of former defense officials, including a handful former secretaries of defense, spoke out in one voice against President Donald Trump and his response to the nationwide protests in an op-ed published in The Washington Post Friday.Trump threatened earlier this week to send in the military if a city fails to control local civil unrest…