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  • Seattle police chief: Badge numbers will be ‘prominently displayed’

    Police officers’ badge numbers will be “prominently displayed” following complaints by people protesting the death of George Floyd that black bands over the shields obscured the digits, Seattle’s police chief said Thursday.

  • Inslee: Those with mild COVID-19 symptoms should get tested

    Gov. Jay Inslee says the state is broadening its testing strategy and now encouraging people with mild symptoms to get tested for the coronavirus.

  • Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

    Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists.

  • George Floyd eulogized in Minneapolis memorial, first of 3

    Mourners filed into a sanctuary in Minneapolis on Thursday for the first in a series of a memorials to George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police has sparked sporadic violence and turbulent protests around the world against racial injustice.

  • NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

    The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another major step toward getting teams back onto the court and playing games again.

  • After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. “The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge,” said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las Vegas casinos that were shuttered along with all gambling establishments in March. “We are excited to get our employees back to […]

  • Seattle vets school options for fall, may return to class

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school district says it will soon decide how the next school year will operate given the current coronavirus pandemic. The district moved largely online since it first shut down all buildings on March 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Gov. Jay Inslee on April 6 issued an emergency order to keep schools across the state closed through the end of the school year. Washington state’s largest school system, which has about 50,000 students, announced Tuesday […]

  • Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A special prosecutor for the state of Georgia said Thursday that evidence in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery shows the young black man was repeatedly boxed in by two pickup trucks as he desperately tried to escape. The lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the case testified that the white driver of the first pickup, Travis McMichael, finally got out and shot Arbery in the chest, the first of three shots with a pump-action shotgun […]

  • Police: Snohomish County woman threatens Muslim neighbors with gun

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state arrested a woman on suspicion of pointing a gun at her neighbors in what authorities classified as a hate crime. Mountlake Terrace police arrested the woman Monday for investigation of a hate crime and second-degree assault, The Daily Herald reported Tuesday. Police said she appeared to be having mental health issues. The 67-year-old suspect is white and the neighbors are black and Muslim. The woman, who was not immediately identified, is accused of […]

  • 1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

    Since mid-March, 42.7 million people have applied for unemployment benefits.

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