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Brendan O'Brien

UPDATE 5-U.S. cities fear more destruction as protesters rage against police brutality

3:58am IST

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31 Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests on Sunday over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement.

'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities

31 May 2020

MINNEAPOLIS Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck. | Video

As Minneapolis rioters set buildings ablaze, grocer pleads to save his stores

31 May 2020

MINNEAPOLIS At a little past midnight on Saturday as smoke billowed and flames rose from the tops of a nearby bank and a post office building, Minneapolis grocery store owner Mohammad Abdi knew he had a critical business decision to make.

Unrest flares in U.S. cities despite arrest of Minneapolis policeman

30 May 2020

MINNEAPOLIS The white former Minneapolis police officer shown in video footage using his knee to pin an unarmed black man's neck to the street was charged with murder on Friday in the man's death, an incident that has unleashed four nights of violent protests. | Video

Chicago artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art

25 May 2020

CHICAGO The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many Chicagoans, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his "pothole art" series installed on the city's North Side.

No joy in Chicago's Wrigleyville as pandemic shuts down baseball

24 May 2020

CHICAGO A passerby occasionally stops on the empty plaza to take a selfie under the "Wrigley Field Home Of Chicago Cubs" marquee or pause at the ballpark's locked gates for a glimpse at its fabled ivy and brick outfield wall.

No joy in Chicago's Wrigleyville as pandemic shuts down baseball

24 May 2020

CHICAGO, May 24 A passerby occasionally stops on the empty plaza to take a selfie under the "Wrigley Field Home Of Chicago Cubs" marquee or pause at the ballpark's locked gates for a glimpse at its fabled ivy and brick outfield wall.

Missouri carries out first U.S. execution since pandemic began

20 May 2020

A Missouri man convicted of murdering an elderly woman three decades ago was put to death in Missouri on Tuesday, marking the first execution in the United States since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

New COVID-19 cases in New York coming from people leaving home, Cuomo says

18 May 2020

New York's new confirmed COVID-19 cases are predominantly coming from people who left their homes to shop, exercise or socialize, rather than from essential workers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. | Video

Georgia rally for slain black jogger calls for removing district attorneys

17 May 2020

ATLANTA Protesters on Saturday demanded the removal of two district attorneys accused of dragging their feet in arresting two white men suspected in the shooting death of a young black jogger in the Brunswick, Georgia area.

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