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'Dragon arriving': For first time, astronauts reach the space station in SpaceX capsule

For the first time in nearly nine years, astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station in a spaceship that was made in the USA. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, which was christened Endeavour soon after Saturday's launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, hooked up with

Trump says he will designate Antifa a terrorist organization as GOP points fingers at extremists
Trump says he will designate Antifa a terrorist organization as GOP points fingers at extremists

The move comes after violent protests across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

YouTuber Jake Paul Gets Backlash for Filming Looting at Arizona Mall
YouTuber Jake Paul Gets Backlash for Filming Looting at Arizona Mall

YouTuber Jake Paul came under fire after a video emerged on Twitter of him being around looters in an Arizona mall on Saturday night. The YouTuber posted videos to his Instagram story showing him protesting outside and facing police officers who threw tear gas toward him. He captioned the video "america is in ruins" and […]

Thuram takes a knee in US killing protest as Gladbach go third
Thuram takes a knee in US killing protest as Gladbach go third

Borussia Moenchengladbach routed Union Berlin 4-1 on Sunday to go third in the Bundesliga with French striker Marcus Thuram scoring twice and taking a knee in protest at the death of an unarmed black man in the United States. First-half goals by midfielder Florian Neuhaus, who bagged Gladbach's 3,000th goal in the Bundesliga, and Thuram put Gladbach 2-0 up at the break when he headed home unmarked at the far post.

Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways
Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways
  • US
  • 2020-05-31 16:27:49Z

In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career.Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging problematic officers.All the while, Chauvin tussled with a man before firing two shots, critically wounding him. He was admonished for using derogatory language and a demeaning tone with the public. He was named in a brutality lawsuit. But he received no discipline other than two letters of reprimand.It was not until Chauvin, 44, was seen in a video with his left knee pinned to the neck of a...

Fiery Clashes Between Police and Protesters Spread Through U.S.
Fiery Clashes Between Police and Protesters Spread Through U.S.

Protesters who took to the streets in Minneapolis for the fifth straight night Saturday met a more determined response from police officers and National Guard troops, as demonstrations escalated in dozens of cities across the country -- an outpouring of national anger sparked by the death of a black

Biden says
Biden says 'we must not allow this pain to destroy us' of violence in U.S. cities
  • US
  • 2020-05-31 14:38:02Z

Biden issued a statement just after midnight as protesters in several major U.S. cities vented outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck. "Protesting such brutality is right and necessary," Biden said in the emailed statement. Biden will face President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Ilhan Omar says protests valid, destruction not
Ilhan Omar says protests valid, destruction not

"People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. And we need to really step back and say to ourselves, where do we actually go from here?'"

Coronavirus updates: George Floyd protests could fuel COVID cases, Trump postpones G7 summit
Coronavirus updates: George Floyd protests could fuel COVID cases, Trump postpones G7 summit

Also, New York Gov. Cuomo will give families of frontline workers death benefits and United Airlines announces executive cuts as coronavirus rages on.

National Guard patrols Los Angeles after night of violence
National Guard patrols Los Angeles after night of violence
  • US
  • 2020-05-31 13:51:26Z

Armed National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets of Los Angeles early Sunday as the city began cleaning up after a night of violence that saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Saturday he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers. Garcetti said the Guard members who arrived early Sunday were summoned "to support our local response to maintain peace and safety on the streets of our city."

NYC reels after days of unrest amid nationwide protests
NYC reels after days of unrest amid nationwide protests
  • US
  • 2020-05-31 13:46:09Z

New York City officials were looking for a peaceful way forward after three days of protests against police brutality that left police cars burned and led to the arrest of hundreds of people. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wasn't considering a curfew after largely peaceful protests around the city Saturday gave way to scattered clashes between police and protesters later in the evening. Demonstrators smashed shop windows, threw objects at officers, torched and battered police vehicles and blocked roads.

Watch live as SpaceX's first astronaut-carrying spacecraft docks with the International Space Station
Watch live as SpaceX's first astronaut-carrying spacecraft docks with the International Space Station

Today at around 10:30 AM EDT (7:30 AM PDT), SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will dock with the International Space Station, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board. The two have been in flight on orbit since launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday at 3:22 PM EDT, a historic launch that made SpaceX the first private space company to fly people to orbit. You can watch the livestream above to see the approach and docking maneuver, as well as the transfer process once the hatch opens and Hurley and Behnken make the short trip over from their spacecraft to the ISS.

'Riots,' 'violence,' 'looting': Words matter when talking about race and unrest, experts say

When "violence" is defined as attacks against property, rather than against people, experts take issue with the term's use in George Floyd coverage.

Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump
Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump's Hate for the Press Has Spread

Journalists have been attacked all over the world while on the job covering protests for years, but never like they were this week in the United States during the George Floyd protests.At least half a dozen incidences of arrests and attacks were reported in protests across the United States this weekend. Some were high profile, like the live-on-air arrest of CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew Friday morning. Others got less attention, like Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske getting pelted with rubber bullets and tear gas or the two Los Angeles Times photographers who were briefly taken into custody. To All Black Journalists: We See You, We Support YouWAVE-TV reporter...

SpaceX
SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 13:02:08Z

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. NASA considers this the opening volley in a business revolution encircling Earth and eventually stretching to the moon and Mars.

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London
World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 13:00:03Z

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?

Experts in child psychology explain how parents can begin conversations about racial violence and answer some of kids' most painful questions.

An American Airlines worker reveals why he
An American Airlines worker reveals why he's giving up his dream job - and his paycheck - to take a buyout

American Airlines announced buyout offers ahead of planned layoffs. An employee explained why he thinks its a good offer, and plans to take it.

More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question
More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question

More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year thanks to a reenergized recruitment effort after their limited ranks in Congress diminished even further in the 2018 election. "If you don't have a Republican woman running in a winnable seat, it doesn't really matter," said Julie Conway, a Republican consultant who leads the Value In Empowering Women PAC, which supports GOP women for federal office. National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Michael McAdams noted that more than half of the party's 21 "Young Guns" - candidates running in the most competitive districts - are women.

George Floyd
George Floyd's brother had a phone call with President Trump but said he 'didn't give me an opportunity to even speak'
  • US
  • 2020-05-31 11:45:39Z

In an emotional interview with on MSNBC on Saturday, Philonise Floyd said his conversation with Trump was "so fast."

McConnell and Pelosi
McConnell and Pelosi's next battle: How to help the 40 million unemployed

The divide over jobless benefits will dominate the fight over a new coronavirus aid package.

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments
Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 10:46:31Z

Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. The presence of Confederate monuments across the South - and elsewhere in the United States - has been challenged for years, and some of the monuments targeted were already under consideration for removal. The words "spiritual genocide," along with red handprints, were painted on the sides of a Confederate monument on the University of Mississippi campus Saturday, The Oxford Eagle reported.

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule set to dock with space station
SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule set to dock with space station

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are closing in for a Sunday rendezvous with the ISS.

Letters to the Editor: Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.
Letters to the Editor: Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.

Even with alleged voter suppression, Stacey Abrams came very close to winning in Georgia. She would make a great VP pick for Biden.

Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian
Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 09:36:05Z

The shooting of Iyad Halak, 32, in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli security forces. Benny Gantz, who is also Israel's "alternate" prime minister under a power-sharing deal, made the remarks at the weekly meeting of the Israeli Cabinet.

Iran
Iran's new parliament speaker says talks with US 'futile'
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 07:08:53Z

Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be "futile" as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on Sunday. Ghalibaf, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards' air force, was elected speaker on Thursday after February elections that swung the balance in the legislature towards ultra-conservatives. The newly formed parliament "considers negotiations with and appeasement of America, as the axis of global arrogance, to be futile and harmful," said Ghalibaf.

Florida
Florida's Seen a 'Statistically Significant' Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It's Likely COVID.

Since the beginning of this year, Florida has experienced an uptick in the number of pneumonia and influenza deaths, according to data from the Centers for Disease and Control. Experts and Trump administration officials responsible for keeping tabs on mortality rates across the country believe that many of those individuals had likely contracted and died from COVID-19.According to the data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, since the beginning of the year there has been a total of 1,519 deaths in Florida where pneumonia and influenza were listed as the underlying cause. By comparison, in the same time period last year, Florida recorded 1,207 such deaths. The CDC has...

Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police
Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police

Minneapolis police backed an L.A. Times reporter and photographer against a wall and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at point blank range

Joe Biden on George Floyd protests:
Joe Biden on George Floyd protests: 'We must not allow this pain to destroy us'

Joe Biden urged calm late Saturday night as protests continued nationwide. "The act of protesting should never be allowed to overshadow the reason."

Police tear gas protesters gathered near White House after George Floyd
Police tear gas protesters gathered near White House after George Floyd's death

Demonstrators in the nation's capital chanted "Hands up, don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe!"

Giuliani says George Floyd tragedy could have united the nation, blames riots on progressive political leaders
Giuliani says George Floyd tragedy could have united the nation, blames riots on progressive political leaders

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Harris Faulkner on 'America's News HQ.'

Protesters damage stores at The Grove, Rodeo Drive
Protesters damage stores at The Grove, Rodeo Drive

A mostly peaceful demonstration Saturday near The Grove and Rodeo Drive devolved in the afternoon when protesters set a Los Angeles Police Department kiosk and several vehicles on fire, broke store windows and covered buildings with graffiti.

Police make nearly 1,400 arrests as protests continue
Police make nearly 1,400 arrests as protests continue
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 02:59:06Z

Police have arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday as protests continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died Monday in Minneapolis after a police officer put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. The officer, Derrick Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree murder.

Law enforcement officer fires rubber bullet at man who refused to clear street in Minneapolis
Law enforcement officer fires rubber bullet at man who refused to clear street in Minneapolis

Police work to restore order in Minneapolis; Mike Tobin reports.

George Floyd
George Floyd's Brother Says Trump Was Dismissive On Condolence Call

"He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak," Philonise Floyd said.

Have the sprawling protests against police brutality spiraled out of control?
Have the sprawling protests against police brutality spiraled out of control?

As violence intensified in cities across the nation, some in the movement worry that their protest and their message has been hijacked.

Trump says he is postponing G7 summit
Trump says he is postponing G7 summit
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 02:01:00Z

The move comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly declined to participate in an in-person summit in June.

Officials blame differing groups of
Officials blame differing groups of 'outsiders' for violence
  • World
  • 2020-05-31 01:17:38Z

As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the "outsiders" -- groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but to cause destruction. Police officers across the country were gearing up Saturday for another night of potentially violent clashes in major cities. The finger pointing on both sides of the political spectrum is likely to deepen the political divide in the U.S., allowing politicians to advance the theory that aligns with their political view and distract from the underlying frustrations that triggered the protests.

Crew Dragon
Crew Dragon's astronauts give their SpaceX spaceship a storied name: Endeavour

The two NASA astronauts who rode SpaceX's first crew-carrying Dragon capsule to orbit today named their spacecraft, continuing a tradition that goes back to the earliest days of America's space effort. "I know most of you, at SpaceX especially, know it as Capsule 206," Hurley said over a space-to-ground video link a few hours after launch. "But I think all of us thought that maybe we could do a little bit better than that. So, without further ado, we would like to welcome you aboard capsule Endeavour." Hurley said the name was chosen to recognize the "incredible endeavor" that SpaceX… Read More

Trump delays
Trump delays 'outdated' G7 leaders' summit

The US president says he is postponing this year's meeting and wants to invite other leaders as well.

'Insecure' Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets in Los Angeles Protest

"Insecure" actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police's rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd's death in Los Angeles on Saturday. While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on […]

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

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. The 35-year-old Somali man stayed awake through the night and into the morning

Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list
Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump said the G7, whose members are the world's most advanced economies, was a "very outdated group of countries" in its current format. It was unclear whether Trump's desire to invite the additional countries was an effort to permanently expand the G7.

Cities across nation brace for another night of protests
Cities across nation brace for another night of protests
  • US
  • 2020-05-30 23:48:22Z

Initially peaceful protests in Philadelphia took on a different tone later Saturday afternoon after a car was set on fire and a crowd tried to gain access to a municipal building.

Mayor in Mississippi receives death threats after George Floyd comments, but won
Mayor in Mississippi receives death threats after George Floyd comments, but won't resign

Petal Mayor Hal Marx said his comments on George Floyd's death - which went viral and many consider racist - were 'taken out of context.'

White House says officials will only testify before Congress in person
White House says officials will only testify before Congress in person

The White House, following its steps to limit congressional testimony from administration officials in May, has told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that it will only allow key officials to testify before committees meeting in-person -- an apparent dismissal of the House's new remote hearing system that will likely further infuriate Democrats and complicate congressional oversight efforts. The White House argued that the hearing was "counter-productive" and distracted from the coronavirus response, but allowed Fauci and other top health officials to appear virtually before a Senate panel for a hearing on reopening the economy.

Vikings should sign Colin Kaepernick to contract, ex-NFL exec believes
Vikings should sign Colin Kaepernick to contract, ex-NFL exec believes

Colin Kaepernick deserves another shot in the NFL, but it cannot be a PR move.

Protests over George Floyd escalate near White House as Trump warns against
Protests over George Floyd escalate near White House as Trump warns against 'mob violence'

As police and protesters clashed for a second day near the White House, Trump offered a warning to "rioters, looters and anarchists" against violence.

Outrage over George Floyd
Outrage over George Floyd's death could tip fortunes in Joe Biden's VP search

Some potential running mates have seen their fortunes appear to rise or fall in the midst of the protests over police treatment of African Americans.

Authorities suspect white supremacists and far-left extremists are behind violence at protests
Authorities suspect white supremacists and far-left extremists are behind violence at protests

Federal and local authorities suspect some of the violent clashes during recent protests were instigated by white supremacist groups and far-left extremists. Protests have erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd. Jeff Pegues reports.

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