• AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Protests explode in US after cop charged with killing Floyd

  • Open space patrols begin around Albuquerque amid fire danger

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have started patrolling open space areas around New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area as dry conditions intensify and fire danger increases.

  • North Carolina governor: RNC hasn’t submitted safety plan

    North Carolina’s governor said Thursday that his administration hasn’t received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to President Donald Trump’s demands for a full-scale event.

  • UN chief warns leaders pandemic may cause historic famine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief on Thursday warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,” with historic levels of hunger and famine and up to 1.6 billion people unable to earn a living unless action is taken now.

  • Missouri Great Clips sites close after virus-related threats

    O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Great Clips has temporarily closed its salons in Springfield, Missouri, after receiving threatening messages following the news that two of its hairstylists who tested positive for the coronavirus might have exposed 140 clients to the illness.

  • NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

    The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years.

  • ‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

    WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) — “Feisty” is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  • Peruvian families bury multiple members amid pandemic

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The men panted from exertion as they climbed the mist-covered hill carrying a coffin with another body in Peru’s largest cemetery, where the dead from the new coronavirus are being buried.

  • Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

    Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers)

  • AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with passengers set to indulge in one of the few diversions allowed in the age of social distancing: a film at the drive-in.