Video shows officer kneeling on neck of black man who died

Boston Herald | Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis was seen on a bystander's video pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck during the arrest and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man stopped moving.

Astronauts prepare for historic orbital mission: "We're go for launch"


The U.S. is less than 24 hours from a series of firsts for the nation's space program: The first manned orbital mission in nearly a decade, and the first using a privately owned and operated spacecraft.

Twitter has added fact-checking links to Trump's false tweets about voting by mail

Business Insider | (Sonam Sheth)

Twitter has added a link prompting users to "get the facts about mail-in ballots" to President Trump's tweets pushing conspiracies about voter fraud.

FBI probing death of black man seen pinned down by police, saying, 'I can't breathe'

ABC News

"Being black in America should not be a death sentence," Mayor Jacob Frey said.

Hong Kong unrest worries curb global shares rally


Unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing's proposed national security laws weighed on global shares and oil prices on Wednesday, offsetting optimism about the re-opening of the world economy.

Minneapolis mayor calls for charges in George Floyd's death


Video showing an officer pressing his knee into the unarmed black man's neck has drawn outrage and protests.

Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast


Tropical storm conditions are forecast to continue over the next few hours.

Virginia nurse lives on boat while helping New York battle the pandemic


By night, nurse Rachel Hartley is on the front line of the war against the coronavirus. By day, she rests on the sailboat that brought her from Virginia, wondering how she will explain it all to her children someday.

Trump on Twitter mocks Biden for wearing a face mask


The CDC recommends it, but the president mocks it.

Amy Cooper Knew Exactly What She Was Doing

Huffington Post

Amy Cooper lost her dog. Christian Cooper, the Black man she called the cops on, could've lost his life.

States weigh vote-by-mail options amid Trump and GOP opposition


In a joint effort, the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have vowed to pour $20 million into voting-related fights nationwide, opposing vote-by-mail initiatives in battleground states.

NYSE reopens to traders; Gov. Cuomo rings bell

USA Today | AP

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange has reopened for the first time in two months. Gov. Andrew Cuomo rang the opening bell. (May 26) 

Michigan governor: Husband's call about boat was just humor

ABC News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her husband dropped her name in an effort to get his boat in the water for Memorial Day weekend

Justice Department Closes Investigations Of 3 Senators; Burr Inquiry Continues

NPR | Ryan Lucas

Investigators won't pursue insider-trading investigations into one Democrat and two Republicans, but Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., remains a subject of interest to the FBI and prosecutors.

Body of Ohio boy found in lake after he disappeared on Memorial Day

NY Post | Joshua Rhett Miller

The body of a 5-year-old boy who disappeared from an Ohio campground on Memorial Day has been found, authorities said.