In reactions to Roger Goodell's mea culpa, most seized on what he didn't say
Goodell made no mention of Colin Kaepernick, who first led the peaceful protest back in 2016 against police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
Park Police spokesperson said it was a mistake to deny tear gas was used to clear Lafayette Square. The acting chief then again denied using tear gas.
A spokesperson for the US Park Police said Friday afternoon that the department had made a mistake by denying use of tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a public park outside the White House earlier this week. Not long after, the department's acting chief once again denied using tear gas.
CDC says 40 percent of Americans surveyed tried using bleach to wash food to prevent coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that over a third of Americans that took a CDC survey, reportedly misused household cleaners by using them on their fruits and vegetables, in the attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Review: In 'Judy and Punch,' a woman wronged gets 17th century-style revenge
The feature debut for Australian writer-director Mirrah Foulkes, "Judy and Punch" is a 17th century female revenge story starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.
Cooper: Trump couldn't bring himself to utter Floyd's full name
CNN's Anderson Cooper criticizes President Donald Trump's lack of reaction to the underlying issues of systematic racism fueling protests around the country.
Best news yet of 2020: Signs America’s bouncing back fast
Just when it felt like the country was completely falling apart comes great news: surprising, unprecedented job growth along with clear signs that the national pandemic has ebbed far from its peak. This doesn’t resolve the convulsions following the killing of George Floyd, but at least America is finally starting to put the previous crisis...
75-year-old man pushed to ground by Buffalo police 'comes from a peace tradition'
Gugino — 75 of Amherst, New York, — tried to bring the community together and stand in quiet solidarity for peace, friends and his lawyer said Friday.
Sen. Graham defends Trump: 'This was a divided nation before President Trump got elected'
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., praised the National Guard Friday while reacting to the D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser calling for them to leave her city.
Why you shouldn't give up on going to the movies
The news that giant movie chain AMC Theaters may permanently close is an economic blow to the industry and its employees, says Sara Stewart - but it isn't necessarily bad news for the movies. It's time to reinvent our moviegoing experience, she says.
Staten Island Rep. Max Rose catches flak for participating in George Floyd march
Rep. Max Rose is catching flak for participating in a march on Staten Island Friday protesting police brutality following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. The peaceful march made its way to the 122 Police Precinct on Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp. The Democratic congressman marched through the conservative...
Fugitives arrested in South Carolina on charges of injuring NYPD sergeant in Bronx looting incident
Two fugitives have been arrested in South Carolina on charges of mowing down an NYPD sergeant with their car after looting a pawn shop in the Bronx.
Ohio governor sets reopening date for amusement parks, casinos after lawsuit
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has set a reopening date for amusement parks, water parks and casinos.
I saw rioting in the name of justice destroy a city for decades
“AMERICA is burning. But that’s how forests grow.” So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. “Riots are an integral part of the country’s march towards progress.” So read a now-deleted tweet from the Democratic Committee of Fairfax County, Va., the affluent Washington suburb. “Please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be...
It's time for Asian Americans to unite in solidarity with black Americans
Tracing back the term "Asian American" to its roots in solidarity with the Black Panthers and lamenting the horror of watching Asian American former police officer Tou Thao standing in front of Derek Chauvin as his knee was on George Floyd's neck in his final minutes, Jeff Yang pleads passionately for those Asian Americans not already speaking up or protesting in the streets to realize that "in this moment, Asian Americans have a particular role to play as allies."
Belgians Target Some Royal Monuments In Black Lives Matter Protest
Activists demand the removal of statues of King Leopold II, who oversaw the brutal colonization and exploitation of Congo. They hope the global spotlight on racial injustice will help them succeed.
People furious over Detroit Zoo’s outdoor mask policy: 'See how many people pass out' in warmer weather
The Detroit Zoo has drawn widespread criticism for its policy requiring visitors to wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Trump tried to rewrite reality on the protests. Here are the facts
Facts First: CNN's Daniel Dale fact checks President Trump's comments about protests happening across the country as well as right outside the White House.
Politicians take on police departments as Floyd protests intensify
Here are some of the police reforms politicians have suggested across the country.
Trump Jr. calls into radio show to thank veteran allegedly attacked for supporting POTUS
Donald Trump Jr. called into a radio program on Friday to personally thank an Air Force veteran who was allegedly attaked while holding a sign supporting the president.
Why is it OK for these protesters to break social-distancing rules?
For months we’ve been told by CDC, the state Department of Health and Gov. Andrew Cuomo that we need to think about how our decisions affect the health and safety of others. That it’s insensitive and reckless to go out in groups because of how it would exacerbate the spread of COVID-19, overwhelm the health...
CNN, MSNBC completely avoid Biden's claim that '10 to 15 percent' of Americans are 'just not very good people'
CNN and MSNBC completely avoided Joe Biden's claim that "10 to 15 percent" of Americans are "just very not good people."
Advocacy groups threaten to sue NYC if curfew isn’t lifted immediately
Advocacy groups plan to sue the city for First Amendment violations if Mayor Bill de Blasio does not immediately lift his controversial 8 p.m. curfew. The mayor instated the curfew on Monday in hopes of quelling violence and looting during ten days of largely peaceful anti-police brutality protests. “The week-long, city-wide curfew unconstitutionally restricts individuals’...
In CA: Hoses to septic tanks could work on rioters, longtime cop suggests
The elected official apologizes for his social media post that rioters should be sprayed with septic tank-connected hoses amid growing calls for his resignation. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for the end of the type of a long-criticized restraint as part of a broader array of criminal justice reforms.
Abby Lee Miller's new dance show nixed by Lifetime in wake of racism accusations
Abby Lee Miller won't be starring in a new dance show on Lifetime; it's been cancelled after a former "Dance Moms" contestant accused her of racism.
Delaware beaches closed after possible shark bite incident
Beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware were closed to surfers and swimmers on Thursday afternoon in light of a possible shark attack that took place earlier in the day.
NBA’s Disney restart plan gets players association approval
The 2019-20 NBA season will get its long-awaited conclusion. The National Basketball Players Association approved the NBA’s 22-team format in a call with its board and representatives on Friday afternoon, a day after the NBA’s Board of Governors agreed to the plan in a 29-1 vote, paving the way for a July 31 restart in...
'Selma' free to rent, Paramount says: It highlights ‘the importance of equality, dignity and justice for all’
"Selma" -- which follows Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in a campaign to secure equal voting rights -- will be available for free on digital platforms during the month of June, according to Paramount Pictures -- the studio behind the 2014 movie.
A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane
A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist.
LAPD chief expresses concern over videos of police violence during protests as calls mount for investigation
Chief Michel Moore faces calls for an investigation into the LAPD's handling of protests after videos surfaced showing officers using batons and other force on unarmed protesters.
Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help
The protests, unrest, outrage and fear have been impossible to ignore this week, and they come amid a pandemic that had already turned life upside down. CNN reached out to some psychologists for suggestions on ways to get through it.