American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over.
Protesters nationwide burned businesses in Minneapolis, smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta and broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, demanding justice for George Floyd.
Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are.
Officials with the MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service say the move is only a precautionary measure.
The emergency room was a major financial drain on the old hospital, yet it treated few true medical emergencies.
A powerful winter storm raked the Deep South on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed two people and injured several more across a dozen states.