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News -related books? Here's what's new and upcoming. First pet presidential dogs, cats, and other critters. Deadly force, fatal confrontations with police. The Hubble telescope, a universe of new discovery, and many more. Visit ap .org slash books to purchase or visit amazon, barnesandnoble .com, or ibooks. I'm Ben Thomas with an AP News Minute. The Justice Department has issued a scathing assessment of Minneapolis police alleging racial discrimination and excessive force went unchecked before George Floyd's killing because of inadequate oversight and an unwieldy process for investigating complaints. Attorney General Merrick Garland. We observed many MPD officers who did their difficult work with professionalism, courage, and respect. But the patterns and practices we observed made what happened to George Floyd possible. The city and its police department have agreed to a consent decree. And former President Trump's one -time personal lawyer Michael Cohen has lost his bid for early release from probation after federal prosecutors said he's lying again, writing in a book that he did not engage in tax fraud and was threatened by prosecutors to plead guilty. Cohen is the key witness against Trump in his New York State criminal case. I'm Ben Thomas. For the third straight game, the Atlanta Braves hammered Colorado, this time by a score of 10 -2. The Braves have scored the Rockies 26 -6 in the first three games of their four -game series. Atlanta had four home runs with Matt Olson's first inning grand slam the opening salvo. It's always good to be the team scores first seems like we've been doing it at a pretty good clip this year and kind of sets the tone for the game. Ozzie Albies, Eddie Rosario, and Orlando Garcia also had roundtrippers. Bryce Elder pitched six innings giving up a run on four hits and picking up his fifth win season of the for the Braves. Gary McKellips Atlanta. Hunter Green allowed two runs over six innings as the Reds won their seventh straight game beating the Astros 10 to 3. Green limited the Astros to five hits as he earned second his win of the season. A couple rocky innings but man being able to still keep the team in it that was really good and the guys came out swinging I mean even finished strong at the plate so really nice to see and man we have such a good thing going so it's been really fun fun baseball. Will Benson finished three for three with two RBI for Reds the while Elie De La Cruz Spencer Steir and Tyler Stevenson collected to his. Adam Spillane Houston. Justin Steele fresh off the injured list picked up the victory as the Cubs defeated the Orioles 3 -2. Felt really good I felt like I had command for the most part of all my pitches throughout the outing yeah I felt like I was getting into a groove as it was going on too it was getting more and more comfortable out there but um felt really good to get back out there. Steele allowed two runs over his five innings improving to seven and two on the season. Offensively the Cubs got a two -run double from Nico Horner a and sack fly from Mike Tuchman as they recorded a season -high fifth straight victory in front of 40 ,000 plus. David Schuster Chicago. Thank you. Think or swim by TD Ameritrade isn't trading just a platform. It's an entire trading experience with innovative tools and services at your fingertips. It just might change how you trade forever. Experience the next evolution of you as a trader at thinkorswim The head of the United Nations has stepped up his criticism of the IMF and the World Bank announcing their actions during the COVID -19 pandemic. UN Secretary General António Guterres says the International Monetary Fund has benefited rich countries instead of poor ones. He also called the response to the COVID -19 pandemic by both the IMF and the World Bank a glaring failure that left dozens of countries deeply indebted. His comments were issued ahead of meetings called by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to address reforms of the multilateral development banks among other issues. I'm Karen Chammas. AP News for this Saturday, June 17th. I'm Jackie Quinn. With President Biden in Philadelphia for a campaign rally, it was announced progress is being made

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