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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, left, talks with medical staff outside Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Lamont said that the state of Connecticut has so far built up a stockpile of personal protective equipment that can last about 60 or 70 days, with plans to eventually have enough for 90 days in case there is a second wave of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Lamont promises to address digital divide in schools

Jul. 9, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials say that addressing the problems many poor and urban districts have had in getting students access to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority, even as they plan to reopen schools in the fall. The Department of...

Coilin Morikawa hits from a bunker on the 18th hole during opening round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield

Jul. 9, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa didn't get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. Morikawa finally had a forced weekend off two weeks ago after 22 consecutive cuts to start his PGA Tour career, three short of the standard set by Tiger Woods. He bounced...

Man charged in death of Indiana teen last seen in 1986

Jul. 9, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an Indiana teenager who was last seen in 1986, authorities said Thursday. The Fayette County sheriff's department identified the man as Shawn McClung. Denise Pflum, an 18-year-old high school senior, disappeared after...

Nevada church appeals virus attendance cap to Supreme Court

Jul. 9, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Leaders of a rural Nevada church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings while an appellate court considers their claim that COVID-19 restrictions treating casinos and others more leniently violate their constitutional right to...

President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substance

Jul. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to Mexico on Thursday buoyed by a cordial first encounter with President Donald Trump that successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results. As they have done since López Obrador took...

Assembly sergeants at arms bring lunch into the chambers on the second day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

No votes yet in "as long as it takes" Nevada budget session

Jul. 9, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Thursday were more than a day into their emergency legislative session, but with a $1.16 billion revenue shortfall in front of them, the only choice they had made was to order meals for Friday and to keep deliberating. Gov. Steve Sisolak convened the state's...

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto warms up in the outfield during baseball practice at Citizens Bank Park, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto patient on contract

Jul. 9, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto isn’t worried about his contract situation. The All-Star catcher and the Philadelphia Phillies had preliminary discussions about a long-term deal before the coronavirus pandemic but talks between the two sides haven’t progressed since baseball returned last...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Turf manager Jared Hertzel touches up the newly-painted Big Ten conference logo on the football field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday, July 9, 2020 it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jacob Hannah/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be...

Anne Arundel to require masks in some outdoor public spaces

Jul. 9, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Anne Arundel County will be requiring people to wear masks in public outdoor spaces where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. The requirement will take effect Friday at 5 p.m. It’s part of two...

Arizona governor caps restaurant capacity as virus spreads

Jul. 9, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday capped restaurants at half of their capacity but declined to shut them down entirely as he looks to beat back one of the world's largest outbreaks of the coronavirus. Ducey also said the state will increase testing with a focus on low-income areas of...