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A photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Trooper George Baker, 33, who died Sunday, May 24, 2020, days after he was struck by another law enforcement vehicle as he aided in a pursuit of two suspects. (Louisiana State Police via AP)

Trooper dies of injuries suffered in on-duty death

May. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit died Sunday morning, state police and the governor's office said. Trooper George Baker, 33, was assisting the Hammond Police Department with the pursuit around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. State police said Baker and another...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky listens to a question at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco.  In March 2020, Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company’s hotly anticipated initial public offering.  But the coronavirus upended global travel _ and all his plans.  Still, Chesky is optimistic.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Insider Q&A: Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky

May. 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Three months ago, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. He had just returned from Palm Springs, California, and was planning a spring vacation with college pals. But the coronavirus upended global travel...

1st test launch by Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit postponed

May. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit postponed its first space launch Sunday due to a technical problem. The company said one sensor was “acting up" and fuel was being offloaded from the rocket in Mojave, California, to address what it termed a minor issue. “This means we are...

An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk uses a digital probe thermometer to measure the body temperature of a roadside vendor in Dharmsala, India, Sunday, May 24, 2020. The monk has been walking around the town for the past one week checking people's temperature as part of community service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Asia Today: 6 million Australians download virus tracing app

May. 24, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Six million Australians have downloaded a smartphone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections, officials said Sunday. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the COVIDSafe app is playing a strong role in Australia’s response to the pandemic and that...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

Woman, 20, among youngest to earn MUW nursing degree

May. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — When Christina Clark graduated from Mississippi University for Women in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 9, she was the youngest person with a Bachelors of Science degree in nursing this year -- and possibly ever -- to do so. The Columbus resident only just turned 20 and...

Man charged in federal court with coronavirus relief fraud

May. 23, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle software engineer submitted false loan applications seeking over $1.5 million meant for businesses financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal court documents. Baoke Zhang, 35, was charged with wire fraud and bank fraud, according to a complaint...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Starting with the dream of growing a rose on Mars, Musk’s vision morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. In 2020, those rockets are scheduled to launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station -- the first time a for-profit company will carry astronauts into the cosmos. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

May. 23, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars. That vision, Elon Musk’s vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station -- the first time a for-profit...

Treasure hunter tricked by war hero scientist con man

May. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — At a bar near Melbourne Beach, the underwater treasure hunter met the Army Ranger who was also a cryptocurrency millionaire and adjunct professor at one of America’s most prestigious universities. The conversation turned to the 300-year-old Spanish galleon wrecked on the ocean...

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

May. 23, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic. Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the coronavirus crisis is moving the world toward increased...