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FC Cologne's Anthony Modeste shoots at goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  (Thilo Schmuelgen/pool via AP)

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

May. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 24, 2020. Virus emergency shows need for increased focus on rural broadband Nebraska leaders have long identified the lack of reliable, high-quality Internet access in the state’s rural communities as a major concern. Now the pandemic has made it even more imperative to address the...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, wearing protective masks ground crew at the Los Angeles International airport unload supplies of medical personal protective equipment, PPE, from a China Southern Cargo plane upon it's arrival. States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies like masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. An Associated Press survey of all 50 states found a hodgepodge of public information about the purchase of masks, gloves, gowns and other hard-to-get equipment for medical and emergency workers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

May. 25, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, many aren't sharing details about how much they’re spending, what they’re...

Illinois grants to help expand broadband, digital access

May. 25, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state grant program will provide communities with money and expertise to expand broadband capacity and improve digital access as more people work, shop and go to school online during the coronavirus pandemic. The $150,000 Illinois Connected Communities grant program will...

Four Upper Valley towns to get high-speed internet service

May. 25, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — Four more towns in the upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont are on tap to get access to greater high-speed internet service. The community-owned telecommunications provider ECFiber has agreed to extend the service to the towns of Windsor, Fairlee, West Fairlee and Corinth at their...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, visitors tour the Chinese internet security firm Qihoo 360 showcasing it 5G digital security and protection system at the World 5G Convention in Beijing on Nov. 21, 2019. One of China's biggest tech companies has criticized the Trump administration for

China demands US withdraw sanctions on tech suppliers

May. 25, 2020 6:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China demand Monday that Washington withdraw export sanctions imposed on Chinese companies in the latest round of a worsening conflict over technology, security and human rights. The foreign ministry accused the Trump administration of interfering in China's affairs by adding eight companies...

Technology helps tribe reconnect with Dakota language

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — These days, Dakota — the native language of the Prairie Island Indian Community — isn’t widely spoken. But the tribe is trying to change that and the pandemic has offered them an unusual opportunity to do so: by bringing language classes online, they’ve...

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...