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Oct. 15—MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The No. 21-ranked West Virginia University men's soccer team travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for a Mid-American Conference match at Western Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 16. Kickoff at the WMU Soccer Complex is set for 12 p.m. ET. Of note, Saturday's match will not be streamed. "(Western Michigan) has a way of doing things and has an identity," WVU coach Dan ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday implored Congress to pass his party’s major spending bill, saying it would expand access to child care and make America more competitive in the global economy. “Millions of American parents, especially moms, can’t be part of the workforce because they can’t afford the cost of child care,” Biden said Friday in a library at the Capitol Child Development ...

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Sinsheim, Germany — Ihlas Bebou scored a brace as Hoffenheim beat Cologne for the seventh time in a row in the Bundesliga, a 5-0 clobbering on Friday night.Togo forward Bebou opened the scoring in the 31st off a defence-splitting pass from Andrej Kramaric, rounding goalkeeper Timo Horn and slotting into the empty net.Cologne were beaten for good right after the restart from Bebou's backheeler ...

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Berlin/Hamburg — Several thousand people took to the streets on Friday evening to protest the eviction of the left-wing "Koepi" encampment in central Berlin. The mood was very aggressive, said a police spokeswoman. There were attacks on policemen and policewomen and some colleagues were injured. Some vehicles were also damaged. The number of participants was in the upper four-digit range, ...

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Berlin — A copyright collecting society wants Google to pay media companies 420 million euros (487 million dollars) for 2022 for the use of press content in Germany. The licence fee is demanded for the use of headlines, short article excerpts and thumbnails, the collecting society Corint Media announced in Berlin on Friday. The demand relates specifically to around 200 digital press ...

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LOS ANGELES — Crews reopened a stretch of the 101 Freeway days after the Alisal fire in Santa Barbara County shut it down as firefighters made significant progress on the blaze ahead of dangerous weather conditions. Containment of the fire burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains rose to 41% by Friday morning — up from just 5% the previous day. The blaze, which ignited Monday afternoon, has burned ...

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The victim of a shooting in Vienna who was later charged in the same incident has been sentenced in Oneida County Court. Todd Estes, 43, of Vienna, pleaded guilty Aug. 11 to felony criminal possession of a firearm and misdemeanor fifth-degree conspiracy. He was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Robert Bauer to one year in Oneida County jail for each count. The sentences will be served concurrently ...

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LOS ANGELES — About 97% of Los Angeles teachers and administrators have so far met the school district's Friday, Oct. 15, deadline to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to information just released by the district. The vaccine requirement applies to all Los Angeles Unified employees — about 73,000 — as well as parent volunteers and district contractors who work on campus. Employees of ...

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Brussels — Two people were fatally injured in a fight in a café in the Belgian city of Eupen. Five others were injured early on Friday morning, some of them seriously, according to the Belga news agency. The injured are other guests and employees. According to the information, a knife was also used in the quarrel and a 52-year-old suspect from the Belgian town of Baelen was arrested.The ...

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Brussels — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the highest order of merit awarded by the Belgian royal family. The Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold was awarded to her by King Philippe on Friday, government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on Twitter. The monarch had invited Merkel together with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo to Laeken Castle in the north of Brussels ...