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October 30, 2020 8:30 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

October 30, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Chinese manufacturing expands in October but at slower pace

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity expanded in October for the eighth straight month, though at a slightly slower rate than in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday.

October 30, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Saudi man crashes car into gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi man in a speeding car crashed into the outer gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque late Friday night, the country's state-run news agency reported.

October 30, 2020 8:06 p.m.

'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film.

October 30, 2020 7:30 p.m.

GOP disputes removal of 4 New Mexico election challengers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election administrators and the Republican Party are clashing about the oversight of the absentee balloting process in a southern New Mexico county.

October 30, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams with the Packers and Cowboys, has died. He was 81.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.”

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king presided over a university graduation ceremony Friday at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy's powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Mexico rebukes governor for call to vote against Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal Interior Department issued a stern rebuke Friday to the governor of the western state of Michoacan for posting a video urging migrants living in the United States to vote against President Donald Trump.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings owner buying Dunkin' Brands

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee is being combined with Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby's sandwiches.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Major college football bowl season set to kickoff Dec. 19

The bowl season will start Dec. 19, the day most of the major college football conferences are set to play their championship games, and includes 37 games.

October 30, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse indicted in US for money laundering

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Hugo Chávez’s former nurse has been charged with money laundering in a Miami federal court, accused of taking bribes from a billionaire media mogul to green light lucrative currency transactions when she served as Venezuela’s national treasurer.

October 30, 2020 6:42 p.m.

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

October 30, 2020 6:42 p.m.

Washington tops 1,000 virus cases for first time since July

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 new cases Friday, the first time the number has surpassed 1,000 since mid-July.

October 30, 2020 6:42 p.m.

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State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

October 30, 2020 6:42 p.m.

NBA, players extend deadline for opting out of CBA

The NBA and its players agreed Friday to extend the deadline for opting out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by one week until Nov. 6, and talks will continue in the interim regarding the numerous issues that have to be decided before next season begins.

October 30, 2020 6:27 p.m.

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 6:27 p.m.

SC's Graham, Harrison clash on criminal justice, health care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the Friday night before Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison met in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia for their second and final debate, clashing over issues related to criminal justice reform, health care and political sniping in

October 30, 2020 6:09 p.m.

Michigan's Chaundee Brown granted eligibility after transfer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Chaundee Brown has been granted immediate eligibility following his transfer from Wake Forest.

October 30, 2020 6:09 p.m.

Texas AG sues to block COVID-19 shutdown in El Paso County

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday joined several El Paso County restaurant owners in suing to block a county order shutting down all non-essential activities for two weeks.

October 30, 2020 6:09 p.m.

The Latest: Trump caps day with short speech in Minnesota

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 5:39 p.m.

Oklahoma virus cases rise by 1,041; state still in red zone

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported 1,302 new cases Friday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

October 30, 2020 5:39 p.m.

Dodgers decline option on RHP Jimmy Nelson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Nelson’s $2 million option was declined Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent.

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups.

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

UN defeats Russia resolution promoting women at peace tables

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately address human rights and the key role of civil society in pushing for gender equality.

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

MATCHDAY: Barca 3-game Liga winless run; Liverpool in action

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday:

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Jon Lester option declined by Cubs, lefty becomes free agent

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester’s $25 million mutual option for 2021 was declined Friday by the Chicago Cubs, completing a $155 million, six-year contract and allowing the 36-year-old left-hander to become a free agent.

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

The Latest: No bodychecking in OHL, sports minister says

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Seahawks have injury concerns on both sides for 49ers game

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are still unsure how many healthy running backs they’ll have for Sunday’s matchup against San Francisco with three of the four on the active roster listed on the final injury report.

October 30, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

October 30, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Marsh won't seek reelection

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022.

October 30, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Democrats could take control of Arizona Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats have a shot at taking control of one or both chambers of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in nearly 30 years in Tuesday’s election.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

University of North Dakota: Miller no longer on hockey team

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota said Friday that Arizona Coyotes top draft pick Mitchell Miller is no longer on the school’s hockey team.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Kentucky reports near-record number of new coronavirus cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million — already more than the total number of ballots cast during the entire 2016 election.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Vice president tries to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touched on the economy, tax cuts, abortion, religion and military service Friday in a wide-ranging appeal to voters in two Arizona counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Shawn's Hemp: Former NBA All-Star Kemp enters pot business

SEATTLE (AP) — The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

GOP condemns Democratic state senator's conduct with police

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Republican Party on Friday condemned as selfish and disrespectful the conduct of a Democratic state senator in an encounter with state police as the legislator sought help regarding threatening telephone messages.

October 30, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television journalist has been shot to death in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, Texas, prosecutors reported Friday.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Trent Brown returns to practice for Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders activated right tackle Trent Brown from the COVID-19 list and could have him available a week after he missed a game because of a positive coronavirus test.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Cádiz wins at Eibar 2-0 to build on great return to Liga

EIBAR, Spain (AP) — Cádiz won at Eibar 2-0 to extend its impressive return to the Spanish league on Friday after 14 years in the lower divisions.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the contested extradition.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

2 plead guilty in Georgia case of 2 buried children

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to murder charges in the deaths of two teenage siblings found buried outside their Georgia home and will testify against the siblings' father and others facing the death penalty in the case, prosecutors said Friday.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

New DT A'Shawn Robinson eager to be Rams' midseason addition

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Right before A'Shawn Robinson's first day of training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, the veteran defensive tackle swerved from the excitement of a fresh start to the uncertainty of a potentially serious medical problem.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Marlins decline $4 million option for Kintzler for 2021

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins declined their $4 million option for 2021 on reliever Brandon Kintzler, who gets a $250,000 buyout.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Wolves share EPL lead after beating Crystal Palace 2-0

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton earned a share of the English Premier League lead after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

NEJAPA, El Salvador (AP) — A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday.

October 30, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Mets claim Nick Tropeano, Jacob Barnes off waivers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets started reworking their roster Friday even before the arrival of new owner Steven Cohen, claiming Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels in moves that added a pair of 30-year-old right-handers.

October 30, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Judge postpones Trump's TikTok ban in suit brought by users

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

October 30, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Suburban NY county ordered to expand early voting hours

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban county will offer more early voting hours this weekend to reduce wait times under a state court's Friday decision.

October 30, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: Disney World to lay off 11,000 amid pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World says it plans to lay off more than 11,000 unionized workers because of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of pandemic-related job casualties at the Florida resort to almost 18,000 positions.

October 30, 2020 4:03 p.m.

California Gov. says his kids "phasing back" into classrooms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children are among those resuming in-person classes after months of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

October 30, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: Stevie Wonder to perform at Michigan Biden rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 3:36 p.m.

Midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of a campus “culture war." Academy leaders say the damage to his military career was self-inflicted.

October 30, 2020 3:36 p.m.

Illinois authorities have turned a 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings over to Wisconsin authorities

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities have turned a 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings over to Wisconsin authorities.

October 30, 2020 3:36 p.m.

Indians decline options on closer Hand, 1B Santana for 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's solid season didn't earn him another one with the Indians.

October 30, 2020 3:36 p.m.

White Sox decline options on Encarnación, González

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have declined a $12 million option for designated hitter Edwin Encarnación and a $7 million option for left-hander Gio González.

October 30, 2020 3:36 p.m.

Injuries, COVID-19 have Chargers offensive line scrambling

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been shorthanded for most of the season but they are really scrambling going into Sunday's game at Denver.

October 30, 2020 3:27 p.m.

S. Carolina tribe gives casino plan to N. Carolina governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has received a proposal from a South Carolina-based Native American tribe on how it would like to operate a casino in Cleveland County.

October 30, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: Biden says protesters at rally just like Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 3:27 p.m.

US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately.

October 30, 2020 3:27 p.m.

DC activist groups primed for Nov. 3 and whatever follows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists in the nation's capital are banding together for Election Day, pooling resources, running training sessions for demonstrators, forming rapid-reaction teams and organizing events that are expected to draw large crowds.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Samuel, Wilson to miss 49ers game vs. Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for their game against the Seattle Seahawks.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Stuttgart draw extends Schalke winless run to 22 games

BERLIN (AP) — Schalke‘s long wait for a win stretched to 22 games after letting Stuttgart come back to draw 1-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Spokane health officer is out of job in midst of pandemic

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Many people in Spokane are wondering why county health officer Dr. Bob Lutz appears to be out of his job, which includes leading the county's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Jets' Franklin-Myers has persevered through lots of losing

NEW YORK (AP) — John Franklin-Myers has been 0-7 before. The New York Jets defensive lineman knows it can get a lot worse.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Sale of Mets to Steve Cohen approved; Wilpon era nears end

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the team to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

October 30, 2020 3:09 p.m.

Octobrrrr? Early snowfall blankets much of northeast US

BOSTON (AP) — If you had snow in October on your 2020 bingo card, you're a lucky winner.

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Armenia, Azerbaijan vow to avoid targeting residential areas

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan promised Friday to avoid shelling residential areas amid the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a pledge that follows a day of talks in Geneva even as Azerbaijani troops pushed deeper into the separatist territory.

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Who is voting? Who is winning? Early vote only offers clues

As early voting breaks records across the U.S., political analysts and campaigns are reviewing reams of data on the voters, looking for clues to key questions: Who is voting? And who is winning?

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

California county sues church holding indoor services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California county has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose church to stop it from holding weekly indoor services for hundreds of people, claiming $350,000 in fines have not stopped church officials from violating coronavirus shutdown orders.

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

New pink slips bring Disney layoff sum in Florida to 18,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World says it plans to lay off more than 11,000 unionized workers because of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of pandemic-related job casualties at the Florida resort to almost 18,000 positions.

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court’s ruling raised questions about whether ballots that arrive up to seven days beyond Election Day would be counted.

October 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

The Latest: COVID-19 spreads more extensively in new study

NEW YORK CITY — The coronavirus can spread more extensively in households than previous research suggests, and kids can transmit it at about the same rate as adults do, according to a new study.

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October 30, 2020 2:45 p.m.

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Whitefish forms task force aimed at slowing spread of COVID-19

October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

Brewers decline 2021 options on Gyorko, Sogard, Gamel

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have declined 2021 options on infielders Jedd Gyorko and Eric Sogard as well as outfielder Ben Gamel.

October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

Four accused of altering virus tests to enter Brazil beach

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four tourists were arrested in Brazil for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 tests in an attempt to reach what some say is the world’s most beautiful beach.

October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

Oregon COVID-19 daily cases climb to 600 for first time

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For a second day Oregon has climbed to new record highs in cases of the coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters.

October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 2:36 p.m.

Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores.

October 30, 2020 2:27 p.m.

Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico in 2018, undercutting public statements at the time that they were welcome to do so, according to a government watchdog report published Friday.

October 30, 2020 2:27 p.m.

Stitt names counsel to address high-court reservation ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday the hiring of an attorney to help his administration address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation.

October 30, 2020 2:10 p.m.

Apple, Twitter fall; Alphabet, Colgate-Palmolive rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday:

October 30, 2020 2:10 p.m.

Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election.

October 30, 2020 2:10 p.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Losses in big technology companies drove more losses on Wall Street Friday, as the S&P 500 closed out October with its first back-to-back monthly decline since March.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Longtime Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian elects free agency

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reliever Cam Bedrosian has cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent instead of accepting an outright assignment from the Los Angeles Angels.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Illinois judge OKs extradition of 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings to face homicide charges in Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois judge OKs extradition of 17-year-old accused in Kenosha shootings to face homicide charges in Wisconsin.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Election 2020, ADVISORY

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October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Hydropower corridor opponents launch new referendum drive

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new referendum drive aimed at stopping a 145-mile (233-kilometer) hydropower transmission corridor in western Maine is underway.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Social issues a priority for cardinal-to-be Wilton Gregory

Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church’s first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of “pro-life” so that other pressing issues can be considered top priorities along with opposition to abortion.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

El Salvador landslide kills 9; 35 missing

NEJAPA, El Salvador (AP) — At least nine people were killed and 35 were missing after a landslide during torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Georgia governor tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tested negative for COVID-19 after having had “direct exposure” to someone who tested positive, but he is quarantining as a precaution, according to a statement posted to his official Twitter account Friday.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Blue Jays exercise Dolis option, decline Anderson

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays exercised a $1.5 million club option for 2021 on reliever Rafael Dolis and declined a $9.5 million option on right-hander Chase Anderson, who gets a $500,000 buyout.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Trump's election night party up in air due to DC virus rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s not sure where he'll mark election night after District of Columbia officials signaled that a party planned for his luxury hotel in Washington could be in violation of rules limiting mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Saints rule out wide receivers Thomas, Callaway vs Bears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled our receivers Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway for Sunday’s game in Chicago.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Report: State commissioner faced sexual misconduct complaint

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee insurance commissioner who submitted his resignation this week faced an investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct by one of his department’s employees, records show.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

GOP Arkansas candidate faces criticism over Klan costume

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Arkansas Senate who dressed up like a member of the Ku Klux Klan for a Halloween event when he was in high school is facing criticism from former classmates and advocacy groups.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Raptors to cooperate with Davis probe after assault charge

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say they will cooperate fully with the NBA’s investigation into guard Terence Davis following his arrest in New York on charges including assault.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Never flagged as a danger, Nice attacker traveled unimpeded

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The 21-year-old Tunisian behind

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

NFL recommends some sideline players wear masks during games

The NFL is recommending that players on the sidelines who are not participating in a game or about to go on the field wear protective masks.

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

The Latest: OHL bans bodychecking to fight virus spread

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 2:09 p.m.

Illinois judge OKs extradition of Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Rangers decline $18M option on Kluber after shoulder injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers on Friday declined the $18 million contract option on right-hander Corey Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Judge cites Trump tweets in restricting feds at protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Montana reports daily record of 1,063 new COVID cases

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reported a daily record of 1,063 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 more deaths on Friday as it kept pace with the national surge of infections.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Russia's reputation, Olympic status on trial for doping

GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week in more legal fallout from the country's state-backed doping saga.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Giants offensive line back at work after COVID-19 concerns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' offensive line is back at work after six members spent a day a home because of concerns about the coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Perdue declines to participate in final debate with Ossoff

ATLANTA (AP) — A final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff has been canceled after Perdue dropped out, saying he would attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump instead.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Ex-fugitive gets life for California kidnappings, torture

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former pot grower and jail escapee convicted in the kidnapping and torture of a marijuana dispensary owner in Southern California eight years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

The Latest: Melania Trump heading to Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Poland: Tens of thousands hold new protest over abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched Friday through downtown Warsaw to the house of Poland's ruling party leader in what women's rights activists planned as the largest demonstration in nine days of protests against a near-total ban on abortions in Poland.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Mail-in voting jumbles typical voter behaviors in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Nevada, registered Democrats have returned almost twice as many mail-in ballots as registered Republicans, but the deficit doesn't faze state GOP Chair Michael McDonald.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

GM hires new chief financial officer from Delta Airlines

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has hired away Delta Airlines' CFO to fill the automaker's top financial job.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

QB-turned-safety-turned-QB Noyer named Colorado's starter

Converted safety Sam Noyer was named Colorado’s starting quarterback Friday, edging out junior Tyler Lytle.

October 30, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March.

October 30, 2020 1:07 p.m.

Leader of Spokane County health district no longer on job

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The top health officer of the Spokane Regional Health District is no longer on the job in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Lawyer: Mom, child trapped in crowd when police smashed car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials plan to release the police body camera footage Wednesday of the encounter that led officers to fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr., the latest in a line of police killings of Black people to roil the U.S. this year.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Why an abortion law ruling triggered mass protests in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is a largely conservative country compared to much of Europe, a place where churches fill up on Sundays and Roman Catholicism is deeply interwoven with the national identity.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

The Latest: Fenway Bowl debut postponed until 2021

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Santa Clara County sues church holding indoor services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Santa Clara County has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose church to stop it from holding weekly indoor services that violate the county's coronavirus shutdown orders, saying $350,000 in fines have not stopped church officials from holding services with hundreds of people.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

The Latest: Retailers board up, secure stores for election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature rallies

LITITZ, Pennsylvania (AP) — They began to arrive more than 40 hours before President Donald Trump took the stage in this stretch of rural Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies remain a common sight. By 10 p.m., a small group had set up an overnight camp on lawn chairs as a cold drizzle set in.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Tanzania's populist leader declared winner of flawed vote

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s populist President John Magufuli has been declared the overwhelming winner of a second term amid allegations of widespread election fraud.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Sno(w)ctober? Early snowfall blankets much of northeast US

BOSTON (AP) — If you had snow in October on your 2020 bingo card, you're a lucky winner.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Father: 21-year-old Black man killed by Washington deputies

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by authorities in Washington state was a 21-year-old former high school football player with an infant daughter, friends and family said Friday.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson hopes injury woes are behind him

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sequence was symbolic of Diontae Johnson's injury-plagued season.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Polish activists gather for new mass protest on abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people were converging late Friday on a downtown Warsaw roundabout, for what women's rights activists vowed would be the largest in nine days of mass protests against a near-total ban on abortions in Poland. They chanted obscenities against the government.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Crowds protesting virus curbs clash with police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Clashes erupted Friday in central Barcelona between riot police and dozens of people in a hundreds-strong crowd protesting the mandatory closure of bars, restaurants and other businesses as authorities struggle to rein in a sharp coronavirus resurgence.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

The Latest: Ga Gov. Kemp in quarantine after virus exposure

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife have gone into quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Georgia governor quarantining; US rep. COVID-19 positive

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife are quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesman announced Friday.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.”

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Tennessee's online-only sports betting to start on Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportsbooks are set to accept the first bets in Tennessee's unique online-only sports betting program starting early Sunday, the Tennessee Lottery announced Friday.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as a new surge of coronavirus infections strains hospitals, officials in many of the hardest-hit states are resisting taking stronger action to slow the spread, with pleas from health experts running up against political calculation and public fatigue.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Suburban NY county faces suit to expand early voting hours

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union is suing to require a suburban county to offer more early voting hours this weekend to reduce wait times and provide additional signs offering accommodations for voters with disabilities who face long waits in line.

October 30, 2020 1:06 p.m.

The Latest: San Francisco will not reopen extra activities

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco will temporarily halt the reopening of additional activities and businesses planned for next week because of an increase in coronavirus case rates and hospitalizations, the city’s mayor and health director said Friday.

October 30, 2020 1 p.m.

Montana reports daily record of 1,063 new COVID cases

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reported a daily record of 1,063 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 more deaths on Friday as it kept pace with the national surge of infections.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Orioles claim INF Sánchez off waivers from White Sox.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Yolmer Sánchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Fields, No. 3 Ohio State expect No. 18 Penn State's best

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State's season-opening

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Kraken hire Robert Kron as head of amateur scouting

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken continued to build out their hockey operations staff, hiring Robert Kron on Friday as the director of amateur scouting.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Idaho priest serving 25 years for child porn dies in prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who possessed more than 2,500 images of what investigators called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen has died in prison.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Tanzania's populist President John Magufuli is declared the overwhelming winner of a 2nd term amid alleged vote fraud

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's populist President John Magufuli is declared the overwhelming winner of a 2nd term amid alleged vote fraud.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

WR Higgins grabs chance to play more for Browns with OBJ out

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even if Rashard Higgins was shown a shortcut, he probably wouldn't take it.

October 30, 2020 12:30 p.m.

The Latest: MLB cancels owners' meeting, winter meetings

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Judge rejects Arizona redistricting panel list injunction

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to halt choices for a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year while they seek to disqualify two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential commission chairs.

October 30, 2020 12:27 p.m.

San Francisco halts reopenings as virus cases rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will temporarily halt the reopening of additional activities and businesses planned for next week because of an increase in coronavirus case rates and hospitalizations, the city's mayor and health director said Friday.

October 30, 2020 12:27 p.m.

If 2020 is like 2000, Trump believes he's got the votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 81 million Americans have already voted in the presidential election, but President Donald Trump thinks he can count on one hand the votes that will determine the outcome.

October 30, 2020 12:27 p.m.

The Latest: Biden tells hard-hit Iowa he has plan for virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

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Services will be held on November 3, 2020, at 12:00 pm at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home with interment following at Paradise Valley Cemetery with family and close friends.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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On Football: NFC West has the power, but 4 playoff berths?

Here's a premise few can dispute: The NFC West is the best division in pro football.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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Vikings hurting at CB vs. Packers, who rule out RB Jones

The Minnesota Vikings could be without three of their top four cornerbacks — Cameron Dantzler, Holton Hill and Mike Hughes — on Sunday at Green Bay.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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France mourns 3 killed in church attack, tightens security

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

Zeta's toll on a Louisiana island: 'Like a bomb was dropped'

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Mark Andollina remembers stinging rain and a howling wind that peeled the roof off part of his Cajun Tide Beach Resort on Grand Isle, the Louisiana barrier island town where residents were among the first to feel the ferocity of Hurricane Zeta.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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The Latest: LAFC shuts down facility after 2 more positives

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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Nash hires D'Antoni, Stoudemire for his Nets coaching staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Steve Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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Falcons' win over Panthers boosts optimism for second half

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Atlanta Falcons reached the midpoint of their season with only two wins, Matt Ryan dared to suggest the second half of the season could be very different.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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Puerto Rico debt restructuring hits snag in public clash

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A plan to pull Puerto Rico out of a type of bankruptcy by 2021 hit a major obstacle Friday when a new member that U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances rejected the immediate filing of a debt restructuring proposal.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

MLB owners approve sale of Mets to Steve Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the New York Mets to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

October 30, 2020 12:09 p.m.

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October 30, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Georgia Democrats need big leap to win state House majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans again find themselves playing defense in Georgia's state House of Representatives, as Democrats try to leap to a majority in a chamber they haven't controlled since 2004.

October 30, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Montana reports record 1,063 new COVID cases, 27 more deaths

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reported a record 1,063 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 more deaths on Friday, amid a surge in infections.

October 30, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Partial lockdown imposed in Belgium, EU's worst-hit country

BUIZINGEN, Belgium (AP) — Belgium has imposed a partial lockdown in a new bid to gain control of the pandemic that has hit the country worse than any other in the European Union.

October 30, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Correction: Arizona Redistricting story

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story October 29, 2020, about efforts by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to halt picks for the state redistricting commission, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a judge rejected their effort to disqualify two potential independent commissioners. The judge rejected Democrats’ request for an injunction halting the choices for the panel, but the case seeking to disqualify the two potential chairs will proceed.

October 30, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

2 men die in head-on crash after 1 strikes large pig in road

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Two men died from injuries they suffered when their vehicles collided head-on after one of them struck a large pig in northern Indiana, a sheriff said.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Virus cases rise; hockey arena outbreak hits nearly 90

Vermont is experiencing multiple coronavirus outbreaks and a growing number of cases turning up in schools and child care programs, Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said Friday, as the governor urged Vermonters to double down on efforts to contain the virus.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Father: Son fatally shot by deputies in Washington state

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies in southwest Washington were involved in a shooting.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Herb Adderley, 81, cornerback great with 6 NFL titles, dies

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams with the Packers and Cowboys, has died. He was 81.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

AP News Digest 2:10 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Television special to replace canceled 2021 Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but viewers will still get a show with a two-hour television special on New Year’s Day, organizers said.

October 30, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Oregon announces new COVID metrics for school reopening

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials on Friday announced new COVID-19 metrics to determine when students can return to K-12 schools for in-person learning, with the aim of getting more children back into the classroom.

October 30, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Georgia officials expect outages won't affect Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say they don't expect power outages caused by severe weather that swept through parts of the state to interrupt Election Day voting.

October 30, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Trump, Biden to campaign in Pennsylvania before Election Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is living up to its billing at a premier battleground state.

October 30, 2020 11:27 a.m.

The Latest: Trump talks cars, puts down governor in Michigan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 11:27 a.m.

AP: Use of slurs not 'isolated' at Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual voice message. It was from a white colleague, unaware his Apple Watch had recorded him, blurting out the Black trooper’s name followed by a searing racial slur.

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October 30, 2020 11:25 a.m.

BCSD moving more schools to category yellow

According to a press release from Boundary County School District Superintendent Jan Bayer, there are currently 111 students in quarantine across the district because of close contacts and positive cases.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

McDonald's cult classic, the McRib, is coming back

NEW YORK (AP) — McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

El Salvador landslide kills 6; 35 missing

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — At least six people were killed and 35 were missing after a landslide during torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Days before election, Graham, Harrison debate for final time

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Just days ahead of Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are meeting for their second and final debate in

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Mississippi city won't lose lights after threat over debt

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An entire city in Mississippi that was

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

The Latest: Ronaldo back for Juventus after negative test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

With salsa, caravans, Cubans make last push to reelect Trump

MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley dies at 81; played on 6 title teams with Packers, Cowboys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley dies at 81; played on 6 title teams with Packers, Cowboys.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Browns' Garrett practices, expected to play against Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's relentless pursuit of quarterbacks, sacks and awards won't be detoured this week.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

The Latest: Virus antibody drug paused for safety issue

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- A study testing an experimental antibody drug for the coronavirus has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Amid civil unrest, National Guard arrives in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania National Guard arrived in Philadelphia on Friday following days of protests, store break-ins and ATM thefts after a Black man holding a knife was shot at 14 times by police, killing him.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

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'Gruesome' crash kills 21, mostly young children, in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president is expressing sadness over a “gruesome vehicle accident” in which 21 people, most of them young school children, were killed.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Netflix raising U.S. streaming prices amid booming growth

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

UK thief who sold stolen penguins on Facebook sent to prison

LONDON (AP) — A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Belichick doesn't think Edelman's surgery is season ending

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t expect a surgical procedure that Julian Edelman underwent on his ailing knee this week will keep the receiver sidelined for the rest of the season.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Louisiana gets federal aid boost in Hurricane Laura recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government will pick up the full cost of 30 days of debris removal and other emergency response activity in Louisiana for Hurricane Laura.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Alabama court refuses to reinstate man's suit over abortion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court refused to reinstate a lawsuit filed by a man whose ex-girlfriend ended her pregnancy, and four members of the all-Republican court used the decision Friday to argue the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn past rulings that allowed abortion nationally.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Ronaldo recovers from virus and back for Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the coronavirus after 19 days and three missed matches for Juventus, the club announced on Friday.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Review: A counterpoint to dissonance by mother-daughter duo

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, "I Can Still Hear You” (StorySound)

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Election 2020-General Election, ADVISORY

The General Election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. At the top of the ticket is the U.S. presidency, along with all 435 U.S. House seats, 35 U.S. Senate seats and 11 gubernatorial races.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

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Georgia governor quarantining; exposed to infected person

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife have gone into quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesman announced Friday.

October 30, 2020 11:09 a.m.

Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal.

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COVID-19 Information - Oct. 30, 2020

The latest novel coronavirus numbers from the region, state and country.

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STATE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

Scores, schedules for this week's state high school volleyball tournaments

October 30, 2020 10:50 a.m.

Lake County announces two COVID-19 deaths

Six Lake County residents have died of COVID-19 as of Friday.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Rays decline options on RHP Charlie Morton, C Mike Zunino

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are declining 2021 options on pitcher Charlie Morton and catcher Mike Zunino but the AL champions say they remain hopeful of re-signing them.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Herbert, Lock like throwing deep but only one is successful

DENVER (AP) — A throwback to the “Air Coryell” days could be coming Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that ended in Taylor's death, Kentucky's attorney general said.

October 30, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Mexican president taps loyalist as new security chief

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief Friday at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record.

October 30, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Florida early voting site closed after workers get virus

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — An early voting site along Florida's Space Coast was closed Friday after election workers tested positive for the new coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Losses mount for oil companies as pandemic grips economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil reported its third consecutive quarter of losses as the global pandemic curtailed travel and crippled global economic activity.

October 30, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry.

October 30, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Louisiana attorney general asks judge to void virus rules

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking a Louisiana judge to void Gov. John Bel Edwards'

October 30, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Officials stop scheme to register dead voters as Democrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in South Florida have uncovered an attempt to register dozens of dead people as Democratic voters, though no mail-in ballots were requested or cast under the falsified IDs.

Somers Beach acquisition a step closer after vote from state board
October 30, 2020 10:10 a.m.

Somers Beach acquisition a step closer after vote from state board

The popular Somers Beach is officially one step closer to becoming a state park after the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board voted unanimously for Fish, Wildlife and Parks to move forward with purchasing the nearly $3 million, 106-acre property.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Jets likely without receivers Perriman, Crowder for Chiefs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets are likely to be without their top two wide receivers when they play the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Fulton County agrees to measures meant to improve elections

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's most populous county has agreed to implement certain measures to make elections run more smoothly as part of an agreement meant to resolve complaints about problems during the June primary election.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Nobby Stiles, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies

Nobby Stiles, a tenacious midfielder who won the World Cup with England in 1966 and the European Cup with Manchester United in 1968, has died. He was 78.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Ravens All-Pro LT Stanley signs 5-year extension thru 2025

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley has signed a five-year extension that will keep him in Baltimore through the 2025 season.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

NFL: Chargers-Broncos game still on despite COVID-19 cases

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL said Friday that the Los Angeles Chargers' game at Denver this weekend isn't in jeopardy after players on both teams tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Miami forward Waardenburg to miss season with foot injury

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Forward Sam Waardenburg, the Miami Hurricanes' leading rebounder a year ago, will miss the entire season after injuring his left foot during practice.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Hockey Hall of Fame to have no new inductees in 2021

TORONTO (AP) — The Hockey Hall of Fame will have no new inductees in 2021, with the class of 2020 honored that year instead.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

The Latest: Trump complains about Minnesota rally limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

US calls bid to stop extradition of 2 to Japan 'meritless'

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Department of Justice lawyers urged a judge Friday to deny a bid to block the extradition of two American men wanted in Japan for helping former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn sneak out of the country in a box.

October 30, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Foxconn objects to Wisconsin's denial of tax credits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group notified the state of Wisconsin on Friday that it objects to the state's denial of job-creation tax credits.

October 30, 2020 10 a.m.

Puget Sound Energy's Colstrip coal plant sale falls through

SEATTLE (AP) — A deal to sell Puget Sound Energy's stake in one of the four generating units in Montana's Colstrip coal plan has fallen through. In announcing the deal in December, PSE said the sale of generating capacity in Colstrip Unit 4 to NorthWestern Energy and Talen Montana would help them meet a 2025 deadline to have a coal-free energy supply.

October 30, 2020 9:30 a.m.

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Time for a change to America, on our clocks and watches

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for

October 30, 2020 9:27 a.m.

Why an abortion law ruling trigged mass protests in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is a largely conservative country compared to much of Europe, a place where churches fill up on Sundays and Roman Catholicism is deeply interwoven with the national identity.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their border that is scheduled to start operating in early November.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Broncos scrap Friday's practice after player gets COVID-19

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Deputies involved in shooting in Clark County, Washington

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies in Clark County, Washington, were involved in a shooting.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setback

For the second time, a study testing an experimental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Timeline of case against Michael Skakel in 1975 killing

Prosecutors announced Friday they were

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Scenes from a blue state as California votes

If anything can be certain in a tumultuous 2020, it's surely California and its 55 electoral votes.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Civil case delayed in fatal Park Police shooting of motorist

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A civil suit filed by the family of a northern Virginia man who was fatally shot by two U.S. Park Police officers during a stop-and-go chase three years ago has been put on hold, despite the family's objections to the delay.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Ex-Idaho candidate appears in Colorado court in girl's death

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate charged with kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Colorado girl who disappeared after a holiday concert over 30 years ago made his first court appearance in the state on Friday.

October 30, 2020 9:06 a.m.

Muslim Americans aim for high turnout, new influence in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 2016 presidential election, Mohamed Abukar didn’t like his options, so he didn’t vote. This year the 26-year-old Michigan resident has already cast his ballot — and urged others to follow suit.

October 30, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Republicans on defense in North Carolina congressional races

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A soft-spoken former state Supreme Court justice who’s challenging a four-term incumbent represents one of several U.S. House races in which Democrats are hoping to reshape North Carolina's congressional delegation through redrawn district boundaries, strong candidates and a high-turnout presidential race.

October 30, 2020 9:03 a.m.

First-term lawmaker announces bid for House speaker

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A first-term lawmaker has formally announced a bid to become the next speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

October 30, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

The Latest: Britain's daily average cases nearly 52,000

LONDON — A weekly survey by Britain’s statistics agency shows an average of nearly 52,000 daily coronavirus cases, an increase of nearly 50% in the most recent week.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

The Latest: Biden working for votes 'til the last minute'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Mother sues in police shooting, says son was left to die

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of the Black man who was fatally shot by a suburban Chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement of letting him bleed to death in the eight minutes it for took an ambulance to arrive.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after insults, attacks

TORONTO (AP) — Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada's vital trade. He threatened tariffs on cars and imposed them on steel.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Quake kills 6 in western Turkey, rattles Greek island

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, and officials said at least six people were killed and scores were injured.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Houston looks to boost turnout by offering 24-hour voting

HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night — and early morning — to vote.

October 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Conspiracy theory QAnon bubbles into tossup Utah House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The conspiracy theory QAnon bubbled into the forefront in a competitive race for a suburban Utah swing congressional district this week, another sign of how the baseless theory has diffused into mainstream politics.

October 30, 2020 8:07 a.m.

Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Stocks slump again as Wall Street's miserable week continues

Stocks are falling again Friday as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since worries about the pandemic were peaking in March.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Carolina offensive line isn't holding up versus pressure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Opposing defenses are learning success can be had when blitzing Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Mississippi rematch: Espy challenges Hyde-Smith for Senate

BELZONI, Miss. (AP) — By the time U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy arrived at a restaurant near a highway that cuts through cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, he had already received a celebrity's welcome.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Yanks exercise Britton option, decline Gardner and Happ

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees exercised two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million on Friday and declined 2021 options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Prosecutor asks judge to overturn murder conviction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor's office is asking a judge to overturn the conviction of man serving life in a 1998 slaying after finding new evidence.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Vice president to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning rallies in Arizona on Friday, hoping to appeal to voters in counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Federal Reserve expands Main Street program to smaller firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in its small business lending program and waive some fees to try to boost participation in a program that has so far provided little assistance to struggling companies.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Vermont's lone US House member optimistic of reelection

Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Peter Welch, says his reelection

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president's vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world.

October 30, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

Kenyan court sentences 2 for Westgate attack that killed 67

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two men to 26 and 11 years in prison for supporting the days-long 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

Stocks fall again as Wall Street's miserable week continues

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling in early trading on Friday as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since March, when worries about the pandemic were first peaking.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

Turkish health minister: 4 dead, 120 injured in earthquake

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing several buildings in Turkey’s western Izmir province and leaving at least four people dead.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

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Parisians flee, sidewalks empty as France enters lockdown

PARIS (AP) — Parisians fleeing for the countryside jammed the roads ahead of France's lockdown to slow the spread of resurgent coronavirus infections, and there was only a sprinkling of people hurrying along city sidewalks Friday as the nationwide restrictions went into effect.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year, but showed signs of improvement, the country’s statistical agency said Friday.

October 30, 2020 7:33 a.m.

Final Georgia Senate debate canceled after Perdue drops out

ATLANTA (AP) — A final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff has been canceled after Perdue dropped out, saying he would attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump instead.

October 30, 2020 7:27 a.m.

On pandemic 'learning loss,' schools look forward, not back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was lost by students during the pandemic. That’s all right with educators like Superintendent Craig Broeren, whose top concern is figuring out where each student stands now.

October 30, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

It’s been over two months since

October 30, 2020 7:27 a.m.

EU: WHO should have more power to investigate outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency's numerous shortcomings.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Turkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake that struck Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s health minister has tweeted that 4 people were killed in the earthquake that struck Turkey.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Quake between Turkey, Greece topples buildings in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing several buildings in Turkey's western Izmir province and causing some damage in Samos. There were reports of people trapped beneath rubble in Izmir.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Reporter tear gassed at protest settles with Eugene for $45K

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene Weekly reporter who was hit with a tear gas canister while he filmed police breaking up a protest in late May has settled a lawsuit against the city of Eugene.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Poland seizes communist-era security files headed for US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Customs officials at Warsaw airport have discovered and seized valuable historical documents and recordings from 1967-68, of Poland’s communist-era security, in two packages destined for the U.S., authorities said Friday.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

This Date in Baseball

Oct. 31

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

African soccer president Ahmad tests positive for virus

CAIRO (AP) — African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad tested positive for the coronavirus and began self-isolating at a hotel in Cairo on Friday.

October 30, 2020 7:06 a.m.

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Oct. 31

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016's race — an unprecedented surge of early voting that comes as Democrat Joe Biden's campaign is making a late push to flip what has long been the country's largest Republican state.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Weakness in Apple and other tech giants pulls stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Weakness in several Big Tech companies including Apple and Facebook sent stock prices somewhat lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday, keeping the S&P 500 on track for its second weekly loss in a row. The benchmark index was down 0.3% in the early going Friday, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was down even more, 0.7%. Even though Apple and other tech giants reported results late Thursday that beat analysts’ estimates, downbeat forecasts and other uncertainties led investors to punish several of the stocks, with the exception of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Twitter plunged more than 15%. Exxon Mobil fell after reporting a drop in revenue.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Alaska university chancellor accepts new job in California

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage has announced that she plans to take a new position as the president of a California university.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

2 Lanai residents flown to hospitals as virus cases increase

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Two residents of the Hawaiian island of Lanai infected with the coronavirus have been flown to hospitals as the number of cases on the island increased, health officials said.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Texas county looks to boost turnout with 24-hour voting

HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night — and early morning — to vote.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Airbnb sets up endowment, council for hosts ahead of IPO

Airbnb is setting up an endowment fund to support its 4 million hosts as part of its upcoming initial public offering.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Ohio utility at center of $60 million bribery case fires CEO

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A power company under investigation for its role in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio’s most powerful politicians fired its chief executive following an internal review.

October 30, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Losses mount for oil majors as pandemic grips global economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil reported its third consecutive quarter of losses as the global pandemic curtails travel and cripples global economic activity.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

McDonald accused of stalking

A 35-year-old man faces a stalking charge in Lincoln County District Court after authorities say he planted an electronic monitoring device in his wife’s bedroom, the latest in an alleged series of similar offenses.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Judge OKs name change for lake

A Flathead County District Court judge on Tuesday ruled to grant a petition to change the name of a lake southwest of Whitefish that has carried a racial slur for decades.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Fifth local business sued over COVID order

A fifth Flathead County business has been sued by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for allegedly violating COVID-19 mandates that require business employees and patrons to wear facial coverings in an effort to curb growing caseloads.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Whitefish tightens restrictions for Halloween weekend

The Whitefish City Council has approved temporary COVID19 restrictions for the Halloween weekend as infections continue to rise in Flathead County and officials worry about the potential for a “super spreader” event.

Montana's virus response could be decided at the polls
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Montana's virus response could be decided at the polls

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The open race to become Montana's next governor will not only settle a bitter and tightly contested race, it will determine which course the sprawling state takes after the election to combat the coronavirus that has run rampant in recent weeks.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Montana women's prison sees new COVID cluster; men's prison tops 200 cases

The COVID-19 at the Montana Women's Prison in Billings jumped from 5 to 48 over the weekend, according to a Montana Department of Corrections tally posted online late Monday.

Silver Valley trick-or-treating a go
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Silver Valley trick-or-treating a go

Some community events still on as well

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Sheriff's Office Blotter

The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.

Popular food distribution program renewed
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Popular food distribution program renewed

The line outside the Libby Assembly of God started to form an hour before dawn on Oct. 28. By 10:30 a.m., when volunteers with Lincoln County Food Box Distribution began doling out meal crates, rows of cars parked bumper-to-bumper filled the lot.

Troy balances Christmas with coronavirus
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Troy balances Christmas with coronavirus

With the holiday season approaching, Troy City Council mulled over Christmas celebration plans during an Oct. 22 meeting.

EPA closes Libby office as state inks funding deal for ARP
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

EPA closes Libby office as state inks funding deal for ARP

After overseeing more than 20 years of asbestos cleanup in Lincoln County, EPA officials are closing their Libby field office.

David M. Colclough, 86
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

David M. Colclough, 86

On Oct. 3, 2020, David M. Colclough passed away at the age of 86, surrounded by his family.

Ardith Christine (Hutton) Myhre, 90
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Ardith Christine (Hutton) Myhre, 90

Ardith Christine (Hutton) Myhre, 90, passed away Oct. 21, 2020, in Libby at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Libby to Harold (Happy) Hutton and Evelyn (Mauer) Hutton on the family homestead.

Nathaniel Timothy Charles Britton, 21
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Nathaniel Timothy Charles Britton, 21

Nathaniel Timothy Charles Britton, 21, passed away Oct. 20, 2020, in Havre. A cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later time.

Along with COVID-19, local physicians struggle with disinterest, disinformation and insults
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Along with COVID-19, local physicians struggle with disinterest, disinformation and insults

After decades of tending to Libby’s residents, delivering their children and treating their ailments, Dr. Gregory Rice finds himself labeled a socialist, accused of pushing Marxist propaganda on local schoolchildren.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Kendall case now headed toward trial

A high profile felony aggravated assault case is headed toward a jury trial after the defendant, Jeremiah Kendall, withdrew his guilty plea in Lincoln County District Court.

Ferguson sentenced
October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Ferguson sentenced

While handing down two partially suspended 20-year sentences to a Eureka man who sexually assaulting underage girls for years, District Judge Matthew Cuffe said he hoped the victims felt some measure of justice.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

High demand for vaccinations as flu season approaches

As public health officials anticipate a spike in coronavirus cases this winter, getting a flu shot has become more important than ever.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Federal aid underwriting law enforcement, public safety, health department expenses amid pandemic

Reimbursement dollars meant to support coronavirus-related expenses

The county already has received roughly $472,605 in federal pandemic reimbursement funds and officials estimate taking in up to another $680,000 from Washington, D.C., by the New Year, with the lion’s share likely going to law enforcement.

October 30, 2020 7 a.m.

Residents again lobby commissioners to reject pandemic measures

A mixed group of civil libertarians, anti-vaxxers and pandemic deniers again pushed county commissioners last week to dissolve the health board, dismiss the public health officer and publicly defy statewide COVID-19 restrictions.

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Alabama county plans fence to protect Confederate monument

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county plans to spend more than $3,000 building a fence to protect a Confederate monument and rebel banner that have been the subject of repeated demonstrations outside the courthouse since summer, the commission chairman said.

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Talk about good camouflage!

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Nagorno-Karabakh talks held amid Azerbaijan's offensive

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Azerbaijani forces pushed deeper into Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan attended talks in Geneva intended to help broker an end to more than a month of heavy fighting over the separatist territory.

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

The Latest: Giants ordered home over contacts rejoin team

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, an Associated Press count showed Friday, with the true number likely even higher.

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

2 more ex-eBay employees admit to roles in harassment scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Two more former eBay Inc. employees have admitted to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a Massachusetts couple with threatening social media messages and disturbing deliveries of things like live spiders sent to their home.

October 30, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Shellfish toxin forces closure of Vashon Island beaches

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health officials have closed Vashon-Maury Island's Quartermaster Harbor beaches due to unsafe levels of a shellfish toxin.

October 30, 2020 6:08 a.m.

AP Entertainment Digest for Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

FILM-MOVIE THEATERS — It’s been two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still plenty of consumer confusion about moviegoing in the COVID-19 era. Movie studios and theater owners have found themselves in the unique position of having to re-educate audiences on how to see movies now — an experience that involves face masks, limited seating and in some cases, private showings. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

October 30, 2020 6:08 a.m.

Strong Aegean Sea earthquake topples buildings in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey's western Izmir province, according to officials, but there was no immediate information on casualties.

October 30, 2020 6:07 a.m.

UK court rejects libel suit from Russian over Steele dossier

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court on Friday dismissed a libel claim by a Russian businessman against the author of a report on U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

The Latest: US average daily virus cases rising to 74,000

WASHINGTON — The seven-day rolling average for daily new coronavirus cases in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks from 52,350 to more than 74,180.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a modest gain but far less than the big increases of late spring, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Global travel and tourism projected to shed 174 million jobs

LONDON (AP) — The global travel and tourism industry is on course to lose 174 million jobs this year if current restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus remain in place, a leading industry group warned Friday.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Germany shuts down Telegram-based drugs marketplaces

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that they have shut down online marketplaces for illegal drugs that used the encrypted messaging service Telegram.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

US consumer spending rose a slight 1.4% last month as Americans remain wary with pandemic still slowing economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending rose a slight 1.4% last month as Americans remain wary with pandemic still slowing economy.

October 30, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Kuster aims for 5th term in 2nd District rematch with Negron

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Annie Kuster is hoping to be the first New Hampshire woman elected five times to federal office when she faces Republican challenger Steve Negron in the race for the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday.

October 30, 2020 5:30 a.m.

Many King County employees to work from home until July 2021

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday that he is extending the mandatory work-from-home order for hundreds of county employees through July 5, 2021.

October 30, 2020 5:30 a.m.

'Very confident': NYC hospitals prepare for virus resurgence

NEW YORK (AP) — Like battle-hardened veterans, New York City hospitals and nursing homes are bracing for a potential resurgence of coronavirus patients, drawing on lessons learned in the spring when the outbreak brought the nation's largest city to its knees.

October 30, 2020 5:30 a.m.

6.6 magnitude earthquake in Aegean Sea shakes western Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 6,6 magnitude earthquake has shaken the western province of Izmir in Turkey, according to the country’s emergency authority.

October 30, 2020 5:30 a.m.

Man sentenced to life in prison for man's stabbing death

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 39-year-old central Washington man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the man he said killed his child’s mother.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Belgian virus cases continue their rise; lockdown considered

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian coronavirus cases continued their record rise on Friday before the government met to consider even tougher restrictions on movements that would amount to a quasi-lockdown.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Protest outside Japan's Mitsubishi over wartime forced labor

TOKYO (AP) — About a dozen people protested outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Tokyo on Friday, demanding Japanese companies pay compensation for their wartime abuse of Korean laborers.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Pregnant Florida woman pushes labor aside to cast vote

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant Florida woman didn't let labor stop her from casting her vote in the presidential election, refusing to go to the hospital until she filled out her ballot.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

The Latest: Trump MN rally capped at 250 at state insistence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Exxon, Chevron lose $887 million as pandemic pain continues

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil lost $680 million in the third quarter as the global pandemic curtailed travel throughout the world, diminishing the need for fuel.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Woman accused of killing autistic son faces death penalty

MIAMI (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Florida woman for first-degree murder in the drowning death of her autistic 9-year-old son, and prosecutors said they will pursue the death penalty.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Nagorno-Karabakh talks planned amid Azerbaijan's offensive

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Azerbaijani forces pushed deeper into Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan were scheduled to attend talks in Geneva intended to help broker an end to more than a month of heavy fighting over the separatist territory.

October 30, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 4:36 a.m.

Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa,

October 30, 2020 4:10 a.m.

Biden Iowa trip shows Dem confidence as Trump plays defense

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa,

October 30, 2020 4:10 a.m.

Sweden charges 2 over Chechen critic hammer assault

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish domestic security agency said two individuals have been charged with attempted murder and accessory to attempted murder in a February hammer attack on a blogger and critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

October 30, 2020 4:10 a.m.

The Latest: Germany reports new daily record of 18,681 cases

BERLIN — German authorities have added almost all Austria and Italy to the list of high-risk areas for COVID-19.

October 30, 2020 4:10 a.m.

Empty Parisian sidewalks as France enters day 1 of lockdown

PARIS (AP) — The scenes in Paris resembled a regular lazy weekend morning — light traffic, a sprinkling of people on the sidewalks. But this was a Friday.

October 30, 2020 4:09 a.m.

Ivory Coast tensions rise as president seeks 3rd term

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition activists are threatening to block access to polling stations Saturday in an effort to disrupt the presidential election in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Alassane Ouattara is seeking a controversial third term after nearly a decade in power.

October 30, 2020 4:09 a.m.

AP News Digest 7 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

October 30, 2020 3:36 a.m.

Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy grew by an unexpectedly large 12.7% in the third quarter as companies reopened after severe coronavirus lockdowns, but the rebound is being overshadowed by worries that growing numbers of infections will cause a new downturn in the final months of the year.

October 30, 2020 3:36 a.m.

Mahathir says remarks on French attacks taken out of context

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad stood by his widely condemned comments on attacks by Muslim extremists in France, saying Friday that they were taken out of context and criticizing Twitter and Facebook for removing his posts.

October 30, 2020 3:36 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:05 a.m. EDT

Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis.

October 30, 2020 3:36 a.m.

The Latest: Hong Kong raid leads to 100K counterfeit masks

HONG KONG — Customs agents in the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong have seized 100,000 counterfeit face masks and arrested one person in what the government called the largest operation of its kind on record.

October 30, 2020 3:06 a.m.

As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president's vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world.

October 30, 2020 3:06 a.m.

Qatar says officials behind forced examinations of women at airport referred to prosecutors for possible charges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says officials behind forced examinations of women at airport referred to prosecutors for possible charges.

October 30, 2020 3:06 a.m.

Qatar: Officials behind women exams referred to prosecutors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar said Friday it referred officials at its international airport to prosecutors for possible charges after women aboard Qatar Airways flights faced forced vaginal examinations following the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby.

October 30, 2020 2:33 a.m.

Poland activists vow largest protest yet over abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Throngs of people poured into downtown Warsaw on Friday to join what women's rights activists vowed would be the largest street demonstration in more than a week of mass nationwide protests against a court ruling that further restricts abortion rights in Poland.

October 30, 2020 2:33 a.m.

New arrest after France church attack, security tightened

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor the three people who were killed in a French church by a young Tunisian, as France heightened security nationwide amid religious and geopolitical tensions around published cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam.

October 30, 2020 2:06 a.m.

Head of church in Montenegro dies after COVID-19 infection

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state’s pro-Western government that was voted out of power in August, has died in a hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the church said Friday.

October 30, 2020 2:06 a.m.

Former Turkish PM and veteran politician Mesut Yilmaz dies

ISTANBUL (AP) — Mesut Yilmaz, a former Turkish prime minister and veteran politician who served as premier three times during a tumultuous political era in his country, died Friday at age 72, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

October 30, 2020 2:06 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 30, 2020 2:03 a.m.

Global shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's American presidential election and weighed the chances of economic aid from Washington and Europe.

October 30, 2020 2:03 a.m.

The Latest: Coronavirus deaths in Hungary hit all-time high

BUDAPEST, Hungary— The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Hungary rose to an all-time high on Friday, prompting the government to tighten oversight over compliance with regulations to stem the spread of infections.

October 30, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop own stealth fighter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch in the 2030s, the defense minister said Friday.

October 30, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Report: Fugitive tech boss was Austrian spy agency informant

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a fugitive former top executive of payment company Wirecard was an informant for the Austrian spy agency BVT.

GRIDIRON GUESSES: Post Falls 'excited' to keep playoff streak going
October 30, 2020 1:30 a.m.

GRIDIRON GUESSES: Post Falls 'excited' to keep playoff streak going

The Post Falls Trojans (5-3) still made the state 5A playoffs, and will play host to Mountain View (3-3) of Meridian in a first-round game tonight at Trojan Stadium.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks in a rush to improve defense
October 30, 2020 1:25 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: Seahawks in a rush to improve defense

Cincinnati’s second-leading career sack leader, 31-year-old Carlos Dunlap, was almost a mandatory trade target for Seahawks GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll.

14-Day Weather Chart
October 30, 2020 1:20 a.m.

14-Day Weather Chart

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October 30, 2020 1:20 a.m.

State volleyball preview: Despite limitations, teams just thankful

Area teams in action at state volleyball beginning today include Coeur d'Alene (5As at Skyline High in Idaho Falls), Lakeland (4As at Kimberly High), Timberlake and Kellogg (3As at Twin Falls High), St. Maries (2As at Buhl High), Wallace (1A Division I at Jerome High) and Clark Fork (1A Division II at Burley High).

STATE CROSS COUNTRY AT A GLANCE
October 30, 2020 1:15 a.m.

STATE CROSS COUNTRY AT A GLANCE

All meets scheduled for today and Saturday at Portneuf Wellness Center in Pocatello

October 30, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Northwest Notes Oct. 30, 2020

Washington State opens conference play on Dec. 2 at home when the Cougars face off against Oregon State. Three days later the Cougs hit the road for the first time on the year as they head to take on Colorado at Boulder on Dec. 5.

'The voice of our community'
October 30, 2020 1:09 a.m.

'The voice of our community'

Mike Patrick, Press managing editor, honored as chamber's Citizen of the Year

Mike Patrick named top citizen for CDA

Paws across the Pacific
October 30, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Paws across the Pacific

Kootenai Humane Society rescues dogs from Hawaii; campaign for new shelter nearing 90%

Kootenai Humane Society rescues dogs from Hawaii; capital campaign for new shelter nearing 90%

Election office headaches continue
October 30, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Election office headaches continue

But clerk promises best effort with challenges

Kootenai County Elections Office tackles obstacles from all fronts

Don't trust the pollsters, senator says
October 30, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Don't trust the pollsters, senator says

Risch also predicts virus vaccine coming by end of year

Sen. Jim Risch met with Press editorial board.

COVID-19 Watch
October 30, 2020 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 statistics

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

VACCINE: The next mandate?

So, the city has mandated the wearing of masks. What’s next? Wait for it…COVID vaccination mandate. You know, for the common good.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

VOTING: Wearing my opinion

Clerk Jim Brannon is overstepping the duties and responsibilities of his office (Post Falls Press, Oct. 27).

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

ARTICLE: Substantiated bias

This is an open letter to staff writer Craig Northrup.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Movie Times

Hayden Cinema

Layers change the story
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Layers change the story

Works of artist Daniela Snow on display in NIC’s Corner Gallery

Works of artist Daniela Snow on display in NIC’s Corner Galley

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

CHURCH: Stay out of politics

I recently moved to Coeur d’Alene and visited St. Joan of Arc church in Post Falls and I heard a rather disturbing homily about socialism.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

PHD: Out with these four

Panhandle Health District’s board members Banks, Balley, Fitzgerald and Kirby should step down, asked to resign or be removed.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Letters to the editor

The readers always write

Today's Ghastly Groaner
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Today's Ghastly Groaner

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?

Op-Ed: Masks, like vaccines, are liberating
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Op-Ed: Masks, like vaccines, are liberating

I went to Jonas E. Salk Middle School in Spokane, named after the inventor of the polio vaccine. Since its discovery, we no longer live in fear of this deadly and debilitating virus. However, I still see its effects.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff's Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

Cities consider following Cd'A's lead
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Cities consider following Cd'A's lead

Keeping businesses open, kids in school key issues

City councils begin preparations for potential mask mandates following increase in cases

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

'Trunk 'N Treat' tonight in Spirit Lake

Halloween on Maine Street

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

You don't need to stand alone

Better to stand together than alone.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

RACISM: One local’s perspective

It sure gets tiresome listening to how racist and evil white people are.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MANDATE: Exercise in futility

I believe the city’s recent decision of mandating masks and the state’s backpedal to Stage 3 are actually irresponsible and borderline insane.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

RACISM: No charges alleged

After reading a few letters to the editor Wednesday, I find it important to clarify the Coeur d’Alene City Mayor and Council made no statements implying a specific group or individuals lawfully assembling in the city are racists.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

LETTERS: Right back at you

Wow, I really must respond to the two letters in last Friday’s paper, one from Oregon and one from Washington.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

ELECTION LETTERS

The readers write on who, what to support.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Take it from Dad

An endless thank you to Barb Hallet for telling it like it is with respect to these panty waist, don’t tread on me babies whining about having to wear a mask during a pandemic.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID: Yes, it’s a thing

They’re not telling the truth. We don’t want to hear it.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: So little to ask

I am 100% for wearing a mask out in public. You don’t have to wear a mask to take out the garbage, clean out the garage, mow the grass, etc. Just wear it when going out where there will be other people.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MANDATE: Thanks, Cd’A Council

I am amazed at the number of truly unkind people living in our area. Thank you City Council for passing the mask mandate. It is obvious education did not work.

Cd'A Carousel will be open on Halloween
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Cd'A Carousel will be open on Halloween

Halloween treats and rides at the Cd'A Carousel on Saturday

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MANDATE: Right call, Cd’A

Thank you to the City Council for their 90-day mask mandate. I regret that the PHD waived their mask mandate due to pressure from some aggressive individuals.

Georgian Lydia Overen
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Georgian Lydia Overen

Georgian Lydia Overen passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2020 at Highgate Senior Living in Wenatchee, Washington, after a long illness.

HOMES The new 'it' color? Pink TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES The new 'it' color? Pink TNS

Pink is one of the hottest colors right now in home decor. What makes pink so popular?

HOMES More ways to winterize your home TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES More ways to winterize your home TNS

With colder days coming, right now is an excellent time to take stock of your home and prepare for the winter months.

HOMES Heated seats and fire pits extend the season for pandemic socializing TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Heated seats and fire pits extend the season for pandemic socializing TNS

MINNEAPOLIS — It hasn't been easy for Erin Duininck, owner of the Golden Rule in Excelsior, Minnesota, to shepherd her 5-year-old boutique and 4-year-old son through a pandemic.

HOMES Make this DIY air filter to (possibly) reduce your indoor exposure to coronavirus TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Make this DIY air filter to (possibly) reduce your indoor exposure to coronavirus TNS

Let's say your job requires you to be inside with others this winter in a poorly ventilated space. Maybe a windowless room in an aging school building, where the lack of fresh air raises the risk of spreading COVID-19.

HOMES How to find the best sofa for your space TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES How to find the best sofa for your space TNS

For many, a sofa is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, or it's at least a purchase homeowners don't want to have to make on a frequent basis. In most cases, a sofa's longevity and quality relates to how it's made.

HOMES Should I hire a lighting designer? TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Should I hire a lighting designer? TNS

Lighting design is a crucial part of a living space. But many homeowners overlook this crucial aspect of home design.

HOMES Outdoor heaters are a hot accessory TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Outdoor heaters are a hot accessory TNS

PHILADELPHIA — The weather is starting to cool off, and in any other year, we would all start to move indoors to keep warm. But we're still in a pandemic, and a lot of us are looking for ways to keep our socially distant gatherings safely outdoors in our backyards, patios, and decks when the temperatures start to get chilly.

HOMES Series and symmetry TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Series and symmetry TNS

When it comes to artwork and mirrors, what are some of the best and more impactful ways in which to showcase? Whether you have a long wall you wish to highlight, a ceiling you want to elevate or bold design statement you'd like to make, placing artwork or mirrors in a series or with the use of symmetry may do the trick.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES How can I winterize my home? TNS

Winter weather can take a toll on your house. Here are a few ways you can take some of the pressure off it and keep energy bills from skyrocketing.

Warden teen looks forward to victory in cancer fight
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Warden teen looks forward to victory in cancer fight

This time last year, Avree Pruneda was dealing with a pain in her arm that would eventually lead her down a trying path. The pain turned into a diagnosis with Ewing’s sarcoma in January, an extremely rare form of cancer.

HOMES Creating the perfect gallery wall TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Creating the perfect gallery wall TNS

No room is complete without art on the walls. Artwork is the cherry on top, the frosting on the cake, the accessories to the perfect outfit – it is the finishing touch that pushes your space from beautiful to stunning.

HOMES Houseplants are offering therapy amid pandemic stress, and demand is soaring in nurseries TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Houseplants are offering therapy amid pandemic stress, and demand is soaring in nurseries TNS

PHILADELPHIA — In April, a month into the coronavirus pandemic, Jodie Riccelli placed an order for houseplants to add greenery to her surroundings. By September, she had amassed 130 plants in her 980-square-foot South Philadelphia home.

HOMES Fall outdoor projects TNS
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Fall outdoor projects TNS

With fall in full swing and winter soon approaching, now may be the ideal time to get any outstanding outdoor projects out of the way.

Timber industry remains key Idaho industry
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Timber industry remains key Idaho industry

Each year, the average person uses 43 cubic feet of wood and 681 pounds of paper. That is over a ton of wood each year, or the equivalent of one tree 100 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter. These products begin with a tree.

Timber sales help fund Idaho's roads, schools
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Timber sales help fund Idaho's roads, schools

National forests continue to be a source of income for Idaho’s counties — even if it isn't as much as it has been in the past.

In the Gem State, timber adds up to big business
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

In the Gem State, timber adds up to big business

Like it has been and will continue to be, Idaho’s timber industry is a key player when it comes to Idaho’s economy.

Forest products industry strong despite roller coaster year
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Forest products industry strong despite roller coaster year

In the region, Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho officials estimate the forest products industry directly employs more than 16,400 people with an estimated 14,800 people holding down support jobs connected to the industry.

Thinning the threat benefits forest, landowners
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Thinning the threat benefits forest, landowners

Landowners have options when managing timber on their property

Best Shot - Oct. 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Best Shot - Oct. 30, 2020

Great photos shared by the many talented photographers in the community.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Thoughts on leadership and a critical election

As we approach this critical election, we should consider the role of leadership.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Vote for Steve Johnson for county commissioner

A change in the county commissioners is in order. In these contentious times, we really need a voice of moderation. Steve Johnson would bring that. Steve is a fiscal conservative and Bonner County can also use a dose of that right now.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

McDonald endorses Representative Sage Dixon

What are the qualities one looks for in an elected representative? I look for honesty and integrity to start with, the ability to communicate with constituents yet being able to handle the more difficult language of laws and bill writing.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Steve Johnson is better for Bonner County

Steve Johnson is running for Bonner County commissioner.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Steve Johnson is up to the tasks ahead

Robust population growth is a serious challenge to Bonner County. If it’s not properly addressed with land use planning, that growth will significantly impact the quality of our lives and those of future residents.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Dixon's allegiance lies with Boise, not N. Idaho

As a conservative Republican, I’ve had concerns about Representative Dixon for some time, and now that he is running for a fourth term, we know a lot more about him.

Timothy J. Everhart, 67
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Timothy J. Everhart, 67

Timothy J. Everhart, 67, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Sandpoint, Idaho.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

REC Looks at 2021 restart

MOSES LAKE — Not long ago, REC Solar Silicon was at death’s door. But now, thanks to two new deals to supply U.S. companies with silicon for solar panels and rechargeable batteries, the successful issue of $105 million in new stock shares, and the end to all of the company’s outstanding tax disputes, it looks like REC is awake and taking nourishment again, if not yet quite walking.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Steve Johnson has the positive voice we need

Steve Johnson has the administrative experience to help run Bonner County in an efficient and legal manner.

HOMES Master Gardener: Preparing your garden for winter
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

HOMES Master Gardener: Preparing your garden for winter

The leaves all around are turning brilliant hues of oranges, reds and yellows. The air is getting cool and crisp. The amount of daylight is getting shorter. Now that it is fall, it’s time to prepare your garden for the colder seasons. Here are some tips for preparing your garden for winter.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Dixon represents district with honesty, integrity

Why re-elect Sage Dixon? Sage Dixon is dedicated to representing District 1 with the utmost integrity and has truly lived up to his promise to be a statesman.

From beyond, the Bard is grinning
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

From beyond, the Bard is grinning

I’ve run and re-run Tom Wobker’s little pieces of poetic candy in

MOVING HISTORY FORWARD: The man behind Hamilton House
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

MOVING HISTORY FORWARD: The man behind Hamilton House

With all the recent articles about saving the Hamilton House, it is time to learn about the person

Man could face life sentence for robbery
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Man could face life sentence for robbery

COEUR d’ALENE — A man accused of taking two 17-year-olds into a wooded area and robbing them at gunpoint has pleaded guilty.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Building permits unincorporated Grant County 10-30

Unincorporated Grant County

Spooky science
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Spooky science

Girl Scout Troop 6017 enjoys STEM Halloween party

Girl Scout Troop 6017 enjoys STEM Halloween party in the Silver Lake Mall

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

City of Othello building permits for September

City of Othello building permits for September

Three arrested after traffic stop
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Three arrested after traffic stop

POST FALLS — Three people are in jail and facing felony charges after they were pulled over in a car that had stolen plates.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Fire claims Cocolalla home

Fire destroys Cocolalla home

Spice up your meals with The Library's help
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Spice up your meals with The Library's help

The Library has an interesting alternative to foodie tourism — one that allows you to experience other cultures without ever leaving your kitchen.

FSPW co-hosts ‘Unlikely Thru-Hiker’
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

FSPW co-hosts ‘Unlikely Thru-Hiker’

Think you could never pull off a long-distance hike? You might want to talk to Derick Lugo.

Scholarship opportunities for students
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Scholarship opportunities for students

DAR offers assistance for grads in diverse fields of study

DAR offers scholarships for grads studying history, economics, political science, medicine, education, English and more

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

Judgments and sentencings

Practical help for getting unstuck in life provided at Lifetree Café
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Practical help for getting unstuck in life provided at Lifetree Café

A proven technique for making difficult life changes will be explored at Lifetree Café on Monday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

Congregations worshipping online, in person
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Congregations worshipping online, in person

As a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, local churches are responding, helping their congregations worship in a variety of ways, from Zoom and Facebook Live services to YouTube videos and more.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Just because a scientist says so doesn’t make it so

C.S. Lewis, 20th century Christian author and British academic, was a man of many varied interests as the books he wrote demonstrate. On the subject of human origins and the theory of evolution he seems to have had some shift in his beliefs over time. Space does not allow more than a very brief review of his ideas here.

Kid Weather - Oct. 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Kid Weather - Oct. 30, 2020

Today's weather forecast drawn by the community's talented young artists.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Unincorporated Grant County permits 11-7

Building permits for Unincorporated Grant County

Weather Map 103020
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Weather Map 103020

Weather Map 103020

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Oct. 18, 2020

Police log information for Sandpoint, Ponderay and Priest River police departments and from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Oct. 19, 2020

Police log information for Sandpoint, Ponderay and Priest River police departments and from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.

Temperature changes affecting fishing at Potholes
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Temperature changes affecting fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1032.55, up 2.13 feet from last week. The water temperature on Potholes Reservoir is in the upper 40s to lower 50s. With the water temperature dropping quickly over this past week, slow down your presentation for most fish.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County Calendar - Oct. 30, 2020

The events, activities and meetings taking place around Bonner County.

Parking their complaints
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Parking their complaints

Residents unhappy with new Rathdrum rules on parking RVs, boats

Rathdrum residents oppose revised city code parking

Witches to take flight downtown
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Witches to take flight downtown

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Both are welcome tomorrow, when local women plan to grab their brooms and descend on Sherman Avenue.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Police records for Oct. 30, 2020

MLPD, GC Jail

Carving the Great Pumpkin
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Carving the Great Pumpkin

On Sunday, Oct. 25, Dub's closed a little bit early so that the staff could have a pumpkin carving party.

Risch discusses COVID-19, election, legislative priorities, protests for racial equality
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Risch discusses COVID-19, election, legislative priorities, protests for racial equality

At a meeting with the Bonner County Daily Bee on Thursday, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, discussed COVID-19, the upcoming election and his legislative priorities.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Kootenai reschedules council meeting

Kootenai officials have rescheduled Kootenai's regular council meeting due to Election Day.

'I truly feel like we can do anything': SHS football hosts Hillcrest in state opener tonight
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

'I truly feel like we can do anything': SHS football hosts Hillcrest in state opener tonight

Sandpoint looks to advance to state quarterfinals for first time since 2015

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Charge added in rape case

Rape suspect faces additional charge

Rotary Club of Moses Lake receives $15,000 donation from Confluence Health
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Rotary Club of Moses Lake receives $15,000 donation from Confluence Health

The Rotary Club of Moses Lake received a $15,000 donation from Confluence Health and Wenatchee Valley Physicians’ Association to go towards the organization’s proposed plans for renovations at the Moses Lake skate park.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Sandpoint author shortlisted for literary award

The book is a contemporary and historical romance adapted from an original screenplay

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Weekend TV/Radio highlights

Sports listings for coming weekend

Alfred J. Hoerth, 88
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Alfred J. Hoerth, 88

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Alfred J. Hoerth of Hope, Idaho, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at age 88.

Feds being sued over new decision to leave Snake River dams standing
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Feds being sued over new decision to leave Snake River dams standing

A coalition of environmental and fishing groups will ask the courts to intervene for a sixth time after the federal government again decided not to breach the four lower Snake River hydroelectric dams.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Lockett takes moment to appreciate record day for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even though it came in a loss, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett allowed himself a little bit of appreciation for what he accomplished last week.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Lots of trout but challenging fishing at Yakima River

If you are looking for a high-quality stream fishing experience for trout, look no further than the Yakima River, Washington’s only Blue Ribbon trout stream.

October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Unemployment claims still falling in Washington state

The number of Washingtonians filing new unemployment claims fell again last week amid mixed signals over the pace of economic recovery from the pandemic. For the week ending Saturday, Washington state received 14,198 new, or "initial," claims for regular unemployment benefits, a 15.9% drop from the prior week, the state Employment Security Department reported Thursday. Overall, U.S. claims fell 5.1%, to 791,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Moses Lake managed homeless camp set to open mid-November
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Moses Lake managed homeless camp set to open mid-November

With tiny home units being hauled in at a pace of around five per week, the Moses Lake managed homeless camp is set to open its doors in mid-November, said Taylor Burton, housing and grants coordinator for the city.

State grant will help pay for Grant PUD fiber optic project
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

State grant will help pay for Grant PUD fiber optic project

Grant County Public Utility District will use an $810,000 grant from the Washington State Public Works Board to expand the utility’s fiber optic network. The PUD also qualified for an $810,000 loan from the PWB.

Dent returns home after COVID-19 hospitalization
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Dent returns home after COVID-19 hospitalization

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, is at home recovering after being admitted to the intensive care unit at Samaritan Hospital on Oct. 21, two weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Cellist and composer set to bring 'Nosferatu' soundtrack to life tonight
October 30, 2020 1 a.m.

Cellist and composer set to bring 'Nosferatu' soundtrack to life tonight

Columbia Basin Allied Arts and Grant County Fairgrounds are teaming up tonight for a special edition of Cars Under the Stars for their showing of the classic film “Nosferatu.”

October 30, 2020 12:31 a.m.

AP News Digest 3:07 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's disputed election so spectacularly wrong.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rally by President Donald Trump in southern Minnesota was in flux much of Thursday after his campaign moved it from Rochester to a small town in another county, and then back to Rochester after state officials insisted that the event follow coronavirus safety guidelines, including a cap of 250 attendees.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Wisconsin reports 3 more cases of positive COVID-19 tests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says the number of active COVID-19 cases within the football program increased to 16 as of Thursday morning.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Former anti-masker urges caution after contracting COVID-19

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana resident who called the COVID-19 pandemic a “sham-demic” and mocked mask wearers said he is now taking the pandemic seriously after contracting the virus.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

No. 2 Alabama hosts Mississippi State minus Waddle

Mississippi State (1-3 SEC) at No. 2 Alabama (5-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Awaiting Tottenham debut, Morgan focuses on making impact

LONDON (AP) — A dog barks on a neighbor’s balcony as Alex Morgan hankers for what she’s missing in London.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

The Latest: India's downward trend in new cases continues

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8 million and is only behind the U.S.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

US long-term mortgage rates flat this week; 30-year at 2.81%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week after marking a new all-time low last week.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Russell Wilson stays busy on and off the NFL field

While he’s leading the NFL in touchdown passes and directing the highest-scoring offense in the league, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is staying busy with philanthropic efforts away from the field.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S. computer chips and other high-tech components, hampering Beijing’s industrial ambitions.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response

NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testing and contact tracing.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Oklahoma needs win vs. Texas Tech to stay in Big 12 race

No. 24 Oklahoma (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at Texas Tech (2-3, 1-3), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (FOX).

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

No. 10 Florida plays 1st game in 3 weeks, hosts hot Missouri

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate).

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent breakup into her debut solo album.

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

October 30, 2020 12:07 a.m.

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House who worked with Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann and many others, has died at age 79.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Court: UC can't waffle in phasing out SATs in admissions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Student applicants to the University of California can't submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed a plan with benchmarks that would allow the more than 18,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo to progressively transfer its activities to Congolese authorities.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize recreational marijuana use.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Falcons WR Ridley suffers left ankle injury against Panthers

CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been ruled out of Thursday night's game at Carolina because of a left ankle injury.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women in Santa Barbara, authorities said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pending home sales cool in September, down 2.2%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The pending sales of existing homes fell 2.2% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the first monthly contraction of that figure in four months.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

After wolves rebound across US West, future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Plea deal reached in case of Everett cop pinning Black man

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who served a month in jail for running from Everett police will serve no more time behind bars in a case that prompted the police department to clarify its policy about a technique to pin suspects.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Oregon prosecutor charges 7 from left and right after clash

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon prosecutor said Thursday he will file charges against seven people who were involved in violent clashes during dueling political events at a park in Bend earlier this month.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Train derails in southeast Texas, forcing evacuations

MAURICEVILLE, Texas (AP) — A freight train derailed Thursday in southeast Texas, prompting authorities to urge nearby residents to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assessed the damage, the Orange County sheriff's office said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation, anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam on Friday with a call for regional unity to counter Beijing's growing assertiveness, as the fierce American presidential election race entered its final stretch.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pence highlights economic recovery report at Nevada rally

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence urged early in-person voting and highlighted reports of a partial economic recovery during a rally Thursday in Reno, hoping to drum up enthusiasm in Nevada in the final days before the election.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chargers cancel practice after positive test for COVID-19

COSTA MESA, Calif (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed guard Ryan Groy on the league's COVID-19 reserve list Thursday and canceled practice.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions of individuals and businesses face the prospect of having to hunker down once again.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut $18M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Seahawks host 49ers in another key NFC West showdown

SEATTLE (AP) — While running out to the best start in franchise history and becoming the last unbeaten team in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks knew the reality of where they stood wouldn’t come until they started division play.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Minnesota, Maryland look to rebound in Friday night clash

For Minnesota, the delayed opening of the Big Ten football season was definitely not worth the wait.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

Memphis (3-1, 2-1 American) at No. 7 Cincinnati (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 16 K-State goes after 5th straight win at West Virginia

No. 16 Kansas State (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-2, 2-2), Saturday at noon (ESPN2).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Blackhawks loan Kirby Dach to Canadian junior team

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks loaned center Kirby Dach to the Canadian junior hockey team Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Panthers' Davis calls hit on Bridgewater 'cheap shot'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers aren't happy about the hit Teddy Bridgewater took from Atlanta defensive end Charles Harris.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 13 Michigan hosts Michigan State in fan-free Big House

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Toward the end of his video conference with reporters this week, Mel Tucker was asked point blank if he was intentionally avoiding using his next opponent's name.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lions release LB Elijah Lee to clear up roster spot

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Elijah Lee to clear up a roster spot.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mariners re-sign RHP Kendall Graveman to $1.25M, 1-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Kendall Graveman and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $1.25 million one-year contract on Thursday after the team declined his $3.5 million option in favor of a $500,000 buyout.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Unbeaten Steelers, surging Ravens renew high-stakes rivalry

The fierce NFL rivalry between the Steelers and Ravens lost some of its luster last year when Pittsburgh stumbled to the finish without injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The major players in Washington's COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 15 Tar Heels, Virginia to meet at Scott Stadium

No. 15 North Carolina (4-1, 4-1 ACC) at Virginia (1-4, 1-4), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

DALLAS (AP) — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent real estate developer in Austin and began scouring the palatial French-style chateau for documents, videos and photographs as part of an investigation that remains under wraps.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

49ers preparing for rare silence in Seattle without fans

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The loud piped in noise at practice, silent counts and other preparations that usually accompany a trip to Seattle aren’t necessary this year for the San Francisco 49ers.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

One Good Thing: Wickedly creative pandemic trick-or-treating

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers. Flinging full-size candy bars to them via mini-catapults, “Game of Thrones” style, or with decorated slingshots.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Today in History

Today in History

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

West Seattle water taxi canceled, detour bridge needs repair

SEATTLE (AP) — The West Seattle Water Taxi was canceled Thursday morning after an inspection at the Seacrest dock raised concerns that one of the pins connecting the gangway to the shore is damaged, according to King County.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate change on specific parts of the country, warning fire behavior was becoming more extreme.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Boston mayor unveils plan to address rise in COVID cases

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday unveiled a plan to tackle the city's rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases by urging more people to get tested.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Syracuse hosts Wake Forest and looks to end 3-game skid

A week after giving top-ranked Clemson fits for nearly three quarters, Syracuse is eager to prove it wasn't a fluke.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Storm halts Tillis stops; Cunningham discreet in campaigning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Severe weather prevented North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis from making campaign appearances on Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Donald Trump.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Wolves play Palace; Cádiz, Stuttgart in action

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast television staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Thursday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Person killed, Salem officer shot in ankle after foot chase

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A person was killed and a police officer was hurt after shots were fired Thursday morning in Salem, according to police.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's ‘Holidate’

If it didn’t actually exist, “Holidate” would sound like one of those fake movies within a movie. A couple of attractive singles decide on a low-stakes, no-commitment arrangement to be each other’s dates on holidays? It’s a perfect rom-com concept in that it’s equal parts ridiculous and shamefully appealing. Slot in some very pretty people (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey), a drunken aunt (Kristen Chenoweth) some bawdy dialogue and a picturesque and unbelievably warm Chicago where it’s possible to wear spaghetti straps at Easter and it practically makes itself. Unfortunately, like so many that have come before, it’s pretty terrible too (and that’s taking into account the rom-com curve).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison for turning some female followers into sex slaves

NEW YORK (AP) — NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison for turning some female followers into sex slaves.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

OCT. 23-29, 2020

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kennedy runs for 2 TDs, Georgia Southern beats South Alabama

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Wesley Kennedy III had 91 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Derrick Canteen broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 1:01 left and Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 24-17 on Thursday night.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Oregon sets another daily COVID-19 record with 575 new cases

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon set another record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

LONDON (AP) — British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

WASHINGTON (AP) — A multi-state

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firefighter has custody of his 5-year-old daughter every other weekend in an agreement with his ex-wife, but he can't bring her to his home because she lives in upstate New York.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Malaysian PM's key ally demands early polls in new snag

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, in a new snag to his fragile hold on power.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Overwhelmed': Texas county halts non-essential activities

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso County officials ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities Thursday after the area's medical resources were overwhelmed by the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Exxon to cut 1,900 US jobs as oil industry struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs from its U.S. workforce as the pandemic saps demand for fuel.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery fell $1.22 to $36.17 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for December delivery fell $1.47 to $37.65 a barrel.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

EU digital boss: New rules to curb big tech aim for fairness

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is set to propose new laws to rein in the power of big tech companies, including measures to ensure customers are protected, smaller rivals are treated fairly, and illegal content is dealt with, the bloc's digital and antitrust chief said on Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Penn State's goal: Trying to stop Fields from having a day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton saw something new this week as he watched recent film of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper publisher, and said the reason for the delay should remain secret.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Former Wyoming US Sen. Alan Simpson recovering after stroke

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson is recovering at a Denver-area hospital after suffering a minor stroke earlier this week, his family said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying President Donald Trump's response to

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

German unemployment drops unexpectedly in October

BERLIN (AP) — Unemployment in Germany fell unexpectedly in October, according to statistics released Thursday, suggesting that Europe's largest economy was beginning to shake off the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic just as confirmed cases started to rise rapidly again.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brady and Bucs rolling coming to NJ to face Judge and Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Before getting the New York Giants job, Joe Judge was mentored by two of the football's best active coaches: Nick Saban of Alabama and Bill Belichick of the Patriots.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 23 Cyclones heads to winless Kansas on Saturday

No. 23 Iowa State (3-2, 3-1 Big 12)) at Kansas (0-5, 0-4), Saturday at noon ET (FS1).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police to investigate sex abuse allegations against doctor

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — West Linn police say they’re investigating criminal allegations against former West Linn Dr. David Farley, whose Oregon medical license was revoked this month amid patient complaints of sexual abuse.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Love blossoms amid pandemic, TikTok turmoil for two creators

NEW YORK (AP) — With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Kyrgyzstan village untouched by political unrest

TASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The political turmoil that has gripped Kyrgyzstan hasn't reached the quiet village of Tash-Bashat in the mountains near the capital, where residents talk about the country's feuding elites with resignation and disdain.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 22 SMU hosts Navy with both teams coming off losses

Navy (3-3, 3-1 American) at No. 22 SMU (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lockett takes moment to appreciate record day for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even though it came in a loss, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett allowed himself a little bit of appreciation for what he accomplished last week.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Author of best-selling 'Maid' takes on college in 'Class'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a book about the hard truths of college education.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

World Series sets another low for television viewers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating the record set two days earlier in Game 2.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials and sexually abusing a 15-year-old.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Coastal Carolina getting used to national media coverage

The attention keeps rolling in for No. 20 Coastal Carolina.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Airbus reports new pandemic losses, but stops bleeding cash

PARIS (AP) — Struggling plane maker Airbus says new European virus lockdown measures are making its life “a bit more difficult,” as it announced 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) in pandemic-related losses for the third quarter Thursday amid a slower-than-expected recovery in air travel.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mayfield, better Browns back home to face Raiders before bye

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back when he was a TV commentator and dubbed a quarterbacks guru, Raiders coach Jon Gruden dissected Baker Mayfield's game and decided he loved it.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky (2-4) at No. 11 BYU (6-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Yanks plan to exercise Britton option, not Gardner or Happ

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Marvell snags Inphi in yet another semiconductor tie-up

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pace of consolidation in the semiconductor industry continues to accelerate with Marvell Technology saying Thursday that it will pay $10.63 billion for Inphi in a cash-and-stock deal.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Once high-flying Auburn and LSU try to salvage seasons

Auburn and LSU went from high-flying, top 10 Southeastern Conference contenders to teams trying to salvage their seasons.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Florida man arrested in crash that killed NFL player's dad

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

OCTOBER 23- 29, 2020

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Week in Pictures, North America

Oct. 23- 29, 2020

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American."

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Big Ten denies Nebraska request to play nonconference game

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Big Ten denied Nebraska’s request to play a nonconference opponent Saturday to replace its originally scheduled game with Wisconsin that was canceled because the Badgers had a spike in COVID-19 cases.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ford, Pinterest rise; eBay, Marvell Technology fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Thursday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Louisville looks to continue winning ways vs Virginia Tech

Now that Louisville has ended its losing streak the Cardinals are focused on their next challenge: winning consecutive games.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tiffany agrees to revised terms on LVMH takeover deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest deal in luxury is back on after New York's famed jeweler Tiffany agreed to a slightly reduced offering price from from LVMH in Paris.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 1 Clemson dealing with rash of injuries on defense vs BC

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson already faced a challenge because of a rash of injuries. Now, the Tigers will have to play without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Romo's $4.75 million option declined by Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined a $4.75 million option on right-hander Sergio Romo, who gets a $250,00 buyout and became a free agent.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Packers' Winn makes remarkable return with help from wife

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers reserve defensive lineman Billy Winn encountered all kinds of adversity before making one of this season's most improbable comebacks.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wolves' Beasley charged with threatening strangers with gun

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley is charged with using a rifle to threaten a family who was house hunting in his neighborhood in suburban Minneapolis.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Baylor seeking offensive identity with defensive TCU in Waco

Baylor is still trying to figure out its identity on offense, a difficult task with a new coach in an uneven season interrupted by the pandemic.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

LA Galaxy fire coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The disappointing LA Galaxy did not want to wait until the end of the season to begin their rebuild. Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired Thursday with three games remaining in the regular season and the Galaxy in last place in the Western Conference.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Nokia profit up, new CEO pledges to boost 5G investments

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Thursday reported improved third-quarter earnings largely in line with expectations, but acknowledged it faced challenges in the race for 5G cellular networks.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names. Other problems can include unaffordable payments, unclear expectations around repayment and not taking advantage of an opportunity to help the child build credit. To help prevent student debt from derailing their family, parents should assess their financial situation and talk openly with their children before borrowing student loans.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 3 Ohio State faces first road test at No. 18 Penn State

No. 3 Ohio State (1-0) at No. 18 Penn State (0-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Raiders struggle to find any positives on struggling defense

Finding positives in the performance of the Las Vegas Raiders defense this season isn’t an easy task.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Minnesota SOS: Too late to mail ballots -- but not to vote

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's secretary of state said Thursday it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count, after an appeals court ruling indicated that mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day are at risk of being invalidated.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lightning re-sign F Patrick Maroon, D Luke Schenn

Even though the realities of a salary cap prevented the Tampa Bay Lightning from keeping their entire Stanley Cup-winning team together, they were able to bring back two key depth players who helped make it happen.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis

In Remi Weekes’

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

2 Ohio political operatives plead guilty in bribery probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio political operatives pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that they conspired as part of what another defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

West Virginia voters laud Trump for trying to save coal

DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn't think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it powered America and offered generations of Appalachians a chance at a middle class life.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chinese promise market opening amid technology push

BEIJING (AP) — China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said Friday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wall Street soared under Trump, but it's been a rocky ride

NEW YORK (AP) — The last four years have been good for stocks, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 50% and many 401(k) balances looking healthier, as President Donald Trump likes to point out so often.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa,

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo

MILAN (AP) — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Gonzales promised his wife he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. But the 60-year-old salesman in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa voted for him anyway and said he plans to do it again next week.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in court documents Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brach exercises option for $2,075,000 Mets salary for '21

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Brad Brach exercised the 2021 player option in his contract with the New York Mets on Thursday, a deal worth a $2,075,000 salary for next season.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Vikings' slide casts shadow over rematch with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings faced off in the season’s opening weekend, it was billed as a showdown between NFC North’s two top contenders.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency headed to North Carolina after visiting Georgia the day before.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Saints look to stay on roll, Bears seek bounce-back win

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints come into Chicago rolling along with three straight wins as they try to build on yet another unbeaten October. They're hitting their stride, steadying themselves after a shaky start.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Michigan tightens social gathering limits after virus spike

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Thursday tightened restrictions on indoor social gatherings and shifted the Traverse City region backward in Michigan's reopening plan, saying coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in three weeks and the statewide death rate has risen for five straight weeks.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Thursday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 5 Georgia looks for more success after byes vs Kentucky

Byes have been good for No. 5 Georgia under Kirby Smart, which makes last week’s unexpected break very welcome for the Bulldogs.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Darnold, Jets preparing for Chiefs' 'game wreckers' on D

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets know there's plenty more to the Kansas City Chiefs than just Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered offense.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and with a new home at Apple TV+.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Edmunds: Spooktacular car tech

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house. But these features don’t represent automakers getting in the Halloween spirit — they are actually the latest driving aids designed to make piloting a car easier. Here are a few of Edmunds experts’ favorite tech features guaranteed to make your hair stand on end.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

McCaffrey will miss 6th straight game for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey remained on injured reserve and will miss his sixth straight game against the Falcons on Thursday night because of a high ankle sprain.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Patriots embracing role of chaser after 3 straight losses

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have grown accustomed to playing the role of front-runner in the AFC East under Bill Belichick.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York schools reopened in September it was anything but business as usual. With state guidelines for social distancing making it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time, educators prepared for a hybrid model of instruction.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brewers decline $15 million 2021 option on Ryan Braun

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have declined to exercise a $15 million mutual 2021 option on veteran outfielder Ryan Braun as the franchise’s career home run leader ponders whether to continue playing.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Church: California city violated its rights during pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When other church leaders protested coronavirus shutdown orders, saying they were following the word of the Lord, pastor Joe Garcia said he followed the word of the law.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wall Street ends higher after shaking off a wobbly start

U.S. stocks shook off an early slide and closed broadly higher Thursday as the market steadied after its worst drop in more than four months.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million option declined by the Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million club option for 2021 has been declined by the Atlanta Braves, making him eligible for free agency.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity started getting calls seeking support from people from the country’s vast coastal region that had been flooded for months during this year’s monsoon.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tanzania's president poised to be declared election winner

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s president is poised to be declared the overwhelming winner of Wednesday’s election despite widespread allegations of fraud, while the ruling party appears to have secured the two-thirds majority in parliament required to change the constitution.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March, but it's still historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is forcing many employers to cut jobs.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and took his place alongside baseball's greats.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pandemic alters No. 22 SMU's prep for Navy's triple option

DALLAS (AP) — No. 22 SMU's preparation for Navy's triple-option running game is a little different in this pandemic-altered season.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bills don't miss Brady in preparing to face Newton-led Pats

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White was happy to bid Tom Brady good riddance once he departed New England and the AFC East for Tampa Bay this offseason — with but one slight regret.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 4 Notre Dame heavily favored against struggling Ga Tech

No. 4 Notre Dame (5-0, 4-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Alaska cites technical glitches with releasing jobless aid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said technical glitches are to blame as the state works to distribute additional unemployment benefits to Alaskans.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

History in making? No. 11 BYU has shot at rare 7-0 start

Defensive lineman Bracken El-Bakri and the 11th-ranked BYU Cougars have a chance at accomplishing a little school history.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Back in the Big East, UConn women favorite to win title

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before the pandemic, Señor Sisig food trucks were a common sight in downtown San Francisco, dishing out Filipino fusion tacos and burritos to long lines of workers who spilled out of office towers at lunch.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Reed & React: Broncos OLB steps in again, makes most of shot

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Malik Reed isn’t trying to be Von Miller. He’s simply filling in for the injured pass rusher.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

France braces for monthlong lockdown as virus deaths mount

PARIS (AP) — French doctors expressed relief but business owners were in despair as France prepared Thursday to shut down again for a month to try to put the brakes on a fast-moving fall coronavirus outbreak.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have plagued Washington state’s charter sector.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Technology companies helped drive stocks higher Thursday as Wall Street recouped some of its losses from a steep sell-off a day earlier.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Judge says couple to face trial together over missing kids

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A couple charged with conspiring to hide the bodies of two missing children in a case connected to the parents' doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their previous spouses will stand trial together, an Idaho judge said Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

More than a few Halloweens ago — two dozen to be exact — came a film that looked like a treat but ended up as a trick.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 8 A&M looks to push win streak over Arkansas to 9 games

Arkansas (2-2 SEC) at No. 8 Texas A&M (3-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SECN).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Court hearing set for Kennedy cousin Skakel in 1975 killing

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is expected at a court hearing Friday as Connecticut prosecutors decide whether to retry him for the bludgeoning death of a fellow teenager in 1975.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Long absentee lines draw vote suppression criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The final day of in-person absentee voting in Alabama brought long lines, accusations of voter suppression and unsettled questions over the fate of some votes after a court fight temporarily altered ballot requirements.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US jobless claims fall to 751,000 as layoffs remain high nearly 8 months after virus struck economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims fall to 751,000 as layoffs remain high nearly 8 months after virus struck economy.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Election regulator optimistic about New Mexico vote count

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator said Thursday she is optimistic that an uncertified tally of votes can be accomplished statewide within one or two days after Election Day, amid a major shift toward voting by absentee ballots that take longer to tally.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lawrence out, No. 1 Clemson looks for 10th straight over BC

Boston College (4-2, 3-2 ACC) at No. 1 Clemson (6-0, 5-0), Saturday at noon (ABC).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 17 Indiana goes for fifth straight win against Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After a rollercoaster ride to get the Big Ten Conference football season underway, the opening weekend of play was thrilling — and very surprising in some cases.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Opening weekend surprises creates different look for Big Ten

The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Australia's pandemic travel ban brings family heartbreak

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Astrid Magenau wasn’t able to keep a promise to hold her father’s hand at his deathbed in Germany because of Australia’s extraordinary pandemic restrictions that make her feel like a prisoner in her adopted country.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 25 Boise State faces road test at Air Force

No. 25 Boise State (1-0, 1-0 Mountain West) at Air Force (1-1, 0-1), Saturday at 6 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Idaho's sockeye salmon run falters again; experts perplexed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

CEO of influential Silicon Valley group quits over racist ad

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of Silicon Valley's largest chamber of commerce resigned Thursday after the group's political arm posted an ad that the organization's own executive board of directors labeled as racist.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Darius Slay quickly learned Cowboys-Eagles rivalry is bitter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darius Slay learned quickly how much Eagles fans dislike Dallas long before he walked into the locker room this week and heard teammates say: “It’s Cowboys Week.”

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 6 Cowboys host Longhorns as class of the Big 12

Texas (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (FOX).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Vice president appeals to voters in liberal Arizona cities

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning rallies in Arizona on Friday, hoping to appeal to voters in counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Video shows San Diego police shooting man who charged them

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Video from home surveillance and police body cameras show a San Diego police officer fatally shooting a mentally ill Mexican man last week who was wielding a metal curtain rod when he charged officers.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

N. Carolina-based research testing firm to expand at home

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based contract research testing company for the biotechnology and drug industries said Thursday it will expand its operations in the Research Triangle area, creating about 880 more jobs by 2027.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, has released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Difficult winter': Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director expressed deep concern on Thursday after the region again recorded the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a “difficult winter” as residents in France braced for life under a new month-long lockdown and Spain's parliament voted to extend a state of emergency.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

More than half of Oregon voters have cast ballots

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With less than a week to go until Election Day, more than half of the registered voters in Oregon have already cast their ballots.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to offer ballot clarity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to go along with a request from two counties to allow them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly on Election Day.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AC Milan, Arsenal win; Tottenham loses in Europa League

AC Milan cruised past Sparta Prague 3-0 for its second straight win in the Europa League on Thursday, while Tottenham fell to a surprising 1-0 loss at newcomer Antwerp.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Millennial Money: Picking a pandemic side gig takes hustle

Side gig. Side job. Side hustle. It goes by many names and serves many purposes. For some, it’s a way to keep the lights on. For others, it’s an opportunity to save for a goal or follow a passion.

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1. ” Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown)

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After stunning Penn State, No. 17 Indiana faces Rutgers

No. 17 Indiana (1-0. 1-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-0, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (BTN).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Thursday:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Surging Lions face a tougher test against rested Colts

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have changed the conversation about their team by beating bad teams, the one-win Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Do Not Score! How to avoid touchdowns defenses celebrate

When the defense is celebrating having allowed a touchdown, something has most definitely gone wrong for the offense.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest" in some areas.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NYC mayor mum on review of proposed Mets sale to Steve Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio deflected questions Thursday about whether he wants to block the sale of the New York Mets to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to tune it down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors and their heirs loudly reject him and his politics.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Baylor tabbed Big 12 men's basketball favorite over Kansas

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been tabbed by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference title this season, with the Bears returning four starters from a team that likely would have been a No. 1 seed if there had been an NCAA Tournament last spring.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 24 Oklahoma takes improved ground game to Texas Tech

Oklahoma has turned out an assembly line of successful quarterbacks under coach Lincoln Riley, with Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, last year’s Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts and now freshman Spencer Rattler putting up huge numbers.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times, an Afghan journalist and a driver in Afghanistan, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

WAUKEGAN, Ill, (AP) — An Illinois judge said he will decide late Friday afternoon whether a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 5 Georgia seeks 11th straight series win over Kentucky

No. 5 Georgia (3-1 SEC) at Kentucky (2-3), Saturday at noon ET (SEC).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Coastal Carolina seeks to stay in poll, faces Georgia State

No. 20 Coastal Carolina (5-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) at Georgia State (2-2, 1-2), Saturday at noon ET (ESPNU).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Rivers' 164 total yards, 3 TDs lead Fresno St by Colorado St

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener set career highs with 311 yards passing and three touchdowns, Ronnie Rivers tied his career best with three scores, and Fresno State scored 31 unanswered points in a 38-17 victory over Colorado State on Thursday night.

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No. 13 Michigan tries for 3rd straight win over Michigan St

Michigan State (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) at No. 13 Michigan (1-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX).

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Court won't back gun ban outside Michigan polling places

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a Democratic state official who wants to ban the open carry of guns outside polling places.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump rule says health plans must disclose costs up front

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Road trip: In Mississippi, love in the time of coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Her voice cracked as she spoke from her hospital bed. “I want to go home,” she said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan's military on Friday in a historic celebration with their peers.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

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As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Titans defense hopes to shore things up against Bengals

Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel sees an opportunity to change directions Sunday in Cincinnati.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Asia Today: Virus arrives in once-clear Marshall Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Giants' Jones regrets taking mask off in NYC bar

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a little prodding, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones expressed regret for taking off his mask in a closed New York City bar last weekend.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Puget Sound Energy's Colstrip coal plant sale falls through

SEATTLE (AP) — A deal to sell Puget Sound Energy’s stake in one of the four generating units in Montana’s Colstrip coal plan has fallen through.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chickens to be culled after bird flu found on Dutch farm

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than 35,000 chickens are to be culled at a Dutch farm after a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was discovered there, the agriculture ministry announced Thursday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge refused to intervene Wednesday to keep open a Missouri lab that handled coronavirus tests for about 2,500 nursing homes in 11 states after the federal government suspended the lab for what it alleged were serious violations that put patients’ health at risk.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Portland, Oregon law enforcement prepare for election unrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon said Thursday they are prepared for potential unrest on Election Day and beyond in Oregon's largest city and also around the state.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ECB leaves rates, bond purchases unchanged, promises "thorough reassessment" in December

FRANKFURT, Germany. (AP) — ECB leaves rates, bond purchases unchanged, promises "thorough reassessment" in December.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Our heart breaks': South digs out from Zeta's wrath

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trees on top of buses and cars. Roofs ripped off homes. Boats pushed onto the highway by surging seawater. Hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities — a type of digital redlining that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with the U.S. economy Thursday, as Democratic rival Joe Biden kept up his assault on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chiefs' Bell to face former team as Jets visit Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't subscribe to the notion of payback in the business of professional football.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tupperware is partying like it's 1965

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Navajo Nation accuses farmers of illegally growing hemp

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has sued nearly three dozen people, accusing them of illegally growing hemp or marijuana on the reservation.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Democrats lose suit over Arizona redistricting panel list

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to disqualify two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential chairs of a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'The ones we play for': Iowa keeps 'wave' for young patients

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Home football games for the University of Iowa won't have the same roar and buzz this season because the usual 69,000 fans won't be there. One beloved tradition will go on uninterrupted.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 23 Iowa State big favorites as it heads to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State learned in an opening home loss to Louisiana-Lafayette that you can't overlook anybody in college football.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Protesters clash with federal officers in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officers clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday night as dozens of people marched around an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but its President Christine Lagarde said there was “little doubt” that more action would be coming at its December meeting as surging coronavirus infections and new restrictions on activity threaten Europe’s economy.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Thanksgiving feast or famine? Turkey industry left to guess

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tech giants report strong results, but murky outlooks

Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lawsuit demands California museum forfeit Thai artifacts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. government is demanding a San Francisco museum give up claims to two religious relics allegedly stolen from Thailand, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 6 Oklahoma State faces Texas, former OC Mike Yurcich

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knows all about Mike Yurcich.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tua's 1st start for Miami against Rams will test his hip

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa is about to get hit.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Debris falls from supertall NYC skyscraper; no one injured

NEW YORK (AP) — Debris fell from a supertall skyscraper nearing completion in New York City as the top of a crane spun in the wind Thursday evening, but no one was injured, officials said.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Washoe County cutting 250 limit on gatherings back to 50

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Beginning next week, public gatherings in Washoe County will be subject to the same 50-person limitation that was in effect before Gov. Steve Sisolak raised the statewide cap to 250 on Oct. 1 as part of a relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions.

October 30, 2020 12:06 a.m.

No. 2 Alabama, minus Jaylen Waddle, hosts Mississippi State

Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense has put up some big passing numbers, just not nearly as big as those produced by Nick Saban’s Alabama team.

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1030 COMM BRIEFS

community briefs

Museum offers McClaren 1895 classroom trunks to schools
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Museum offers McClaren 1895 classroom trunks to schools

The McClaren 1895 Classroom was founded in 2006 by local educator and Northwest Montana History Museum volunteer Bill McClaren.

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Open enrollment for ACA health insurance plans begins Sunday

Open enrollment for 2021 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans in Montana begins Sunday and will run through Dec. 15.

Laura Elizabeth Rutherford, 93
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Laura Elizabeth Rutherford, 93

Laura Elizabeth Rutherford, 93, of Whitefish, passed away of cancer at her home at The Springs of Whitefish on Oct. 26, 2020.

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Flathead County: Sheriff reports surge in crime, homelessness

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has seen an upswing in all kinds of crime this year, along with an upswing in the number of homeless people, Sheriff Brian Heino said during the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce's virtual "High Noon" luncheon Thursday.

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Myron 'Mike' Houston, 86

Mike Houston obituary

Wildlife officials collect over 170 chronic wasting disease samples
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Wildlife officials collect over 170 chronic wasting disease samples

Through opening weekend of the general hunting season, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has collected more than 170 samples from harvested deer, elk and moose to test for chronic wasting disease across Northwest Montana.

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Local All-state musicians recognized

Despite the annual All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra Festival being canceled this year due to COVID-19, 26 local high school students selected to participate in the competitive program were recently recognized for their talents.

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Mountain lion perhaps waiting for take-out

Someone called the Whitefish Police Department with concern for restaurant workers because of the presence of a mountain lion in a tree behind the location. Security guards didn’t see the cat and fish and game officials were called.

Kalispell high schools see 'unprecedented' spike in enrollment
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Kalispell high schools see 'unprecedented' spike in enrollment

Kalispell Public Schools has experienced a surge in high school enrollment and a major decline in elementary students compared to last year, according to an official fall enrollment count.

Online auction of classic boat to benefit conservation project
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Online auction of classic boat to benefit conservation project

Polson resident Greg McCormick is looking to give one lucky bidder the chance to own a rare classic wooden boat while also helping out the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project near Columbia Falls.

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Woman charged with murdering ex says it was self defense

A Flathead Valley woman accused of murdering her ex-husband, who had a history of domestic violence incidents, entered a not guilty plea Tuesday as her attorney maintained she shot the man in self-defense.

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