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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

'Overwhelmed': Texas county halts non-essential activities

Oct. 29, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

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. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego announced the measure during a virtual news conference Thursday....

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon speaks in front of newly replaced border wall sections Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. Top Trump administration officials will visit South Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, attempting to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. But most of the wall went up in areas that already had smaller barriers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

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. While most of the wall went up in areas...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) pulls in a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Lockett takes moment to appreciate record day for Seahawks

Oct. 29, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

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. Considering it’s only been done two other times in NFL history, it should be recognized. “I try to reflect of it...

Dr. Love Paul, left, Pearl Paul and their son Nate Paul, right, attend the 2011 Texas Inaugural Celebration at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on  Jan. 18, 2011. Nate Paul, an Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other businessmen have an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of his properties with the help of a federal judge. In his complaint to prosecutors in Austin, Paul said the owner of a chain of Texas car dealerships schemed with lawyers, investors and others to seize his assets. (Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

Oct. 29, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

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. Nate Paul alleges in a criminal...

Storm halts Tillis stops; Cunningham discreet in campaigning

Oct. 29, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

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. High winds and storms from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta initially caused the cancellation of...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, former Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa stands with his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque before the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago. La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

Oct. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

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. That started to change the past few seasons. And he simply couldn't resist the opportunity the Chicago White Sox gave him. La Russa,...

Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The regular Hendrick Motorsports crew for the No. 24 did not participate in Wednesday night’s race at Texas...

Baylor seeking offensive identity with defensive TCU in Waco

Oct. 29, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

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. The Bears are playing their first home game in more than a month, and their first game in three weeks, after a week-long pause of activity and the postponement of...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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

Oct. 29, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

No. 24 Oklahoma (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at Texas Tech (2-3, 1-3), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 14 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma leads 21-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma already has two losses and won’t reach the College Football Playoff this season after being selected three straight years....