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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Oct. 27, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

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. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis handed down the sentence in...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, transportation Security Administration personnel and travelers observe COVID-19 transmission prevention protocols at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NY discourages travel to Massachusetts, adds CA to advisory

Oct. 27, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor on Tuesday urged residents to avoid nonessential travel to neighboring Massachusetts, and added California to the state's COVID-19 advisory list. Residents from states on New York’s list must self-quarantine for 14 days. Only seven states, including New...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No. 1 pick in next year's draft did not rule out returning to school. “My mindset has been that I'm going to move on,” said the 6-foot-6 QB with the flowing hair....

In this frame grab made from UNTV, U.N. General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir closes the High-Level Meeting on the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at UN headquarters. (UNTV Via AP )

The Latest: U.N. cancels meetings after reported virus cases

Oct. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations canceled all in-person meetings after a U.N. member nation reported five coronavirus cases among its staff. General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir sent a letter to the 193 U.N. member nations announcing Tuesday’s cancellation on the advice of the U.N. Medical...

People wait in line at an early voting site in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. New Yorkers lined up to vote early for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday after a weekend that saw a crush of more than 400,000 voters statewide. The unofficial tally shows about 194,000 voters this weekend in New York City, where some people waited an hour or more in lines that stretched for several blocks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Deadline approaching for absentee ballot requests in NY

Oct. 27, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers streamed into early voting locations for the fourth straight day Tuesday, also the last day to request an absentee ballot. State election officials said over 710,000 New Yorkers have voted at in-person polling stations Saturday through Monday, including nearly 400,000 in New...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Alex Highsmith (56) and T.J. Watt (90) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 27, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members...

E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Judge: US can't replace Trump in accuser's defamation suit

Oct. 27, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit, which alleges he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan came...

Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

Special agent in charge named for FBI's Omaha field office

Oct. 27, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new special agent in charge has been name to the Omaha field office of the FBI. Eugene Kowel started his new post in Omaha on Monday, the agency said in a news release. The Omaha field office covers covers Nebraska and Iowa. Kowel began his career with the FBI in 2005 and has worked...

NY to test SUNY students for virus before Thanksgiving break

Oct. 27, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's public university system is requiring students to test negative for the coronavirus before they can leave for Thanksgiving break in hopes of preventing community spread as students fan across the country. The system's 64 colleges and universities must come up with plans by...