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FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media in Westport, Conn. During a coronavirus briefing on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Labor will be applying for a federal program that could lead to $300 in additional weekly unemployment benefits for certain recipients who've lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The Latest: NYC to fine people without masks in some areas

Sep. 29, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK — Alarmed by a spike in coronavirus infections in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, New York City officials will start issuing fines in those areas to people who refuse to wear masks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. De Blasio said he was sending teams of hundreds of outreach workers and...

Dustin Johnson, of the United States, plays his shot from the fourth tee during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Loaded fields for Asia events now in Vegas, California

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Dustin Johnson leads the top five players in the world who have committed to play the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, the start of a two-week stretch of relocated Asia events that includes Tiger Woods returning to California. The CJ Cup typically is held in South Korea, followed by the Zozo Championship in...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, Kyle Busch, left, and Kurt Busch, right, greet fans as they are introduced before a NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Busch family hobby came full circle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Kurt finally won for the first time in his career Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The victory came about 24 hours after his nephew, Brexton Busch, won his first race at a track in North Carolina. The 5-year-old son of reigning Cup champion Kyle is being developed by Tom Busch, who molded his own two sons into NASCAR champions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Column: Busch family hobby goes full circle at home in Vegas

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing bug hit the Busch family long before the NASCAR champion brothers were born. Their father attended the first Daytona 500 in 1959 with his parents, and later, while working as a mechanic at a Las Vegas car dealership, he decided to try racing at the local short track. Tom Busch...

Kurt Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

Sep. 28, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mistakes send sloppy Raiders to 36-20 loss to Patriots

Sep. 27, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

The mistakes the Las Vegas Raiders did so well avoiding in winning the first two weeks piled up in New England. A fumble in the red zone, two more fumbles on sacks, a couple of key penalties and missed assignments on defense. It all added up to a 36-20 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday that dealt the...

Chase Briscoe poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Briscoe grabs 8th win of season in Xfinity playoff opener

Sep. 26, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener for his eighth win of the season, the number he’s said should earn him a promotion to NASCAR's top level. Briscoe, in a Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, won all three stages Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,...

Denny Hamlin, left, and Kyle Busch talk before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

Sep. 26, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch is in a terrible slump, winless this Cup season and his 15-year streak of at least one victory a year in danger. The reigning Cup champion struggled to contain his frustration after finishing second last week at Bristol to title favorite Kevin Harvick and his losing streak was...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Austin Hill poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Hill rebounds with win at Las Vegas to advance in playoffs

Sep. 26, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill, the regular-season Truck Series champion, rebounded from a poor opening race of the playoffs with a victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hill had dropped from first in the standings — where he'd been ranked since the second race of the season — to...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, Justin Haley celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Daytona International Speedway  in Daytona Beach, Fla.  The Xfinity Series prides itself as the “Names Are Made Here” division of NASCAR and it fits this year's playoff class well.    (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Xfinity Series playoffs begin with drivers seeking Cup rides

Sep. 25, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain opened this week preparing for the start of the Xfinity Series playoffs and celebrating his promotion to the Cup Series. He is one of the lucky title contenders – he knows where he will be driving next season. The Xfinity Series prides itself as the “Names Are...