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Old Pats meet: Brady and Buccaneers face Judge and Giants

Oct. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-2) at NEW YORK GIANTS (1-6) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 8 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 4-2-1; Giants 4-3 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 16-7 LAST MEETING - Giants beat Buccaneers 32-31 on Sept. 22, 2019 at Tampa LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Raiders 45-20;...

Get-out-the-vote letter writer Nancy Gehman poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gehman is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions out to vote. In 2020, the difficulty has been dramatically compounded: by fear of the coronavirus, by complications and confusion over mail-in ballots, by palpable anxiety over the bitter divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

FILE - Playwright August Wilson poses for a portrait at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on April 7, 2005. 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the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks. (AP Photo/ Michelle McLoughlin, File)

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

Oct. 29, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

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late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks. The August Wilson Archive will reside in a state-of-the-art home in Hillman...

Medina, New York City FC hand Toronto FC 2nd straight loss

Oct. 28, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jesús Medina scored for the second consecutive game and New York City FC beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. Valentín Castellanos ripped a right-footer from well outside the box that was parried away by goalkeeper Quentin Westburg, but Medina put away the rebound...

Aaron Long scores in 89th, Red Bulls beat Revolution 1-0

Oct. 28, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Long scored in the 89th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Wednesday night. Both teams clinched playoff spots later when FC Dallas beat Inter Miami. Long put away a half-volley from the top of the 6-yard box after Tim Parker's re-directed a...

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday,  Oct. 28, 2020 in Washington, as Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers looks on. The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the U.S. and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Justice Dept. charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

Oct. 28, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges, officials said Wednesday. The prosecution, which Justice Department...

Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free

Oct. 28, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — What figures to be a down and perhaps brutal market for baseball free agents in the offseason following the pandemic began Wednesday when a dozen players were told their contract options had been declined, among them St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glove second baseman Kolten Wong. The...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

AFC East-leading Bills know better than to dismiss Patriots

Oct. 28, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jerry Hughes knows better than to dismiss the New England Patriots. As much as the Buffalo Bills defensive end would enjoy acknowledging a changing of the guard taking place in the AFC East seven weeks into this season, Hughes wasn’t prepared to go that far on Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 28, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 27 The Los Angeles Times on the Dodgers' World Series win: For the second time in this strange and awful year, Los Angeles has found a reason to cheer. The World Series championship won by the Dodgers on Tuesday night is its first in 32...

FILE - This April 9, 1996, file photo shows David Rohde, then of The Christian Science Monitor, at a mass grave site in Kravice, Bosnia. Rohde, reporting for the New York Times, and two other men were kidnapped at gunpoint in Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. authorities announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that an Afghan man, Haji Najibullah, has been brought to the United States to face charges in the kidnapping. The victims were not identified, but the description matched the kidnapping of Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

Oct. 28, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

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. The charges against Haji Najibullah, 42, were in a six-count...