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FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

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

Oct. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

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. “This is a dangerous time. We’re moving the wrong way,” the Democratic governor said as he urged Kentuckians to...

Civil rights groups settle lawsuit over utilities access

Oct. 30, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights groups have reached a settlement with a Georgia city to end policies that they said illegally restricted access to utility services and disproportionately affected Black and Latino residents. The lawsuit filed in May 2017 against LaGrange says the city, which is the only...

El quarterback de los Falcons de Atlanta Matt Ryan en el juego ante los Panthers de Carolina del jueves 29 de octubre del 2020 en Charlotte. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Falcons' win over Panthers boosts optimism for second half

Oct. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

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. Ryan claimed there's no game remaining on Atlanta's schedule the last-place Falcons can't win. Clearly, the Falcons' success in...

A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million option declined by the Braves

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

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. O’Day receives a $250,000 buyout, completing a deal originally set to guarantee $2.5 million. He had a $2.25 million salary this...

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Pitt defensive back Jason Pinnock in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

No. 4 Notre Dame heavily favored against struggling Ga Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

No. 4 Notre Dame (5-0, 4-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Notre Dame by 20 1/2. Series record: Notre Dame leads 28-6-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Fighting Irish can't afford to stumble heading into their Nov. 7 showdown against top-ranked Clemson. For Georgia Tech, this...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) passes against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 4 Notre Dame looks to avoid slip-up against Georgia Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With one of the biggest games of the year looming, it's hard not to look ahead. No. 4 Notre Dame can't afford a slip-up. The Fighting Irish (5-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) must get by Georgia Tech — a 20-point underdog — on Saturday before turning their full attention to...

In this July 27, 2020 file photo, the tails of three UPS aircraft are shown parked at Miami International Airport in Miami. UPS, whose brown delivery trucks have become omnipresent on neighborhood streets during the pandemic, is reporting strong profits and revenue in its most recent quarter.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Demand for delivery boosts UPS revenue, but costs rise too

Oct. 28, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Profit and revenue are rising at UPS, whose brown delivery trucks have become omnipresent on neighborhood streets during the pandemic, but so are costs. The company reported Wednesday that third-quarter profit rose 12% to $1.96 billion. With higher volume of packages to deliver, revenue climbed 16% to $21.24...

Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins watches a Boston College point during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Collins says Georgia Tech rebuild on track despite record

Oct. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins talks of his program with the passion of a fire-and-brimstone preacher. So far, the results at Georgia Tech have lagged far behind his enthusiasm. The Yellow Jackets (2-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off two dismal performances, and there's not much hope of a...

A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...