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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec, top left, passes under pressure from Georgia Tech linebacker David Curry (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Jurkovec, BC roll over Georgia Tech 48-27

Oct. 24, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is back to being a running team, and that's fine with quarterback Phil Jurkovec. After throwing for 300-plus yards in four of his first five games for BC — the most prolific start of an Eagles career ever — Jurkovec was happy to let the running game take over on...

Georgia State holds on for 36-34 win over Troy

Oct. 24, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

Cornelious Brown IV threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Georgia State won 36-34 after Troy missed on a 2-point pass in the final minute on Saturday. Brown passed 36 yards to Roger Carter for a touchdown then ran in from the 2 to cap a 20-0 third quarter for a 33-21 Panthers (2-2, 1-2) lead. His running...

Appeals court halts order requiring Georgia pollbook backups

Oct. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted a lower court's order that said every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic pollbooks that are used to check in voters. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg last month issued the order...

Gelmin Rivas scores first MLS goal, D.C. beats Atlanta 2-1

Oct. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gelmin Rivas scored his first MLS goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time, helping D.C. United top Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday. D.C. (4-10-6) won consecutive matches for the first time this season. Atlanta (5-11-4) dropped to 0-3-2 since a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Oct. 3. ...

No. 25 Coastal Carolina beats Georgia Southern 28-14

Oct. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Backup quarterback Fred Payton three three touchdown passes and No. 25 Coastal Carolina won its first game as a ranked team with a 28-14 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday. The Chanticleers (5-0, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) played without starting passer Grayson McCall, who had an...

Ally McDonald holds onto LPGA Drive On Championship lead

Oct. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round. Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old from Mississippi had a 13-under 203 total on the Great Waters Course....

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate last year on the hope that she would help the GOP hold on to moderates uncomfortable with the party’s right turn under President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

2 staff members to Sen. Loeffler test positive for COVID

Oct. 24, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two staff members for Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus, but a subsequent test of the senator came back negative, the senator's office said Saturday. Loeffler was tested on Friday after learning about the positive tests of two Senate staff...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks prior to Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the

Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Oct. 24, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state...