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Voters cast their ballots for the general election at Victory Houston polling station in Houston, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The location was one of the Harris County's 24-hour locations. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

Oct. 30, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million —...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

Oct. 30, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe...

Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

Oct. 30, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television journalist has been shot to death in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, Texas, prosecutors reported Friday. Prosecutors in Chihuahua state said journalist Arturo Alba Medina was found shot to death on a street late Thursday. They said at...

The Latest: No bodychecking in OHL, sports minister says

Oct. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ontario’s minister of sport said in a speech that the Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season. Lisa MacLeod told the Empire Club of Canada that removing purposeful physical contact is a necessity for...

New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers (91) reacts after sacking Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jets' Franklin-Myers has persevered through lots of losing

Oct. 30, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Franklin-Myers has been 0-7 before. The New York Jets defensive lineman knows it can get a lot worse. He has lived it. Loss after heartbreaking loss. Franklin-Myers somehow maintained a positive outlook and sacked any woe-is-me thoughts that dared enter his mind while his Greenville...

FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

Ofelia Esparza, 88, from East Los Angles, has brough fresh marigolds, often called

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

Oct. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to her mother, who died of...

Rangers decline $18M option on Kluber after shoulder injury

Oct. 30, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers on Friday declined the $18 million contract option on right-hander Corey Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to...

Aubrey Calaway, 23, waits to vote outside Victory Houston polling station in Houston early Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The location was one of the Harris County's 24-hour locations. ( Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Houston looks to boost turnout by offering 24-hour voting

Oct. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night — and early morning — to vote. “It feels good to see my people out there that are ready to vote,...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2008, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, left, talks with head coach Mike D'Antoni during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Phoenix. D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Nash hires D'Antoni, Stoudemire for his Nets coaching staff

Oct. 30, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Steve Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. D'Antoni won the first of...