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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 —...

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...

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan attempts a pass against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Major college football bowl season set to kickoff Dec. 19

Oct. 30, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

The bowl season will start Dec. 19, the day most of the major college football conferences are set to play their championship games, and includes 37 games. College football’s postseason schedule was finally set Friday. Several bowls, including the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Hawaii Bowl, have...

Dodgers decline option on RHP Jimmy Nelson

Oct. 30, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Nelson’s $2 million option was declined Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent. Nelson is owed a $500,000 buyout. It’s been a rough three years for Nelson, who had a career year with the Brewers in 2017, posting a 3.49 ERA...

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...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, migrants rest near a Mexican immigration center where people have set up a camp to sleep in Matamoros, Mexico, on the border with Brownsville, Texas. A published report says former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ordered officers to stop people from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico to claim asylum when she was U.S. Homeland Security secretary, undercutting her public statements at the time that they were welcome to do so. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)

Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed

Oct. 30, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico in 2018, undercutting public statements at the time that they were welcome to do so, according to a government watchdog report published...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

FILE- This is a 2020 file photo of A'Shawn Robinson of the Los Angeles Rams NFL football team. The Rams activated Robinson to their 53-man roster Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, but they haven't decided whether the hulking defensive tackle will play Sunday at Miami.  (AP Photo/File)

New DT A'Shawn Robinson eager to be Rams' midseason addition

Oct. 30, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Right before A'Shawn Robinson's first day of training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, the veteran defensive tackle swerved from the excitement of a fresh start to the uncertainty of a potentially serious medical problem. With his health improved and his future with his new team...

Injuries, COVID-19 have Chargers offensive line scrambling

Oct. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been shorthanded for most of the season but they are really scrambling going into Sunday's game at Denver. The Chargers are likely to be down to their third string players at right guard and right tackle because of injuries and because two linemen...

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs from New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Samuel, Wilson to miss 49ers game vs. Seahawks

Oct. 30, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for their game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Niners on Friday ruled Samuel out with a hamstring injury and Wilson with an ankle injury. The team is listing linebacker Kwon Alexander...