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File-This Oct. 6, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, rushing past Philadelphia Eagles' Rodney McLeod during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Le'Veon Bell ready to roll with Chiefs for first time

Oct. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He doesn't figure to get nearly as many chances with the Kansas City Chiefs. That's just fine with the two-time All-Pro running back, though. Bell has been the focal point...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

Oct. 21, 2020 9:54 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, an official stands at the door of an Israeli El Al airliner after it landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. (Nir Elias/Pool Photo via AP, File)

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

Oct. 19, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport just after...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Health care workers look on during a flyover at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. One of Utah's largest hospitals had no beds left Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weeks long spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Oct. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. New rules to limit gatherings to five people or less, reduce hotel capacities and impose a 10 p.m. closing time for...

Noem campaigns in New Hampshire as virus surges at home

Oct. 15, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem hit the campaign trail on Thursday in New Hampshire, making appearances without wearing a mask, even as her state witnessed a new highpoint for coronavirus cases. Active cases of the COVID-19 virus on Thursday topped 7,000 for the first time in South...

Vegas to host NCAA Tournament men's regional for first time

Oct. 14, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Las Vegas will host an NCAA Tournament men's regional for the first time after the NCAA changed a policy that prevented states with sports wagering from hosting championships. The NCAA announced Wednesday that a 2023 NCAA Tournament men's regional will be held in Las Vegas, the first...

World Food Program chief delighted over Nobel Peace Prize, tells AP it's "first time in my life I've been without words"

Oct. 9, 2020 6:03 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — World Food Program chief delighted over Nobel Peace Prize, tells AP it's "first time in my life I've been without words."
FILE - This  file photo combo shows the candidates for the WTO Director-General selection process at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, pictured from Wednesday to Friday, July 15 - 17, 2020, Yoo Myung-hee, of Korea, left and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of Nigeria. The World Trade Organization says South Korea’s trade minister and a Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister have qualified as the two finalists to become the next director-general, ensuring a woman in the top job for the first time. WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 that a selection committee found Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea qualified for the final round in a race expected to end in the coming weeks. (Martial Trezzini, Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

World Trade Organization to be led by a woman for first time

Oct. 8, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization announced Thursday that South Korea’s trade minister and a Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister have qualified as the two finalists to become the next director-general, ensuring a woman in the top job for the first time. A selection committee...

Colorado celebrates first Frances Xavier Cabrini Day

Oct. 5, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will celebrate its first ever Frances Xavier Cabrini Day on Monday after a three-decade struggle to replace Columbus Day. Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill in March to recognize the humanitarian contributions of Cabrini on the first Monday of October, the month that...

Bawi UK, 22, is photographed in his apartment in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. UK was a small child when his parents fled Myanmar, leaving him and his siblings to be cared for by their maternal grandmother. UK said the family suffered discrimination as Christians in a predominantly Buddhist nation. The military government was also trying to forcibly conscript his father.

New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

Sep. 28, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American citizens,...