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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 where he announced new restrictions to help combat a coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Latest: Britain imposes monthlong lockdown to curb virus

Oct. 31, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England will start a monthlong lockdown next week. Johnson says the new measures will begin Thursday and last until Dec. 2. Non-essential shops must close and people can only leave home for a short list of reasons. Unlike the U.K.’s first...

Nevada's total number of coronavirus infections tops 100,000

Oct. 31, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The number of known coronavirus cases in Nevada topped 100,000 on Saturday, and Gov. Steve Sisolak warned that “now is not the time to get complacent" as the state's outbreak heats up. State officials reported Saturday that the total number of cases had reached 100,763, up...

President Donald Trump walks to the podium to speak at a campaign rally at Keith House, Washington's Headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Newtown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump baselessly cites fraud in virus toll

Oct. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on...

Proposed geothermal plant draws fire in Nevada desert town

Oct. 31, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Renewable energy power plants have their place — but not in Gerlach, say many residents of the town about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno. The community of about 100 is fired up about a geothermal project proposed by Reno-based Ormat Technologies Inc., which would sit less...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Ted Karras (67) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

Oct. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week. Some of them are headliners: the 49ers at the Seahawks, Steelers at the Ravens and slumping Patriots at the Bills. Others — Vikings at Packers, Chargers at Broncos, Cowboys at Eagles — not so much. Regardless, when familiar foes face...

Vice President Mike Pence waves after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Vice president tries to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

Oct. 30, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touched on the economy, tax cuts, abortion, religion and military service Friday in a wide-ranging appeal to voters in two Arizona counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. Pence's visits to the liberal cities of Flagstaff and Tucson came as both...

Mail-in voting jumbles typical voter behaviors in Nevada

Oct. 30, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Nevada, registered Democrats have returned almost twice as many mail-in ballots as registered Republicans, but the deficit doesn't faze state GOP Chair Michael McDonald. “If you look at our Get Out The Vote program, it’s focused 100% on getting people to the...

New Mexico to practice in Nevada due to public health order

Oct. 30, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico football team will be moving its practices to Las Vegas, Nevada, as it prepares for an upcoming game. UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez says the Lobos are relocating because training is currently restricted to groups of five at a time due the...

Nevada judge rules coroner must release child autopsies

Oct. 30, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge ruled that the Clark County coroner in Nevada must release hundreds of non-redacted child autopsies to the Las Vegas Review-Journal by the end of November. District Judge Jim Crockett's decision Thursday also means the county will likely have to pay the newspaper's legal costs...

Annual New Year's fireworks show in Las Vegas canceled

Oct. 30, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The annual fireworks show on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said in a statement Thursday that it would cancel its annual fireworks show on Dec. 31. “Las Vegas has...