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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 —...

$166M in fines recommended for PG&E over power outages

Oct. 30, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are being asked to fine Pacific Gas & Electric nearly $166 million for failing to properly inform customers before it cut power to millions of people last year. The sweeping outages without proper notification were “a major public safety...

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...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo Sharon Hilliard speaks during an Assembly Insurance Committee hearing at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Employment Development Department Director Hilliard announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, that she will retire at the end of the year. Hilliard, who has worked in state government for nearly 40 years, has led the department through the coronavirus pandemic, which saw an unprecedented number of people file for unemployment benefits. The agency has struggled to weed out fraud while keeping up with demand, leading to a backlog of more than 1 million cases. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)

California unemployment chief to retire amid claims backlog

Oct. 30, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The director of California's unemployment benefits department said Friday she will retire at the end of the year following an explosion of more than 15 million claims that overwhelmed the agency and resulted in months of frustrating delays for people who lost their jobs because of...

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...

California Gov. says his kids "phasing back" into classrooms

Oct. 30, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children are among those resuming in-person classes after months of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom, whose four children attend private school, said he believes children learn best in the classroom and his...

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...