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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows glances as he responds to reporters questions outside the West Wing on the North Lawn of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump aide says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back in-person...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

Oct. 25, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry, left, and guard George Hill walk through a Milwaukee neighborhood during a voter canvassing effort Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Hill and Lasry joined volunteers from the Milwaukee-based Common Ground organization to remind local residents to vote.  (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)

Bucks' George Hill returns to Milwaukee, encourages voting

Oct. 24, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill said the importance of Wisconsin in the upcoming election caused him to fly back here this weekend to assist in a local voting drive. Hill, who lives in San Antonio, worked alongside about 50 volunteers from the Milwaukee-based organization Common Ground...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari watches during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit.  Bakhtiari won’t play Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 against the Houston Texans due to a chest injury. The Pro Bowl lineman hadn’t practiced all week and was listed as questionable in the team’s Friday injury report.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Packers OT Bakhtiari won't play Sunday due to chest injury

Oct. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari won’t play Sunday against the Houston Texans due to a chest injury. The Pro Bowl left tackle hadn’t practiced all week and was listed as doubtful in the team’s Friday injury report. The Packers announced...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertze throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

Oct. 24, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz gave a star-making performance on the opening night of the Big Ten’s pandemic-delayed season. Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday...

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

Oct. 23, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The ruling from the 3rd District Court of Appeals...

Wisconsin appeals court stays Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus limits on indoor public gatherings pending appeal

Oct. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin appeals court stays Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus limits on indoor public gatherings pending appeal.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Packers' Jones doesn't practice, status uncertain for Sunday

Oct. 23, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones has a calf injury that makes his status uncertain for his team’s game Sunday at Houston. The injury kept Jones from practicing Friday. He had practiced all week up to that point. “Just kind of felt my calf get tight during...