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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

An investigator looks at the site of a deadly plane crash Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Las Vegas. A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

Oct. 29, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. “It was awful," said Bruce Langson, the property owner. He said he...

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2020, file photo, the Las Vegas Raiders play against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL football game in Las Vegas. The Raiders were the first team to play inside Allegiant Stadium. But the UNLV Rebels will be the first team to play with fans inside the $2 billion dollar venue, when they host in-state rival Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

Raiders stadium will have fans, but for college game not NFL

Oct. 29, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders were fittingly the first team to play inside Allegiant Stadium, their sparkling new home near the famed Las Vegas Strip. But the first fans allowed inside the $2 billion venue will be there to cheer on the UNLV Rebels, not the Silver and Black. UNLV is scheduled to host...

With the U.S. Capitol dome visible, a voter drops a ballot into an early voting drop box, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Union Market in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

Oct. 29, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Mildred Madison, 94, right, on a

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

Oct. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

Oct. 28, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.” President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in...

US skaters get chance to earn money in additional event

Oct. 28, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Top American figure skaters were given an opportunity to compete again and earn prize money during the pandemic-shortened season in the new Las Vegas Invitational. The event, which featured two-time world champion Nathan Chen, took place Monday and will air on NBC on Nov. 15. Teams...

An image of President Donald Trump is projected on a large screen as supporters wait for his arrival to a campaign rally in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

Oct. 27, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, right, speaks with an official during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Raiders lack of pass rush big part of loss to Bucs

Oct. 26, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After watching Tom Brady carve up his defense while barely being touched, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said he would immediately look at how to spark the Raiders struggling pass rush. Whatever changes the Raiders do make, it doesn’t appear as if changes on the coaching staff or a...

CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

UNLV football will be first with fans at Raiders' stadium

Oct. 26, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fans of UNLV football will be the first to attend a game at the home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders after the university's plan to allow a limited number of spectators was approved by the Southern Nevada Health District and Nevada’s department of Business & Industry. The Rebels...