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Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

Kentucky sets weekly record for coronavirus cases

Oct. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has shattered a weekly record for the number of positive coronavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday. The 9,335 confirmed cases in the past week broke the mark during the pandemic of 7,675 set during the week of Oct. 5 through 11, Beshear said in a statement. In...

How retailers are reinventing Black Friday during COVID-19

Oct. 25, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Will COVID-19 finally be the thing that makes Black Friday a thing of the past? With the coronavirus spreading, local businesses and national retailers can’t risk attracting the crowds that normally show up — often camping outside and waiting in line for hours —...

Missouri wide receiver Micah Wilson (2) is unable to catch a pass in the end zone as Kentucky defensive back Kelvin Joseph (1) watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri grinds out 1st victory over Kentucky in five years

Oct. 24, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri kept handing the ball to Larry Rountree, and Kentucky barely got a chance to take a turn. Rountree carried 37 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers dominated the clock and the Wildcats in a 20-10 victory on Saturday. Missouri (2-2 Southeastern Conference) held...

WKU edges Chattanooga in the Mocs only game this fall

Oct. 24, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Craig Burt Jr. with 1:21 to play and Western Kentucky beat FCS-member Chattanooga 13-10 on Saturday. Brayden Narveson kicked a pair of 32-yard field goals for Western Kentucky (2-4). Pigrome came on for starter...

Hawkins fuels Louisville in 48-16 rout of Florida St.

Oct. 24, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Javian Hawkins ran for a season-best 174 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for Louisville, which snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday by beating Florida State 48-16. The Cardinals (2-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) took advantage of a yielding Seminoles defense to...

Backup QB throws winning TD pass with 6 seconds left for EKU

Oct. 24, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Backup Dakota Allen threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Matt Wilcox Jr. with six seconds remaining and Eastern Kentucky rallied to beat Central Arkansas 31-28 on Saturday. Breylin Smith hit Tyler Hudson with a 50-yard pass to the EKU 2 then scored himself with 1:42 remaining to give...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., speaks to supporters at his victory celebration in Lexington, Ky.  Kentucky's 6th District has lived up to its reputation as a political battleground with the current slugfest between  Barr and Democratic challenger Josh Hicks.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Barr-Hicks race continues district's battleground reputation

Oct. 24, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's 6th District has lived up to its reputation as a political battleground with the current slugfest between Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Josh Hicks. Attack ads have blanketed the district, and their only debate turned acrimonious as each man...

Kelsey Waldon was soaring. COVID killed mentor John Prine.

Oct. 24, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Last year at this time, Kelsey Waldon was enjoying autumn by watching her career take several encouraging leaps forward. First, there was her newly released “White Noise, White Lines” album, a record that furthered the heavily traditional country slant of the...

Kentucky governor leaves quarantine, says mask kept him safe

Oct. 24, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear left quarantine on Saturday, two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19 by a member of his security detail. “As of today I am officially out of quarantine after following the advice of the department for public health,” Beshear wrote on Facebook...