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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and Houston Astros' George Springer, leap in celebration after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in Game 2 to clinch the American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shaken up by a scandal before the virus outbreak shrunk the season, the Houston Astros barely played well enough to reach the playoffs — with the rest of baseball actively rooting against them. Well, they're not ready to leave yet. Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Picture of a Broken Tax System The New York Times Sept. 28 In the years before he became president, Donald Trump lived lavishly while paying little in federal income taxes. The Times reported on Sunday that Mr. Trump paid no taxes in...

Clare Bronfman arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bronfman, the Seagram's liquor fortune heir and a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group NXIVM in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faces sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

Sep. 30, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded...

Gov. Roy Cooper removes his mask before answering a reporter's question during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response at the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: North Dakota targeting coronavirus hotspots

Sep. 30, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota marketing agency is rolling out a campaign meant to help stem the tide of rising COVID-19 cases in central North Dakota as the state ranks among the worst in the nation in new cases per capita. Agency MABU was hired by a governor’s task force in two counties and has...

Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Puck already dropped on NHL offseason that could be a frenzy

Sep. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Even before the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, Julien BriseBois was on the phone with other NHL general managers about what to do next. He is certainly not alone in making calls. “Although we ended the hockey season officially for the ’19-20 season...

File-New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) prior to an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.   New York Jets wide receivers Perriman and Jamison Crowder sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, with injuries, and they could miss the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Jets' Perriman out vs. Broncos; Crowder, Becton questionable

Sep. 30, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman will be sidelined a second straight game because of a sprained left ankle. The speedy receiver was ruled out, as expected, on Wednesday for the Jets' home game Thursday night against Denver. Perriman was injured during New York's loss...

4 face charges of holding NY couple hostage in Quebec

Sep. 30, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MOIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Four people face charges after a couple from northern New York was held hostage in the Quebec city of Magog, Canadian authorities said Wednesday. Surete du Quebec Sgt. Stephane Tremblay said James Helm Sr., 76, and Sandra Helm, 70, of the Franklin County town of Moira were found safe...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates his 400th career win, after an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in New York. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Sep. 30, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few players have been as important to...

Springfield man sentenced to 4 years for heroin trafficking

Sep. 30, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme. Marcos Pena, 31, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in June 2019. He also was sentenced to five years of supervised release....

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wears a protective mask while greeting students as they arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms starting Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No one fined on first day of threatened NYC mask crackdown

Sep. 30, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No one was fined for mask refusal on the first day of a promised crackdown in a handful of New York City neighborhoods that have seen a spike in coronavirus infections, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. City employees distributed thousands of masks in the Brooklyn and Queens...