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Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Christian Beal-Smith (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Wake Forest wins 4th straight, overpowers Syracuse 38-14

Oct. 31, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kenneth Walker III ran for three touchdowns, Gavin Holmes scored on a 32-yard interception and Wake Forest extended its winning streak to four, overpowering Syracuse 38-14 Saturday. Walker carried 16 times for 79 yards. He scored on runs of 1, 20 and 5 yards for the Demon Deacons...

Body of missing boater who departed from Groton recovered

Oct. 31, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut State Police on Saturday recovered the body of a missing boater who had departed from Groton in a 14-foot dinghy on Friday. The body of 49-year-old Matthew Lyon was pulled from the water about 10:30 a.m. after being spotted by a tug boat crew two nautical miles north of...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, passengers stand on line at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, that the state is now requiring travelers from non-neighboring states to test for COVID-19 before and after arrival in the state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Travelers to NY must test for virus, nearby states exempted

Oct. 31, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is now requiring travelers from non-neighboring states to test for COVID-19 before and after arrival in the state. The state is scrapping its list that required residents of most states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, revelers march in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York. This year's parade was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, but fun and spooky activities planned around the city included a puppet parade, an Empire State Building memory game and socially distant trick-or-treating. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

No parade, but fun and spooky NYC Halloween events planned

Oct. 31, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, but fun and spooky activities planned around the city included a puppet parade, an Empire State Building memory game and socially distant trick-or-treating. Tens of thousands of Halloween revelers...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, New York state Senate members meet in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Democrats aren't in danger of losing their grip on Albany in Tuesday's election, but it could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often calls the shots. Democrats could gain a veto-proof majority by winning just two more seats in the 63-seat Senate. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Democrats could cement wins, wield more influence with Cuomo

Oct. 31, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For all the drama around the 2020 election, one thing isn't at stake: Democratic control of New York's state legislature. But while the party isn't in danger of losing its grip on Albany, Tuesday's election could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often...

Dismissal of gun count in kindergarten party slaying sought

Oct. 31, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney is seeking dismissal of a firearms count against a New York man charged in the shooting death of another man at a kindergarten graduation party the victim was hosting more than three years ago in northeastern Pennsylvania. The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reports...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Ted Karras (67) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

Oct. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week. Some of them are headliners: the 49ers at the Seahawks, Steelers at the Ravens and slumping Patriots at the Bills. Others — Vikings at Packers, Chargers at Broncos, Cowboys at Eagles — not so much. Regardless, when familiar foes face...

Woman, 8-year-old girl killed when SUV jumps curb in Queens

Oct. 31, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 65-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl were fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle that jumped the curb in Queens, police said. It happened at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Jamaica. A 47-year-old woman lost control of the Range Rover she was driving and jumped the curb, hitting the two...

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...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, declined the $18 million contract option on Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

Oct. 30, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also cut loose were Milwaukee...