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Families walk along Mexico City's Reforma Avenue during Day of the Dead celebrations, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

The Latest: Mexico estimates its caseload above 1 million

Oct. 21, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health officials estimated Wednesday that the country has risen above 1 million coronavirus cases, though the figure includes both confirmed infections as well as suspected cases. Officials put the country’s apparent deaths from COVID-19 at 102,293, again including cases in...

The Supreme Court is seen as morning fog lingers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

Oct. 21, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in November. The justices' vote was 5-3, with the court's three liberals dissenting. As is typical when the Supreme Court acts on an emergency basis, the justices in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Will Ainsworth, center, then-Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, talks with constituents during the Public Retiree Convention at Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, who has called the state mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 21, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s lieutenant governor, who has called the state's mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Republican Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said he had a positive test result but so far, he has no symptoms. He said he took the...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a pass as Auburn linebacker Chandler Wooten (31) tries to tackle him during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference.
The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

Oct. 21, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference. The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games, including consecutive performances in which he topped 160 yards while helping the second-ranked Crimson Tide score a combined 104 points. Even...

Oats: Alabama freshman Tchikou to miss season after surgery

Oct. 21, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman forward Alex Tchikou will miss the upcoming basketball season after suffering a torn right Achilles. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said Tchikou had surgery Wednesday in Birmingham and is expected to make a full recovery. The 6-foot-11, 225-pounder was a four-star...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Robert Brown Public Relations shows Greg Lindberg. Lindberg has started serving a federal prison sentence for corruption-related convictions and was in custody Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at a minimum-security prison in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Scott Taylor, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Robert Brown Public Relations/Greg Lindberg via AP, File)

N.C. insurance magnate begins serving federal prison term

Oct. 20, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina insurance magnate and prolific political donor has started serving a federal prison sentence for corruption-related convictions. Greg E. Lindberg was in custody on Tuesday at a minimum-security prison in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Scott Taylor, a spokesman for...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

AP source: Tagovailoa replaces Fitzpatrick as Miami starter

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa now has a role to match his jersey number. He’s the Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 quarterback. The former Alabama star will make his first NFL start next week for the Miami Dolphins, who are turning to him to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, a person familiar with the team's...

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn walks the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Auburn trying to reverse tumble from top 10 to unranked

Oct. 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Once a top 10 team, the Auburn Tigers are fortunate to even be at .500 four games into the season. From quarterback Bo Nix to both lines of scrimmage and even the normally reliable defense, the injury-plagued Tigers (2-2) have had issues pretty much across the board. Some of those deficiencies were on display in...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, four days before the Southeastern Conference's biggest regular-season showdown.  The second-ranked Crimson Tide is set to face No. 3 Georgia on Saturday, and may be without their iconic 68-year-old coach. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Saban wants Alabama's focus on what's ahead after big win

Oct. 20, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

Nick Saban's postgame dance during Alabama's celebration of a big win was short-lived, then it was back to business. A video of the second-ranked Crimson Tide coach's dance moves after that 41-24 win over No. 4 Georgia made the Internet rounds. It only lasts a few seconds before a grinning Saban stops and...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, celebrates his solo home run with Enrique Hernandez against Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Chris Martin during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

Oct. 19, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series. The reigning NL MVP said Monday he was “feeling pretty good” and manager Dave Roberts said he expects Bellinger to start...