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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is in...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid

Oct. 29, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The major players in Washington's COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a...

Ambulance crew work as a patient arrives at the CHR CItadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Belgium has announced restrictive measures across the country in an effort to curb the fast-rising tide of COVID-19, coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

The Latest: Oregon sets single-day new COVID-19 case record

Oct. 29, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon set another dismal record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began. The state also reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 673. The Oregon Health Authority says the new cases indicate...

Chargers cancel practice after positive test for COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed guard Ryan Groy on the league's COVID-19 reserve list Thursday and canceled practice. The Chargers said they were notified of a positive test Wednesday night and that an unidentified player immediately went into quarantine. The team also identified...

A man wearing a face mask walks over a bridge with the buildings of the banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

'Difficult winter': Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Oct. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director expressed deep concern on Thursday after the region again recorded the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a “difficult winter” as residents in France braced for life under...

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin reports 3 more cases of positive COVID-19 tests

Oct. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says the number of active COVID-19 cases within the football program increased to 16 as of Thursday morning. School officials said they learned of one more positive polymerase chain reaction test result late Wednesday, and that two more were confirmed Thursday. The three...

Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The regular Hendrick Motorsports crew for the No. 24 did not participate in Wednesday night’s race at Texas...

A teacher's assistant helps a first grade student with her work during the coronavirus outbreak in the hallway of School 16, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Yonkers, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

Oct. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York schools reopened in September it was anything but business as usual. With state guidelines for social distancing making it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time, educators prepared for a hybrid model of instruction. Besides preparing lesson...

Visitors to the financial district walk past the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in New York.  U.S. stocks are drifting on Thursday after better-than-expected reports on the economy help stabilize Wall Street following its worst rout in months.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Wall Street ends higher after shaking off a wobbly start

Oct. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

U.S. stocks shook off an early slide and closed broadly higher Thursday as the market steadied after its worst drop in more than four months. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%, bouncing back from a drop of 0.3% in the early going. Traders welcomed encouraging data on the pace of layoffs and how powerfully the economy...

COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday...