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A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

Miami Marlins' Miguel Rojas (19) celebrates with Corey Dickerson, right, after Dickerson hit a three-run home run that scored Rojas and Chad Wallach in the seventh inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

Sep. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins just kept fighting. When Kyle Hendricks finally stumbled, they pounced. This group of Marlins is one resilient bunch of fish. Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off a fading Hendricks in the seventh inning, and Miami beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of...

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien (10) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Sean Murphy (12) against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

Sep. 30, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's long-reliable regulars Marcus Semien and Khris Davis powered a couple of home runs, Mark Canha made a game-saving catch against the wall and red-hot right-hander Chris Bassitt delivered the start of his life. Now, the slugging A's are right back in a familiar fall position:...

Man accused of attacks on 3 homeless men charged with murder

Sep. 30, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of stabbing three homeless people as they slept was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of a man in Chicago’s Grant Park. Bryant McCalip appeared before Judge Mary Marubio in Cook County Circuit Court on first-degree murder charges, and was ordered held without...

Quarantined Illinois governor lays out Halloween rules

Sep. 30, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that a member of his staff who tested positive for COVID-19 is symptomatic but is in good condition and resting at home. Pritzker and several other office employees are in self-quarantine until Oct. 12 because they were in contact with the...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News listens as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims swamp first Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing....

Cubs put C Phegley, INF Vargas on playoff roster

Sep. 30, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs put catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Ildemaro Vargas on their roster for their NL wild-card series against the Miami Marlins. First-year manager David Ross had Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini in his starting lineup for Game 1 on Wednesday, so the addition of Phegley...

Chicago schools to pay $400,000 in 2 physical force lawsuits

Sep. 30, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public school district has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged staff members used physical force to punish two special education students. The Chicago Board of Education would not comment to the Chicago Tribune on its agreement to settle the...

Boy, 14, dies when stolen car crashes during police pursuit

Sep. 30, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy fleeing police in a car he had allegedly stolen from a southwestern Illinois dealership died after it collided with another stolen car officers were also pursuing, police said. The two vehicles stolen from a Wood River dealership collided early Tuesday along the...

President Donald Trump holds up his face mask during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming that the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such...