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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico state Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico announced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that Griffin has been banned from tribal lands after posting a video of himself on the reservation laughing during a traditional Apache ceremony and referencing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Cowboys for Trump fends off financial disclosures

Oct. 22, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Time is running out before Election Day as New Mexico election regulators push the political support group Cowboys for Trump to disclosure its financial backers. The horseback-riding, New Mexico-based support group for President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged a U.S. District Court...

Wellness center in West Virginia offers healing through art

Oct. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — What began as a safe space for area residents who are in recovery from mental health or substance abuse is also home to several budding artists. “People who are in our recovery programs are often very talented. It’s just a matter of expressing their thoughts...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Jaire Alexander, left, breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings' Stefon Diggs during the first half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Alexander believes his meditation sessions have helped him develop into one of the game’s top young shutdown corners. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Packers' Alexander emerging as one of NFL's top cornerbacks

Oct. 15, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s Jaire Alexander believes meditation has helped him develop into one of the game’s top young cornerbacks. In his last game, Alexander helped the Packers (4-0) hold Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley without a catch. Ridley has 29 receptions for 485 yards and...

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An iPad replaces cow art in parody book ‘Good Morning Zoom’

Oct. 15, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The cow art is gone, as is the red balloon, but the calming style of the children’s classic “Goodnight Moon” shines through in the whimsical parody poking fun at lockdown life “Good Morning Zoom.” “Good morning light, and a world not quite...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes under pressure from New Orleans Saints strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Malcolm Jenkins says therapy helps him cope with stress

Oct. 14, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young men to know it’s not a weakness. Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Saints and Eagles, spent time Tuesday with students in New Orleans...

Biologists try to foster orphaned mountain lion kittens

Oct. 1, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Biologists studying mountain lions in Southern California tried to get a cougar mom to adopt two orphaned kittens but the experiment intended to keep them wild did not work and the youngsters were put in a sanctuary. The foster attempt was undertaken this summer, the Santa...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., walks to a closed Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. The candidates in South Carolina's most competitive U.S. House race debate for the first time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

1st District debate turns on missed votes; working mothers

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's most competitive U.S. House race also became its nastiest Monday night as U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham accused his Republican challenger of missing dozens of votes in the South Carolina House last week. State Rep. Nancy Mace repeated several times during Monday's first...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....

This photo from Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, shows the new meditation room on the basement floor of the Kansas Statehouse. Former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback created a meditation room in 2012 on the building's second floor, but Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly moved it to create more space for her staff so that they could social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas Capitol meditation room moved to create staff space

Sep. 28, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has moved a Kansas Statehouse meditation room created by Republicans as a place for prayer and reflection to a less-visible space to create more room for her staff to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. The new meditation room is on the northwest...

Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis (28) splits between Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) and outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Motivated Davis ready to replace Panthers All-Pro McCaffrey

Sep. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his role as a practice squad player with the Seattle Seahawks. But the memory of his brother’s brief NFL career as well as a motivational speaker helped change that. Now, two years later, the...