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The Latest: Italy adds record 31,758 daily coronavirus cases

Oct. 31, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

ROME — Italy added a record 31,758 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and doubled the deaths to nearly 300 on Saturday. The Health Ministry says approximately one of every seven people receiving swab tests has tested positive in recent days. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is considering more...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, A full gallery oversees the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, a longtime Republican incumbent held onto his west Houston state House seat by the slimmest of margins, a mere one-tenth of percentage point in a race that helped the GOP withstand a Democratic wave. This year, the stakes are even higher. AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State legislative elections key to redistricting power

Oct. 31, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Not long ago, Berta Patterson’s corner of Houston was as symbolically red as they come. Up the road is the Harris County GOP headquarters. In the other direction are the old 9th floor offices of the late Republican President George H.W. Bush. Roughly in between is Trini Mendenhall...

Noose displayed at Missouri poll covered up amid complaints

Oct. 31, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A replica hangman's noose on display near voting booths in a southwest Missouri county building has been covered up following complaints from Democrats that it amounted to intimidation of Black voters. The Missouri Democratic Party released a photo Friday of the display with several...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather near the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Black Lives Matter faces test of its influence in election

Oct. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for people like...

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 28, 2018 file photo, former Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed speaks to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, and other supporters during a campaign stop in Detroit. Since the 2016 elections, more “Muslims recognized that every vote that we make is a down payment on the attention that every politician will have to pay to our community in the future,” El-Sayed said in a recent interview. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Muslim Americans aim for high turnout, new influence in 2020

Oct. 30, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 2016 presidential election, Mohamed Abukar didn’t like his options, so he didn’t vote. This year the 26-year-old Michigan resident has already cast his ballot — and urged others to follow suit. “It’s your civic duty” to vote, Abukar said...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell, right, runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chiefs' Bell to face former team as Jets visit Arrowhead

Oct. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't subscribe to the notion of payback in the business of professional football. Extra motivation? That's another story. As the Chiefs prepare to play the New York Jets on Sunday, Reid knows one of the intriguing subplots will be running back Le'Veon...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) catches a pass as Texas A&M defensive back Jaylon Jones (17) defends during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

No. 10 Florida plays 1st game in 3 weeks, hosts hot Missouri

Oct. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate). Line: Florida by 12 1/2. Series record: Missouri leads 5-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Florida returns to the field for the first time in three weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak. More than 30 players and coaches tested...

Court revives Kansas City man's lawsuit in wrongful arrest

Oct. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested when he was 15 and held for three weeks without charge will be allowed to sue the two Kansas City officers who detained him, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Wednesday that the...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

'Just a normal guy': Chiefs' Mahomes shares life with world

Oct. 29, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews stood before a yellow sign in their backyard, pink and blue balloons stacked to the sky, and waited patiently with their backs to a long, white runway for their dogs to make their grand appearance. As soon as they heard Silver and Steel stomping...