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Nurses from the National Hospital protest for better salaries and security gear amid the COVID-19 pandemic outside the Economy Ministry in Asuncion, Paraguay, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

Oct. 26, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is expanding a mask mandate to seven additional counties to try to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases increase rapidly in some areas. His new order takes effect Wednesday and lasts until at least Nov. 11. Sixteen of Mississippi’s 82 counties...

Atlanta United has positive test, cancels in-person activity

Oct. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has canceled in-person activity at its training facility after one player tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced Monday the decision to cancel in-person activity was made out of an abundance of caution, but its scheduled match at Orlando City on Wednesday night is...

Detroit Lions players point at the football held by Atlanta Falcons' Todd Gurley during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself.  He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Morris takes blame for unplanned TD in Falcons' latest loss

Oct. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The image of Todd Gurley falling on the goal line as Detroit Lions defensive players celebrated, raising their arms to signal the touchdown, is the new low point of the Atlanta Falcons' crumbling season. Interim coach Raheem Morris tried to take the burden of that botched play off Gurley on...

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, rapper Silento poses for a portrait in New York. Silento, known for “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

Oct. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said. Silento, or Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was charged with reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain lane and improper stopping, news outlets reported. A...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris speaks during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Morris has share of Falcons' mistakes in yet another loss

Oct. 25, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris wants the Atlanta Falcons to learn to “force our will on our opponent.” First, the Falcons must find the will to avoid crucial mistakes that have led to loss after loss. Following Sunday's 23-22 defeat by the Detroit Lions, Morris accepted responsibility for some...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Lions stun Falcons 23-22 after letting Atlanta score late TD

Oct. 25, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself. He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. Detroit let Gurley score with just over a...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Gelmin Rivas scores first MLS goal, D.C. beats Atlanta 2-1

Oct. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gelmin Rivas scored his first MLS goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time, helping D.C. United top Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday. D.C. (4-10-6) won consecutive matches for the first time this season. Atlanta (5-11-4) dropped to 0-3-2 since a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Oct. 3. ...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...