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Families walk along Mexico City's Reforma Avenue during Day of the Dead celebrations, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

The Latest: Mexico estimates its caseload above 1 million

Oct. 21, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health officials estimated Wednesday that the country has risen above 1 million coronavirus cases, though the figure includes both confirmed infections as well as suspected cases. Officials put the country’s apparent deaths from COVID-19 at 102,293, again including cases in...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) evades Buffalo Bills' Justin Zimmer during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills defense looks to rebound after consecutive losses

Oct. 21, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The usually stingy Buffalo Bills defense has yet to find its identity this season. This might be the perfect week to create one. Following back-to-back losses to the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs — games that saw the Bills struggle in just about every area defensively...

FILE - This combination of July 2020 file photos provided by the Stonington, Conn., Police Department shows Philip Sarner, left, and Emily Orbay. The couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic, Conn., hotel in June 2020, were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation of the incident. (Stonington Police Department via AP, File)

Investigation finds police were tricked by assault suspect

Oct. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A white couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic hotel were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation. The investigation, ordered by town officials and released this week, found there was no malice or...

E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Trump rape accuser 'stunned' at DOJ no-show at court hearing

Oct. 21, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless after the Justice Department on Wednesday turned down an opportunity to make oral arguments on whether Trump can substitute the United States for himself as the defendant in her...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Long Island Six needs to deliver for residents Newsday Oct. 20 In the New York State Senate, the Long Island Nine are now the Long Island Six, the stalwart Republican bloc of years past transformed into a growing...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jets QB Darnold returns to practice, has chance to play

Oct. 21, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold practiced for the first time since spraining his throwing shoulder and could have a chance to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Darnold was listed as a limited participant Wednesday, which is a positive development for the young quarterback. ...

AP source: Jets trade OLB Willis to 49ers for draft pick

Oct. 21, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have traded outside linebacker Jordan Willis to the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets are also sending a 2021 seventh-round draft pick to the 49ers for a sixth-round selection in 2022, according to the person who spoke to The...

File-This Oct. 6, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, rushing past Philadelphia Eagles' Rodney McLeod during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Le'Veon Bell ready to roll with Chiefs for first time

Oct. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He doesn't figure to get nearly as many chances with the Kansas City Chiefs. That's just fine with the two-time All-Pro running back, though. Bell has been the focal point...

Medical personnel at a drive-in COVID-19 testing site talk to a client in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The rate of COVID-19 infections has risen enough in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to require those states' residents to quarantine if they travel to New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won't enforce the rules against those residents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY sees most virus cases since May as state targets clusters

Oct. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May....

New York officer to keep job after transphobic rap

Oct. 21, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — The New York police officer who was placed on paid administrative leave after a transphobic rap video circulated the internet will keep his job. A settlement reached by the town of New Paltz, the Police Benevolent Association and the officer, Robert Sisco, will allow him to keep his...