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October 31, 2020 7:06 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Mystery surrounds former Marine's imprisonment in Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — “Don’t WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock. “Han Solo always wins!”

October 31, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week.

October 31, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Pandemic reinvents holiday hiring for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted this holiday shopping season: Cart sanitizers, curbside delivery workers and mask enforcers.

October 31, 2020 7:03 a.m.

West Virginia voters have heavy slate of choices Tuesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters have a packed ballot to ponder in Tuesday's election. In addition to the presidential race between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, in which Trump is widely expected to carry the state handily, voters will decide races for governor and other statewide offices, along with U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the state Senate and House of Delegates. A rundown of the state races and the contenders:

October 31, 2020 7:03 a.m.

2 GOP senators run divergent races in battleground Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia’s Republican senators are on the 2020 ballot, but they’re running campaigns that seem poles apart.

October 31, 2020 6:30 a.m.

'Obamacare' sign-ups begin as millions more are uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday.

October 31, 2020 6:30 a.m.

Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as suave, fearless secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an equally successful, Oscar-winning career playing a variety of leading and character roles, has died. He was 90.

October 31, 2020 6:30 a.m.

US citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger this past week has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

October 31, 2020 6:30 a.m.

Exorcism: Increasingly frequent, including after US protests

In popular culture, exorcism often serves as a plot device in chilling films about demonic possession. This month, two Roman Catholic archbishops showed a different face of exorcism – performing the rite at well-attended outdoor ceremonies to drive out any evil spirits lingering after acrimonious protests.

October 31, 2020 6:06 a.m.

UK govt meets to discuss new lockdown as virus cases surge

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was holding an unscheduled Cabinet meeting on Saturday to discuss a new national lockdown for England, after scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak when daily deaths surpassed 1,000.

October 31, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Youths kick furniture at Austrian church, no one hurt

VIENNA (AP) — A group of 30 to 50 youths gathered in a Vienna church earlier this week, kicking furniture but then dispersing after police were called, authorities said Saturday.

October 31, 2020 6:06 a.m.

BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90

LONDON (AP) — BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90.

October 31, 2020 6:03 a.m.

AP News Guide: A look at Maine's general election

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 2020 election in Maine on Tuesday will carry a footnote: It marked the first use of ranked choice voting in a presidential contest in the U.S.

October 31, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Election 2020 Today: The path to 270 and a focus on Michigan

Here’s what’s happening Saturday in Election 2020, three days until Election Day:

October 31, 2020 6:03 a.m.

After year of disruption, America set to choose a path ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of deep disruption, America is poised for a presidential election that renders a verdict on the nation's role in the world and the direction of its economy, on its willingness to contain an escalating pandemic and its ability to confront systemic racial inequity.

October 31, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Top of the Vermont ticket is governor, US representative

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The races for governor and the U.S. House top the ballot in Vermont, where voting concludes Tuesday on Election Day.

October 31, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Rhode Islanders deciding speaker's fate, state name change

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It's election time again in the

October 31, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Massachusetts voters to decide ballot questions, Senate race

BOSTON (AP) — It's not just about the White House.

October 31, 2020 5:27 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's voting wrongs; Biden's trade miss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on China.

October 31, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Indonesian leader condemns France attacks, Macron's comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice and comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that were deemed offensive toward Islam and the global Muslim community.

October 31, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden's is appreciably wider.

October 31, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Pennsylvania's top House races come down to 2 GOP-held seats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party's ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term after recording narrow wins two years ago.

October 31, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration.

October 31, 2020 5:09 a.m.

Huge crowd joins LGBT march in Taiwan, where COVID is at bay

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A huge and festive crowd marched in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday in an annual LGBT Pride event.

October 31, 2020 4:36 a.m.

AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While many Maryland voters have already mailed in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic or voted in person at early voting centers, those who waited for Election Day will be voicing their choice for president and the state's eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives at the polls. Voters also are weighing in on two statewide ballot questions with significant financial ramifications.

October 31, 2020 4:36 a.m.

AP News Digest 7:15 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

October 31, 2020 4:36 a.m.

AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s general election in Delaware is like none ever seen in the state before. Tens of thousands of Delawareans have taken advantage of a universal voting-by-mail law authorized under emergency powers invoked by the Democrat-controlled legislature because of the coronavirus. Also for the first time, Delaware’s own Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president.

October 31, 2020 4:36 a.m.

The Latest: Greece tightens restrictions as virus spreads

ATHENS, Greece — Greece will shut down restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and gyms across a large part of the country, including the capital Athens, after a surge in coronavirus cases.

October 31, 2020 4:36 a.m.

Iraq clears sit-in square, a year after mass protests began

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces on Saturday cleared out sit-in tents from the capital's central square that has been the epicenter of the anti-government protest movement, a year after the eruption of demonstrations against corruption led to months of clashes with authorities across Iraq.

October 31, 2020 4:07 a.m.

France church attack: Assailant's family demands answers

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the family of the suspected Tunisian assailant demanded to see video footage of what happened.

October 31, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Armenia asks Moscow for help amid Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s leader urged Russia on Saturday to consider providing security assistance to end more than a month of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, and both sides in the hostilities accused each other of breaking a mutual pledge not to target residential areas hours after it was mad.

October 31, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Death toll reaches 28 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 28 people. More than 800 others were injured.

October 31, 2020 4:06 a.m.

UK could see new lockdown in days as virus cases surge

LONDON (AP) — The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown for England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak when daily deaths surpassed 1,000.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Handful of races to set N. Carolina legislature rule, agenda

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Control of the North Carolina General Assembly — which carries with it the leverage to shape current policies and draw district boundaries for the next decade — likely will come down to outcomes in about 15 closely contested House and Senate races.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Races for president, Senate top Kentucky ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Races featuring re-election bids by President Donald Trump and his top ally on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, top the ballot in Kentucky. Other races to watch include all six Kentucky House seats, a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court and two constitutional amendments.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Vote will show Georgia as swing state or extend GOP control

ATLANTA (AP) — The most competitive election cycle in decades could confirm Georgia as a swing state or leave Republicans still in control. After weeks of early balloting, voters on Tuesday will finish deciding whether the state awards its electoral votes to Democrat Joe Biden or again supports President Donald Trump.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Staying power of Virginia's 'blue wave' at stake on Nov. 3

Virginia voters on Tuesday will determine the staying power of a “blue wave” that flipped two competitive congressional districts two years ago, while also casting ballots for a U.S. Senate seat and the presidency.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

South Carolina Democrat Cunningham looks to stay in House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham was even sworn into office, Republicans vowed to win back the seat they lost in reliably red South Carolina in 2018.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

In service-heavy Florida, minimum wage boost is on ballot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Gourgue wishes he could help out his children and grandchildren financially, but his $9 an hour wage as a wheelchair attendant at Orlando International Airport doesn't let him.

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee’s election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With all eyes on the presidential election, the biggest race in Tennessee remains the open U.S. Senate seat now that Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander is retiring as his term ends. A handful of U.S. House and legislative seats also remain competitive in the GOP-dominant state. Here is a summary of those races on the ballot:

October 31, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Senate race between Jones, Tuberville tops Alabama ballot

There's little presidential drama atop the ballot in Alabama, but voters will still decide a U.S. Senate race and multiple other offices and issues on Tuesday. Here is a look at Election Day in Alabama:

October 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

SC Republicans face well-funded Democrats in US House races

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's $175 million U.S. Senate race has received much of the attention this election cycle, but every incumbent in the state trying to return to Congress has a major party challenger in 2020.

October 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Usumain Baraka speaks impeccable Hebrew, considers Israelis among his best friends and can quote passages from the Old Testament. But as a Sudanese asylum seeker, Baraka has no legal status in Israel and lives a precarious life tethered to the whims of the Israeli government.

October 31, 2020 3:30 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

October 31, 2020 3:06 a.m.

Tanzania's opposition seeks new election, 'endless' protests

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's two main opposition parties are calling for a re-run of Wednesday's election after alleging widespread fraud, and they are urging people into the streets for an “endless peaceful demonstration” starting Monday.

October 31, 2020 3:03 a.m.

The Latest: UK government mulling lockdown for England

LONDON — The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown in England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the resurgence of the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak.

October 31, 2020 2:30 a.m.

New Berlin airport opening 9 years late with little ceremony

BERLIN (AP) — Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport is finally opening Saturday with little ceremony and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, few passengers.

October 31, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte confirms he will seek 4th term in office

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants another term in office.

October 31, 2020 2:06 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 2:06 a.m.

Ivory Coast votes for president amid opposition boycott

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Tens of thousands of security forces deployed across Ivory Coast on Saturday as the leading opposition parties boycotted the country's presidential election, calling incumbent Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term illegal.

October 31, 2020 2:06 a.m.

Kashmir shuts down to protest India's new land laws

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were shut in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to denounce new laws that allow any Indians to buy land in the disputed region.

October 31, 2020 1:33 a.m.

Italian nurse on coronavirus duty sees the nightmare return

MILAN (AP) — A 54-year-old nurse became convinced the coronavirus “hated” her during the first seven months of Italy’s outbreaks. Those are Cristina Settembrese's words for it.

October 31, 2020 1:33 a.m.

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, demonstrators keep swarming the streets of Belarusian cities to demand his resignation in the most massive and sustained wave of protests the ex-Soviet nation has ever seen.

October 31, 2020 1:33 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic tempers patron saint festival in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The feast of St. Dimitrie of Basarabov, the patron saint of Bucharest, is a show of Orthodox Christianity's strength in Romania, where a weeklong festival devoted to the former hermit typically draws up to 100,000 people from all over the country to the capital every October.

STATE 5A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Late Trojan miscues costly
October 31, 2020 1:30 a.m.

STATE 5A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Late Trojan miscues costly

"What a show," Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett said. "I thought our kids really played well. Defensively, we gave up some big plays, but we created some big plays. They turned the ball over and gave us a chance, and we turned the ball over. We've been pretty good taking care of the football all year."

October 31, 2020 1:25 a.m.

PREP FOOTBALL: Lakeland, St. Maries fall out of playoff mix

“It was a back and forth game,” Lakeland coach Tim Kiefer said. “We had a bit of a problem stopping the run early on, but made some adjustments. They started throwing a little bit, but our guys did a good job of keeping them at bay. It was just that short field at the end that got us.”

October 31, 2020 1:23 a.m.

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Coeur d'Alene, Lakeland on to semifinals

Timberlake, St. Maries out in two

To prepare for Friday’s 8 a.m. local time (7 a.m. PDT) match to begin the state 5A volleyball tournament at Skyline High, Coeur d’Alene coach Carly Curtis scheduled a 7 a.m. practice for this past Sunday.

STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Post Falls girls, Charter's Davis finish second
October 31, 2020 1:22 a.m.

STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Post Falls girls, Charter's Davis finish second

“It was an amazing race,” said Post Falls coach Trefry, whose girls team finished second to Boise — which won with 18 points to Post Falls’ 104. “It was obvious early on that Boise was going to win it all, but then it was all mixed up. I was hoping we’d be in trophy contention, but we were just not sure.”

North Idaho 14-day forecast
October 31, 2020 1:20 a.m.

North Idaho 14-day forecast

North Idaho 14-day forecast

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Numbers add up for Dohrman, Lakeside football this year
October 31, 2020 1:20 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW WITH JASON ELLIOTT: Numbers add up for Dohrman, Lakeside football this year

"Our league has been really tough," Dohrman said. "Wallace was a powerhouse when they came into the league and Kootenai had a really good program and a nice state run for a few years. We've had some good teams in our league over the last 19 years."

October 31, 2020 1:14 a.m.

STATE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

Scores, schedules for this week's state high school volleyball tournaments

Local gun stores reaching new highs amid election anxiety
October 31, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Local gun stores reaching new highs amid election anxiety

Some shops reporting ammo shortages.

Pasta … with a side of paranormal
October 31, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Pasta … with a side of paranormal

History, ghost stories alive and well at Tony's on the Lake

History, ghost stories alive and well at Tony's on the Lake

County out of mask mandate debate
October 31, 2020 1:07 a.m.

County out of mask mandate debate

Despite constituent cries, the commissioners say they have no say on masks

October 31, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state.

October 31, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Shutdown in Kashmir protests India's new land laws

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses shut in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to denounce new laws that allow Indians to buy land in the disputed region.

Window display out of this world
October 31, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Window display out of this world

Gloria Powell showcases aliens at Fourth Street store

Aliens land in CDA

COVID-19 Watch
October 31, 2020 1:05 a.m.

COVID-19 Watch

COVID-19 statistics

October 31, 2020 1:03 a.m.

STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Idaho high school football state playoff schedules.

Today's Ghastly Groaner
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Today's Ghastly Groaner

Why do ghosts and ghouls always go together?

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

ELECTION LETTERS

Readers sound off on candidates, issues.

Coronavirus cases keep climbing in region
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Coronavirus cases keep climbing in region

Panhandle Health District said it had 134 new cases on Friday, bringing its total to 5,587 cases — 778 new cases in the past week — and 76 deaths. Of those, 70 were people age 70 and over, five were in the 60-69 age group and one was in the 50-59 age group.

1031 Notices
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

1031 Notices

GROLLA, William, 82, of Post Falls, died Oct. 23, 2020,

FAST FIVE: Happy Halloween birthday, RaeAnne Capaul!
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

FAST FIVE: Happy Halloween birthday, RaeAnne Capaul!

Meet RaeAnne Capaul, a driven, ambitious person who has been accused

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 In the Land of Oz

The Wizard of OZ from behind his screen, tells the Munchkins and Lollipop Guild that

AUTO: 2020 Cadillac Escalade/ESV: A luxury SUV
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

AUTO: 2020 Cadillac Escalade/ESV: A luxury SUV

The Escalade and extended-size Escalade ESV are more like luxury staterooms or rolling penthouses than mere modes of transportation.

Hulu originals ‘Bad Hair,’ ‘Totally Under Control’ address different horrors
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Hulu originals ‘Bad Hair,’ ‘Totally Under Control’ address different horrors

New horror movies flood the streaming services every October, though

What’s so scary about bats?
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

What’s so scary about bats?

Facts don’t support the bad rap of these “gentle animals”

Donations
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Donations

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Friday Sunrise SA by Lokken
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Friday Sunrise SA by Lokken

The glory of a new day was on display to greet early risers Friday morning.

The stay-at-home dad: Nobody ever wants to be a Ninja Turtle
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

The stay-at-home dad: Nobody ever wants to be a Ninja Turtle

I buy kids Halloween costumes on clearance, most often deep into November.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Home for the holidays
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Home for the holidays

Virtual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 27-29

Kootenai Health Foundation's virtual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 27-29

Snow, sun = spectacular
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Snow, sun = spectacular

Snowstorm leaves breathtaking beauty behind

Snowstorm leaves breathtaking beauty behind

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Courthouse closed on Veterans Day

The Bonner County Courthouse will be closed on Nov. 11 due to a federal holiday.

Students at SHS applying to colleges, universities this week
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Students at SHS applying to colleges, universities this week

“I’m so excited the state of Idaho recognizes the importance of students having a post-secondary plan,” said SHS counselor Jeralyn Mire

Pent-up demand and other factors drive the booming Grant County housing market
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Pent-up demand and other factors drive the booming Grant County housing market

Judging by the building permits issued by Grant County and its cities, home construction is booming. Buyers for those homes, according to local home construction companies, are not only local families looking for something new, but people from other parts of the state.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Northwest Notes Oct. 31, 2020

The 24th Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has been set for Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 12:30 p.m. PST in Boise.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County Calendar - Oct. 31, 2020

The events, activities and meetings taking place around Bonner County.

My Turn:  A lesson on masks and rights
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

My Turn: A lesson on masks and rights

Only One Absolute Right We

Faithful Observations: Live Not By Lies
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Faithful Observations: Live Not By Lies

We started this “trilogy” of columns with a book written three years

Police: Woman attacked man with metal rod
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Police: Woman attacked man with metal rod

SPIRIT LAKE — A woman is in jail after she allegedly attacked a man with a metal rod.

A little bit of work, a whole lot of love
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

A little bit of work, a whole lot of love

Love Factor is all about relationships; Halloween open house is Saturday

Love Factor is all about relationships; open house is Saturday

Boys grab first trophy at state since 2014, girls place 9th
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Boys grab first trophy at state since 2014, girls place 9th

SHS boys cross country places fourth at 4A state championships

A celebration for a centenarian
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

A celebration for a centenarian

100 years in the making, Maxine Congleton celebrated her milestone birthday on October 27.

Halloween smiles
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Halloween smiles

Silver Angels for the Elderly spreads festive cheer

Silver Angels for the Elderly spreads festive cheer at senior living facilities

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Month focuses attention on Alzheimer's awareness

This November, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America wants everyone to know: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, early detection matters (get memory screenings), and lifestyle choices can reduce risk.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Oct. 19, 2020 Leftover

Police log information for Sandpoint, Ponderay and Priest River police departments and from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Oct. 20, 202

Police log information for Sandpoint, Ponderay and Priest River police departments and from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.

Best Shot - Oct. 31, 2020
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Best Shot - Oct. 31, 2020

Great photos shared by the many talented photographers in the community.

Kid Weather - Oct. 31, 2020
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Kid Weather - Oct. 31, 2020

Today's weather forecast drawn by the community's talented young artists.

Weather Map 103120
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Weather Map 103120

Weather Map 103120

Vehicle fee can save you time, money
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Vehicle fee can save you time, money

The ballot measure to increase Kootenai County vehicle

COVID-19 Information - Oct. 31, 2020
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 Information - Oct. 31, 2020

The latest novel coronavirus numbers from the region, state and country.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Post Falls boat ramp to close for season

Annual closure begins Nov. 9

Q’emiln Park boat launch ramp on the Spokane River in Post FallS will be closed

Idaho DMV issues extensions
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho DMV issues extensions

The Idaho Transportation Department's Division of Motor Vehicles is providing extensions on expiring licenses, registrations

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Church offering Halloween parking, warming spot

Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have their parking lot open today for Halloween and a great warming station to help fend off the cold.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Healing Garden needs your help.

Come help put the community's beautiful Healing Garden to bed for the winter.

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Coronavirus cases keep climbing

One woman says she may leave CDA because so few wear masks here; another says most oppose city mandate

COVID cases rising

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Washington man charged with drug trafficking

POST FALLS — A Washington man is being held on $100,000 bail after he and another person were arrested after a traffic stop.

Coat 4 Kids raises $3,500 for Bonner County
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Coat 4 Kids raises $3,500 for Bonner County

Distribution begins this week in Sandpoint, next week in Priest River

Dixon, Scott lead in campaign fundraising
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Dixon, Scott lead in campaign fundraising

Incumbent Republican lawmakers Sage Dixon and Heather Scott lead in fundraising efforts

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

Judgments and sentencings

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Enrollment for 2021 health insurance begins Sunday

New carrier and record number of plans give Idahoans lots of choices

An unconventional Halloween
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

An unconventional Halloween

Kootenai County residents break tradition this holiday

October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

PF library extends closure

Many libraries go to curbside service

Howard Charles 'Chuck' Dempsey
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Howard Charles 'Chuck' Dempsey

On Oct. 23, 2020, at 3:53 p.m. my world stopped. I lost

Clark Fork volleyball drops both matches at state, sees season come to an end
October 31, 2020 1 a.m.

Clark Fork volleyball drops both matches at state, sees season come to an end

Lady Cats finish season with 12-4 record

October 31, 2020 12:37 a.m.

Death toll reaches 27 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 27 people. More than 800 others were injured.

October 31, 2020 12:37 a.m.

AP News Digest 3:05 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

October 31, 2020 12:37 a.m.

AP Week in Pictures, Global

OCT. 24 - 30, 2020

October 31, 2020 12:37 a.m.

Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country's ex-president who's in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the Black Sea.

October 31, 2020 12:36 a.m.

Tanzania, once envy of the region, watches democracy slide

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vote-counting was far from over when Tanzanian opposition leader Seif Sharif Hamad was frustrated enough to call people onto the streets. As thwarted observers alleged the most blatant election fraud in the country’s history, and with no way to challenge the results in court, there was little to do but protest.

October 31, 2020 12:36 a.m.

Unrest erupts in police shooting of Black man near Portland

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state.

Bulldogs beat Hillcrest 30-27 with last second field goal, punch ticket to state quarterfinals
October 31, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Bulldogs beat Hillcrest 30-27 with last second field goal, punch ticket to state quarterfinals

For the first time since 2015, Sandpoint football is headed to the 4A state quarterfinals

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's disputed election so spectacularly wrong.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

On Football: NFC West has the power, but 4 playoff berths?

Here's a premise few can dispute: The NFC West is the best division in pro football.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Wisconsin reports 3 more cases of positive COVID-19 tests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says the number of active COVID-19 cases within the football program increased to 16 as of Thursday morning.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed conversion

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A back-and-forth game that featured comebacks by both teams, a dozen touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in offense seemed destined to reach a second overtime before ending abruptly on — of all things — a botched conversion kick.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Orioles claim INF Sánchez off waivers from White Sox.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Yolmer Sánchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Leader of Spokane County health district no longer on job

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The top health officer of the Spokane Regional Health District is no longer on the job in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Oklahoma needs win vs. Texas Tech to stay in Big 12 race

No. 24 Oklahoma (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at Texas Tech (2-3, 1-3), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (FOX).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Trent Brown returns to practice for Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders activated right tackle Trent Brown from the COVID-19 list and could have him available a week after he missed a game because of a positive coronavirus test.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Oregon announces new COVID metrics for school reopening

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials on Friday announced new COVID-19 metrics to determine when students can return to K-12 schools for in-person learning, with the aim of getting more children back into the classroom.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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

Missouri (2-2 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network Alternate).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

UN defeats Russia resolution promoting women at peace tables

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately address human rights and the key role of civil society in pushing for gender equality.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent breakup into her debut solo album.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Idaho priest serving 25 years for child porn dies in prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who possessed more than 2,500 images of what investigators called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen has died in prison.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

University of North Dakota: Miller no longer on hockey team

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota said Friday that Arizona Coyotes top draft pick Mitchell Miller is no longer on the school’s hockey team.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Many King County employees to work from home until July 2021

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday that he is extending the mandatory work-from-home order for hundreds of county employees through July 5, 2021.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women in Santa Barbara, authorities said.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

After wolves rebound across US West, future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Ex-Idaho candidate appears in Colorado court in girl's death

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate charged with kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Colorado girl who disappeared after a holiday concert over 30 years ago made his first court appearance in the state on Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Longtime Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian elects free agency

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reliever Cam Bedrosian has cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent instead of accepting an outright assignment from the Los Angeles Angels.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Samuel, Wilson to miss 49ers game vs. Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for their game against the Seattle Seahawks.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Browns' Garrett practices, expected to play against Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's relentless pursuit of quarterbacks, sacks and awards won't be detoured this week.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Rangers decline $18M option on Kluber after shoulder injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers on Friday declined the $18 million contract option on right-hander Corey Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut $18M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Minnesota, Maryland look to rebound in Friday night clash

For Minnesota, the delayed opening of the Big Ten football season was definitely not worth the wait.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Fields, No. 3 Ohio State expect No. 18 Penn State's best

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State's season-opening

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

Memphis (3-1, 2-1 American) at No. 7 Cincinnati (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 16 K-State goes after 5th straight win at West Virginia

No. 16 Kansas State (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-2, 2-2), Saturday at noon (ESPN2).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Oklahoma virus cases rise by 1,041; state still in red zone

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported 1,302 new cases Friday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Virus cases rise; hockey arena outbreak hits nearly 90

Vermont is experiencing multiple coronavirus outbreaks and a growing number of cases turning up in schools and child care programs, Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said Friday, as the governor urged Vermonters to double down on efforts to contain the virus.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Kraken hire Robert Kron as head of amateur scouting

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken continued to build out their hockey operations staff, hiring Robert Kron on Friday as the director of amateur scouting.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 15 Tar Heels, Virginia to meet at Scott Stadium

No. 15 North Carolina (4-1, 4-1 ACC) at Virginia (1-4, 1-4), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Cádiz wins at Eibar 2-0 to build on great return to Liga

EIBAR, Spain (AP) — Cádiz won at Eibar 2-0 to extend its impressive return to the Spanish league on Friday after 14 years in the lower divisions.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Syracuse hosts Wake Forest and looks to end 3-game skid

A week after giving top-ranked Clemson fits for nearly three quarters, Syracuse is eager to prove it wasn't a fluke.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Valladay, Smith each rush for 2 TDs, Wyoming eases by Hawaii

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Xazavian Valladay and Trey Smith each rushed for 85-plus yards and two touchdowns, and Wyoming cruised past Hawaii 31-7 on Friday night.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — Feds: 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin has reported to California prison to serve 2-month term in college bribery case.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Washington tops 1,000 virus cases for first time since July

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 new cases Friday, the first time the number has surpassed 1,000 since mid-July.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Oregon COVID-19 daily cases climb to 600 for first time

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For a second day Oregon has climbed to new record highs in cases of the coronavirus.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast television staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Friday:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Review: A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's ‘Holidate’

If it didn’t actually exist, “Holidate” would sound like one of those fake movies within a movie. A couple of attractive singles decide on a low-stakes, no-commitment arrangement to be each other’s dates on holidays? It’s a perfect rom-com concept in that it’s equal parts ridiculous and shamefully appealing. Slot in some very pretty people (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey), a drunken aunt (Kristen Chenoweth) some bawdy dialogue and a picturesque and unbelievably warm Chicago where it’s possible to wear spaghetti straps at Easter and it practically makes itself. Unfortunately, like so many that have come before, it’s pretty terrible too (and that’s taking into account the rom-com curve).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king presided over a university graduation ceremony Friday at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy's powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Kennedy runs for 2 TDs, Georgia Southern beats South Alabama

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Wesley Kennedy III had 91 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Derrick Canteen broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 1:01 left and Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 24-17 on Thursday night.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley dies at 81; played on 6 title teams with Packers, Cowboys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley dies at 81; played on 6 title teams with Packers, Cowboys.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Oregon sets another daily COVID-19 record with 575 new cases

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon set another record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

LONDON (AP) — British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Mexican president taps loyalist as new security chief

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief Friday at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Penn State's goal: Trying to stop Fields from having a day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton saw something new this week as he watched recent film of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Giants offensive line back at work after COVID-19 concerns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' offensive line is back at work after six members spent a day a home because of concerns about the coronavirus.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper publisher, and said the reason for the delay should remain secret.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Russell Wilson stays busy on and off the NFL field

While he’s leading the NFL in touchdown passes and directing the highest-scoring offense in the league, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is staying busy with philanthropic efforts away from the field.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Herbert, Lock like throwing deep but only one is successful

DENVER (AP) — A throwback to the “Air Coryell” days could be coming Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying President Donald Trump's response to

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television journalist has been shot to death in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, Texas, prosecutors reported Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 23 Cyclones heads to winless Kansas on Saturday

No. 23 Iowa State (3-2, 3-1 Big 12)) at Kansas (0-5, 0-4), Saturday at noon ET (FS1).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Reporter tear gassed at protest settles with Eugene for $45K

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene Weekly reporter who was hit with a tear gas canister while he filmed police breaking up a protest in late May has settled a lawsuit against the city of Eugene.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 22 SMU hosts Navy with both teams coming off losses

Navy (3-3, 3-1 American) at No. 22 SMU (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Author of best-selling 'Maid' takes on college in 'Class'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a book about the hard truths of college education.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

WR Higgins grabs chance to play more for Browns with OBJ out

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even if Rashard Higgins was shown a shortcut, he probably wouldn't take it.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Dodgers decline option on RHP Jimmy Nelson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Nelson’s $2 million option was declined Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky (2-4) at No. 11 BYU (6-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Once high-flying Auburn and LSU try to salvage seasons

Auburn and LSU went from high-flying, top 10 Southeastern Conference contenders to teams trying to salvage their seasons.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Television special to replace canceled 2021 Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but viewers will still get a show with a two-hour television special on New Year’s Day, organizers said.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Friday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALL

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 1 Clemson dealing with rash of injuries on defense vs BC

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson already faced a challenge because of a rash of injuries. Now, the Tigers will have to play without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Baylor seeking offensive identity with defensive TCU in Waco

Baylor is still trying to figure out its identity on offense, a difficult task with a new coach in an uneven season interrupted by the pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Barca 3-game Liga winless run; Liverpool in action

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Judge cites Trump tweets in restricting feds at protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Indians decline options on closer Hand, 1B Santana for 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's solid season didn't earn him another one with the Indians.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Blue Jays exercise Dolis option, decline Anderson

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays exercised a $1.5 million club option for 2021 on reliever Rafael Dolis and declined a $9.5 million option on right-hander Chase Anderson, who gets a $500,000 buyout.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

The Latest: India reports 48K cases in downward trend

NEW DELHI — India has registered 48,268 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, continuing a downward trend.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Nash hires D'Antoni, Stoudemire for his Nets coaching staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Steve Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Mexico rebukes governor for call to vote against Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal Interior Department issued a stern rebuke Friday to the governor of the western state of Michoacan for posting a video urging migrants living in the United States to vote against President Donald Trump.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

NFL: Chargers-Broncos game still on despite COVID-19 cases

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL said Friday that the Los Angeles Chargers' game at Denver this weekend isn't in jeopardy after players on both teams tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Vikings hurting at CB vs. Packers, who rule out RB Jones

The Minnesota Vikings could be without three of their top four cornerbacks — Cameron Dantzler, Holton Hill and Mike Hughes — on Sunday at Green Bay.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Miami forward Waardenburg to miss season with foot injury

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Forward Sam Waardenburg, the Miami Hurricanes' leading rebounder a year ago, will miss the entire season after injuring his left foot during practice.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Jon Lester option declined by Cubs, lefty becomes free agent

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester’s $25 million mutual option for 2021 was declined Friday by the Chicago Cubs, completing a $155 million, six-year contract and allowing the 36-year-old left-hander to become a free agent.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson hopes injury woes are behind him

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sequence was symbolic of Diontae Johnson's injury-plagued season.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Thursday:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 5 Georgia looks for more success after byes vs Kentucky

Byes have been good for No. 5 Georgia under Kirby Smart, which makes last week’s unexpected break very welcome for the Bulldogs.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Stuttgart draw extends Schalke winless run to 22 games

BERLIN (AP) — Schalke‘s long wait for a win stretched to 22 games after letting Stuttgart come back to draw 1-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Friday:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Falcons' win over Panthers boosts optimism for second half

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Atlanta Falcons reached the midpoint of their season with only two wins, Matt Ryan dared to suggest the second half of the season could be very different.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

The Latest: No bodychecking in OHL, sports minister says

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams with the Packers and Cowboys, has died. He was 81.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Mahathir says remarks on French attacks taken out of context

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad stood by his widely condemned comments on attacks by Muslim extremists in France, saying Friday that they were taken out of context and criticizing Twitter and Facebook for removing his posts.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Saints rule out wide receivers Thomas, Callaway vs Bears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled our receivers Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway for Sunday’s game in Chicago.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Man sentenced to life in prison for man's stabbing death

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 39-year-old central Washington man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the man he said killed his child’s mother.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse indicted in US for money laundering

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Hugo Chávez’s former nurse has been charged with money laundering in a Miami federal court, accused of taking bribes from a billionaire media mogul to green light lucrative currency transactions when she served as Venezuela’s national treasurer.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Raptors to cooperate with Davis probe after assault charge

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say they will cooperate fully with the NBA’s investigation into guard Terence Davis following his arrest in New York on charges including assault.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Michigan's Chaundee Brown granted eligibility after transfer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Chaundee Brown has been granted immediate eligibility following his transfer from Wake Forest.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 4 Notre Dame heavily favored against struggling Ga Tech

No. 4 Notre Dame (5-0, 4-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

QB-turned-safety-turned-QB Noyer named Colorado's starter

Converted safety Sam Noyer was named Colorado’s starting quarterback Friday, edging out junior Tyler Lytle.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Wolves share EPL lead after beating Crystal Palace 2-0

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton earned a share of the English Premier League lead after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Pandemic takes center stage in Australia's Queensland vote

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The response to the coronavirus pandemic is a central theme as Australia’s tourist-popular Queensland state votes for a new government Saturday in an expected close race between the incumbent premier and an opposition challenger.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Wilkerson's TD with 29 seconds left gives Tulsa win over ECU

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — T.K. Wilkerson scored a go-ahead touchdown with 29 seconds left to help Tulsa beat East Carolina 34-30 on Friday night.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.”

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Shawn's Hemp: Former NBA All-Star Kemp enters pot business

SEATTLE (AP) — The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have plagued Washington state’s charter sector.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

NFL recommends some sideline players wear masks during games

The NFL is recommending that players on the sidelines who are not participating in a game or about to go on the field wear protective masks.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Belichick doesn't think Edelman's surgery is season ending

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t expect a surgical procedure that Julian Edelman underwent on his ailing knee this week will keep the receiver sidelined for the rest of the season.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Jets likely without receivers Perriman, Crowder for Chiefs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets are likely to be without their top two wide receivers when they play the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 8 A&M looks to push win streak over Arkansas to 9 games

Arkansas (2-2 SEC) at No. 8 Texas A&M (3-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SECN).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Lawrence out, No. 1 Clemson looks for 10th straight over BC

Boston College (4-2, 3-2 ACC) at No. 1 Clemson (6-0, 5-0), Saturday at noon (ABC).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Opening weekend surprises creates different look for Big Ten

The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Spokane health officer is out of job in midst of pandemic

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Many people in Spokane are wondering why county health officer Dr. Bob Lutz appears to be out of his job, which includes leading the county's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 25 Boise State faces road test at Air Force

No. 25 Boise State (1-0, 1-0 Mountain West) at Air Force (1-1, 0-1), Saturday at 6 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Brewers decline 2021 options on Gyorko, Sogard, Gamel

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have declined 2021 options on infielders Jedd Gyorko and Eric Sogard as well as outfielder Ben Gamel.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Jets' Franklin-Myers has persevered through lots of losing

NEW YORK (AP) — John Franklin-Myers has been 0-7 before. The New York Jets defensive lineman knows it can get a lot worse.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 6 Cowboys host Longhorns as class of the Big 12

Texas (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (FOX).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Ronaldo recovers from virus and back for Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the coronavirus after 19 days and three missed matches for Juventus, the club announced on Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

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October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

After stunning Penn State, No. 17 Indiana faces Rutgers

No. 17 Indiana (1-0. 1-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-0, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (BTN).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Saudi man crashes car into gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi man in a speeding car crashed into the outer gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque late Friday night, the country's state-run news agency reported.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Do Not Score! How to avoid touchdowns defenses celebrate

When the defense is celebrating having allowed a touchdown, something has most definitely gone wrong for the offense.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Friday:

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Review: A counterpoint to dissonance by mother-daughter duo

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, "I Can Still Hear You” (StorySound)

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Seahawks have injury concerns on both sides for 49ers game

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are still unsure how many healthy running backs they’ll have for Sunday’s matchup against San Francisco with three of the four on the active roster listed on the final injury report.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

White Sox decline options on Encarnación, González

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have declined a $12 million option for designated hitter Edwin Encarnación and a $7 million option for left-hander Gio González.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Baylor tabbed Big 12 men's basketball favorite over Kansas

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been tabbed by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference title this season, with the Bears returning four starters from a team that likely would have been a No. 1 seed if there had been an NCAA Tournament last spring.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times, an Afghan journalist and a driver in Afghanistan, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 5 Georgia seeks 11th straight series win over Kentucky

No. 5 Georgia (3-1 SEC) at Kentucky (2-3), Saturday at noon ET (SEC).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Coastal Carolina seeks to stay in poll, faces Georgia State

No. 20 Coastal Carolina (5-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) at Georgia State (2-2, 1-2), Saturday at noon ET (ESPNU).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

New DT A'Shawn Robinson eager to be Rams' midseason addition

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Right before A'Shawn Robinson's first day of training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, the veteran defensive tackle swerved from the excitement of a fresh start to the uncertainty of a potentially serious medical problem.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Rivers' 164 total yards, 3 TDs lead Fresno St by Colorado St

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener set career highs with 311 yards passing and three touchdowns, Ronnie Rivers tied his career best with three scores, and Fresno State scored 31 unanswered points in a 38-17 victory over Colorado State on Thursday night.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

No. 13 Michigan tries for 3rd straight win over Michigan St

Michigan State (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) at No. 13 Michigan (1-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX).

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Major college football bowl season set to kickoff Dec. 19

The bowl season will start Dec. 19, the day most of the major college football conferences are set to play their championship games, and includes 37 games.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Shellfish toxin forces closure of Vashon Island beaches

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health officials have closed Vashon-Maury Island's Quartermaster Harbor beaches due to unsafe levels of a shellfish toxin.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Sale of Mets to Steve Cohen approved; Wilpon era nears end

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the team to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Marlins decline $4 million option for Kintzler for 2021

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins declined their $4 million option for 2021 on reliever Brandon Kintzler, who gets a $250,000 buyout.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Injuries, COVID-19 have Chargers offensive line scrambling

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been shorthanded for most of the season but they are really scrambling going into Sunday's game at Denver.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Puget Sound Energy's Colstrip coal plant sale falls through

SEATTLE (AP) — A deal to sell Puget Sound Energy’s stake in one of the four generating units in Montana’s Colstrip coal plan has fallen through.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the contested extradition.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1 missing

NEJAPA, El Salvador (AP) — A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador, civil defense officials said Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

NBA, players extend deadline for opting out of CBA

The NBA and its players agreed Friday to extend the deadline for opting out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by one week until Nov. 6, and talks will continue in the interim regarding the numerous issues that have to be decided before next season begins.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

'The ones we play for': Iowa keeps 'wave' for young patients

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Home football games for the University of Iowa won't have the same roar and buzz this season because the usual 69,000 fans won't be there. One beloved tradition will go on uninterrupted.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Mets claim Nick Tropeano, Jacob Barnes off waivers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets started reworking their roster Friday even before the arrival of new owner Steven Cohen, claiming Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels in moves that added a pair of 30-year-old right-handers.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Death toll reaches 26 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 26 people. More than 800 others were injured.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week.

October 31, 2020 12:12 a.m.

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: India's downward trend in new cases continues

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8 million and is only behind the U.S.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

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2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setback

For the second time, a study testing an experimental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Suburban NY county ordered to expand early voting hours

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban county will offer more early voting hours this weekend to reduce wait times under a state court's Friday decision.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S. computer chips and other high-tech components, hampering Beijing’s industrial ambitions.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Race for Texas intensifies amid surging turnout, COVID cases

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million — already more than the total number of ballots cast during the entire 2016 election.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year, but showed signs of improvement, the country’s statistical agency said Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mail-in voting jumbles typical voter behaviors in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Nevada, registered Democrats have returned almost twice as many mail-in ballots as registered Republicans, but the deficit doesn't faze state GOP Chair Michael McDonald.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: China reports 6 new cases in far west outbreak

BEIJING — China has reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak in Xinjiang, bringing the total in the far-west region to 51.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Federal Reserve expands Main Street program to smaller firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in its small business lending program and waive some fees to try to boost participation in a program that has so far provided little assistance to struggling companies.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico in 2018, undercutting public statements at the time that they were welcome to do so, according to a government watchdog report published Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Report: Fugitive tech boss was Austrian spy agency informant

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a fugitive former top executive of payment company Wirecard was an informant for the Austrian spy agency BVT.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kentucky reports near-record number of new coronavirus cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — 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.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The major players in Washington's COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their border that is scheduled to start operating in early November.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Armenia, Azerbaijan vow to avoid targeting residential areas

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan promised Friday to avoid shelling residential areas amid the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a pledge that follows a day of talks in Geneva even as Azerbaijani troops pushed deeper into the separatist territory.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature rallies

LITITZ, Pennsylvania (AP) — They began to arrive more than 40 hours before President Donald Trump took the stage in this stretch of rural Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies remain a common sight. By 10 p.m., a small group had set up an overnight camp on lawn chairs as a cold drizzle set in.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as a new surge of coronavirus infections strains hospitals, officials in many of the hardest-hit states are resisting taking stronger action to slow the spread, with pleas from health experts running up against political calculation and public fatigue.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hydropower corridor opponents launch new referendum drive

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new referendum drive aimed at stopping a 145-mile (233-kilometer) hydropower transmission corridor in western Maine is underway.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Montana reports daily record of 1,063 new COVID cases

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reported a daily record of 1,063 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 more deaths on Friday as it kept pace with the national surge of infections.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

S. Carolina tribe gives casino plan to N. Carolina governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has received a proposal from a South Carolina-based Native American tribe on how it would like to operate a casino in Cleveland County.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firefighter has custody of his 5-year-old daughter every other weekend in an agreement with his ex-wife, but he can't bring her to his home because she lives in upstate New York.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

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.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop own stealth fighter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch in the 2030s, the defense minister said Friday.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California Gov. says his kids "phasing back" into classrooms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children are among those resuming in-person classes after months of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Perdue declines to participate in final debate with Ossoff

ATLANTA (AP) — A final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff has been canceled after Perdue dropped out, saying he would attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump instead.

October 31, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Georgia governor tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tested negative for COVID-19 after having had “direct exposure” to someone who tested positive, but he is quarantining as a precaution, according to a statement posted to his official Twitter account Friday.

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Love blossoms amid pandemic, TikTok turmoil for two creators

NEW YORK (AP) — With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Losses in big technology companies drove more losses on Wall Street Friday, as the S&P 500 closed out October with its first back-to-back monthly decline since March.

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Apple, Twitter fall; Alphabet, Colgate-Palmolive rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday:

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Judge postpones Trump's TikTok ban in suit brought by users

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

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Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools.

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Time for a change to America, on our clocks and watches

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for

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How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

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Ex-fugitive gets life for California kidnappings, torture

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former pot grower and jail escapee convicted in the kidnapping and torture of a marijuana dispensary owner in Southern California eight years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

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Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American."

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Losses mount for oil companies as pandemic grips economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil reported its third consecutive quarter of losses as the global pandemic curtailed travel and crippled global economic activity.

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Vice president tries to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touched on the economy, tax cuts, abortion, religion and military service Friday in a wide-ranging appeal to voters in two Arizona counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016.

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Protest outside Japan's Mitsubishi over wartime forced labor

TOKYO (AP) — About a dozen people protested outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Tokyo on Friday, demanding Japanese companies pay compensation for their wartime abuse of Korean laborers.

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SC's Graham, Harrison clash on criminal justice, health care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the Friday night before Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison met in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia for their second and final debate, clashing over issues related to criminal justice reform, health care and political sniping in

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DC activist groups primed for Nov. 3 and whatever follows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists in the nation's capital are banding together for Election Day, pooling resources, running training sessions for demonstrators, forming rapid-reaction teams and organizing events that are expected to draw large crowds.

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Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Marsh won't seek reelection

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022.

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West Virginia voters laud Trump for trying to save coal

DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn't think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it powered America and offered generations of Appalachians a chance at a middle class life.

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Chinese promise market opening amid technology push

BEIJING (AP) — China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said Friday.

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Parisians flee, sidewalks empty as France enters lockdown

PARIS (AP) — Parisians fleeing for the countryside jammed the roads ahead of France's lockdown to slow the spread of resurgent coronavirus infections, and there was only a sprinkling of people hurrying along city sidewalks Friday as the nationwide restrictions went into effect.

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Trump's election night party up in air due to DC virus rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s not sure where he'll mark election night after District of Columbia officials signaled that a party planned for his luxury hotel in Washington could be in violation of rules limiting mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

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AP: Use of slurs not 'isolated' at Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual voice message. It was from a white colleague, unaware his Apple Watch had recorded him, blurting out the Black trooper’s name followed by a searing racial slur.

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U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in court documents Thursday.

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Ohio utility at center of $60 million bribery case fires CEO

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A power company under investigation for its role in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio’s most powerful politicians fired its chief executive following an internal review.

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GOP disputes removal of 4 New Mexico election challengers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election administrators and the Republican Party are clashing about the oversight of the absentee balloting process in a southern New Mexico county.

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On pandemic 'learning loss,' schools look forward, not back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was lost by students during the pandemic. That’s all right with educators like Superintendent Craig Broeren, whose top concern is figuring out where each student stands now.

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Tennessee's online-only sports betting to start on Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportsbooks are set to accept the first bets in Tennessee's unique online-only sports betting program starting early Sunday, the Tennessee Lottery announced Friday.

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Edmunds: Spooktacular car tech

Whether it’s a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house. But these features don’t represent automakers getting in the Halloween spirit — they are actually the latest driving aids designed to make piloting a car easier. Here are a few of Edmunds experts’ favorite tech features guaranteed to make your hair stand on end.

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Democrats could take control of Arizona Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats have a shot at taking control of one or both chambers of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in nearly 30 years in Tuesday’s election.

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Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

In more than one-third of U.S. families, parents decide how to pay for college, according to a July 2020 report from private lender Sallie Mae.

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California county sues church holding indoor services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California county has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose church to stop it from holding weekly indoor services for hundreds of people, claiming $350,000 in fines have not stopped church officials from violating coronavirus shutdown orders.

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AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York schools reopened in September it was anything but business as usual. With state guidelines for social distancing making it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time, educators prepared for a hybrid model of instruction.

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Partial lockdown imposed in Belgium, EU's worst-hit country

BUIZINGEN, Belgium (AP) — Belgium has imposed a partial lockdown in a new bid to gain control of the pandemic that has hit the country worse than any other in the European Union.

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If 2020 is like 2000, Trump believes he's got the votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 86 million Americans have already voted in the presidential election, but President Donald Trump thinks he can count on one hand the votes that will determine the outcome.

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Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside.

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Report: State commissioner faced sexual misconduct complaint

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee insurance commissioner who submitted his resignation this week faced an investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct by one of his department’s employees, records show.

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Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.”

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GM hires new chief financial officer from Delta Airlines

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has hired away Delta Airlines' CFO to fill the automaker's top financial job.

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Incumbents face challenges in Mississippi House, court races

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three out of four incumbents in Mississippi's U.S. Congressional Districts are facing challenges on Election Day. Two Republicans — Trent Kelly and Michael Guest — and the state federal delegation's sole Democrat, Bennie Thompson.

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Puerto Rico debt restructuring hits snag in public clash

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A plan to pull Puerto Rico out of a type of bankruptcy by 2021 hit a major obstacle Friday when a new member that U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances rejected the immediate filing of a debt restructuring proposal.

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Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court’s ruling raised questions about whether ballots that arrive up to seven days beyond Election Day would be counted.

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US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately.

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Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground.

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San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before the pandemic, Señor Sisig food trucks were a common sight in downtown San Francisco, dishing out Filipino fusion tacos and burritos to long lines of workers who spilled out of office towers at lunch.

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Global travel and tourism projected to shed 174 million jobs

LONDON (AP) — The global travel and tourism industry is on course to lose 174 million jobs this year if current restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus remain in place, a leading industry group warned Friday.

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2 more ex-eBay employees admit to roles in harassment scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Two more former eBay Inc. employees have admitted to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a Massachusetts couple with threatening social media messages and disturbing deliveries of things like live spiders sent to their home.

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Stitt names counsel to address high-court reservation ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday the hiring of an attorney to help his administration address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation.

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Germany shuts down Telegram-based drugs marketplaces

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that they have shut down online marketplaces for illegal drugs that used the encrypted messaging service Telegram.

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Georgia officials expect outages won't affect Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say they don't expect power outages caused by severe weather that swept through parts of the state to interrupt Election Day voting.

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Show your work: AP plans to explain vote calling to public

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press, one of several news organizations whose declarations of winners drive election coverage, is pulling back the curtain this year to explain how it is reaching those conclusions.

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US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a modest gain but far less than the big increases of late spring, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy.

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Texas AG sues to block COVID-19 shutdown in El Paso County

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday joined several El Paso County restaurant owners in suing to block a county order shutting down all non-essential activities for two weeks.

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Analysis: 2020, and the American chorus' newly loud voices

It's LOUD in the United States these days. Voices are being raised everywhere, speaking about everything.

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US consumer spending rose a slight 1.4% last month as Americans remain wary with pandemic still slowing economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending rose a slight 1.4% last month as Americans remain wary with pandemic still slowing economy.

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Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy grew by an unexpectedly large 12.7% in the third quarter as companies reopened after severe coronavirus lockdowns, but the rebound is being overshadowed by worries that growing numbers of infections will cause a new downturn in the final months of the year.

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FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could

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Netflix raising US streaming prices amid booming growth

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

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Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election.

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Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings owner buying Dunkin' Brands

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee is being combined with Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby's sandwiches.

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San Francisco halts reopenings as virus cases rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will temporarily halt the reopening of additional activities and businesses planned for next week because of an increase in coronavirus case rates and hospitalizations, the city's mayor and health director said Friday.

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Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

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Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores.

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Road trip: In Mississippi, love in the time of coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Her voice cracked as she spoke from her hospital bed. “I want to go home,” she said.

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Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election.

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Airbnb sets up endowment, council for hosts ahead of IPO

Airbnb is setting up an endowment fund to support its 4 million hosts as part of its upcoming initial public offering.

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Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

It’s been over two months since

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Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan's military on Friday in a historic celebration with their peers.

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GOP condemns Democratic state senator's conduct with police

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Republican Party on Friday condemned as selfish and disrespectful the conduct of a Democratic state senator in an encounter with state police as the legislator sought help regarding threatening telephone messages.

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New pink slips bring Disney layoff sum in Florida to 18,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World says it plans to lay off more than 11,000 unionized workers because of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of pandemic-related job casualties at the Florida resort to almost 18,000 positions.

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McDonald's cult classic, the McRib, is coming back

NEW YORK (AP) — McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back.

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Who is voting? Who is winning? Early vote only offers clues

As early voting breaks records across the U.S., political analysts and campaigns are reviewing reams of data on the voters, looking for clues to key questions: Who is voting? And who is winning?

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Tupperware is partying like it's 1965

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.

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Tech giants report strong results, but murky outlooks

Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year.

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Dueling medical marijuana measures on Mississippi ballot

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After years of seeing medical marijuana proposals shot down by the Mississippi Legislature, supporters decided to try something else: adding it to the state constitution.

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Chinese manufacturing expands in October but at slower pace

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity expanded in October for the eighth straight month, though at a slightly slower rate than in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday.

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Man who robbed undercover cop in 2015 back in jail

A Northwest Montana man who tried to rob an undercover federal agent in a fake drug buy five years ago is back in custody after a series of alleged misdeeds.

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Daines criticized for lax COVID protections at campaign events

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's campaign criticized Republican Sen. Steve Daines for appearing at a large campaign event Thursday in Hamilton, saying attendees appear to have flouted social distancing and masking guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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