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The Latest: Global confirmed virus cases tops 40 million

LONDON — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. ...

Taiwanese, Chinese staffers injured after clash in Fiji

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China and Taiwan traded accusations Monday over a violent altercation that broke out between Chinese diplomats and Taiwan government employees...

India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid military standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are...

Robust China economic data push global shares higher

European shares got off to a strong start Monday after China reported that its economy grew at a nearly 5% annual pace in the...

IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year,...

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

HANOI, Vietnam. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart...

China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

BEIJING (AP) — China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while...

2020 Watch: Is debate Trump’s last chance to save himself?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 40 million

LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. ...

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S....

Asia Today: South Korea tests at hospitals, nursing homes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday began testing tens of thousands of employees of hospitals and nursing homes to prevent COVID-19...

Data-driven approach taking Midtjylland to heady heights

They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv...

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the...

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s embattled prime minister said Monday that there were no plans to extend a state of emergency outside the capital, even...

Japan exports fall amid slow recovery from pandemic downturn

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell at a slower pace in September in a sign that trade damage from the coronavirus pandemic is easing,...

Morales aide claims victory in Bolivia’s election redo

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales’ party claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential election as official results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes redo of...

LEADING OFF: Rays, Dodgers all set to meet in World Series

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Dodgers’ Seager NLCS MVP after 5 HRS, 11 RBIs against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager bashed his way to NLCS MVP. ...

Baserunning gets Braves again, NLCS slips away in Game 7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another baserunning mistake with a lead in the NL Championship Series. ...

Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President...

Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off...

Armenia, Azerbaijan blame each other for truce violations

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Despite a second attempt at a cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations Sunday of violating the new truce in their...

Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend, as both campaigned in states...

Koreniuk’s goal helps Galaxy beat Whitecaps, snap skid

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Kai Koreniuk scored his first MLS goal in the 90th minute to help the LA Galaxy beat the Vancouver Whitecaps...

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with...

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a lopsided loss and showed the banged-up defending NFC...

COVID delay: New coronavirus relief slipping past election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus relief before the election, with differences between House Speaker...

2016 sequel? Trump’s old attacks failing to land on Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a crowd in a state that had once been firmly in his grasp. There were fewer...

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. ...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and...

Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply...

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired...

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at...

UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three...

Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, as both campaigned in states they are...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ notches No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing....

Brady outplays Rodgers, Buccaneers rout Packers 38-10

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. ...

Jason Kokrak wins CJ Cup to get PGA Tour title in 233rd try

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Jason Kokrak was playing for the 233rd time in his 10th season on the PGA Tour without ever...

Bush, Board among key injuries in NFL’s Week 6

Pittsburgh second-year inside linebacker Devin Bush sustained what coach Mike Tomlin called a “significant knee injury” in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 rout of the Browns on...

Dolphins turn up heat on Jets and embattled Gase, 24-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick blocked on a running play, improvised a left-handed completion and led cheers for his replacement during mop-up...

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a...

Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Expectations for Derrick Henry already are pretty high, with his history of mighty stiff arms and long touchdown runs. ...

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism...

Giants and Judge finally win, beat Washington on fumble TD

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge won't have a lot of time to enjoy his first win as New York Giants coach. ...

Mullens replaces Beathard as 49ers backup QB vs. Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have switched backup quarterbacks again. ...

Steelers stay perfect, blow out Mayfield, Browns 38-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One by one the dominos toppled. ...

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to...

Israel, Bahrain sign deal establishing formal ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to establish formal diplomatic relations, making the small Gulf country the fourth Arab state to...

Logano wins at Kansas to clinch spot in Cup Series finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano spent the final 40-plus laps at Kansas Speedway keeping an eye on Kevin Harvick in his rear-view...

Tulsa digs again for victims of 1921 race massacre

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A second excavation begins Monday at a cemetery in an effort to find and identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa...

Mickelson wins in Richmond to go 2 for 2 on senior tour

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Phil Mickelson likes to play aggressively and found the PGA Tour Champions' stop at The Country Club of Virginia the...

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place...

McManus’ 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the...

Rivers throw 3 TD passes as Colts rally past Bengals 31-27

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers never flinched with the Indianapolis Colts facing a 21-0 first-half deficit Sunday. ...

Ravens hold on for 30-28 win over depleted Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens got the stop they needed against a depleted Eagles offense that staged an impressive comeback. ...

NLCS Game 7 1st rookie starters matchup in a winner-take-all

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Game 7 of the National League Championship became MLB's first winner-take-all postseason game matching rookie starters when the Los Angeles...

‘It’s really crazy’: Late goals cap another wild day in EPL

A two-week break for international matches has done nothing to suppress the relentless unpredictability of this season’s Premier League. ...

Former Democratic power broker James A. Johnson dies at 76

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served...

Despite past Democratic wins, Trump making a play for Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats have kept Nevada in their column in every presidential election since 2004. In the 2018 midterm election, Democrats delivered...

Tottenham collapses on Bale’s return to draw 3-3 vs West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham was transformed by Gareth Bale's homecoming, just not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined. ...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the 8-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme. ...

Hardliner wins Turkish Cypriot leadership election

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A hardliner who won a Turkish Cypriot leadership election said Sunday he's ready to resume dormant talks aimed at ending...

Tampa Bay’s Godwin, Green Bay’s Adams return from injuries

Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin and Green Bay’s Davante Adams are back in their respective lineups after missing time because of hamstring injuries. ...

Day withdraws from final round of CJ Cup with neck injury

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Jason Day withdrew on the second hole of the final round Sunday at the CJ Cup with a...

Michigan governor pushes back against Trump rally chants

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Sunday that President Donald Trump is inciting “domestic terrorism” following “lock her up” chants at his...

Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belarus' capital on Sunday, demanding the ouster of the country's...

AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

Clemson easily held off Alabama on Sunday to retain the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college football poll, extending its longest run...

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans across the country performed their first weekly prayers in more than seven months as authorities eased some restrictions aimed...

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the...

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry...

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August...

Video shows foot chase before Los Angeles deputy shoots man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Home surveillance video shows the moments before a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who officials...

Policy vs. personality: Undecideds torn as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Jaronowski is torn. The lifelong Republican from suburban Cleveland supports President Donald Trump's policies and fears her business could be...

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions...

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile...

Some in North Dakota wish for tougher virus tack by governor

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — James Yantzer strode into a Harbor Freight Tools store in one of North Dakota's worst hot spots for the coronavirus,...

AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency...

Marlins, Jeter part with exec Michael Hill after 19 seasons

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. ...

Heath, Press score for United; Morgan’s Spurs debut delayed

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't now be for another few weeks, but Tobin Heath and Christen Press are up and running...

California’s Issa, once Obama’s foil, wants back in Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six...

Guinea votes to see if president can extend decade in power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde sought extend his decade in power in Sunday's election held after the country's constitution was changed...

UK minister: Door ‘still ajar’ for post-Brexit talks with EU

LONDON (AP) — A senior British official said Sunday the door is “still ajar” for post-Brexit talks to continue with the European Union if...

Protesters in Thailand carry on despite police warning

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of mainly young Thais were back on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday for a fifth straight day of protests...

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown as cases decline

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. ...

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. ...

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Cologne to end title wait

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his U.S. Open final defeat...

Norwegian skier Braathen upsets favorites in GS for 1st win

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Sitting in the leader box, Lucas Braathen buried his head in his hands as he watched each racer after him...

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

BEIJING (AP) — China has passed a new law restricting sensitive exports to protect national security, allowing Beijing to reciprocate against the U.S. as...

Ivorian opposition presidential candidate’s home burned down

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Assailants burned down the home of a leading opposition presidential candidate in eastern Ivory Coast while one of his...

Romania’s Jewish State Theater explores work on Holocaust

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The latest première at the Jewish State Theater in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, explores the horrors of the Holocaust via...

French virus curfew produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris

PARIS (AP) — The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed...

No. 2 Alabama roars back for 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test couldn't keep Nick Saban from the sideline, and Georgia's heralded defense had scant hope of keeping...

LEADING OFF: Rookie pitchers set for NLCS Game 7, Rays in WS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Lopez upsets Lomachenko to unify lightweight titles

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teofimo Lopez was brash enough to challenge Vasiliy Lomachenko, and good enough to beat him. ...

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