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2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the...

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain’s Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public...

Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus,...

US stock indexes drift amid profit reports, stimulus talks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting on Thursday as more big companies report profits for the summer that weren't as bad as...

NYC to join Seattle, Portland in suit over federal funding

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will join Seattle and Portland, Oregon, in filing a lawsuit over President Donald's Trump's threatened withdrawal of...

Theater world to unite for get-out-the-vote event on Oct. 29

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner playwright Lynn...

Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown...

Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for ’21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. ...

Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters....

Trump rape accuser ‘stunned’ at DOJ no-show at court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless...

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

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have traded outside linebacker Jordan Willis to...

Can’t crush this: Beetle armor gives clues to tougher planes

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now...

Natalie Portman releases children’s book of inclusive fables

New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The...

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

Despite 1 win each, Eagles, Giants have first place in sight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the...

Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. ...

JC Penney sees bankruptcy protection exit by Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney believes it will emerge from bankruptcy protection before Christmas under a new ownership agreement that would save tens...

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against...

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ...

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the...

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by...

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

Seahawks keep top spot in AP Pro32; Steelers, Titans move up

NEW YORK (AP) — As the NFC's only 5-0 team, the Seattle Seahawks had a quiet week on a bye. ...

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in...

Chiefs, Edwards-Helaire run away with 26-17 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes didn’t mind taking a back seat to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the Kansas City Chiefs' running attack. ...

Netflix previews ‘Ma Rainey’ and Boseman’s final performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite...

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present,...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior...

Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

NEW YORK (AP) — From the perspective of late-night joke writers, there's really only one person running for president. ...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000 recount

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay was head writer at “Saturday Night Live” during the 2000 election — a heady era for the sketch...

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...

Face masks to bobbleheads: All things RBG available in gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone but far from forgotten. ...

AP-NORC/SAP poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting

New York (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed...

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....

2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentum

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

‘The West Wing’ cast reunites again, this time for a book

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of “The West Wing” are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning White...

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...

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

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

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

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

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. ...

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump...

‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around...

Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning next Friday with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in...

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am...

Biden email episode illustrates risk to Trump from Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York tabloid’s puzzling account about how it acquired emails purportedly from Joe Biden’s son has raised some red flags....

Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean...

For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject

NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

Garoppolo’s ankle feeling better headed into game vs. Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s sprained right ankle felt much better this week in practice, making the San Francisco 49ers confident their...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the tally that really matters, but Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump. ...

AP-NORC poll: Voters see the nation as fundamentally divided

NEW YORK (AP) — The overwhelming majority of voters believe the nation is deeply divided over its most important values, and many have doubts...

Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.

When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and...

US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales rose strongly in September, the fifth consecutive month of growth, as Americans spent more on clothing, cars and...

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson's...

Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech.’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican's ongoing targets. ...

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before Carlos Correa headed to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, he...

TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of the expected debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, television viewers were left Thursday with what...

Chiefs sign Le’Veon Bell 2 days after release from Jets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed Le’Veon Bell late Thursday, two days after he was released by the New York...

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by...

CBS News rebuilds MTV’s old ‘TRL’ studio for election night

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in...

New book will include final thoughts from Justice Ginsburg

NEW YORK (AP) — Some final thoughts from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and some previously unreleased materials have been gathered by one...

Jewish family’s painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American...

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for...

C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked...

C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admits he lied about his...

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked.

Musical “Jagged Little Pill” leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened...

NEW YORK (AP) — Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season.

As election uncertainty sweeps markets, the pros hold steady

NEW YORK (AP) — This presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of...

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John...

NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in...

Springer, Altuve homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. ...

Month after mass shooting, Rochester seeks answers, suspects

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house...

Census whiplashed by changing deadlines, accuracy concerns

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in...

White woman charged in racist NYC run-in made a 2nd 911 call

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Cooper, the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a dispute with a...

Cuomo warns scofflaw schools, seeks Chainsmokers gig fine

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that New York would seek $20,000 in fines against the promoters who organized a July...

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180...

Jets’ Flacco to start again for injured Darnold vs. Dolphins

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco will get his second straight start at quarterback for the New York Jets in place of the injured...

NFL cancels Pro Bowl in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has canceled next January's Pro Bowl scheduled for Las Vegas. ...

Seahawks gain top spot in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time this season, there's a new top team in the AP Pro32 poll. ...

Stacey Abrams novel ‘While Justice Sleeps’ coming May 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next...

Jets’ Gase says it was ‘best that we part ways’ with Bell

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' decision to move on from Le'Veon Bell was a stunner. For a while now, though, it...

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort...

Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this...

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. ...

Landlords are getting squeezed between tenants and lenders

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren't exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen...

Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans just put together their most gratifying victory of coach Mike Vrabel's short tenure. ...

Former AP sports writer Ken Rappoport dead at age 85

Some people light up a room with their smile. Ken Rappoport could energize an entire arena or stadium with his laugh. ...

Jets surprisingly cut Le’Veon Bell after exploring trades

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have surprisingly released disgruntled running back Le'Veon Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two...

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