Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. ...

MLB players extend streak of no COVID positives to 54 days

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball’s postseason bubble succeeded as a defense against the novel coronavirus. MLB players extended their streak of consecutive days with no ...

Sidelined by COVID-19 bigger issue for NFL players, coaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Jeffery Simmons, being sidelined by COVID-19 and having to watch his Tennessee teammates beat Buffalo without him hurt. He sat on his couch and tweeted a...

South Korea pushes ahead with flu vaccine despite concerns over deaths

The National Forensic Service in South Korea announced to local media on Friday that it could find no causal link between the death of a 17-year-old boy and the flu vaccine he had been given. Concern...

Army purring again under coach Jeff Monken

Say this about Army coach Jeff Monken — he's a master of improvisation. Faced with the loss of his top three quarterbacks to injuries as he prepared the Black Knights to face UTSA o...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsu...

With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older Israelis

YAVNE, Israel (AP) — For thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during the country's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing. “Loneline...

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and t...

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an unusual buyer in an unconventional transaction. ...

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 Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major Leag...

10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that proportionally already had the nation's largest increase in cases over two wee...

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 for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Fried...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. The 41-year-old forward picked the brains of former teammates Patrick Mar...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the eight-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme.” His catch that robbed Marcell Ozuna...

The Latest: Melbourne closer to easing restrictions

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia's Victoria state has reported just one new case of COVID-19 and no deaths as the city of Melbourne moves closer towards the easing of some lifestyle restrictions. ...