Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of fo...

Diamond League track series plans for 14 meets in 2021

MONACO (AP) — The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year. Organizers sai...

Playoff rankings: What to watch for in first release of 2020

The College Football Playoff put out a news release to get fans ready for the season's first selection committee rankings Tuesday night. The takeaway: It's business as usual for the...

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Atto...

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks, but reshaped by President Donald Trump...

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

BOSTON (AP) — A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Hints at what's to come from CFP

The College Football Playoff rankings will be released for the first time this season Tuesday. Combine the latest AP Top 25 with a little history and you can find hints about what ...

The Latest: China tests millions amid new virus flare-ups

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across t...

How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. For more than a decade, voters in the college town of Iowa City powered Democratic ca...

Apple Cup canceled due to coronavirus concerns at Wazzu

SEATTLE (AP) — The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State scheduled for Friday was canceled Sunday due to the Cougars not having enough scholarship players available because of positive COV...

AP Top 25: Alabama now unanimous No. 1; Northwestern to 11

Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years. For the second straigh...

The Latest: Pakistan's cases rise amid large gatherings

ISLAMABAD — Amid defiance of the directive to wear masks and avoid large public gatherings, Pakistan reported 59 more deaths and 2,665 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The country's...

Takeaways: Playing through pandemic predictably frustrating

The college football Saturday started with another game being postponed, the 18th of the week, and a dispute between Clemson and Florida State. Clemson wanted to pla...

Saturday's best

STARS —Master Teague, Ohio State, ran a career-high 169 yards and two TDs and the No. 3 Buckeyes held off a comeback bid to beat No. 9 Indiana 42-35. — Desmond Ridd...

Gebbia's TD trifecta leads Oregon State, 31-27, over Cal

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia passed for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and was on the receiving end of a score in the Beavers’ 31-27 victory Saturday over Californi...