Alex Smith shows why he's Washington's starting quarterback

Alex Smith is showing why Ron Rivera wanted an experienced quarterback to start for Washington, and has the team in position to compete for a division title because the NFC East is so weak. ...

Texans look to build on momentum after big win over Patriots

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans played their most complete game of the season on Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 27-20. Quarterback Deshaun Watson made plays with his arms...

White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health officials are sounding alarms and urging Americans not to travel and limit gatherings this holiday season amid a new surge in coronavirus cases. But t...

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Tha...

Win gives 3-7 Cowboys suddenly high stakes on Thanksgiving

Andy Dalton’s first win as Dallas quarterback puts the Cowboys in a suddenly high-stakes Thanksgiving game in a season that looked lost without Dak Prescott. Dallas has the woeful N...

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...

On Football: About those rising NFL teams, never mind.

Mediocrity is mediocrity. You can’t hide it, especially in the NFC East, where being mediocre is a compliment. This, however, isn’t about those weaklings. It’s about teams many thoug...

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...

Costco Taiwan Black Friday deals start Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Costco kicked off its third annual Black Friday event at all 14 of its Taiwan branches on Monday (Nov. 23). Inspired by Black Friday, the traditional start of the Chris...

Streak stop: Dalton's 3 TDs lift Cowboys past Vikings 31-28

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andy Dalton returned from a two-game absence to throw three touchdown passes, hitting Dalton Schultz for a 2-yard score with 1:37 left to lift Dallas over the Minnesota Vikings 31-2...

Latest loss puts Lions coach Patricia back on hot seat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the Carolina Panthers. “It’s one game,” Stafford said. “It d...

Ravens dip into 3rd place after fading in OT loss to Titans

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens were looking for a bit of revenge and seeking to get back on course following a misstep on a rainy night in New England. As defending AFC North ...

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. ...

Henry's TD run in OT lifts Titans over skidding Ravens 30-24

BALTIMORE (AP) — Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:21 left in overtime to cap another memorable performance against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Tennessee Titans rallied for a 30-24 vi...

Walker wins first NFL start as Panthers blank Lions 20-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — P.J. Walker threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start, the much-maligned Carolina defense earned its first shutout since 2015 and the Panthers defeated the Detr...