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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Taylor went 20 of 26 for 213 yards with a 2-yard touchdown to Andre Holmes and a 6-yarder to Charles Clay. Taylor got lucky on the touchdown pass to Holmes , as his pass deflected off the hands of Zay Jones just inside the goal line and bounced directly to Holmes in the back of the end zone.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a state effort to help Puerto Rico.

The Democrat announced the relief effort on Sunday, after making a visit to the hurricane-ravaged island on Friday. It will encourage residents statewide to donate goods, and raise funds from the business community for organizations in Puerto Rico.

It will also include efforts from medical professionals to send health care workers to the island and provide support in getting medicine and medical supplies.

Cuomo was joined by entertainer Jennifer Lopez for the announcement.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.

New York State Bar Association

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Bar Association will kick off a campaign this week in support of a constitutional convention.

New York voters will decide on Nov. 7 whether to authorize a convention that could propose changes to the state Constitution. The state lawyers' group is one of many organizations making arguments on both sides of the issue.

The bar association will launch a campaign Tuesday arguing that a convention could lead to fewer barriers to voter participation and more protections for the rights of New Yorkers.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — High school coaches in New York are being encouraged to talk to their athletes about safe driving — and they could win $3,000 cash for their efforts.

The "Coaches Care" contest announced by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee is meant to tap into the coaches' influence as role models.

Varsity coaches at participating districts will be given materials to guide discussions about safe driving at team meetings throughout the fall, winter and spring sports seasons. At the end of the season, student athletes will answer survey questions.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina's defense allowed only three points for the second straight week, and Graham Gano converted three field goals as the Panthers held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 9-3 on Sunday.

The Panthers (2-0) held Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy in check all day, limiting the Bills (1-1) to 176 yards and 10 first downs. McCoy had 9 yards on 12 carries and Taylor had 125 yards passing. The Panthers had three sacks, two by Julius Peppers in his first home game since re-signing with them.

The Panthers needed a late stop to seal the win.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person's immigration status.

The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person's right to be in the country when they're the victim of a crime or a witness.

It also means state agencies won't be able to share a person's immigration status with federal authorities, except in certain situations, such as a law enforcement investigation.

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) — The National Women's Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees this weekend while also celebrating the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York.

The hall in Seneca Falls, site of the first women's rights convention, inducts a new class every two years.

Three inductees this year will be honored posthumously Saturday. They are "A Raisin in the Sun" playwright Lorraine Hansberry, former Connecticut congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce and geneticist Janet Rowley.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say New York state paid out $1.4 billion in Medicaid funds to care providers who didn't follow the state's rules.

A report published Tuesday by the Office of the Inspector General found that many providers failed to document patient assessments or provide written care plans to elderly and disabled New York residents receiving at-home care.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented.

A Board of Regents committee on Monday approved the reworked Next Generation Learning Standards for English and math, with plans to fully implement them with the start of the 2020-21 school year. Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says that will give teachers and students time to adjust before the standards become the basis for statewide testing.