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Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said Friday the military had entered his home and...

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A day to remember: London nursing home greets virus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — In 1948, John Peake won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. In 2021, also in London, he struck what...

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Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the...

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Official: 2 insider attackers kill 12 Afghan militiamen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least two members of an Afghan militia opened fire on their fellow militiamen in the western Herat...

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic...

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India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI (AP) — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination...

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The Latest: UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2M by mid-2020

UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2...

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US NTSB team arrives in Indonesia to look into jet crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A team from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has arrived in Indonesia's capital to join...

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Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Donovan, Bulls in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago...

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Orlando takes on Brooklyn, seeks to halt 4-game slide

Orlando Magic (6-6, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (7-6, fifth in the Eastern Conference)Brooklyn;...

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New Orleans faces Sacramento, looks to halt 5-game slide

New Orleans Pelicans (4-7, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (5-8, 14th in the Western...

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Portland and Atlanta square off in non-conference matchup

Atlanta Hawks (5-6, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (7-5, fifth in the Western Conference)Portland;...

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Celtics face the Knicks on 5-game win streak

New York Knicks (5-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (8-3, first in the Eastern Conference)Boston; Sunday,...

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Chicago plays Dallas, looks to stop road skid

Chicago Bulls (4-8, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (6-5, sixth in the Western Conference)Dallas; Sunday,...

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Los Angeles faces Indiana, aims for 4th straight victory

Indiana Pacers (8-4, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9-4, second in the Western Conference)Los...

Sports

Grizzlies play the 76ers on 3-game win streak

Philadelphia 76ers (9-4, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (5-6, 11th in the Western Conference)Memphis;...

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Utah faces Denver on 4-game win streak

Utah Jazz (8-4, third in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (6-6, eighth in the Western Conference)Denver; Sunday, 8...

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Washington heads to Pittsburgh for division battle

Washington Capitals (2-0-0, second in the East Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (0-2-0, eighth in the East...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Florida hosts season opener against Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Florida PanthersSunrise, Florida; Sunday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers begin the season...

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Stith scores 13 to lift CS Bakersfield over Hawaii 60-55

HONOLULU (AP) — Shawn Stith had 13 points as Cal State Bakersfield narrowly beat Hawaii 60-55 on Friday night.Taze Moore had 10...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to...

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Paradise not always peaceful during tour's Hawaii swing

HONOLULU (AP) — Paradise is not always peaceful when it comes to the PGA Tour's two-week swing through Hawaii.Dating to 1999,...

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Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after canceling the Tournament of Roses parade during the summer and scaling back the pregame...

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Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an...

Sports

Saleh's hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh has made history that extends far beyond any football field.The New York Jets' new head coach has...

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No winner of Mega Millions $750M; Powerball drawing Saturday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for...

Health

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year...

Sports

Mitchell scores 26, Jazz use 21-0 run to beat Hawks 116-92

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trae Young was surrounded wherever he went, while Donovan Mitchell found himself alone on the perimeter...

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America's Cup challenger series: American Magic loses twice

American Magic had back-to-back losses on a bizarre day of light winds in the America’s Cup challenger series at Auckland on...

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Short-handed Clippers manhandle Kings 138-100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and six assists in three quarters, Paul George scored 26 and the...

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US carries out 13th and final execution during Trump administration, most for any presidency in more than 120 years

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US carries out 13th and final execution during Trump administration, most for any presidency in more...

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Sherfield scores 23 to lead Nevada over Fresno St. 73-57

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Grant Sherfield had 23 points as Nevada beat Fresno State 73-57 on Friday night.Desmond Cambridge Jr. had 13...

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LeBron, Davis lead Lakers' 112-95 dismantling of Pelicans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Anthony Davis added 17 points against his...

Sports

Lorenzen, Castillo among 6 to reach deals with Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds reached one-year deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing with...

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Marlins reach deals with Anderson, Alfaro and 3 relievers

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins agreed to contract terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including third baseman...

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US calls Bahrain, UAE 'major security partners'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates “major security partners"...

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Padres avoid arbitration with Pham, 4 others

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres agreed to an $8.9 million, one-year contract with Tommy Pham, avoiding arbitration with...

Health

Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump’s vision of “America First” in favor of...

Sports

Landeskog scores 200th goal, Avalanche rout Blues 8-0

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals to reach 200 for his career, helping the Colorado Avalanche rebound from an...

Sports

Freeland among Rockies to avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with left-hander Kyle Freeland and five other players Friday as the team...

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Mariners avoid arbitration with Crawford, Murphy and Montero

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with infielder J.P. Crawford, catcher Tom Murphy and right-hander Rafael...

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Inauguration Day also is move in/out day at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate...

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Báez, Contreras

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs avoided arbitration with three of their biggest stars, agreeing to one-year deals with third baseman...

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AL champion Rays avoid arbitration with Glasnow, 3 others

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms on contracts for next season with four of the team’s six...

Health

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael White's long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he'd gone to...

Health

D-backs avoid salary arbitration with Weaver, Kelly

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to one-year contracts Friday with right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly...

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Reliable third baseman Matt Chapman earns big raise from A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slick-fielding third baseman Matt Chapman reached agreement Friday on a guaranteed $6.49 million,...

Health

James, Davis help Lakers beat Pelicans for 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Anthony Davis added 17 points against his...

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Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help...

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Indians avoid arbitration with 3, all acquired in trades

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians avoided salary arbitration with catcher Austin Hedges, right-hander Phil Maton and...

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Tigers avoid arbitration with all 8 remaining players

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers agreed to a $6.5 million contract with Matthew Boyd, avoiding arbitration with the...

Sports

Orioles have deal with Mancini, swap figures with Santander

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $4.75 million, one-year deal with recovering slugger Trey Mancini on Friday...

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Antetokounmpo plans to shoot more to fix free-throw woes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has a plan to end his growing struggles from the foul line.“It’s simple,” the reigning...

Health

Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID response

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new...

Crime

House arrest plan for invader of Pelosi's office halted

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington on Friday night halted a plan to release and put on house arrest the...

Health

Mets avoid arb with 8 players, including Lindor, Conforto

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with eight players Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including...

Sports

Aimaq, Overton lead Utah Valley past Seattle 93-92 in OT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fardaws Aimaq had 29 points plus 14 rebounds while Trey Woodbury chipped in 20 points and made the game-winning...

Sports

Bucks survive shaky free-throw shooting to edge Mavs 112-109

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton made a couple of huge 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame poor free-throw shooting to...

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Konecny has hat trick, Flyers beat Penguins for 2-game sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a hat trick and the Philadelphia Flyers survived losing team MVP Sean Couturier to an...

Health

Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the...

Business

AP EXCLUSIVE: Maduro ally presses for dialogue with Biden

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday he’s hopeful the Biden administration...

Health

Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against him

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of...

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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2021. There are 349 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in...

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Juan Soto, Trea Turner, Soto, Josh Bell, Nats agree for 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for...

Sports

Trice's big second half sends No. 9 Wisconsin past Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice had 13 points and five assists and turned in a strong second half to lead No. 9...

Health

Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

COPAN, Honduras (AP) — More than 1,000 Honduran migrants pushed their way into Guatemala Friday night without registering, a...

Health

Cardinals, Flaherty still without deal, swap arb figures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and ace Jack Flaherty have not agreed to terms on a 2021 contract and they swapped...

Sports

Miller-Moore, Lever lift Grand Canyon past Bethesda 121-62

PHOENIX (AP) — Sean Miller-Moore and Alessandro Lever scored 19 points apiece as Grand Canyon routed Bethesda 121-62 on Friday...

Sports

California Baptist beats Tarleton State 83-74

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tre Armstrong and Gorjok Gak scored 18 points apiece as California Baptist topped Tarleton State 83-74...

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Bradie Tennell captures second US Figure Skating title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bradie Tennell is back on top of American figure skating.The 22-year-old Olympian, who had finished second and...

Sports

King scores 21 to lead Siena over Rider 78-69

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Jordan King had a career-high 21 points as Siena got past Rider 78-69 on Friday night.Manny Camper...

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Cook carries North Dakota St. past North Dakota 62-45

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Jarius Cook posted 13 points as North Dakota State beat North Dakota 62-45 on Friday night.Grant...

Sports

Stamkos, Palat lift Lightning over Blackhawks again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist each, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago...

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US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court Friday to replace President Donald Trump with the...

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Kirk lifts UIC past Robert Morris 67-53

CHICAGO (AP) — Teyvion Kirk recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 67-53 win over Robert Morris on...

Sports

Wells lifts Texas-Arlington past Louisiana-Lafayette 91-86

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shahada Wells had a season-high 31 points as Texas-Arlington narrowly beat Louisiana-Lafayette 91-86 on...

Sports

Davis leads Texas State past UALR 63-59

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Marlin Davis had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas State to a 63-59 win over Arkansas-Little...

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Ferguson lifts Lipscomb over North Florida 84-72

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Romeao Ferguson had a season-high 21 points as Lipscomb topped North Florida 84-72 on Friday...

Health

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to...

Sports

Sow carries UC Santa Barbara past UC San Diego 69-52

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds to carry UC Santa Barbara to a 69-52 win over UC San...

Business

Woman arrested in Capitol attack: 'I listen to my president'

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area real estate agent who is facing charges for allegedly being part of the pro-President Donald Trump...

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Martinez, Jackson lift Wagner past LIU-Brooklyn 76-74

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Morales had 10 points and 14 assists and scored the go-ahead points on a jumper with three seconds left as...

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Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they...

Sports

Fields carries Arkansas St. over Louisiana-Monroe 74-72

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Caleb Fields registered 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Arkansas State edged past...

Sports

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in...

Sports

Vanecek makes 30 saves in NHL debut, Capitals sweep Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington...

Sports

Levi carries Texas Rio Grande Valley past Dixie State 82-49

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Javon Levi posted 12 points and eight assists as Texas Rio Grande Valley routed Dixie State 82-49 on...

Sports

Warren lifts Hampton past South Carolina Upstate 84-74

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Davion Warren had 27 points as Hampton defeated South Carolina Upstate 84-74 on Friday night.Warren...

Sports

Konecny records hat trick, leads Flyers past Penguins 5-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gritty’s hat trick was that the mascot had one at all, a comically oversized Flyers cap he flung,...

Health

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily...

Sports

Gordon leads Louisiana Tech past UTSA 77-66

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Andrew Gordon had 14 points and 12 rebounds to carry Louisiana Tech to a 77-66 win over UTSA on Friday...

Sports

Williams, Jump help No. 1 Stanford women rout Utah 82-54

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kiana Williams scored 18 points and Hannah Jump had 15 — both all on 3-pointers — to help No. 1 Stanford...

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Celtics run past Magic 124-97 after week-long hiatus

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an...

Sports

Patton lifts Cleveland St. over Wright St. 66-64

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Torrey Patton posted 17 points and eight rebounds and Deante Johnson made the game-winning alley-oop dunk...

Sports

Sanders, USC women beat No. 25 Washington St. 81-77 in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Sanders had a season-high 24 points, Endyia Rogers scored nine of her 16 points in overtime, and...

Sports

Pierre Jr. leads Southern Miss over Middle Tennessee 84-54

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jaron Pierre Jr. had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Southern Miss rolled past Middle Tennessee 84-54 on...

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NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's...

Sports

Braves agree to 1-year deals with left-handers Fried, Minter

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed Friday to one-year deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter but have exchanged salary...

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Royals reach 1-year deals with Keller, Mondesi to avoid arb

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals agreed to one-year contracts Friday with right-hander Brad Keller and infielder...

Sports

Defense shines as North Texas routs UTEP 63-33

DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas held UTEP to 33 points on 21.2% shooting en route to a 63-33 win on Friday night. Both marks...

Sports

Turner scores 25 to lead Bowling Green over Buffalo 76-69

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Turner had 25 points as Bowling Green beat Buffalo 76-69 on Friday night.Daeqwon Plowden had 13...

Sports

Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, add Suzuki

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels avoided arbitration with right-hander Dylan Bundy and four other players...

Sports

Jones scores 21 to carry Stetson past Liberty 65-59

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Christiaan Jones had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Stetson defeated Liberty 65-59 on Friday night.Jones hit...

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Right-hander Reyes Moronta reaches one-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Reyes Moronta agreed to a $695,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday...

Sports

Davis scores 26 to lift Detroit over Green Bay 86-61

DETROIT (AP) — Antoine Davis had 26 points and eight assists as Detroit rolled past Green Bay 86-61 on Friday night.Bul Kuol...

Sports

Godfrey carries Purdue Fort Wayne over Milwaukee 81-72

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jarred Godfrey had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Purdue Fort Wayne beat Milwaukee 81-72 on Friday night.Dylan...

Business

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by...

Sports

Flowers leads South Alabama over Appalachian St. 73-64

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Michael Flowers had a season-high 31 points as South Alabama beat Appalachian State 73-64 on Friday...

Sports

Tattersall lifts UC Riverside past Cal Poly 86-51

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Wil Tattersall had 19 points off the bench to lift UC Riverside to an 86-51 win over Cal Poly on...

Sports

Lofton lifts Saint Bonaventure over Duquesne 62-48

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Lofton had 28 points as Saint Bonaventure topped Duquesne 62-48 on Friday night.Lofton hit 12...

Sports

Bellarmine tops Florida Gulf Coast 74-60

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — CJ Fleming posted 19 points and six rebounds and Ethan Claycomb had 15 points as Bellarmine topped...

News

Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injured

PERINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York, according to an animal...

Health

Bellinger agrees to $16.1M, 1-year contract with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a $16.1 million, one-year contract Friday with the World Series...

Sports

Astros reach deals with McCullers, Díaz; not Correa

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Díaz...

Sports

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have chosen offense and youth as the calling cards of their new coach.Atlanta agreed to...

Sports

Red Sox's Devers agrees to $4,575,000 deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4,575,000, one-year deal with third baseman Rafael Devers that avoided...

Sports

Brown leads Georgia Southern past Troy 67-64 in OT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kamari Brown posted 12 points as Georgia Southern narrowly beat Troy 67-64 in overtime on Friday...

Sports

Winthrop beats Longwood for 13th straight win to open season

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adonis Arms had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead Winthrop to a 70-50 win over Longwood...

Sports

Burk scores 27 to carry IUPUI past N. Kentucky 74-69

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Marcus Burk had 27 points as IUPUI narrowly defeated Northern Kentucky 74-69 on Friday night.Burk...

Business

Bruce Headley, California thoroughbred trainer, dies at 86

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Headley, the thoroughbred trainer who developed sprint champion Kona Gold and many other stakes...

Business

AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey...

Sports

Brim leads North Alabama over Kennesaw State 66-43

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — C.J. Brim had 19 points as North Alabama easily defeated Kennesaw State 66-43 on Friday night.Emanuel...

Health

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a...

Health

Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, releases evidence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had...

Health

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — Kate Bedingfield, incoming White House...

Sports

Marist beats Fairfield 73-63

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Jones and Raheim Sullivan each scored 14 points and Marist topped Fairfield 73-63 on...

Health

California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus -- a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with...

Crime

Pelosi's nine impeachment managers hope to 'finish the job'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for...

Business

Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general has authorized an investigation into a $1.8 million contract for the removal...

Sports

Anderson leads Western Kentucky over Marshall 81-73

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Josh Anderson scored a season-high 22 points and Charles Bassey added 21 points with 18 rebounds and...

Health

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's...

Health

Lindsey Horan back with US after recovering from COVID-19

Lindsey Horan says she felt miserable when she caught COVID-19 late last year, but she's grateful it wasn't worse.The...

Sports

Court filing seeks to save Mich St women's swimming/diving

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan State's women's swimming and diving team are seeking an injunction to prevent...

Crime

Oklahoma tribes want criminal justice agreements with state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tribe leaders of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations want Congress to allow them to make agreements with...

News

Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations,...

Health

The Latest: Iowa St-Kansas men's basketball game postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___No. 6 Kansas' scheduled home game Saturday...

Business

FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts company has been granted approval to operate commercial drone flights without a person...

Health

Judge: Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they...

Business

A man of letters: Yogi Berra to be featured on new stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogi Berra will soon be all over — your mail, that is.The New York Yankees great known for his funny...

Sports

Papal jersey: Francis blesses Hawks jersey on MLK birthday

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks sent a special gift to Pope Francis: an MLK jersey that was blessed by the pontiff on Martin...

Sports

Browns' Bitonio 'pumped' for playoff debut after COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Bitonio's neighbors set off fireworks late Sunday night after the Browns stunned the Steelers in the...

Sports

Pitt suspends freshman forward John Hugley indefinitely

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh suspended forward John Hugley indefinitely for disciplinary reasons on Friday after the freshman...

Business

TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

Federal officials are investigating people who took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol to determine whether they should be...

Business

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero,...

Sports

Kiss scores 22 to lift Bryant over St. Francis (Pa.) 72-63

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Peter Kiss had 22 points as Bryant beat St. Francis (Pa.) 72-63 on Friday.Michael Green III had 16 points...

Sports

NFL suspends Bears DL Edwards Jr. 2 games

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago Bears defensive linemen Mario Edwards Jr. for the first two games next...

Sports

Buchanan scores 14 to lift Manhattan past Niagara 58-49

NEW YORK (AP) — Elijah Buchanan had 14 points and nine rebounds as Manhattan beat Niagara 58-49 on Friday.Samir Stewart had 13...

Sports

Judge, Yankees agree at to $10,175,000, 1-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge was among the New York Yankees who avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a...

Crime

Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday at a county courthouse, a Mississippi...

Crime

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a...

Crime

Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S....

News

Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are among a handful of groups that have applied for permits to hold...

Sports

Double 1st: Man U men, women leading 2 leagues, play champs

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Heading to the second-placed defending champions in first place on Sunday, Manchester United is on a...

News

Trump gives award to Morocco's king in private ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to...

Sports

Thomas lifts Mount St. Mary's past Merrimack 63-52

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Deandre Thomas had 18 points off the bench to lead Mount St. Mary’s to a 63-52 win over Merrimack on...

Sports

Browns' Garrett 'due,' wants to leave impression on Mahomes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett has only respect for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a generational talent on another level...

Sports

White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. The move became...

Health

NBA fines Irving $50,000 for health, safety violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving's absence from the Brooklyn Nets has become a costly one.The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on...

Sports

Pirates avoid arbitration with pitcher Musgrove, 8 others

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove and eight others on Friday as the club...

Health

Flint water charges escalate debate over officials' failures

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — When a former Michigan public health director was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water...

Health

Kiana Williams makes 6 3s, No. 1 Stanford routs Utah 82-54

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stanford dominated another opponent defensively to keep its perfect record intact.The No. 1 Cardinal held...

Health

World Golf Championship moving from Mexico to Florida

The World Golf Championship is moving from Mexico City to the Gulf Coast of Florida this year, a change driven by the COVID-19...

News

Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in...

News

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning just before President-elect Joe Biden’s...

News

Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters...

Health

Business Highlights

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: PodcastsNEW YORK (AP) — Major social platforms have been cracking down on...

Health

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month.All but a few teams in the Football...

Health

California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex...

Sports

Olivari scores 23 to lift Rice past Old Dominion 69-59

HOUSTON (AP) — Quincy Olivari had 23 points as Rice topped Old Dominion 69-59 on Friday.Chris Mullins and Travis Evee each had...

Health

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard...

Sports

Jones leads UNC Asheville over Charleston Southern 83-75

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had 20 points as UNC Asheville topped Charleston Southern 83-75 on Friday.LJ Thorpe had 18...

Business

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois filed a lawsuit Friday against a federal agency that awarded a...

Sports

Abmas scores 34 to lead Oral Roberts over Denver 88-84

DENVER (AP) — Max Abmas scored 34 points, reaching 30-plus for the third time this season, and Oral Roberts edged past Denver...

News

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107.Beth...

Sports

Phillies agree to 1-year deals with 3, including Hoskins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman Rhys Hoskins, right-hander Vince Velasquez and...

Health

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO...

Sports

Carr, Allen lead Delaware over Hofstra 74-56

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Andrew Carr and Ryan Allen scored 19 points apiece, and Dylan Painter had 18 points and a career-high 19...

Business

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of...

Sports

Delaware looks to sweep Hofstra

Hofstra (6-6, 2-3) vs. Delaware (4-5, 2-2)Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena, Newark, Delaware; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Denver looks to end streak vs Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts (7-6, 4-1) vs. Denver (1-9, 0-3)Hamilton Gymnasium, Denver; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Oral Roberts looks to...

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US imposes sanctions on Cuba citing human rights violations

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on Cuba's Interior Ministry and its leader,...

News

Census numbers won't be released before change in power

Government attorneys and municipalities fighting over the 2020 census asked a judge Friday to put their court case on hold, as...

Sports

Ski Report

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due...

Crime

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a...

Sports

Von Miller under investigation by police in suburb of Denver

DENVER (AP) — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by police in a Denver suburb.Parker Police Department...

Sports

Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — “Mr. Worldwide” is coming to NASCAR.Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team...

Business

CORRECTS: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, gun-rights group will legally move from New York to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — CORRECTS: National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, gun-rights group will legally move from New...

Sports

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent...

News

Oklahoma governor activates National Guard for state Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 75 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are being activated to help protect the state Capitol in...

Sports

Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on...

Crime

Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed

BOSTON (AP) — The manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his...

Health

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street dropped again Friday to close out its first losing week in three after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the...

Health

Top cornerbacks standing out on NFL's Super Bowl hopefuls

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Brandon Staley looks at the defenses on the remaining eight teams in the NFL playoffs, the...

News

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies...

News

Noem blames Capitol insurrection on lack of civics education

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday blamed an inadequate education in American civics as “the root...

Health

Stocks fall as economic pain deepens, rally runs out of gas

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its first losing week in three with another drop on Friday after reports showed the...

Sports

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month.“How far...

Sports

Harden sees title chance, says he'll sacrifice shots for it

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden used his final interview in Houston to say that his team wasn't good enough.He has a whole new...

Health

Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police and firefighters evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student at the Nebraska school...

Health

Virus vaccine shipment change frustrates Oklahoma official

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s deputy health commissioner said Friday that a change in the shipment of the coronavirus...

Business

Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends Jan. 11-Jan. 15.IINCREAED DIVIDENDSApogee Enterprise .20 from...

Sports

Chiefs aim for quicker starts as they begin title defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have proven that they can overcome just about any deficit in the postseason.That...

Sports

Column: Meyer faces tough adjustment heading to NFL Jaguars

Before the good folks in Jacksonville get too fired up about the arrival of Urban Meyer, let’s review a few cautionary...

Health

Biden's aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S....

Sports

Brewers reach 1-year deals with Josh Hader, Brandon Woodruff

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going to arbitration with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff by agreeing...

Health

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus...

Sports

Meyer believes Jacksonville 'is the place' he can win in NFL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer first started thinking about the NFL about a decade ago.He was getting phone calls from...

Crime

Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged...

Sports

Marco Andretti to step back from full-time IndyCar racing

Marco Andretti will not run the full IndyCar schedule this season as the third-generation driver reprioritizes his racing...

Business

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying...

Health

Trump administration sued over Georgia health plan

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a...

Crime

No charges in Pennsylvania discarded-ballots case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former temporary elections worker authorities have said...

Crime

Charges dismissed against police officer in summer protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a Philadelphia police officer who was accused of striking a protester...

News

Billionaire right-wing patron Adelson buried in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who made prolific donations to right-wing politicians and...

Health

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

News

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away. In his final days as secretary of state, he's issuing orders that have...

Sports

Vanderbilt's Clark Lea adds 3 more to his coaching staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added three more people to his initial coaching staff.He announced...

Sports

Wiggins scores 21, Maryland beats Division II Wingate 100-58

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Aaron Wiggins scored 21 points, making four of Maryland's 12 3-pointers, and the Terrapins beat...

Business

Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2000, I was among a group of foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists...

Health

VIRUS TODAY: Global death toll for COVID-19 surpasses 2M

Here’s what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The global death toll from...

Health

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe...

Business

Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

PARIS (AP) — French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum...

Sports

Tight games this weekend, with one upset projected

Aaron, meet Aaron. And Aaron.Aaron Donald, the unanimous All-Pro defensive tackle who owns a couple of Defensive Player of the...

Sports

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in...

Health

Optimistic banks start moving 'bad' loans back to 'good'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The pandemic and recession aren’t over by a long shot, but banks are feeling optimistic enough to start...

Sports

Expansion could bring football back to WAC this fall in FCS

HOUSTON (AP) — Football is returning in the Western Athletic Conference, this time at the Championship Subdivision level.The...

Business

EPA finds toxic chemicals leached into common pesticide

BOSTON (AP) — Toxins leached from packaging into a pesticide commonly used on mosquitoes, the Environmental Protection Agency...

Health

One-city March Madness leads to more straightforward bracket

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There will be a bit less mystery to the March Madness bracket now that the NCAA selection committee no...

Health

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout...

Health

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even...

Crime

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last...

Sports

UConn recruit graduates early, quickly joins No. 4 Huskies

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn recruit Saylor Poffenbarger has enrolled in classes at the school and will join the fourth-ranked...

Health

Senator-elect Warnock receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ATLANTA (AP) — Senator-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.Warnock shared a...

Health

Wells Fargo 4Q profit rose 4%, tops Street estimates

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wells Fargo had its best quarter of 2020 as its profit rose 4% in the fourth quarter of a year...

News

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his...

News

AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration.

Crime

Wisconsin teen charged with killing infant daughter in woods

MONROE, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has admitted fatally shooting his newborn daughter and leaving her body inside a fallen...

News

Illinois mayor apologizes for saying media lied about riot

THOMASBORO, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois mayor who attended the Trump rally in Washington that preceded the storming of the...

Sports

Jets hire 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise...

Business

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that...

Health

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that...

Business

Walmart's e-commerce chief to leave after nearly 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Lore, Walmart's e-commerce chief, is leaving the world's largest retailer, nearly five years after he...

Health

ConocoPhillips Completes Acquisition of Concho Resources

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2021--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of...

News

US shifts command plan to reflect warming Israeli-Arab ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a nod to Israel's increasingly normalized relations with the Arab world, the Pentagon is reorganizing...

Business

Unity has long been a theme, and anxiety, for new presidents

NEW YORK (AP) — When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo...

Health

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those...

News

Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company launched a new capsule into space Thursday to test all the...

Health

US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government executed a drug trafficker Thursday for slaying seven people in a burst of...

Health

Insights on the Industrial Fractionating Columns Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Morimatsu Industry, Sumitomo Heavy Industries & Toyo Engineering Among...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2021--The "Industrial Fractionating Columns - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has...

Health

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 1.6% in December, a third straight monthly gain, but remains below...

Business

Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones”...

News

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking the vaccination process, step by step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The line stretched nearly a block long. Nobody was grumbling about the wait.Those gathered at a senior...

News

Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Schumer is used to drinking from a firehose. But the incoming Senate majority leader has never taken on...

Business

Grains mostly higher, livestock higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher on Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar. was...

Health

Family of man fatally shot by Texas officer call for arrest

BELTON Texas (AP) — Family members of a Black man fatally shot by a Killeen, Texas, police officer who was responding to a...

News

Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said on Friday that it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing surveillance flights over...

Business

Pentagon says US has dropped to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday,...

Crime

Woman fatally shot as she pursues man who stole cellphone

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who stole a woman's cellphone after she set it on the counter at a Cleveland convenience store fatally...

Health

Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its fourth quarter profits fell by 7%, but like its competitor...

Business

AP Sportlight

Jan. 161962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors finished with 42 points and 24 rebounds, winning NBA honors even...

Business

Turkish leader defiant on Russian system but wants US jets

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has criticized the United States for kicking his country out of the F-35 stealth jet program...

Business

December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December led by a the biggest jump in energy costs since June.The Labor...

News

Florida man sued for not paying up after betting on Trump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A friendly $100 wager over the 2020 Presidential election has landed in a Florida small claims...

Health

Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have...

Business

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over...

Health

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo.Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo...

Health

U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the...

Sports

Germans win skeleton golds; Uhlaender leads US sliders

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Tina Hermann of Germany won a World Cup skeleton race on the historic St. Moritz track Friday,...

News

Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

BOSTON (AP) — A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they...

Crime

Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man...

Business

Germany approves resuming Russia gas pipeline work

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities gave permission Friday for work to resume on a subsea pipeline bringing natural gas from...

Business

U.S. retail sales fell 0.7% in December as shoppers kept away from stores as virus cases rose

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell 0.7% in December as shoppers kept away from stores as virus cases rose.

Health

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive...

Business

Advocates: Carolina breeders supporting cockfighting in Guam

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights advocates said breeders in North Carolina have shipped more than 1,000 live roosters to...

Business

Wells Fargo: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.99 billion.The San...

Health

JPMorgan's profits jump as economy, investment bank recovers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's largest bank by assets, said its fourth quarter profits jumped by 42%...

Health

Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve...

Health

Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird...

Health

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human...

Business

Northwest Biotherapeutics: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc. (NWBO) on Friday reported a loss of $194.1 million in its third quarter.The...

Sports

Colorado looks for home win vs Stanford

Stanford (8-4, 4-2) vs. Colorado (10-3, 5-2)CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Colorado...

Sports

Winthrop looks to extend streak vs Longwood

Longwood (3-12, 2-7) vs. Winthrop (12-0, 9-0)Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Friday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Utah looks for home win vs Cal

Cal (6-8, 1-7) vs. Utah (5-5, 2-4)Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Utah looks for its...

Sports

Pepperdine looks to extend streak vs Portland

Portland (6-6, 0-3) vs. Pepperdine (4-6, 0-1)Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

No. 1 Gonzaga looks for road win vs St. Mary's

No. 1 Gonzaga (13-0, 4-0) vs. Saint Mary's (9-4, 0-2)University Credit Union Pavilion, Moraga, California; Saturday, 10 p.m....

Sports

UCLA looks for home win vs Washington

Washington (1-10, 0-7) vs. UCLA (10-2, 6-0)Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UCLA looks for its...

Sports

Lamar looks for home win vs Texas A&M-CC

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-7, 0-1) vs. Lamar (3-10, 2-3)Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Mt. St. Mary’s looks to sweep Merrimack

Merrimack (1-2, 1-2) vs. Mount St. Mary's (3-5, 2-2)Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Maryland; Friday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Mount St....

Sports

St. Francis looks for home win vs Bryant

Bryant (9-3, 5-2) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (2-6, 1-3)DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania; Friday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: St....

Sports

Maryland faces Wingate

Wingate vs. Maryland (7-6)Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland; Friday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: The Maryland Terrapins will...

Sports

SFA looks to extend streak vs Incarnate Word

Stephen F. Austin (6-2, 3-0) vs. Incarnate Word (5-5, 2-1)Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, San Antonio; Saturday, 7:30...

Sports

SHSU looks to extend streak vs HBU

Houston Baptist (2-9, 1-2) vs. Sam Houston (10-5, 4-0)Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

San Jose St. looks to end streak vs CSU

Colorado State (9-2, 6-1) vs. San Jose State (2-9, 0-7)Ability 360 Sports and Fitness Center, Phoenix; Saturday, 6 p.m....

Sports

McNeese St. looks to end streak vs UNO

McNeese State (6-6, 0-4) vs. New Orleans (2-9, 1-2)Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: New Orleans...

Sports

Wagner seeks revenge on LIU Brooklyn

Long Island-Brooklyn (4-1, 4-1) vs. Wagner (1-5, 1-4)Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM...

Sports

USC Upstate seeks revenge on Hampton

Hampton (6-8, 5-4) vs. South Carolina Upstate (3-10, 3-4)G.B. Hodge Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Friday, 6 p.m....

Sports

Barcello, BYU visit San Francisco

Brigham Young (10-3, 1-1) vs. San Francisco (9-6, 3-2)War Memorial Gymnasium, San Francisco; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Weathers, Texas Southern host Grambling St.

Grambling State (4-6, 2-1) vs. Texas Southern (2-6, 0-1)Health & PE Center, Houston; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two...

Sports

N. Colorado looks to extend streak vs Idaho

Northern Colorado (6-6, 3-4) vs. Idaho (0-10, 0-7)Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM...

Sports

Alcorn State looks for home win vs MVSU

Mississippi Valley State (0-10, 0-2) vs. Alcorn State (0-6, 0-1)David L. Whitney Gymnasium, Lorman, Mississippi; Saturday, 6:30...

Sports

CSU looks to end streak vs UNC-Asheville

Charleston Southern (1-10, 0-7) vs. UNC-Asheville (6-6, 5-2)Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM...

Sports

Tenn. Tech looks to end streak vs Tennessee St.

Tennessee State (2-7, 1-5) vs. Tennessee Tech (1-13, 1-6)Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee; Saturday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM...

Sports

Army, BU meet in conference play

Army (6-3, 2-2) vs. Boston University (1-3, 1-3)Case Gym, Boston; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Patriot League foes meet as...

Sports

Montana State looks to sweep Portland St.

Portland State (2-6, 1-2) vs. Montana State (6-3, 3-0)Max Worthington Arena, Bozeman, Montana; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Utah State looks to extend streak vs San Diego St.

San Diego State (9-3, 3-2) vs. Utah State (10-3, 7-0)Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Saturday, 1:30 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

Reaves, OU visit Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma (7-4, 3-3) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3, 3-3)Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

NM looks to end streak vs UNLV

New Mexico (4-6, 0-6) vs. UNLV (2-6, 0-2)Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNLV looks to...

Sports

Miami looks to knock off No. 16 Louisville

No. 16 Louisville (9-1, 4-0) vs. Miami (5-6, 1-5)Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 16...

Sports

Montana looks for home win vs N. Arizona

Northern Arizona (3-9, 2-4) vs. Montana (6-6, 2-3)Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Saturday, 1 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Montana...

Sports

USC looks to extend streak vs Washington St.

Washington State (9-3, 2-3) vs. Southern California (10-2, 4-1)Galen Center, Los Angeles; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Sports

UNCG looks to extend streak vs Samford

UNC Greensboro (7-5, 2-2) vs. Samford (5-6, 1-3)Pete Hanna Center, Homewood, Alabama; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC...

Sports

FIU looks for road win vs FAU

Florida International (8-5, 2-3) vs. Florida Atlantic (6-6, 1-2)FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM...

Sports

EWU looks to extend streak vs Southern Utah

Southern Utah (9-2, 4-1) vs. Eastern Washington (3-4, 2-0)Reese Court, Cheney, Washington; Saturday, 3:05 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE:...

Business

Amid cacophony since Capitol siege, key officer stays silent

In the week since a mob laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the House has impeached President Donald Trump. Dozens of people have...

Crime

Lawyer for Daniel Pearl's family faces uphill legal fight

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl faces an uphill battle to...

Sports

Arkansas-Alabama highlights weekend's SEC men's hoops action

A look at the first full weekend around the Southeastern Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKENDArkansas at Alabama. The Crimson Tide...

Health

No. 12 Clemson aims to end 10-game slide vs No. 18 Virginia

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNo. 18 Virginia (8-2, 4-0) at No. 12...

Business

N.Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military...

News

AP Interview: Netanyahu challenger pledges change with Biden

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top challenger in upcoming elections is promising a tough...

Sports

Islanders visit the Rangers after shutout victory

New York Islanders (1-0-0, first in the East Division) vs. New York Rangers (0-1-0, eighth in the East Division)New York;...

Sports

Toronto plays conference rival Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets (6-7, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (3-8, 13th in the Eastern Conference)Tampa;...

Sports

Detroit visits Miami on 4-game road slide

Detroit Pistons (2-9, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (4-6, 11th in the Eastern Conference)Miami; Saturday, 8...

Sports

San Antonio faces Houston on home losing streak

Houston Rockets (4-6, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (6-6, ninth in the Western Conference)San Antonio;...

Sports

Wild visit the Kings following overtime victory

Minnesota Wild (1-0-0, third in the West Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-0-1, sixth in the West Division)Los Angeles;...