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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

Some Alabama lawmakers question Ivey's prison lease plan

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday questioned Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to lease three new mega-prisons, saying they want to see more financial details on the plan before the administration signs the agreements. The governor's administration plans to lease three mega prisons...

Alabama becomes latest state to detect COVID-19 variant

Jan. 27, 2021 6:08 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom has infected three people in Alabama, state health officials said Wednesday. The variant was found in two children and one adult, the state heath department said in a statement. Two cases are in...

Police fatally shoot man armed with knife in Alabama

Jan. 27, 2021 4:57 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police fatally shot a man in Alabama who they say was armed with a knife and ran away from officers who were attempting to detain him. The shooting happened Tuesday evening in Mobile after an officer stopped a vehicle on a highway following several traffic violations, Mobile Police...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 27, 2021 12:16 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 23 The Dothan Eagle on a U.S. congressman from Alabama accused of inciting the mob who attacked the U.S. Capitol: One of the most effective components of our government is that accountability of elected officials begins at the ballot box. Those in leadership...

James Scott, 19, pauses while picking through the remains of his home, which was destroyed by a tornado, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Fultondale, Ala. Scott, who survived with his mother and sister, had never lived anywhere else and isn't sure where he will wind up after the storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Governor offers help to Alabama towns hit by killer tornado

Jan. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — James Scott has never lived anywhere other than a two-story house on hilly Darlene Drive north of Birmingham. Home will never be the same after a tornado smashed the structure into pieces, killed another teen and left the community devastated in the middle of the night. Standing in...

Mississippi man held in shooting of Alabama police officer

Jan. 27, 2021 8:25 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man was charged in a shooting that injured an Alabama police officer who was responding to a complaint about an armed man, authorities said. Devonte Lavon Farmer, 19, was being held on attempted murder charges in the confrontation, which occurred at an apartment...

Auburn forward Javon Franklin dunks against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Cooper lifts Auburn to 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri

Jan. 27, 2021 12:26 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sharife Cooper had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Auburn to an 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri on Tuesday night. Cooper, a freshman point guard who missed Auburn’s first 11 contests this season, had his fourth 20-point outing in six career games. Bruce...

Indian policemen wearing face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus march during rehearsals of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Jan. 26, 2021 11:59 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday...

Alabama guard Herbert Jones (1) gets by Kentucky guard Devin Askew (2) for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

No. 9 Alabama wins 10th straight, beats Kentucky 70-59

Jan. 26, 2021 10:43 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In an unfamiliar situation trailing late, No. 9 Alabama came out of the under-four media timeout on a mission to get stops against Kentucky. “We came to the huddle, and we just told each other that we know how to win these games and kind of rallied together and decided to...