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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots next to Atlanta Hawks' Solomon Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Durant's 32 points lead Nets past Young, Hawks 132-128 in OT

Jan. 27, 2021 10:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive night for Brooklyn's big three scorers and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 132-128 in overtime on Wednesday night. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Brooklyn. Trae Young had...

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 9:58 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...

Bryant, defense help South Carolina beat Georgia 83-59

Jan. 27, 2021 9:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Keyshawn Bryant had his first double-double of the season and South Carolina's defense smothered Georgia in the Gamecocks' 83-59 win on Wednesday night. Bryant finished with 19 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-best tying three steals. Jermain Couisnard added 18 points,...

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The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

Jan. 27, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715. After a nearly three-hour funeral service Wednesday that featured two former presidents, a long-time baseball commissioner and a civil rights icon, the hearse carrying Hank Aaron's body detoured off the road bearing his name to...

Former Georgia sheriff's major charged with theft of cash

Jan. 27, 2021 8:22 PM EST

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in middle Georgia has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $1,500 in cash that was being held as evidence in a criminal case. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it arrested William “Chip” Samuel Stokes, 51, on Tuesday,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

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...

Fired bus system chief accuses board members of misconduct

Jan. 27, 2021 6:08 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The former head of the Savannah area's bus system has accused the board and some former transit system leaders of breaking rules following her firing on Tuesday. Chatham Area Transit directors voted 6-3 on Tuesday to fire CEO and Executive Director Bacarra Mauldin, local news outlets...

New minor league hockey team to locate in Savannah

Jan. 27, 2021 6:02 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah's new arena will host a minor league hockey team. Officials announced plans Wednesday for the team to join the ECHL, formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League, beginning in the fall of 2022. The owners of the ECHL's Jacksonville Icemen in Florida will also own the new...

A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

Jan. 27, 2021 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican member of Georgia’s state Senate introduced a bill Wednesday that would require people to make copies of their photo ID and mail it to election officials twice to vote absentee by mail. The bill comes after a large increase in mail voting, spurred on by the coronavirus...