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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor during the United Wholesale Mortgage IPO, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Wall Street is tapping the brakes on its record-setting rally this week, as markets worldwide take a pause on Friday. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

Jan. 22, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four. The benchmark index fell 0.3%, snapping a three-day winning streak, but notched a 1.9% gain for the week. The...

Winthrop sets program record with 20th straight victory

Jan. 20, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Chandler Vaudrin had a season-high 20 points and Winthrop set a program record with its 20th straight victory dating to last season after beating Presbyterian 78-66 on Wednesday. Winthrop (15-0, 12-0 Big South Conference) topped its previous record of 19 straight wins set by the...

A woman buys food at the door of a pastry shop in Lisbon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The pandemic has gained momentum in Portugal since Christmas, when restrictions on gatherings and movement were eased for four days. Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to serve food for takeaway. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surges

Jan. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record Wednesday, as the country weathers one of the worst pandemic surges in the world. Health authorities officially reported 14,647 new infections — about 3,600 more than the...

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as president, ending President Donald Trump’s four-year term. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

Jan. 19, 2021 10:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost early gains to slip 0.4% in morning trading to 28,515.21. Australia's...

Petty sets record; Alabama routs Arkansas, wins 7th straight

Jan. 16, 2021 5:55 PM EST

TUSCALOSSA, Ala. (AP) — John Petty Jr. made five 3-pointers and set an Alabama program record, and finished with 17 points as the Crimson Tide routed Arkansas 90-59 on Saturday. Alabama (11-3, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) has won seven straight, its longest win streak since opening the 2011-12 season....

The podium with second placed Laura Nolte of Germany, winner Kaillie Humphries of USA and third placed Martina Fontanive of Switzerland, from left, after the women's monobob World Series in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, January 16, 2021. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Humphries wins monobob debut, Friedrich sets wins record

Jan. 16, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — History for Kaillie Humphries. History for Francesco Friedrich. For a pair of bobsledders who have dominated their eras, Saturday’s victories will stand out. Humphries won her debut race in the Women’s Monobob World Series, while Friedrich won the 47th World Cup...

Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bradie Tennell captures second US Figure Skating title

Jan. 15, 2021 11:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bradie Tennell is back on top of American figure skating. The 22-year-old Olympian, who had finished second and third at the past two national championships, followed her rollicking short program with a rock-solid free skate Friday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Tennell...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, stone sculptures adorn the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are pulling lower again on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021,  after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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

Jan. 15, 2021 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out its first losing week in three with another drop on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 fell 27.29, or 0.7%, to 3,768.25, with stocks of companies that...

A street is empty of cars during a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Lebanon's parliament has approved a draft law to allow the importing of vaccines into the tiny country to fight the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new record

Jan. 15, 2021 1:25 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the small nation hit a new record in case numbers Friday and more hospitals reported they were at full capacity. The new daily toll of 6,154 cases and 44 deaths came on the second day of a nationwide...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV, center, pulls in a rebound between California guards Ryan Betley, left, and Jarred Hyder in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wright sets program record for assists, Colorado beats Cal

Jan. 14, 2021 4:30 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Jabari Walker had a season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds, McKinley Wright IV set a program record for career assists and Colorado beat California 89-60 on Thursday. Wright entered needing just one assist to break a tie with Colorado great Jay Humphries (1980-83) at 562....