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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled as he shoots by New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Ingram, Williamson each score 32, Pelicans top Beal, Wizards

Jan. 28, 2021 1:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each having their highest-scoring games of the season, there was only so much Washington's Bradley Beal could do in response. Ingram and Williamson each scored 32 points and New Orleans beat the depleted Wizards 124-106 on Wednesday night....

Kirby lifts SE Louisiana past Central Arkansas 69-57

Jan. 28, 2021 12:14 AM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Isiah Kirby recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 69-57 win over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night. Keon Clergeot had 15 points for Southeastern Louisiana (5-11, 3-4 Southland Conference). Joe Kasperzyk added 13 points. Gus Okafor had 10 points. Rylan...

Gordon leads Nicholls St. past McNeese St. 76-69

Jan. 27, 2021 10:54 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Ty Gordon had 24 points as Nicholls State extended its winning streak to eight games, beating McNeese State 76-69 on Wednesday night. Najee Garvin had 16 points and eight rebounds for Nicholls State (10-5, 7-1 Southland Conference). Kevin Johnson added 15 points. Ryghe Lyons had nine...

Massner carries Northwestern State over New Orleans 81-73

Jan. 27, 2021 10:27 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Trenton Massner had 21 points as Northwestern State defeated New Orleans 81-73 on Wednesday night. Carvell Teasett had 16 points for Northwestern State (4-14, 3-4 Southland Conference). Larry Owens added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Damion Rosser had 17 points and nine rebounds for...

Parade float workers Travis Keene, left, and Joey Mercer position a pelican while fellow crew member Chelsea Kamm, right, looks on while decorating a house in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. All around the city, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus pandemic has canceled parades that usually take place on Mardi Gras. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

Jan. 27, 2021 1:05 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You just can’t keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming. All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades mobbed by crowds during the Carnival season leading to Fat Tuesday....

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...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo, Tony Spell, pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church, leaves East Baton Rouge Parish jail after posting bond in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana authorities arrested the pastor on an assault charge after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance of public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Judge refuses to toss case against defiant Louisiana pastor

Jan. 26, 2021 2:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has refused to toss out six criminal complaints filed against a Louisiana pastor charged with violating coronavirus gathering capacity rules put in place during the early days of the pandemic. Nineteenth Judicial District Judge Eboni Johnson-Rose on Monday dismissed pastor...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. During the Trump administration's final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden's efforts to undo his predecessor's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Correction: Trump-Biden-Immigration Snub story

Jan. 26, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Jan. 25, 2021, story about the Trump administration’s efforts to limit the Biden administration’s changes to immigration policy, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement about Indiana’s decision to keep an agreement with the Department of Homeland...

Volunteers take down information as they register people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic put on by the City of Odessa, Odessa Fire Rescue and Medical Center Hospital Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Jan. 25, 2021 8:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic. State health officials Monday reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals,...

Virginia Tech forward Justyn Mutts (25) and guard Tyrece Radford (23) reach for a rebound against Syracuse's Joseph Girard (11) and Marek Dolezaj (21)  during an NCAA college basketball game at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday Jan. 23, 2021. (Scott Schild/The Post-Standard via AP)

Virginia Tech indefinitely suspends guard Tyrece Radford

Jan. 25, 2021 5:05 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has indefinitely suspended starting guard Tyrece Radford from all men’s basketball team activities. In a release Monday school school officials said Radford failed to uphold “the high standards Virginia Tech has for its students and athletes.” The...