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Nickolas Orr of the Idaho National Guard checks in a patient for an outdoor COVID-19 test at Primary Heath Medical Group's clinic in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Troops direct people outside the urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients as infections and deaths surge in Idaho and nationwide. Some 1,000 people have died due to COVID-19, and infections this week surpassed 100,000. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

The Latest: St. Louis children's hospitals treating adults

Dec. 5, 2020 4:56 PM EST

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis children’s hospitals have started treating adult patients as area hospitals struggle to keep up with rising coronavirus cases. Dr. Marya Strand, chief medical officer for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that is treating...

Rice uses 5 interceptions to upset No. 15 Marshall 20-0

Dec. 5, 2020 4:47 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rice was offended when Marshall's offense stayed on the field on fourth down inside the Owls' 30-yard line on the first series of the game. The Rice defense held — and took its frustrations out on the Thundering Herd the rest of the game. Safety Naeem Smith returned one of...

Rodeo Drive has less cars and pedestrians doing holiday shopping this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. With coronavirus cases surging at a record pace, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday and said if people don't comply the state's hospitals will be overwhelmed with infected patients. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)

Southern California, San Joaquin Valley under restrictions

Dec. 5, 2020 4:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The vast region of Southern California was placed under new lockdown orders as the state scrambles to slow the rapid escalation of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm hospitals. The California Department of Public Health announced Saturday that a shortage of intensive care...

Members of the new circus company Cirk La Putyka entertain people driving through with their cars in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. On the eve of St. Nicholas, Czechs traditionally celebrate by dressing up as Devils, Angels and St. Nicholas, and visiting children in their homes handing out small presents, coal, potatoes or other gifts. Due to  government’s restrictive measures usual traditions would be impossible. A new circus company in Prague offered a solution Saturday. They invited the kids to drive with parents their in cars through the heaven and hell they created, with devils jumping in a distance and angels flying above them.  The eager visitors formed a long line of cars at the La Putyka Circus base in Prague. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

St Nicholas visits Czech children while adapting to virus

Dec. 5, 2020 4:35 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for a lot of people in the Czech Republic, and that includes Saint Nicholas. Every year on Dec. 5, Nicholas appears in costume on streets across the European country, joined by a winged angel and a masked devil rattling a metal chain. The trio...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) escapes from Michigan State linebacker Antjuan Simmons during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win

Dec. 5, 2020 4:20 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Justin Fields threw for two touchdowns and Haskell Garrett scored on an interception to lift No. 3 Ohio State to an easy 52-12 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. The Buckeyes (5-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) were able to take the field after a coronavirus-related cancellation...

Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson, left, reacts after speaking with an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Virus sidelines No. 10 Houston coach Sampson, assistant son

Dec. 5, 2020 4:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and his son, assistant coach Kellen Sampson, will sit out Saturday because of COVID-19 concerns when the No. 10 Cougars host South Carolina. The school said the Sampsons would miss the game because of the virus and contact tracing protocols. It said both Sampsons...

Fans are socially distanced as they wait for kick off ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium in London, England, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Justin Setterfield/Pool Via AP)

'Welcome home': Fans finally return to Premier League

Dec. 5, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat. From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. Nine months without being able to come to watch his beloved team has been agony. “I never thought at my age I would...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2020, file pool photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) drives against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Veteran point guard Chris Paul was the marquee addition during the offseason for the Phoenix Suns. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks

Dec. 5, 2020 3:46 PM EST

NBA teams that do not comply with league rules designed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus this season could face major penalties such as forfeiting games or draft picks, the league told its franchises Saturday. The league also said that it and the National Basketball Players Association will discuss...

Employees schedule COVID-19 tests and prepare test kits at Primary Health Medical Group's clinic in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Troops direct people outside the urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients as infections and deaths surge in Idaho and nationwide. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Virus cases continue climbing in US during holiday season

Dec. 5, 2020 3:34 PM EST

Coronavirus infections across the U.S. continue to rise as the country moves deeper into a holiday season when eagerly anticipated gatherings of family and friends could push the numbers even higher. A new daily high of nearly 228,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported nationwide Friday, eclipsing...

Christmas tree is lit outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Christmas tree-lighting in Bethlehem a muted, virtual event

Dec. 5, 2020 3:25 PM EST

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Only a few dozen people attended the lighting of the Christmas tree in the biblical city of Bethlehem on Saturday night, as coronavirus restrictions scaled back the annual event that is normally attended by thousands. A small group of residents and religious leaders participated in the...