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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

Wake Forest's Ismael Massoud sinks a 3-point shot over Pittsburgh's Abdoul Karim Coulibaly during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Massoud scores 31 with 8 3s, Wake Forest beats Pitt 76-75

Jan. 23, 2021 9:11 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ismael Massoud had a career-high 31 points and made 8 of 10 from 3-point range, Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes earned the first ACC win of his coaching career, and the Demon Deacons beat Pittsburgh 76-75 on Saturday. Massoud's eight 3s tied for third best in program history...

Lewis leads Appalachian St. over Georgia St. 74-61

Jan. 23, 2021 6:55 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — James Lewis Jr. had a career-high 22 points plus 14 rebounds as Appalachian State defeated Georgia State 74-61 on Saturday. Lewis Jr. made 8 of 10 foul shots. Donovan Gregory had 14 points for Appalachian State (12-5, 6-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home...

North Carolina guard Caleb Love (2) drives to the basket against North Carolina State guard Devon Daniels (24) and forward Manny Bates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Sharpe, Bacot lead Tar Heels over North Carolina State 86-76

Jan. 23, 2021 4:41 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Day'Ron Sharpe and Armando Bacot combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds as North Carolina used its strength inside to beat North Carolina State 86-76 on Saturday. Sharpe scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Bacot had 17 points and eight boards to lead the Tar Heels (10-5, 5-3...

Sims carries UNC Wilmington over Delaware 77-70

Jan. 23, 2021 3:44 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 22 points as UNC Wilmington beat Delaware 77-70 on Saturday. Mike Okauru added 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Seahawk (7-5, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association). Ty Gadsden had 14 points. Jake Boggs added 13 points. UNC Wilmington closed the game with...

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) brings the ball upcourt while guarded by Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

LaVine continues strong play, leads Bulls past Hornets

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zach LaVine is proving he can be an elite scorer in the NBA. But what Bulls coach Billy Donovan likes the most about the seven-year veteran is that he's raising the game of others and helping his team win. LaVine, who has established himself as Chicago's main scoring option,...

Forrest leads Appalachian State over Georgia State 80-71

Jan. 22, 2021 8:48 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Forrest had a season-high 23 points as Appalachian State topped Georgia State 80-71 on Friday night. Adrian Delph had 17 points for Appalachian State (11-5, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Michael Almonacy added 13 points and Donovan...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2009, file photo, attorney Butch Bowers speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. It's up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the Senate plunges into an impeachment trial unlike any other, centered on accusations that the former president incited the mob that rampaged through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense

Jan. 22, 2021 7:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Butch Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he's never faced anything quite like this. It's up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the Senate soon plunges into an impeachment trial unlike any other,...

FILE - In this  Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, A female red wolf emerges from her den sheltering newborn pups at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. A judge has ordered the federal government to come up with a plan to release more endangered red wolves from breeding programs to bolster the dwindling wild population. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle signed an order Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to draft a plan by March 1 for releasing captive-bred wolves into the wolves’ designated habitat in North Carolina.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Judge orders plan for releasing more red wolves into wild

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

A judge has ordered the federal government to come up with a plan to release more endangered red wolves from breeding programs to bolster the dwindling wild population. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle signed an order Thursday directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to draft a plan by March 1 for...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...