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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk in a business district in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he plans to submit legislation that will make coronavirus measures legally binding for businesses, punish violators and include economic compensation as his government struggles to slow the ongoing upsurge.(Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's PM seeks to enforce virus measures

Dec. 27, 2020 11:01 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he plans to submit legislation that will make coronavirus measures legally binding for businesses, punish violators and include economic compensation as his government struggles to slow the ongoing upsurge. Japan had a state of emergency in April and May...

Nurse Banu Mufale administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to physical therapist Becca Mamrol on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The hospital, Alaska's largest, plans to vaccinate 485 people this week. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccine

Dec. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau says the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated. One received the vaccine...

USA Basketball runs past Bahamas 99-59 in AmeriCup qualifier

Nov. 29, 2020 8:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Basketball played inside a bubble for the first time Sunday and didn’t miss a beat. Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping the U.S. roll past the Bahamas 99-59 on Sunday in a qualifier for the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup. The U.S. improved to 3-0 in its six-game...