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FILE - Cutout photos of people, including first responders and healthcare workers, sit in seats in Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough, Mass., in this Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, file photo. The NFL says 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month’s Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said in a news release Friday that attendance at the Feb. 7 game would be limited to those workers and about 14,500 other fans.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

Jan. 22, 2021 12:48 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The NFL announced Friday that 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month's Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said in a news release that attendance at the Feb. 7 game would be...

Reliever Anthony Bass agrees to terms on deal with Marlins

Jan. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Well-traveled right-hander Anthony Bass agreed to terms Friday on a deal with the Miami Marlins and is expected to compete for a role as their closer. Bass led the Toronto Blue Jays with seven saves last season, when he went 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 26 games. Bass has pitched for six major...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, puts his face mask back on after speaking with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Fauci: Lack of candor on virus likely cost lives

Jan. 22, 2021 10:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says a lack of candor and facts about the coronavirus pandemic under President Donald Trump “very likely” cost lives because it delayed getting sound scientific advice to the country. “You know, it very likely did,” Fauci told CNN. “When you...

This Sept. 13, 2017 photo shows chickens in Key West, Fla. Key West is considering a law that would make it illegal to feed the chickens that freely roam the Southernmost City. City leaders are hoping an ordinance approved unanimously on a first reading Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 will help. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Key West wants to ban people from feeding roaming chickens

Jan. 22, 2021 8:56 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla (AP) — Feral chickens run free in Key West, just one of those things that keep the Southernmost City charmingly weird. But what's delightful here and there becomes a nuisance when they're everywhere. With the population getting out of hand, city commissioners are taking action — not...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Washington Football Team in a playoff game Saturday night. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Leftwich helping Brady transform potent Buccaneers offense

Jan. 22, 2021 2:27 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Byron Leftwich remembers traveling to Lambeau Field for the first time, walking into the legendary stadium and soaking up the atmosphere. “When you think of it, it’s the mecca of football. ... It’s like (Madison Square) Garden in basketball. I guess it’s like...

Maduro sent letter to Iran's Leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 12:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with the South...

A man carries a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they stroll along a street near the popular frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year on next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital, both of which have been cordoned off along with some surrounding...

A man who came to get a COVID-19 vaccine holds his paperwork as he talks to a New York City health department worker outside a closed vaccine hub, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Public health experts are blaming COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration's push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation's estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to meet demand, leading to frustration and confusion. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Jan. 21, 2021 9:12 PM EST

Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has not been...

Grant lifts Miami (Ohio) past Bowling Green 96-77

Jan. 21, 2021 8:35 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Dae Dae Grant had a career-high 27 points as Miami (Ohio) defeated Bowling Green 96-77 on Thursday. Dalonte Brown had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Miami (6-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference). Mekhi Lairy added 16 points and Myja White had 11 points. The 96 points were a season best for...

FILE - A CSX freight train pulls through McKeesport, Pa., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. CSX railroad reported relatively flat fourth-quarter earnings even though it hauled 4% more freight as the economy continued to rebound from last year’s widespread virus-related shutdowns. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 it earned $760 million, or 99 cents per share, during the quarter. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

CSX profit slips in 4Q but railroad hauls 4% more freight

Jan. 21, 2021 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad reported relatively flat fourth-quarter earnings even though it hauled 4% more freight as the economy continued to rebound from last year’s widespread virus-related shutdowns. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Thursday it earned $760 million, or 99 cents...