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Bellinger agrees to $16.1M, 1-year contract with Dodgers

Jan. 15, 2021 9:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a $16.1 million, one-year contract Friday with the World Series champions that avoided salary arbitration. Los Angeles also agreed to one-year deals with shortstop Corey Seager for $13.75 million and left-hander Julio Urías for $3.6 million, but...

California COVID-19 benefits fraud could reach $9.8 billion

Jan. 15, 2021 9:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California may have paid out nearly $10 billion in phony coronavirus unemployment claims — more than double the previous estimate — with some of that money going to organized crime in Russia, China and other countries, according to a security firm hired to investigate the...

Honduran migrants trying to reach the U.S. border walk along a highway carrying their national flag as they leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras, before dawn Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The group quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway to the border town of Agua Caliente, but estimates of their number ranged from 2,000 to more than twice that. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

Jan. 15, 2021 9:07 PM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border Friday, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States border. They quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway toward border crossings in western...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, California state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego speaks on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. The California State Senate closed its session to the public on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after threats against lawmakers a day earlier. Thursday's shouted threats from two women protested mass coronavirus inoculations, not the imminent departure of President Donald Trump, but spurred Senate President pro Tempore Atkins to block public access to the Senate gallery. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Public booted from California Senate after threats

Jan. 15, 2021 9:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California state Senate closed its session to the public on Friday, a day after two women in attendance made threats against lawmakers, while law enforcement in Sacramento and other state cities girded for possible violence in advance of next week’s inauguration of...

Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, touted the stadium as a new mass vaccination site while acknowledging they need clarity from the federal government on the availability of future vaccine supply. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

California leaders push vaccinations despite limited supply

Jan. 15, 2021 8:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor and the mayor of Los Angeles triumphantly touted Dodger Stadium on Friday as a new mass coronavirus vaccination site capable of administering 12,000 shots a day, despite acknowledging they had no idea how many vaccines the state can expect to get from the...

Family members of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 line up with empty oxygen tanks in an attempt to refill them, outside the Nitron da Amazonia company, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

Jan. 15, 2021 8:50 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal...

Nursing home residents make a line for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

NY nears nursing home vaccine goal, but pace frustrates some

Jan. 15, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is getting closer to reaching a vital early goal of its coronavirus vaccine campaign: getting a first dose to every nursing home resident, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. But the effort to protect those residents has unfolded more slowly than some administrators and relatives...

Oregon governor: Vaccination plans have to be scaled back

Jan. 15, 2021 8:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Navajo reports 121 new COVID-19 cases as lockdown begins

Jan. 15, 2021 8:44 PM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials on the Navajo Nation reported 121 new cases of the coronavirus Friday and 16 more deaths, as the reservation went into another weekend lockdown. The latest figures increased the number of cases to 26,073 and 908 known deaths. More than 221,500 COVID-19 tests have...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, April 8, 2008. file photo, A woman holds a cigarette in her hand as she plays a slot machine at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. (AP Photo/Cie Stroud, File)

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

Jan. 15, 2021 8:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made people 65 and older and those 16 and older with medical...