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A man walks past Tokyo's promotional banners for its rescheduled Olympic games to be held in the summer 2021, in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Japan to produce 90M doses of AstraZeneca shots

Jan. 28, 2021 10:31 AM EST

TOKYO — More than 90 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Japan by a Japanese pharmaceutical company through a licensing agreement. It will cover three quarters of the supply the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company has pledged to provide to the country, officials said...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, Chinese singer-songwriter Wanting Qu holds two trophies after winning Hong Kong Most Popular Singer-Songwriter and the Best Mandarin Song at the Yahoo Buzz Awards in Hong Kong. A Chinese pop star whose mother had been held in custody since being arrested for corruption six years ago said that the charge had been removed by Chinese prosecutors. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Chinese singer says mother's bribery charge dismissed

Jan. 28, 2021 5:45 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-Canadian singer says a Chinese corruption charge against her mother, who has been held in custody for six years, has been withdrawn but she remains in detention. Wanting Qu, 36, who has lived in Canada since she was a teenager, shared a social media post by her aunt saying...

People walk by a TV monitor showing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics promotion, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Column: Athletes can get in line for vaccines like everyone

Jan. 28, 2021 2:29 AM EST

The world may yet gather in Tokyo this summer for an Olympics already postponed once because of the pandemic. Listen to Olympic officials, and it’s almost a certainty. Thomas Bach made that clear Wednesday when he vowed that the Olympics would be staged in July and that this time there is no back up plan....

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) puts in a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bucks, Antetokounmpo hold off Raptors 115-108

Jan. 28, 2021 2:04 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DiVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for a 115-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three...

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets trade LHP Steven Matz to Blue Jays for 3 young arms

Jan. 28, 2021 1:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal between two of baseball's busiest teams this winter, the New York Mets traded left-hander Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three young pitchers Wednesday night. New York received reliever Sean Reid-Foley and minor league right-handers Josh Winckowski and Yennsy Díaz...

Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, the Europol headquarters building in The Hague, Netherlands. European Europol and North American cyber cops have joined forces Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021, to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion schemes, steal data and engage in financial theft.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 5:52 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for...

Canadian couple condemned for allegedly jumping vaccine line

Jan. 27, 2021 5:16 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Public condemnation grew Wednesday over a wealthy Vancouver couple who allegedly flew to a remote Indigenous community in Yukon Territory to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Marc Miller, Canada's federal Indigenous services minister, said he was...

Senators acquire Jack Kopacka, pick from Sharks for Jaros

Jan. 27, 2021 5:13 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Jack Kopacka and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday for defenseman Christian Jaros. Kopacka was acquired by the Sharks from the Anahaim Ducks earlier Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Trevor Carrick. In...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

New Jays OF Springer sees echoes of Astros in Toronto's core

Jan. 27, 2021 1:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer thinks Toronto's promising young core is similar to the group he played with that led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017. Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record $150 million, six-year contract. He joined a roster that includes young sluggers...