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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Iditarod champ won't defend title amid pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel during the coronavirus pandemic. “I cannot find a way to get the dogs to Alaska,”...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Feds agree to help Biden transition after more Trump defeats

Nov. 23, 2020 8:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more...

A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz (5) looks down at the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Northwestern won 17-7. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Minnesota matchup helps No. 18 Badgers turn page after loss

Nov. 23, 2020 6:57 PM EST

No. 18 Wisconsin believes it still has plenty of incentive even though it no longer controls its destiny in the Big Ten title race. It helps that the Badgers (4-1) are following up their loss to Northwestern with a rivalry matchup against Minnesota (2-3). This will mark the 130th meeting between the teams, making...

Police release details on Wisconsin mall shooting arrests

Nov. 23, 2020 6:52 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people. Gunfire broke out outside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon. Eight people were injured but none were killed....

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores on a 6-yard touchdown reception ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This...

Green Bay Packers' Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts' Khari Willis (37) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Packers' recent performances reveal their inconsistency

Nov. 23, 2020 6:16 PM EST

The good news for the Green Bay Packers is that they still hold a two-game edge over Chicago Bears in the NFC North heading into their Sunday night showdown. But that healthy lead can't cover up all this team's flaws. The Packers (7-3) hardly looked like Super Bowl candidates while blowing a two-touchdown...

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

NBA players hailed by pope at Vatican for demanding justice

Nov. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players'...

Rittenhouse attorney says judge allowed him on case

Nov. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A California attorney said Monday that a Kenosha County judge will allow him to appear in court on behalf of an Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin. John Pierce, of Los Angeles, is not licensed to practice in Wisconsin and would need the...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF TRUMP ATTORNEY'S FIRST NAME TO CHRIST INSTEAD OF CHRIS - Attorneys representing the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden converse during a meeting with Dane County elections officials as a recount of ballots cast by voters in the county commences at the Monona Terrace convention center in Madison, Wis., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Speaking at center right is Diane Welsh, an attorney representing the Biden campaign, while at center left, Trump attorney Christ Troupis listens in. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin presidential recount in 4th day, with few changes

Nov. 23, 2020 11:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's partial presidential recount entered its fourth day Monday, with very few changes in vote totals as President Donald Trump's attorneys appeared to be focused on a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots, including the one cast by an attorney for the...