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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2021, file photo, vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are placed next to a loaded syringe in Throop, Pa. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, California's state epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan  recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration, because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)

California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

Jan. 18, 2021 6:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed stunning. The state only reached 2...

A woman gets a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. at the Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Carla Carniel)

The Latest: Washington gov sets plan for vaccination sites

Jan. 18, 2021 6:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a plan to set up coronavirus vaccination sites statewide with help from the National Guard and others as part of an overall goal to vaccinate 45,000 people a day. Inslee said Monday that while the goal is currently higher than...

California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

Jan. 18, 2021 6:18 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections.
Los Angeles Rams' Samson Ebukam (50) and Rams' Jalen Ramsey stop Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams during an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Staley's departure, free agent questions loom over LA Rams

Jan. 18, 2021 4:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' surprisingly successful season hadn't even been over for a full day before the task of building on it got exponentially tougher. Brandon Staley's crosstown departure Sunday for the top job with the Los Angeles Chargers left the Rams looking for the third coordinator...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage at the medical examiner-coroner's office in Los Angeles. The seven-day rolling average of daily deaths is rising in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and on Monday, Jan 18, 2021, the U.S. was approaching 398,000, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, by far the highest of any country in the world. (Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

Jan. 18, 2021 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with...

Disneyland ending annual pass program with parks closed

Jan. 18, 2021 2:22 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Looking to buy an annual pass at Disneyland Resort? You're out of luck. The California theme park resort said last week that it's ending its passholder program. Disneyland Resort in California made the announcement last week after it allowed county health officials to use its parking...

This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

Jan. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in the 1960s and created hits for several big names from the Beatles to Tina...

This Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Aditya Singh. Singh, of California, who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly was arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.  (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to virus

Jan. 18, 2021 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an...

FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters listen as President Donald Trump speaks as a Confederate-themed and other flags flutter in the wind during a rally in Washington. War-like imagery has begun to take hold in mainstream Republican political circles in the wake of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting calls to tone down their rhetoric contemplating a second civil war. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Correction: Capitol Breach-Civil War story

Jan. 18, 2021 11:31 AM EST
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story January 16, 2021, about Republican leaders invoking war rhetoric, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to an incoming chairwoman of the Michigan GOP. Instead, she is the incoming party co-chair. A corrected version of the story is below.
New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams, left, dunks as Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Williamson, Pelicans spoil Fox's big night in win over Kings

Jan. 18, 2021 1:23 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Zion Williamson had 31 points and six rebounds, Steven Adams made a pair of clutch free throws with 17.9 seconds remaining, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 43-point performance by Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and beat the Kings 128-123 Sunday night. Brandon...