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Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) goes up for a shot as center Naz Reid (11) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Capela, Hunter propel Hawks past Timberwolves; MLK honored

Jan. 18, 2021 6:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De'Andre Hunter scored 25 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 on Monday. The Hawks, wearing black, tan and white uniforms with “MLK” sewn across the chest to commemorate the national holiday honoring slain...

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.
FILE - NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., in this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo. Tony Stewart wants to set the record straight about two misconstrued recent business decisions. Fans have been critical of Stewart since the Truck Series was dropped from Eldora Speedway and because he didn't sign Kyle Larson to his NASCAR team. Stewart is adamant that he tried to sign Larson but couldn't get partner approval on the driver suspended for using a racial slur. And he insists he dropped NASCAR after he felt slighted that Bristol Motor Speedway was given a Cup race on dirt. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

Jan. 18, 2021 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions. He also is in love — wait, who? Smoke? — and five months away from his 50th birthday finds himself happier in his personal life than ever...

Washington governor wants to vaccinate 45K people a day

Jan. 18, 2021 6:12 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced a plan to set up 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 while the goal is currently higher than the current allotment of vaccine...

COVID-19 rules eased, state hiring more health care help

Jan. 18, 2021 6:06 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials reported 3,385 fresh cases of coronavirus illness Monday, and 50 more deaths as Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration eased social interaction restrictions in most parts of the state. Daily diagnoses of new cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by...

FIL - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks in Wilmington, Del. Harris will make history Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, when she becomes the nation’s first Black, South Asian and female vice president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

Jan. 18, 2021 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the...

Texas reports 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, 46 more deaths

Jan. 18, 2021 5:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and 46 more deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The number of Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 rose from Sunday to 13,858 Monday. Coronavirus hospitalizations remain near their record high and intensive-care...

Gov. Lujan Grisham not planning to attend Biden inauguration

Jan. 18, 2021 5:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will not be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington on Wednesday. Lujan Grisham's office told KOB-TV i n Albuquerque that the Democratic governor does not plan to attend the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Washington,...

Guatemalan soldiers and police block Honduran migrants from advancing toward the US border, on the highway in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Hundreds of Honduran migrants have awoken tired and hungry after a second night stuck along a rural Guatemalan roadside by police and soldiers who will not let them pass. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants

Jan. 18, 2021 5:21 PM EST

VADO HONDO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police and soldiers on Monday broke up a group of hundreds of migrants who had spent two nights stuck at a roadblock on a rural highway. Some migrants threw rocks while authorities launched tear gas and pushed the migrants with their riot shields back down the...

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 urges stop to 300K vaccines after some fall ill

Jan. 18, 2021 5:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A...