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Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supply

Jan. 24, 2021 3:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, his foreign affairs secretary said Sunday. Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter the two leaders would speak Monday morning about...

Snow fell in Southern California; another storm approaches

Jan. 24, 2021 1:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms move through California, bringing real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that has done little to ease drought. Authorities urged drivers on Sunday to bring their tire chains to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, two nurses put a ventilator on a patient in a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Jan. 24, 2021 11:47 AM EST

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West. An Associated Press analysis of federal...

Gak carries California Baptist past Long Beach St. 96-75

Jan. 23, 2021 11:45 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Gorjok Gak had 26 points plus 16 rebounds as California Baptist romped past Long Beach State 96-75 on Saturday night. Ty Rowell added 22 points for the Lancers. Rowell also had eight assists. Reed Nottage had 18 points and six rebounds for California Baptist (7-4), which earned...

Madut scores 14 to lift Hawaii past CSU Fullerton 76-53

Jan. 23, 2021 10:58 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Junior Madut had 14 points as Hawaii routed Cal State Fullerton 76-53 on Saturday. James Jean-Marie had 13 points for Hawaii (4-4, 2-4 Big West Conference), which ended its four-game losing streak. Justin Webster added 12 points and seven rebounds. Casdon Jardine had 12 points and...

McLaughlin leads UC Santa Barbara past CS Northridge 80-66

Jan. 23, 2021 10:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — JaQuori McLaughlin had a career-high 25 points as UC Santa Barbara got past Cal State Northridge 80-66 on Saturday. McLaughlin made 10 of 11 shots. Amadou Sow had 17 points and 14 rebounds for UC Santa Barbara (10-3, 6-2 Big West Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive victory....

Saint Mary's (Calif.) beats San Francisco 67-63

Jan. 23, 2021 10:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Johnson had 20 points as Saint Mary’s narrowly defeated San Francisco 67-63 on Saturday. The Gaels led throughout the second half but didn’t secure the win until Quinn Clinton made a pair of free throws with 2.6 seconds left to play, his only points of the game....

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

Welp scores 18 to lift UC Irvine over Cal Poly 67-44

Jan. 23, 2021 9:36 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp had 18 points as UC Irvine easily defeated Cal Poly 67-44 on Saturday. JC Butler had 15 points for UC Irvine (8-4, 4-0 Big West Conference), which won its sixth straight game. Brad Greene added 12 points. Austin Johnson had seven rebounds. The Mustangs’ 27.9...

Chidom, Perry lift UC Riverside past CS Bakersfield 70-63

Jan. 23, 2021 9:35 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Arinze Chidom and Jock Perry scored 14 points apiece as UC Riverside topped Cal State Bakersfield 70-63 on Saturday. Flynn Cameron added 11 points for the Highlanders, while Wil Tattersall and Dominick Pickett each had 10. Zyon Pullin, who was second on the Highlanders in scoring...