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This photo from video provided by the Office of the Governor shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a virtual briefing from his home in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to keep severe coronavirus cases from overwhelming intensive care beds. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Monday that without more restrictions the current nearly 7,800 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus could double or triple in a month. But the biggest concern is intensive care cases, which increased by 67% in the last two weeks. (Office of the Governor via AP)

The Latest: California may see tripling of hospitalizations

Nov. 30, 2020 6:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe coronavirus cases could overwhelm intensive care beds, officials said Monday. “The red flags...

FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy. A significant permit has been granted to Enbridge's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Minnesota gives final green light to disputed oil pipeline

Nov. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted a...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a bi-weekly news conference outside Rideau cottage on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada to add to record deficit in pandemic recovery attempt

Nov. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government vowed Monday to spend billions more to help the country recover from the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the country is facing its most severe challenge since World War II, the worst...

Midfielder Efraín Álvarez to train with US national team

Nov. 30, 2020 5:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Efraín Álvarez, an LA Galaxy midfielder who started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup, was among 22 players called into U.S. training camp for a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Álvarez can become eligible to...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Canadian prosecutor won't file more charges in polygamy case

Nov. 27, 2020 11:50 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A special prosecutor in Canada has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful, British Columbia, where a fundamentalist sect practices polygamy. The decision from special prosecutor Peter Wilson brings the matter to a...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Belinelli signs deal to return to his native Italy

Nov. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EST

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing Thursday that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna. The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte,...

Court ruling cuts sentence for Quebec mosque shooter

Nov. 26, 2020 3:31 PM EST

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Quebec’s highest court has declared consecutive life sentences to be unconstitutional, reducing the sentence given to the man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette, 30, was sentenced in February 2019 to life in prison with no possibility of...

Illinois running back Chase Brown (2) runs past Nebraska linebacker JoJo Domann (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Twins Chase, Sydney Brown living football dream at Illinois

Nov. 26, 2020 2:18 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase and Sydney Brown are living a football dream at Illinois. Growing up, the identical twins from London, Ontario, often dreamed about playing college football together. That aspiration was put on hold in 2018 when they went to different schools but rekindled briefly last year...