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Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV, center, pulls in a rebound between California guards Ryan Betley, left, and Jarred Hyder in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wright sets program record for assists, Colorado beats Cal

Jan. 14, 2021 4:30 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Jabari Walker had a season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds, McKinley Wright IV set a program record for career assists and Colorado beat California 89-60 on Thursday. Wright entered needing just one assist to break a tie with Colorado great Jay Humphries (1980-83) at 562....

Record highs across northern Nevada continue into weekend

Jan. 14, 2021 1:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unseasonably warm, dry weather system that is setting record highs across much of northern Nevada is expected to continue into the weekend. The records that fell in the spring-like weather on Wednesday included one that had stood for more than a century. The high of 63 (17 C) at...

The inked and water-painted original panel of the comic character Tintin from the 1936

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Jan. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the...

Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)

California lifts stay-home order for Sacramento region

Jan. 12, 2021 11:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region on Tuesday as hospital conditions improved, a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Gavin Newsom called “its most intense surge” of the coronavirus. The order imposed...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders Edward MacCarthy, left, and Robert Charmak work on the trading floor, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. U.S. stocks are drifting near their record heights Tuesday, while Treasury yields keep marching higher amid expectations that the economy will pull out of its slump after a powerful recovery sweeps the globe later this year. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty

Jan. 12, 2021 11:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach President Donald Trump over last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol. Tokyo, Australia and South Korea advanced while Shanghai was off by 0.1%. Hong Kong...

Arizona sets virus deaths record, hospitalizations top 5,000

Jan. 12, 2021 11:33 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday set a new one-day record for daily deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations from the surge topped 5,000 for the first time. The state Department of Health Services reported 335 new deaths from COVID-19, with 232 of those attributed to COVID-19 after the latest periodic...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Asian stocks advanced Tuesday as investors watched for details of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's promised economic stimulus plan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks gain as markets watch for Biden stimulus plan

Jan. 12, 2021 12:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Tuesday as investors watched for details of President-elect Joe Biden's promised economic stimulus plan. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong were higher. Seoul declined while Sydney swung between gains and losses. Overnight, Wall Street declined following a string of...

1,371 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arkansas set state record

Jan. 11, 2021 7:16 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hospitalizations for the illness caused by the new coronavirus have set a second record high Monday for Arkansas in three days, the state Department of Health reported. The 1,371 COVID-19 hospitalizations bested the record 1,346 set Saturday. “Today’s report of 31...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jan. 11, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Monday, giving up recent gains after a record-setting run. The selling snapped a four-day winning streak for the S&P 500. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending helped pull the market lower, outweighing gains in health care, financial and energy...

Maine likely set record for drug deaths in 2020

Jan. 11, 2021 12:45 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is on pace to set a new state record for the number of drug overdose deaths in a year. The Office of the Attorney General reported on Monday that 122 deaths were caused by drugs in the third quarter of 2020. That brought the total number of drug-related deaths to 380, which is...