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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots next to Atlanta Hawks' Solomon Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Durant's 32 points lead Nets past Young, Hawks 132-128 in OT

Jan. 27, 2021 11:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive effort for Brooklyn's big three scorers, and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 132-128 in overtime on Wednesday night. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Brooklyn. Harden,...

Bryant, defense help South Carolina beat Georgia 83-59

Jan. 27, 2021 9:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Keyshawn Bryant had his first double-double of the season and South Carolina's defense smothered Georgia in the Gamecocks' 83-59 win on Wednesday night. Bryant finished with 19 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-best tying three steals. Jermain Couisnard added 18 points,...

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The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

Jan. 27, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715. After a nearly three-hour funeral service Wednesday that featured two former presidents, a long-time baseball commissioner and a civil rights icon, the hearse carrying Hank Aaron's body detoured off the road bearing his name to...

Braves reach minor league deal with utility player Adrianza

Jan. 27, 2021 12:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves added depth by agreeing to a minor league contract with utility player Ehire Adrianza. The 31-year-old Adrianza would receive a $1.5 million, one-year contract if added to the Braves' 40-man roster. Adrianza has played eight seasons with the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota...

Duke snaps 3-game skid, holds off Georgia Tech for 75-68 win

Jan. 26, 2021 11:34 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — DJ Steward scored 19 points, Jalen Johnson added 18 and Duke snapped a three-game losing streak pulling away from Georgia Tech 75-68 on Tuesday night. Duke (6-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 7 of 10 foul shots in the last 79 seconds after Khalid Moore's layup with 1:40 left...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young's 38 points lead Hawks past depleted Clippers, 108-99

Jan. 26, 2021 10:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 108-99 on Tuesday night, ending the Clippers’ seven-game winning streak. The Clippers were without three starters. Leading scorers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were ruled out due to health and...

Patti Herring sobs as she sorts through the remains of her home in Fultondale, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, after it was destroyed by a tornado. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing 1

Jan. 26, 2021 8:41 PM EST

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Alabama's violent...

Atlanta Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk speaks during

Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank

Jan. 26, 2021 7:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field. During his post-playing career running the Atlanta Braves farm system, the Hammer had a penchant for looking beyond the...

This May 13, 1998 photo shows  Eleanor 'Sandy' Torrey West on Ossabaw Island near Savannah, Ga.  West, who championed the preservation of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands has died at age 108. West's grandson, Beryl Gilothwest, confirmed she died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Kimberly Smith/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

Jan. 26, 2021 3:19 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who relinquished ownership of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands to ensure its preservation has died at age 108. A grandson of Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West confirmed that she died on her birthday Jan. 17, the Savannah Morning News reported. West's family...