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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin wears a face mask as she waits for the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

The Latest: Vanderbilt women hoops to end season

Jan. 18, 2021 3:03 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball program has decided to stop playing with the Commodores struggling with a depleted roster. The Commodores currently are 4-4, 0-3 inside the Southeastern Conference. The start of...

President-elect Joe Biden participates in a National Day of Service event at Philabundance, a hunger relief organization, with his daughter Ashley Biden, and his granddaughter Finnegan Biden, left, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

Jan. 18, 2021 2:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his...

A doctor inoculates Herri Rehfeld, 92, against the new coronavirus with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at the vaccination center at the Messe Berlin trade fair grounds on the center's opening day in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The center is the third to open in Berlin. Three more are to open in coming weeks once shipments of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines pick up pace. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

The Latest: U.K. virus variant detected in Czech Republic

Jan. 18, 2021 2:43 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — PRAGUE — The fast-spreading coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. has been found in the Czech Republic, a health official said Monday. The National Institute of Public Health confirmed its findings after it announced over the weekend it was testing suspected samples. Health...

California urges stop to 300K vaccines after some fall ill

Jan. 18, 2021 2:36 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...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage at the medical examiner-coroner's office in Los Angeles. The seven-day rolling average of daily deaths is rising in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and on Monday, Jan 18, 2021, the U.S. was approaching 398,000, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, by far the highest of any country in the world. (Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

Jan. 18, 2021 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with...

Ambulances bringing patients are parked outside the COVID-19 emergency ward at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Stricter lockdown rules are being enacted in Portugal, the country's government announced Monday, as a surging COVID-19 pandemic sets grim records and pushes hospitals to the limit of their capacity. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal tightens lockdown as pandemic surge breaks records

Jan. 18, 2021 2:23 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Stricter lockdown rules are being enacted in Portugal, the government announced Monday, as a surging COVID-19 pandemic sets grim records and pushes hospitals to the limit of their capacity. Prime Minister António Costa said too many people had taken advantage of exceptions...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, speaks with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

Jan. 18, 2021 2:22 PM EST

ZURICH (AP) — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. The International Ice Hockey Federation cited safety concerns and said it will seek a new country to co-host the tournament with Latvia or host it...

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), forward Kelly Olynyk, center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Heat-Pistons game delayed to allow for additional testing

Jan. 18, 2021 2:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Monday’s game in Miami between the Heat and the Detroit Pistons was pushed back five hours, with the league and teams making that decision so additional COVID-19 testing could be processed. The game was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EST and was pushed back to 8 p.m, the league announced...

Four Colombia players ruled out of match against the US

Jan. 18, 2021 2:05 PM EST

Four Colombians have ruled out of Monday's match against the U.S. women's soccer team because of coronavirus protocols. The U.S. Soccer Federation said a Colombia team staff member tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Florida and after contract tracing three players were isolated. The three players...

Honduran migrants gather in front of a police roadblock at a highway in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock early Sunday. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

Weary migrants wait at Guatemala roadblock as caravan stalls

Jan. 18, 2021 1:53 PM EST

VADO HONDO, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants awoke tired and hungry Monday after a second night stuck along a rural Guatemalan roadside by police and soldiers who will not let them pass. The year's first migrant caravan was largely stalled in Guatemala two days before President-elect Joe...