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The Latest: Portugal winding down military-led COVID team

Sep. 28, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal is winding up its military-led vaccine task force after almost reaching its target of fully inoculating 85% of the population against COVID-19. The task force, led for the past eight months by a senior naval officer from a NATO building near...

The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up

Sep. 28, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coronavirus across the...

What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started: THE CHAMPS Milwaukee...

Gray gets 2nd major league win, Nationals beat Rockies 5-4

Sep. 28, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josiah Gray pitched into the sixth inning to earn his second career win, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Monday night. Luis García hit a two-run single and Alcides Escobar had three hits for the Nationals. ...

Hometown win: Nakashima edges Fognini in 3 at San Diego Open

Sep. 28, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hometown kid Brandon Nakashima came back after trailing by a set and then from a break down in the third to edge Fabio Fognini 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the San Diego Open on Monday night. The 20-year-old Nakashima, who is ranked a...

Father, son charged in 3 Southern California killings

Sep. 27, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man and his father in connection with three slayings in Southern California between 2014 and 2018. Anthony Velasquez, 31, was charged Monday with three counts of murder along with allegations that he personally used a...

Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow

Sep. 27, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000...

LA County DA to dismiss 60,000 past marijuana convictions

Sep. 27, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Monday his office would dismiss roughly 60,000 marijuana convictions. Under the previous DA, Jackie Lacey, the office moved last year to dump 66,000 pot convictions that took place before...

Giants hold NL West lead, top Rockies; Belt's hand injured

Sep. 27, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants moved closer to a division title with a clutch win. Now they hope their home run leader can be help them capture the crown. Brandon Crawford homered to cap a four-run ninth inning and the Giants held their lead in the NL West,...

As California's eviction ban ends, some protections remain

Sep. 27, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With a statewide eviction moratorium ending Friday, officials in California are rushing to make sure tenants with unpaid rent know they can still stay in their homes after that date — but only if they have applied for assistance from the state. ...