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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...

James Scott, 19, pauses while picking through the remains of his home, which was destroyed by a tornado, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Fultondale, Ala. Scott, who survived with his mother and sister, had never lived anywhere else and isn't sure where he will wind up after the storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Governor offers help to Alabama towns hit by killer tornado

Jan. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — James Scott has never lived anywhere other than a two-story house on hilly Darlene Drive north of Birmingham. Home will never be the same after a tornado smashed the structure into pieces, killed another teen and left the community devastated in the middle of the night. Standing in...

Auburn forward Javon Franklin dunks against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Cooper lifts Auburn to 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri

Jan. 27, 2021 12:26 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sharife Cooper had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Auburn to an 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri on Tuesday night. Cooper, a freshman point guard who missed Auburn’s first 11 contests this season, had his fourth 20-point outing in six career games. Bruce...

Indian policemen wearing face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus march during rehearsals of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Jan. 26, 2021 11:59 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday...

Alabama guard Herbert Jones (1) gets by Kentucky guard Devin Askew (2) for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

No. 9 Alabama wins 10th straight, beats Kentucky 70-59

Jan. 26, 2021 10:43 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In an unfamiliar situation trailing late, No. 9 Alabama came out of the under-four media timeout on a mission to get stops against Kentucky. “We came to the huddle, and we just told each other that we know how to win these games and kind of rallied together and decided to...

Importance of Senior Bowl increases for NFL teams, prospects

Jan. 26, 2021 8:56 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — With whistles blowing and players moving from station to station, everything appeared to be business as usual Tuesday at the Senior Bowl — even if things are anything but normal. NFL coaches, scouts and executives watched prospects like Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, Sam Ehlinger...

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...

A lone man walks along a frozen section of North Ave. beach on Lake Michigan north of downtown Chicago Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

Jan. 26, 2021 5:31 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools. Several coronavirus testing sites closed Monday and...

SEC moves 2021 football media days from Tennessee to Alabama

Jan. 26, 2021 5:19 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is moving the league's 2021 football media days from Nashville, Tennessee, to Hoover, Alabama, in July. The league announced the move Tuesday with Nashville now rescheduled to host media days in 2023. Commissioner Greg Sankey said Nashville's success...

Oklahoma guards Austin Reaves (12) and De'Vion Harmon (11) react after beating Kansas in an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

No. 24 Sooners get 2 top-10 tests after return to AP Top 25

Jan. 26, 2021 2:26 AM EST

Lon Kruger has seen his Oklahoma team play its way to the program’s first ranking in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in two years. Keeping that spot won’t be easy, either. The 24th-ranked Sooners face two top-10 opponents this week as part of the AP Top 25 schedule. First...