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People wait in their vehicles to monitor for adverse reactions to the shot, after being vaccinated at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site outside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections, according to a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Despite reactions, California says virus vaccine can be used

Jan. 21, 2021 1:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California said it's safe to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus vaccine doses after health officials urged a halt to injections and held a review because several people had reactions. Wednesday's decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and...

FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Las Vegas gambler William

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump. William “Billy” Walters said in a statement issued through...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gestures to fans after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Super Bowl play-ins at Lambeau rare yet rich events for Pack

Jan. 21, 2021 2:22 AM EST

As Aaron Rodgers spoke with reporters in the wake of Green Bay's lopsided loss at San Francisco in the NFC championship game last year, the superstar quarterback expressed an optimistic outlook for the Packers that came with one caveat. “We’ve got to get one of these at home,” Rodgers said....

Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Eriksson Ek helps Wild cap road trip with 3-2 win over Ducks

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning score early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild capped a successful season-opening road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Eriksson Ek ripped a quick wrist shot past Ryan...

FILE - In this July 1979 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pete Rose turns as he crosses the plate to watch San Francisco Giants catcher Mike Sadek chase down the ball that went by him in the first inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. Rose had scored from second base on a teammate's single. Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in San Andreas, Calif., following a short illness. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

Mike Sadek, former Giants catcher, dies at 74 after illness

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, California, following a short illness. Sadek was a .226 career hitter with five home runs...

Sacramento Kings forward Glenn Robinson III (30) defends against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Clippers beat Kings 115-96 for season-high 5th straight win

Jan. 21, 2021 1:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, Paul George added 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 115-96 on Wednesday night for their season-high fifth consecutive victory. The Clippers handed the Kings a 38-point loss at their place last Friday. A new week didn’t change...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs with forward Draymond Green (23), forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Curry, Warriors honor VP Kamala Harris in win over Spurs

Jan. 21, 2021 1:08 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends in their most complete game yet. They brought it for new Vice President Kamala Harris, honoring her Oakland roots. Curry had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-99...

The 73 crosses signifying COVID-19 deaths in Nevada County, sit on the hill next to Old Barn Storage Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Grass Valley, Calif. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

California: OK to use Moderna vaccine after illness reports

Jan. 21, 2021 12:59 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday said it’s safe to resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended. The decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals struggling to obtain supplies....

A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing

Jan. 20, 2021 11:56 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the...

California Baptist beats San Diego Christian 89-37

Jan. 20, 2021 11:31 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tre Armstrong posted 18 points and six assists as California Baptist routed San Diego Christian 89-37 on Wednesday night. Reed Nottage had 15 points and nine rebounds for Cal Baptist (6-4), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Elijah Thomas added 14 points. Malik Wade...