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California counties enact tighter COVID-19 restrictions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge in California, county officials enacted stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, a day after the state broke...

Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded...

Scottish leader says she could seek 2021 independence vote

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader said Monday that she hopes to hold an independence referendum as soon as next year, setting up a political...

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may slash testing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ...

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much...

Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

PARIS (AP) — French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos...

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said Monday that...

German police probe mystery of missing giant phallus statue

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany have opened an investigation into the disappearance of a large wooden sculpture of a phallus from a...

Dictionary companies choose same word of the year: pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — In the land of lexicography, out of the whole of the English language, 2020's word of the year is a...

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean survey

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish research vessel at the heart of a Mediterranean Sea energy dispute between Turkey and Greece is back in port...

Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it...

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU call

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro will follow through with its decision to expel the Serbian ambassador, the country's foreign ministry said on Monday, despite...

US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening Soros to Hitler

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Budapest on Monday condemned an article published by a Hungarian official that drew parallels between American-Hungarian...

‘Mercenary’ donor sold access for millions in foreign money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that...

Fewer Americans sign contracts to buy homes in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell for the second consecutive month as lack of available...

Germany’s Merkel: Brexit no-deal would set bad example

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that Britain and the European Union would set a bad example if they fail to...

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to...

Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party

LONDON (AP) — British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and...

Asia Today: 8 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka's capital have clashed with guards who...

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 8 inmates dead, 59 injured

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Eight inmates were killed and 59 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a...

Dictionary.com picks ‘pandemic’ as its 2020 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — On Dec. 31, China reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin to the World Health Organization. By Jan....

Spain dismantles migrants’ ‘dock of shame’ in Canary Islands

ARGUINEGUIN, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities have dismantled a makeshift camp for migrant processing that for over three months was known as the “dock...

DoorDash looking for a valuation of nearly $30B

NEW YORK (AP) — DoorDash is looking for a valuation of nearly $30 billion when it takes itself public, reflecting how integral food delivery...

Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus in weeks ahead

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after...

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives safely in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The pachyderm dubbed the “ world’s loneliest elephant ” after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo was...

‘Game Change’ co-author John Heilemann has book on 2020 race

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-author of the million-selling “Game Change” has a book of his own coming about the 2020 election. ...

Music festivals offer to help Belgium’s vaccination campaign

BRUSSELS (AP) — With nothing on their agendas for months to come, music festival organizers in Belgium want to use their know-how to help...

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia came under renewed pressure Monday to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the...

Jimenez has surgery for fractured skull after clash of heads

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jiménez had surgery to treat a fractured skull after a clash of heads with Arsenal defender...

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden’s win over Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in...

UK to ban new Huawei gear installations after Sept

LONDON (AP) — Wireless carriers in the U.K. won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the...

Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers wave of defeats in mayoral races

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro suffered big losses in Brazil's just-completed municipal elections, with only five mayoral candidates he supported winning their...

Tokyo Games won’t confirm added costs reported at $3 billion

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year...

Rodgers’ 4 TD passes help Packers roll over Bears 41-25

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers get another big win against the rival Chicago Bears and move closer...

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build...

Biden breaks foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his...

Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested...

Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? ...

China’s manufacturing accelerates in November

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity accelerated in November as its rebound from the pandemic gained strength, a survey showed Monday, while the United...

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AP Interview: HK lawmaker says democracy fight needs rethink

HONG KONG (AP) — When Wu Chi-wai, chairman of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy party, decided to serve an extended term in the city’s legislature,...

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

LONDON (AP) — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star...

Biden fractures foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, an injury discovered in a scan...

Kendall Hinton crushed as Broncos’ emergency quarterback

DENVER (AP) — A month ago, Kendall Hinton was the guy you’d contact if you wanted some candy bars or merchandise for a high...

Mahomes, Hill light up Bucs, Chiefs hold on vs. Brady 27-24

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Tyreek Hill draws single coverage, Patrick Mahomes is going to find a way to get the ball to the...

49ers blindsided by county rules that make them homeless

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said the team was blindsided by new coronavirus regulations put in place by Santa Clara County officials that will...

Giants QB Jones, Panthers WR Moore depart with injuries

It was a nice Sunday for Joe Judge and the New York Giants — except for Daniel Jones' hamstring injury. ...

AP Top 25: No. 1 Alabama leads locked-in top 8 for 4th week

Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady...

Hill leads Saints to 31-3 rout of QB-challenged Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Taysom Hill didn’t look much like an NFL quarterback Sunday when the Denver Broncos held him to 78 yards passing, intercepted...

Unsettled 49ers rally to hand Rams first SoFi loss, 23-20

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have no idea where they'll be living, practicing or playing next week, thanks to new coronavirus...

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with...

Chargers second-guessed following 27-17 loss to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers added another chapter to their second-half woes on Sunday. ...

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build...

Jaguars fire GM Dave Caldwell following 10th straight loss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan considered firing general manager Dave Caldwell last year. He ultimately gave him a chance to...

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ...

Beebe amends for fumble with TD as Vikes top Panthers 28-27

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chad Beebe seized the chance to make up for the glaring mistake still fresh in his mind, one of many gaffes...

NYC to reopen schools, even as virus spread intensifies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning, and increase the number of days a week many...

Henry leads into AFC South lead with 45-26 over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Henry carried the Tennessee Titans into the AFC South lead Sunday. ...

Testing new release strategy, ‘The Croods’ opens to $14.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures' animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” had one of the best opening...

Browns survive late scare, hold on to beat Jaguars 27-25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns can sum up their week in one word: survival. ...

Bills hang on in sloppy 27-17 win over Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen couldn’t entirely overlook how sloppy the Bills' offense played, having difficulty closing out a 27-17 win over...

Trump ‘ashamed’ to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state...

Clash of heads raises concerns as Wolves beat Arsenal

LONDON (AP) — The sound of the thud from a clash of heads just added to concern. ...

Gruden apologizes to ‘Raider nation’ after ugly loss in ATL

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Gruden felt an apology was appropriate after his Raiders set season highs for penalties, turnovers and sacks allowed. ...

Jones returns pick for TD, Falcons rout Carr, Raiders 43-6

ATLANTA (AP) — Deion Jones took off the other way, raising the ball in the air long before he got to the end zone. ...

Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic....

Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested...

Bias leads 6 players, 2 coaches into college hoops Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Maryland basketball star Len Bias, who was chosen No. 2 by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft...

The Latest: Virus hospitalizations hit record in California

LOS ANGELES -- More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state's highest number yet. ...

Richmond beats No. 10 Kentucky, 1st road win vs top 10 team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Richmond could hardly have played worse in the first half Sunday, yet it trailed No. 10 Kentucky by only a...

Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally...

California sees record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California broke a record Sunday with more than 7,400 coronavirus hospitalizations as counties statewide prepared for stricter COVID-19 restrictions to...

Police call tear-gassed Polish lawmaker a protest threat

Polish police said Sunday that an officer who sprayed tear gas into the face of a member of parliament during a protest probably did...

California attacker killed by victim’s mother, sister

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man beating and choking his estranged girlfriend in a Southern California home was killed by the woman's mother...

Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have...

George Clooney’s secret to cutting his hair, as seen on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is just like us, maybe. The star said he does his own haircuts with a device famously touted...

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

ATLANTA (AP) — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally outside a church in southwest Atlanta as his voice carried...

Hinton promoted with all 4 Denver QBs out

With their four quarterbacks all out, the Denver Broncos have promoted rookie receiver Kendall Hinton from their practice squad Sunday to play QB against...

Vanderbilt fires coach Derek Mason in his 7th season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator...

Steelers optimistic but wary as COVID-19 rearranges schedule

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't add any players to the team's expanding reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't exactly...

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight...

Fuller sticking with Vanderbilt football after historic kick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, the most famous walk-on in college football this season, isn't ready to walk away from the sport. ...

UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Sunday it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as it gears up to launch...

Montenegro’s incoming PM slams expulsion of Serbian diplomat

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s prime minister-designate on Sunday protested the outgoing government’s decision to expel the Serbian ambassador from the small Balkan country...

Investigators search doctor’s office, probing Maradona death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona's doctors on Sunday, taking away medical records...

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

MAIDGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen in Nigeria as...

Plan to boost big Swiss firms’ liability fails in referendum

GENEVA (AP) — A proposal that could have stiffened penalties against companies based in Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment...

Over 300 detained in Belarus during anti-government protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus says over 300 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country’s authoritarian...

Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An opinion piece published Sunday by a hard-line Iranian newspaper urged Iran to attack the Israeli port city of Haifa...

Hungarian official retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After facing strong condemnation, a Hungarian commissioner on Sunday begrudgingly retracted an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros,...

UK says Brexit trade talks with EU are in their ‘last week’

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday there is only about a week left for the U.K. and the European Union to strike...

UN: Ethiopia’s victory claim doesn’t mean war is finished

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's announcement that it has completed its military offensive in its defiant Tigray region “does not mean the conflict is...

Fact or fiction? UK govt says ‘The Crown’ should be clear

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction. ...

Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

HONOLULU (AP) — Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. ...

AP source: NFL fines Saints $500,000, Patriots $350,000

The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a...

Rescuers pull third body from Sardinian town buried by mud

ROME (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the body of an elderly woman, the third fatality in the Sardinian town of Bitti, which was...

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest administrative court on Sunday ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put in place by...

Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, joined by the church’s newest cardinals in Mass on Sunday, warned against mediocrity as well as seeking out...

No QBs in Denver, no home for SF as COVID-19 sows NFL chaos

The Denver Broncos have no quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers have no home stadium or practice facility. And the Baltimore Ravens may not have...

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