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Mexico posts near-record 1,539 COVID-19 deaths, 20,548 cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day. T...

Top-ranked Ash Barty to make return in Adelaide exhibition

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty is set to return to the tennis court for something other than practice for the first time in 11 months. The world No. 1-ranked Barty on Thursday ...

Embiid scores 42, leads 76ers past Celtics 117-109

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. ...

Ursin has 20 points, No. 9 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 77-58

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Moon Ursin scored 20 points and No. 9 Baylor bounced back from a rare loss to beat Oklahoma State 77-58 on Wednesday night. Ursin, a senior guard who entered...

Harbaugh adds Linguist, Helow to Michigan's defensive staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff. H...

Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL's COVID-19 list Wednesday and the team was fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus prot...

Biden repudiates white supremacy, calls for racial justice

Rare for an inaugural address, President Joe Biden issued a strong repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism seen on the rise under Donald Trump. In his speech Wednesday,...

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic, threats of violence taint Biden's debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and threats of violence made the inauguration of the 46th president one of the most unusual in American history. Some 200,000 American, sta...

Yellen taps Obama administration vets for key Treasury roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that Didem Nisanci will serve as Janet Yellen's chief of staff once Yellen is confirmed by the Senate. Nisanci, who most...

United Airlines posts $1.9 billion loss in pandemic-laden 4Q

United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of...

Business Highlights

___ Wall Street hits records as hopes build for more stimulus NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied to record highs on Wall Street as traders hoped that new leadership in ...

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots s...

Grizzlies-Blazers called off; NBA stresses new protocols

Contact tracing issues for the Memphis Grizzlies meant they would not have enough players eligible to play in Portland on Wednesday night, leading to the 16th game postponement for coronavirus-related...

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple. ...

Brazil receives oxygen from Venezuela for COVID-19 patients

SAO PAULO (AP) — Five trucks carrying oxygen from Venezuela arrived at Manaus, a city of 2 million people in the Brazilian rainforest where the local health system has collapsed amid a devastating sec...