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Omicron wave leaves US food banks scrambling for volunteers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that ...

Booker, McGee help Suns rout Pistons in Michigan homecoming

DETROIT (AP) — Devin Booker scored 30 points and JaVale McGee added 20 in their Michigan homecomings to help the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns rout the Detroit Pistons 135-108 on Sunday. ...

East-leading Bulls opening eyes, next up: suprising Memphis

CHICAGO (AP) — The “MVP! MVP!” chants are ringing out in Chicago once again, this time for Bulls star DeMar DeRozan as fans have something to cheer about in the Windy City. The resur...

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally, Sunderland takes motorbike race

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah clinched his fourth Dakar Rally title on Friday in Jeddah after leading from the first stage on New Year's Day. Al-Attiyah could afford ...

Midseason oddity -- Syracuse Orange at .500 after 16 games

Jim Boeheim is in uncharted territory midway through his 46th year at Syracuse — his Orange are a .500 team, and that's never happened at this juncture of a season. He blames it most...

No. 19 Texas Tech backs up Top 10 wins, beats Oklahoma State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 17 points and No. 19 Texas Tech backed up its consecutive wins over Top 10 teams with a 78-57 victory over Oklahoma State in a makeup game Thursday night. ...

Al-Attiyah 33 minutes up on Loeb before last Dakar stage

BISHA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A fourth Dakar Rally title is in reach for Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah, who will take a 33-minute lead into the last stage. Al-Attiyah stuck fast to hi...

Pistons beat Magic 97-92 in matchup of NBA's 2 worst teams

DETROIT (AP) — Trey Lyles scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Pistons won for the third time in five games, beating the Orlando Magic 97-92 on Saturday night in a match...

Members of lead Rose Parade band test positive for COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Members of a 410-person Alabama high school marching band that led off this year's Tournament of Roses Parade with “Yankee Doodle Dandy” have tested positive for COVID-19 since...

Bridgewater wants to play in '22 with future uncertain again

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater wants to return for a ninth NFL season in 2022 whether that's in Denver or elsewhere. Bridgewater indicated Thursday that retirement hasn't ...

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since t...

Xi'an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman

BEIJING (AP) — Hospital officials in the northern Chinese city of Xi’an have been punished after a pregnant woman miscarried after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19 test ...

Laszewski helps lift Notre Dame over North Carolina 78-73

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nate Laszewski scored a season-high 20 points, including consecutive 3-pointers to give the lead back to Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish held on for a 78-73 victory over Nor...

1,000 people party in Omicron case's karaoke club for New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are concerns that a New Year's Eve party at a social club in Taoyuan could become a superspreader event for the Omicron variant after a Omicron-positive individu...

Map helps Chinese man reunite with his family after decades

BEIJING (AP) — Since he was a child, Li Jingwei did not know his real name. He did not know where he was born, or for certain how old he was — until he found his biological family last month with the ...