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AUTO RACING: Kansas and Texas highlight NASCAR, Indy slate

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Buschy McBusch Race 400 Site: Kansas City, Kansas. Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FS1). Track: Kansas Speedway Race distance: 267 laps, 400 miles. Last year: Denny Hamlin won in July after starting 10th. Last...

 

Prototype of 1st US dollar coins auctioned for $840,000

A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation's money was auctioned off for $840,000, considerably more than expected, an official said. Heritage auctions spokesman Eric...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Delivering...

 

The Latest: Variant identified in UK found on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation. Tribal health officials said that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation. The...

 

Facebook finds Chinese hacking operation targeting Uyghurs

Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts and impostor websites to try to break into the computers and smartphones of Uyghur Muslims, the social network said Wednesday. The company said the sophisticated, covert operation targeted Uyghur...

 

Naked Cowboy gets hero's welcome a week after arrest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attendees at Bike Week in Daytona Beach gave a hero's welcome to a Times Square performer known as the Naked Cowboy after he returned to the motorcycle festival almost a week after his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of...

 

The Latest: California sees record COVID-19 deaths

LOS ANGELES -- California health authorities on Saturday reported a record high of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strained under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health said the number raises the state’s death toll...

 

Miami and Oklahoma City to meet in out-of-conference matchup

Oklahoma City Thunder (2-3, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (2-3, 10th in the Eastern Conference) Miami; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder visit Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat in...

 

Utah Jazz to square off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in division play

Utah Jazz (1-1, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0, fifth in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City faces Utah in a matchup of Northwest Division teams. Oklahoma City went...

 

No. 18 Miami, Oklahoma State meet in Cheez-It Bowl

Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State (7-3, 6-3 Big 12) against Miami (8-2, 7-2 ACC), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Miami by 2. Series record: Miami leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE No. 18 Miami is looking to rebound after getting routed 62-26 by North...

 

2020 AP All-America Team

The 2020 AP All-America team: FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Tackles — Brady Christensen, junior, BYU; Alex Leatherwood, senior,...

 

US stocks higher after Trump signs $900B aid package

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks began the final week of 2020 moderately higher after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package that helps reduce uncertainty amid the re-imposition of travel and business curbs in response to a new...

 

The Latest: Virus changes Iditarod, now 140 miles shorter

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be about 140 miles shorter than normal as a result of complications stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Race officials announced Friday that teams will no longer embark on a 1,000-mi...

 

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday. Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and...

 

No. 15 Iowa State visits Texas eyeing Big 12 title game shot

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference, which is down to four games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma's game at West Virginia was postponed because of positive COVID tests and contact tracing for the Sooners: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 Iowa...

 

VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The promising advances with vaccine development do not mean that people can stop wearing masks and socially distancing anytime soon. That's because it will take months...

 

The Latest: Colorado health order allows patient transfers

DENVER — As Colorado experiences its highest hospitalization rate of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order authorizing the state health department to order hospitals and emergency departments to transfer and cease admitting...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating after the presidential election and news about COVID-19 vaccines. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here...

 

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food...

 

Will social distancing weaken my immune system?

Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no. Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs. But even when we're staying 6 feet from others or spending most of our t...

 

The Latest: Biden advisers to meet with vaccine makers

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the...

 

AP VoteCast: Oklahoma voters mixed on state of nation

Voters in Oklahoma made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate. The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden...

 

EXPLAINER: What to watch for in the post-Election Day mix

The U.S. election is over. Democrat Joe Biden is president-elect, and incumbent Donald Trump has not acknowledged that. And there's a lot still going on — in the courts, in the recount arena, and in the limbo of transition from one American chief...

 

Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded benefit virtual concert on Thanksgiving. Nurse Heroes announced Tuesday that the concert called Nurse Heroes Live will...

 

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking it to a wildlife clinic by foot, car and subway with the help of...

 

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