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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...

 

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...

 

The Latest: Oklahoma says case rise due in part to glitch

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma on Saturday more than doubled the previous one-day record, but the state Department of Health said a bureaucratic backlog and duplicate reporting partially account for the...

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US — Italy hits record 39,800 daily coronavirus cases — Germany reports daily record of more than 23,000 virus cases — North Dakota, South Dakota have nation's worst virus deaths per...

 

The Latest: Global coronavirus case total tops 50 million

BOSTON — The coronavirus has hit another sobering milestone: more than 50 million positive cases worldwide since the pandemic began. Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker reported more than 50.2 million COVID-19 cases globally as of...

 

The Latest: Dolphins' Grant gets 1st punt return TD of year

The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 2:20 p.m. The Miami Dolphins struck for two long touchdowns in a span of barely a minute against the Los Angeles Rams, and neither play involved Tua Tagovailoa. Andrew Van Ginkel scored on a...

 

UN chief says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age'

BERLIN — The head of the United Nations said Sunday that "the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened an online session of the World Health Summit with a call for worldwide solidarity in...

 

It's a boy -- a big boy. White rhino born at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a boy — a big boy. A 150-pound (68-kilogram) white rhinoceros was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida over the weekend. The as-yet-named rhino was born to Kendi, who was the first...

 

Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles (about 60 kilometers) off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday. It was not immediately clear why the...

 

Sporting Kansas City plays FC Dallas, seeks 4th straight victory

Sporting Kansas City (9-5-2, third in the Western Conference) vs. FC Dallas (5-4-6, sixth in the Western Conference) Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Sporting Kansas City will attempt to prolong a three-game win streak with a...

 

FC Dallas beats Sporting Kansas City 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 86th minute, Franco Jara had two goals and FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday. FC Dallas (5-2-4) has won three straight to move within a point of second-place Sporting Kansas...

 

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for 'Folklore' premiere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The nine-time ACM award winner will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville,...

 

Russell lifts Sporting KC past Minnesota, into West lead

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 80th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead. Minnesota (5-4-2) listed seven players not medically cleared for the match....

 

The Latest: Baylor postpones opener because of virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Baylor is the third Big 12 team that has had to postpone its scheduled season opener this week because of the coronavirus. The Bears were supposed to open at home S...

 

Royals take 4-game skid into matchup with White Sox

Chicago White Sox (24-15, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-25, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Lucas Giolito (3-2, 3.14 ERA) Kansas City: Kris Bubic (0-4, 5.46...

 

Kansas City hosts Chicago after Bubic's strong showing

Chicago White Sox (25-15, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-26, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Sunday, 2:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Dallas Keuchel (5-2, 2.42 ERA) Kansas City: Matt Harvey (0-2, 14.09...

 

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Thursday as high-flying technology companies took a tumble after months of spectacular gains. The selling was widespread, sending the benchmark S&P 500 3.5% lower, its biggest loss since June. The tech-heavy Nasdaq...

 

Houston, Oklahoma City tied 2-2 heading to game 5

Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Houston Rockets (44-28, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Rockets -5;...

 

MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman: 'His impact lives forever'

NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as a hero in real life, not just on the big screen. Host Keke Palmer said the Sunday night awards show was...

 

Bieber scheduled to start for Indians at Royals

Cleveland Indians (21-13, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (13-21, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Kansas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cleveland: Shane Bieber (6-0, 1.35 ERA) Kansas City: Brad Keller (3-1, 2.08...

 

The Latest: Fauci: Labor Day weekend key for US virus fight

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government's top infectious disease expert, says Labor Day weekend will be key in determining whether the U.S. gets a "running start" at containing the coronavirus this fall. Fauci said Monday he has a...

 

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

Katy Perry has given birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom. The pop superstar and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, got UNICEF to announce the news on its Instagram account. Both Perry and Bloom are goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations...

 

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

More gains for stocks Friday gave the S&P 500 its fifth straight winning week. That's the longest weekly winning streak for the benchmark index since December, before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world and sent economies tumbling into...

 

The Latest: Louisiana governor closes part of Interstate 10

The Latest on Hurricane Laura (all times local): BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is closing Interstate 10 from around the Atchafalaya Bridge outside of Lafayette all the way into part of Texas, because several...

 

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