• ‘Sloppy’ hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season

    With an outbreak delaying the Dallas Stars opener, Rick Bowness got to watch a lot of hockey in the first couple of nights of the NHL season. It wasn’t a coach’s dream.

  • No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make ‘house floats’

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You just can’t keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming.

  • US boosting vaccine deliveries amid complaints of shortages

    Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

  • The Latest: Sweden FM says Easter global travel unlikely

    NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.

    Updated: 9:59 pm

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

    GOP largely sides against holding Trump impeachment trial

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

    From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global climate action, making clear the nation isn’t just revving up its own efforts to reduce oil, gas and coal pollution but that it intends to push everyone in the world to do more, too.

  • Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on the field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown.

    Updated: 7:46 pm

  • 1 dead, several critically injured after tornado in Alabama

    FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Alabama’s violent weather.

    Updated: 6:41 pm

  • Vaccine appointments canceled amid confusion over supply

    Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

    Updated: 6:05 pm

  • Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin’ Hank

    ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field.