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Capt. Tom Moore, WWII vet whose walk cheered UK, dies at 100

Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for health care workers, has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100.

‘A long two days’: Major storm pummels Northeast with snow

NEW YORK – A sprawling, lumbering winter storm walloped the Eastern U.S. on Monday, shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit as snow piled up from the Appalachians to New England, with the heaviest accumulations yet to come in some places.

Idaho lawmakers have not yet approved spending $900M in aid

BOISE – Idaho state lawmakers in a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little say they should have been called back into session last year to distribute the $1.25 billion in coronavirus rescue money that Little doled out.

California governor and unions clash over school openings

SAN FRANCISCO – An effort to reopen California schools is foundering, stoking frustrations across America’s most populous state from parents eager to get their children back in classrooms and a governor who wants them there.

Pope on Iraq trip: Worthwhile even if most watch him on TV

ROME — Pope Francis said Monday he is still planning to visit Iraq in March, even if most Iraqis have to watch him on television to avoid the coronavirus. The important thing, he said, is “they will see that the pope is there in their country.”

South Africa’s virus lockdown helps reduce rhino poaching

JOHANNESBURG — The number of rhinos killed in South Africa’s national parks dropped by 33% last year, with COVID-19 restrictions helping by reducing movements around the country, the country’s environmental ministry announced Monday.

Biden meets Republicans on virus aid, but no quick deal

President Joe Biden is to meet on Monday with a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed $618 billion in coronavirus aid, about a third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking as congressional Democrats are poised to move ahead without GOP support.

WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

WUHAN, China — A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited two disease control centers on Monday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Gonzaga, Baylor remain entrenched at the top in college basketball polls, metrics

The rankings, metrics and bracket projections continue to put Gonzaga and Baylor well ahead of the pack in college basketball. The Bulldogs (17-0) retained a firm hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, collecting 61 of 64 first-place votes and 1,597 points for the second consecutive week.No. 2 Baylor (16-0) had three first-place votes and 1,539 points. Villanova, Michigan and Houston rounded out the top five.

Small pleasures as Italy reopens after Christmas lockdowns

ROME — Much of Italy gingerly reopened Monday from pre-Christmas coronavirus closures, with the Vatican Museums welcoming a trickle of visitors to the Sistine Chapel and locals ordering their cappuccinos at outdoor tables for the first time in weeks.