Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks to 109-105 OT victory over 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo , left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams. Tobias Harris scored 19 points and Danny Green added 18 for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. After being hounded by Simmons for most of the game, Antetokounmpo found his offense in the extra session with Simmons in foul trouble. He scored 10 straight Bucks points, the last a 10-foot jumper in the lane that pushed Milwaukee's lead to 105-98 with 1:11 left in overtime.
China blasts BBC report after summoning UK ambassador
FILE - This Oct. 17, 2007, file photo, shows the BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation sign on their offices at White City in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)BEIJING – China is complaining anew about recent reporting by the BBC, days after summoning the British ambassador to Beijing to register displeasure over a recent article she penned defending press freedom. In its letter, the Chinese Embassy singled out a BBC Radio 4 report titled “The Disinformation Dragon” that aired on Tuesday. In his criticism of Wilson's article, Zhao said China had stated to her its “solemn position on the relevant issue." “Ambassador Wilson’s article, with a confused logic, avoids all the facts, including the British media’s disinformation and false reporting on China," Zhao said.
Rockets-Pacers game postponed because of Texas storm
Houston Rockets' John Wall, bottom, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Philadelphia. All rights reservedHOUSTON – The game between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night was postponed because of continued utility shortages in the area from this week’s winter storm. Friday’s game against Dallas was called off on Thursday. The team said the decision was made after discussions with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the NBA. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
FILE - Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, appears during a portrait session at Capitol Records in Los Angeles on June 12, 2014. Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Publicist Jay Schwartz says Wilson died Monday night, Feb. 8, 2021, at her home in Las Vegas and that the cause was not immediately clear. Wilson died Monday night at her home in Nevada and the cause was not immediately clear, said publicist Jay Schwartz. Following the Supremes’ disbandment, Wilson released the solo albums “Mary Wilson” and “Walk the Line” and wrote a handful of books, including the best-selling “Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme” and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together."
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
In the third week of COVID-19 vaccine allotments, 23,975 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine will be sent to Bexar County hospitals, according to the state’s health department. The Bexar County hospitals set to receive the shipments include University Health System, Christus Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, Methodist hospitals and the UT Health San Antonio clinic, Wellness 360. State health officials believe the vaccine will be offered to the general public beginning Spring 2021. Read more about vaccines on KSAT.com:Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? CVS administers COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents, employees starting MondayKSAT Explains: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines
Man featured on ‘Tiger King’ charged with animal cruelty
RICHMOND, Va. – A wild animal trainer featured in the popular “Tiger King” series on Netflix has been indicted in Virginia on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges. Antle was indicted Thursday by a Frederick County grand jury on felony counts of wildlife trafficking and conspiracy, plus multiple misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act. Two of his daughters also have been indicted on charges of animal cruelty and violating the Endangered Species Act. Keith Wilson, owner of Wilson's Wild Animal Park in Winchester, Virginia, was indicted by the same grand jury on charges of wildlife trafficking, conspiracy, animal cruelty and violating the Endangered Species Act. Wilson and his nephew were indicted in November on 46 counts of animal cruelty.
Amid pandemic challenges, houses of worship show resiliency
Pastors across the country say they and their congregations have responded with creativity and resiliency and invigorated community spirit even as the outbreak forced widespread cancellations of in-person services. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)The coronavirus pandemic has posed daunting challenges for houses of worship across the U.S., often entailing large financial losses and suspension of in-person services. Financially, there’s no simple summary of how houses of worship have fared through six months of pandemic. Similarly, online services by Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in Encino, California, have attracted new members from Israel, England and Brazil. Scott Jones, UMC bishop for 58 counties in eastern Texas, said one short-term challenge is avoiding singing as in-person services resume.
New chief of embattled Colorado force wants cops to see bias
Vanessa Wilson was named the new chief of the Aurora Police Department this week after serving as its interim leader. It would never have happened, she told The Associated Press, had officers used their common sense to respond to what they observed. The Colorado attorney general is investigating a year after a local prosecutor said there wasnt enough evidence to prosecute the officers. Its one of a handful of investigations into McClains death, including a city review of police policies like use of force. Jared Polis told reporters Tuesday that he hopes Wilson is ready to work to increase transparency within the department and rebuild trust.
Tom Hanks and wife get Greek citizenship for wildfire aid
ATHENS A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the countrys prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter during a trip to celebrate with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, on being granted Greek citizenship. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Prime Minister Kyriakos shared a photograph of showing him and his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotaki at a meeting with Hanks and Wilson, who were holding up their new Greek passports. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are now proud Greek citizens, Mitsotakis wrote in the post. Greece offered citizenship to Hanks, Wilson, and their two children, in recognition of the familys help in raising funds for the victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018. They then used a military helicopter for a trip to the ancient theater of Epidaurus on Sunday to watch a performance of an ancient tragedy.
Tom Hanks Is Gearing Up For New Projects and Still Donating Blood Plasma (Exclusive)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first major celebrities to test positive for COVID-19 back in early March, while working in Australia, and once he recovered, Hanks donated plasma to help others with the virus. Well, he's still donating plasma to help the cause, and recently has been gearing up for the release of his World War II battleship drama Greyhound. Before Hanks and Wilson left Australia, Hanks was working on preproduction for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, in which the actor plays Presley's longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Hanks' new war drama, Greyhound -- which was also written by the two-time Oscar winner -- premieres July 10 on Apple TV+. RELATED CONTENT:Tom Hanks Donates More Plasma After Recovering From COVID-19'Splash' Stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah Reunite and Dish on Their Underwater KissTom Hanks Surprises Wright State University's Graduating Class With Inspiring Video MessageTom Hanks Jokes That a COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Called 'Hank-ccine'ExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineZach SeemayerThu, 07/02/2020 - 19:08
Russell Wilson Says Being a Stepfather to Ciara's Son Opened His Eyes to 'What Love Is Like'
Ciara's 6-year-old son, Future, taught Russell Wilson a lot about love and life. "Being a stepdad ... has taught me, really, what love is like, what life is really like, [and] how God intends us to love," he said. Ciara and Wilson married in 2016; the athlete has been a part of Future's life since he was a baby. "Hopefully we can continue to educate, continue to understand, continue to love in the midst of the process. RELATED CONTENT:Why Ciara and Russell Wilson Are the Ultimate Couple GoalsRussell Wilson Recalls Racist Encounter Following 2014 Super Bowl WinRussell Wilson, Megan Rapino and Sue Bird Will Host a Remote 2020 ESPYS
Family throws surprise drive-by birthday parade for 105-year-old loved one
SAN ANTONIO – Irene Wilson, who recently moved to San Antonio to be with family, turned 105 on Wednesday and was surprised with a drive-by birthday parade. Wilson's daughter said she was able to take her mother to visit parts of San Antonio, and Wilson's 98-year-old sister also visited before the pandemic began. Wilson has said her secret to a long life is filling it with people, and Wednesday's ceremony was her chance to get so many people on a special day. Watch the story in the video player above.