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WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Nancy Kragh grew up without her father, who was among 400 prisoners of war killed when a ship taking them from the Philippines to Japan was bombed. On Wednesday, she and other family members of prisoners on that ship dedicated a memorial stone to their ...

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign ...

Hawaii accountant sentenced for stealing $7M from nonprofit

HONOLULU (AP) — A former accountant convicted of stealing nearly $7 million from an Oahu nonprofit organization was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Lola Jean Amorin was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest in June to 18 criminal charges, including first-degree theft, computer ...

Honolulu equips first group of officers with body cameras

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department has issued its first set of body-worn cameras to 35 officers. Officers who work day shifts in downtown Honolulu were outfitted with the body cameras Monday, Hawaii News Now reported . The department plans to roll out dozens more every month ...

Big Island dispensary gets green light to grow medical marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health has signaled a green light for a medical marijuana dispensary to start growing on the Big Island. Hawaiian Ethos is the seventh dispensary to open a production center in the state, and the first on the Big Island. Eight dispensaries received ...

Safer schools through better communication

Here’s an idea: Instead of turning our schools into fortresses to try to prevent the next school shooting, how about we do more? As we contemplate adding metal detectors and bulletproof safe rooms to schools, how about we try an additional approach? How about setting up dedicated lines of ...

Ramsey slams several NFL QBs in GQ article

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey is making headlines from his couch. Three days after being suspended for screaming obscenities at reporters, the Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback is criticizing several NFL quarterbacks — and praising a few. In an interview with GQ magazine, ...

Braves beat Marlins after Acuna hit by pitch

The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves and their manager had plenty of reasons to be unhappy even after completing their first four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins since 2006. Seeing slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had been on a home-run streak, hit by Jose Urena’s ...

Gordon lifts Mariners over A’s with 12th-inning homer

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Dee Gordon doesn’t have many home runs this season. Two to be exact. So when Seattle’s light-hitting utility player muscled up in the 12th inning, he celebrated by kissing both biceps as he stood in the dugout after crossing home plate. It was a ...

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban overran a remote base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern city of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city’s outskirts, officials ...

Hot-hitting Acuna homers twice in Braves’ 10-6 win

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. had a case of jitters before he stepped in the batter’s box for the first time Tuesday. He had homered in the leadoff spot twice in a doubleheader the day before, so even Acuna wondered if it could happen again. “I wasn’t sure I’d ...

Maryland takes responsibility for ‘mistakes’ in player death

The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the ...

Tiger Effect: Ratings jump 73 percent for final round of PGA Championship

The Associated Press NEW YORK — There’s nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 ...

Google is tracking your movements, like it or not

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if ...

Anthony signs 1-year deal with Rockets

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the ...

Ryder Cup captain Furyk has tough decision with Woods

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The upside to Jim Furyk finishing so early at the PGA Championship was being able to watch the final round on television, partly as a player but mostly as the Ryder Cup captain. And that meant seeing plenty of Tiger Woods. “I really wanted to see kind ...

Tottenham stadium isn’t ready for NFL games

The Associated Press LONDON — NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new home being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won’t be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle ...

His blithe tone belied desperate actions by thief of Seattle plane

The Associated Press SEATTLE — He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the ...

Some hackers target old gadgets like your fax

The Associated Press LONDON — What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said Sunday that their research ...

Jail gaffe prompts inmate release restriction

HILO (AP) — A recent blunder that resulted in an accused murderer being erroneously released has prompted a new restriction for Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate releases. Deputy Attorney General Laura Maeshiro, representing the state Department of Public Safety, said Thursday ...