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Cuban to give $10 million following release of workplace probe findings

The Associated Press DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and ...

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 ...

N. Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

The Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return ...

Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro wide receiver ...

Dodgers walk off vs. Rockies

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Chris Taylor couldn’t have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run. He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los ...

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

The Associated Press A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive ...

WikiLeaks files expose group’s inner workings

The Associated Press LONDON — Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a ...

2 million U.S. teens vaping marijuana

The Associated Press A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can ...

Ruling keeps Hawaii man hospitalized in ’06 triple murder

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he’s satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii’s most infamous ...

Ex-Honolulu chief’s wife resigns as deputy prosecutor before trial

HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of a former Honolulu chief is resigning as a deputy prosecutor nearly a year after a grand jury indicted the couple on corruption-related charges. The Honolulu prosecuting attorney’s office issued a one-sentence news release Monday: “Katherine Kealoha has ...

State, Hawaii County appeal firearm ruling

HONOLULU (AP) — The state and Hawaii County are asking the 9th Circuit of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that said Hawaii’s legal requirement for getting a license to carry a firearm in public violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel reached that ...

Downside of being right

It is always dangerous to be right, noted Voltaire, in matters where the established authorities are all wrong. In 2002, barely a year after the attacks of 9/11, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, three papers that rarely agree editorially on anything more ...

Dodgers power past Rockies, take top spot in NL West

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson let his fist bump with a fan in the front row show just how good he was feeling Monday. The outfielder launched two home runs and tracked down a pair of potential extra-base hits on defense as Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped ...

Bears down Seahawks

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory. Mack sprinted out of ...

Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike

The Associated Press A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks. The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 vote ...

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise

The Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” ...

Hurricane damage to Hawaii County infrastructure totals $20M

HILO — The damage to Hawaii County facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane’s torrential rains totaled about $20 million, an official said. The figure is only for county infrastructure and doesn’t include damage to state infrastructure such as schools and highways, county ...

Vikings’ kicking woes leads to tie with Pack

The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on ...

CB Davis quits during Bills’ loss to Chargers, says he’s retiring

The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — As if Bills coach Sean McDermott didn’t have enough to worry about in trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime on Sunday. He had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team. “Pulled himself out of the game. ...

Wade decides to play one more year

The Associated Press MIAMI — Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept. And finally, he made what he called the hardest decision of his ...