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Be kind, please rewind: Video shop stands alone

The Associated Press BEND, Ore. — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so ...

Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed-and-breakfast owner violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & ...

Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as bracket leaks

The Associated Press NEW YORK — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error. The ...

Historically black colleges carry the flag in First Four

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prairie View A&M made the First Four this year as a representative of a league made up of historically black schools, at least one of which has been in the play-in round every year since the NCAA Tournament field was expanded to 68 teams in ...

Kershaw to miss opening day start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won’t start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day because of a sore shoulder, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced the decision Monday. Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation ...

Ethiopia minister: Similarities found in air crashes

The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, ...

Nevada mulls tech to scan cellphones after crashes

The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Hawaiian Airlines to add daily SFO flight HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines plans to add an additional daily flight to San Francisco in the fall. The Garden Island reported Sunday that the airline will add a third daily service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye ...

Prosecutor visits office despite leave amid probe

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro is on paid leave because he’s a target in a federal investigation but that hasn’t kept him away from the office. Acting Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Nadamoto insisted he’s in charge of day-to-day operations at the office even ...

Everyone’s chasing Duke

The Associated Press The clock is ticking. The rest of college basketball has three weeks to figure out how to stop Duke’s freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. Williamson and the Blue Devils got the overall top seed in the tournament Sunday, while Gonzaga and two more Atlantic Coast ...

McIlroy edges Furyk to win Players, $2.25M

The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish. Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that ...

Busch ties Petty with 200th NASCAR victory

The Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway. Busch had to pass 17 cars in 73 laps on sizzling old asphalt to get his landmark 200th victory across ...

Wong comfortable in role with Cardinals

The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Going into spring training, St. Louis manager Mike Shildt delivered the message second baseman Kolten Wong always wanted to hear. Wong wouldn’t have to prove himself. He didn’t have to be perfect. The former University of Hawaii standout from Hilo ...

Scandal lays bare stress of college admissions process

SAN FRANCISCO — With dreams of UCLA for her daughter, single mother Donna Balancia chose a high-rent apartment to get her into Beverly Hills High School, which she hoped would give her the best shot at the college of her choice. Once there, she’d bring her daughter to the UCLA tennis ...

Williamson, Duke charge to ACC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson remembers crying in his mother’s arms after suffering a knee sprain that would sideline him for nearly six full games and threaten fifth-ranked Duke’s title potential. Less than a month later, Williamson was standing amid fallen confetti, raising an ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Aggies in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Morgan Bertsch scored 24 points, Cierra Hall added 14 and UC Davis rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team 58-50 on Saturday and win the Big West Conference tournament. The Aggies (25-6) — who are ...

Trump answers rebuke of border plan with a veto

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide ...

Chiefs’ Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

The Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police ...

Blue Devils edge Tar Heels in ACC semifinals

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson didn’t hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke’s fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size. Yes, ...

W.S. Merwin, Pulitzer winning poet, dies Friday at his Peahi home; he was 91

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, W.S. Merwin, a former United States poet laureate, died Friday in his sleep at his Peahi home, where he lived for about four decades. He was 91 years old. Copper Canyon Press, the Port Townsend, Wash., nonprofit publisher of Merwin's work, announced the ...