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Changing our response to domestic terrorists

It surprised few to learn that Robert Bowers, who is charged in the massacre of 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue, was a social misfit and psychotic wreck. Most domestic terrorists are. They latch onto some extreme ideology to obscure the mess in their head. It can be hard to focus on ...

As you wish: Butler out of Minnesota, traded to Philly

Jimmy Butler has his wish: He’s out of Minnesota. And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will ...

Sooners escape again, edge Cowboys

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma escaped again. And in what the Sooners call “Championship November,” nothing is more important. Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66, and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State 48-47 on Saturday. The ...

2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Two people were found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in Southern California on Saturday, leaving people sifting through the remains of both mansions and modest homes for anything they had left. The two bodies were found ...

At least 9 dead as fire incinerates Paradise

PARADISE, Calif. — A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Nine people died in what quickly grew into the state’s most destructive fire in at ...

Official: Shooter was online during bar massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also, one of the possibilities ...

Ingles, Jazz outlast Celtics 123-115 in Hayward’s return

SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss. Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-high seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on Friday ...

Bryant suffers injury in second Saints practice

METAIRIE, La. — Dez Bryant’s tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived. In just his second practice with New Orleans, the newly acquired wide receiver indicated in social media posts Friday that he has had a significant setback. The team’s injury report listed Bryant as ...

Mauer retiring after 15 seasons with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins. “Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and ...

Marine combat vet kills 12 in California bar

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities ...

Steelers pile on Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together a systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday that left little doubt about their depth and their talent ...

Curry injured in Warriors’ loss to Bucks

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday. Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and ...

Rams horrified by mass shooting near Thousand Oaks training base

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Andrew Whitworth and most of his Los Angeles Rams teammates live within a few miles of their team’s training complex in Thousand Oaks. The Borderline Bar and Grill is only five miles south of their weekday headquarters in this placid suburban city. The Rams all ...

U.S. women defeat Portugal for 500th win

Jessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the national team, scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. women’s soccer team reached its 500th victory with a 1-0 win over Portugal in Lisbon. The U.S. women’s national team is now 500-65-74 overall since its inception in ...

Sessions pushed out after year of attacks

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s ...

Chandler has big impact in Lakers debut

LOS ANGELES — Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. The cheers at the end were even sweeter. The Lakers’ newest big man got to represent his hometown Wednesday for the first time in his 18 NBA seasons, and he came up bigger and better ...

Admiration on both sides as Newton, Panthers visit Roethlisberger, Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown, something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect. Newton found himself enamored of Roethlisberger’s footwork — “The play is ...

Sabathia inks one-year deal with Yankees, says ’19 is last season

CARLSBAD, Calif. — CC Sabathia says 2019 will be his final season in the major leagues. “This will be it,” the 38-year-old left-hander said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday after the New York Yankees finalized his $8 million, one-year contract. Sabathia and New York had ...

Maui Music

west maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Duke opens with blowout of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS — Zion Williamson and fourth-ranked Duke were well on their way to a blowout victory when the high-flying freshman blocked a shot to start yet another Blue Devil fastbreak. Williamson dribbled up the left side, whipped a pass through traffic to classmate RJ Barrett, then met him ...