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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 ...

Betts hurt but appears OK as Red Sox close in on AL East title

The Associated Press BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the American League East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during ...

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

NEW BERN, N.C. — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence’s onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: ...

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The ...

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people ...

‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

The Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in ...

Dalton tosses four TD passes, Bengals take down Ravens

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Dalton ...