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Senate rebukes Trump on his border emergency

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House ...

40 killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

The Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending prayers today killed 40 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what ...

State sanctuary bill dies in Legislature

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A bill that would have made Hawaii the third so-called sanctuary state for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally has died at the state Legislature. The state Senate passed the bill and sent it to the House. But Rep. Gregg Takayama, the chairman of the ...

Williamson leads Duke past Syracuse in return from injury

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson said he never listened to the analysts who suggested he should forego the remainder of his college career at Duke and focus on the NBA. “I knew I was going to be back,” Williamson said. “Everybody has their right to their own ...

Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead after wild first day at Players

The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — March or May, there is no shortage of excitement at The Players Championship. Tiger Woods made only one par on the back nine Thursday, revving up the crowd with five birdies, only to slow his charge with three mistakes. Emiliano Grillo hit ...

Boeing’s newest plane is now its biggest headache

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company’s biggest headache, with more than 40 countries — including the U.S., which had been one of the last ...

$1.3 million cash for the home of Honolulu couple in corruption probe

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday approved the sale of a home belonging to a retired Honolulu police chief and his former prosecutor wife mired in a corruption investigation. A buyer is offering more than $1.3 million in cash for Louis and Katherine Kealoha’s home in Hawaii Kai, ...

Cousins shines as Warriors end Rockets’ nine-game win streak

The Associated Press HOUSTON — In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back NBA champions. And after his best game of the season on Wednesday night ...

Chiefs release All-Pro safety Berry

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs began free agency Wednesday by cutting one of their most popular players in strong safety Eric Berry, who was a dynamic presence when he was healthy but had missed significant time throughout his career. While other teams were ...

Massachusetts court reinstates Hernandez’s murder conviction

The Associated Press BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts’ highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in ...

Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded at Kahului Airport Wednesday

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max sat on the tarmac at Kahului Airport on Wednesday after arriving from Los Angeles and its return flight was canceled in the wake of the Federal Aviation Administration's order to ground the jetliners. United Flight 417 arrived at Kahului Airport at 11:18 a.m. ...

UK Parliament disapproves prime minister’s Brexit deal

The Associated Press LONDON — With just 17 days to go, Britain’s departure from the European Union was thrown into chaos and doubt Tuesday as Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal and to her authority as leader. Lawmakers ...

Gene-edited food arrives in restaurant cooking oil

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That’s according to the company making the oil, which says it’s the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S. Calyxt said it can’t reveal its ...

Honolulu to pay $550K to settle police lawsuit

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has agreed to pay $550,000 to a retired police lieutenant who claimed that Police Chief Susan Ballard had tampered with recruits’ test scores when she was in charge of the training division. The council approved the payment Friday to settle the ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Hawaiian Airlines offers $98 fares HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines has dropped prices to $98 for some round-trip flights as Southwest Airlines enters the Hawaii market. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Honolulu-based airline was offering low airfares Monday for ...

Jets to sign Bell, Browns get OBJ

The Associated Press While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it Tuesday: a trade of Odell Beckham Jr. Not to be outdone, however, the Jets got the guy at the top of their free agency list, agreeing with former Steelers running back ...

Gaels stun Zags for WCC title

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Saint Mary’s heard for weeks about the NCAA Tournament bubble. First four in, first four out, fortunate to be in the discussion to be included in the field of 68. Tired of all the chatter, the Gaels put an emphatic end to it, popping the bubble by taking ...

Jazz ban fan, Westbrook fined following confrontation

The Associated Press NBA star Russell Westbrook will play in Utah again one day. When he does, a fan who allegedly made racial taunts against him will not be there to watch. A day after the Oklahoma City Thunder standout directed vulgar comments — which were captured on video and went ...

‘MAGAnomics’ gets a thumbs-down from Dems

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border ...

MMA star McGregor arrested in South Florida

The Associated Press MIAMI — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cell phone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday ...