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Shake-up at DHS is more than Nielsen’s departure

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The ...

Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

The Associated Press BOSTON — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, ...

Suit over child’s death names caregivers, agencies

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The parents of a child who died in foster care have filed a lawsuit accusing the caregivers and associated agencies of negligence, according to court records. Sherri-Ann Garett and Juben Garcia filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday over the July 2017 death of ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Ex-commissioner sentenced to jail HILO — The former vice chairman of the state Real Estate Commission has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of court supervision. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday that 54-year-old Scott Alan Sherley was ...

Cavs get their title

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for ...

The season is winding down, and it’s time to talk NBA awards

The Associated Press Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history. • Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62. • Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63. • Michael Jordan scored 3,041 points in 1986-87. • Chamberlain scored 3,033 in 1960-61. • ...

Trump administration ends MLB-Cuba baseball deal

The Associated Press HAVANA — The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with ...

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study. Many of those prescriptions disregarded medical guidelines, raising ...

Homeland Security Sec. Nielsen resigns amid border turmoil

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. President Donald Trump announced Sunday in a tweet that ...

In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

The Associated Press HAVANA — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of ...

Baylor tops Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s title

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe ...

Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been ...

Curry leads Warriors to No. 1 seed in the West

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr sure would like to properly thank the loyal fans at Oracle Arena one more time. In June. With another championship in hand. “Hopefully we’ll have another send-off in a grander manner,” Kerr said. Soaking in the franchise’s ...

Rebuilding a healthy political system from one badly broken

It’s no secret that America’s political system is badly broken, so Scott Rasmussen.com decided to find out what voters think is wrong. We began by exploring what voters think is needed to create and maintain a healthy political system. Four items were deemed “Very Important” by at ...

US wants 2 years to ID migrant children

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no ...

Guy’s clutch free throws lift Virginia over Auburn

MINNEAPOLIS — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title for the first time after pulling off another ...

Vaccine wars: Social media battle bogus claims

SAN FRANCISCO — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all sorts of ...

Warriors move closer to No. 1 seed, but Kerr concerned after win over Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason. Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up ...

Report: Faulty sensor data led to crash

The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released ...