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U.S. sets deadline for Russia, warns it may quit nuclear pact

The Associated Press BRUSSELS — The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark missile treaty or Washington could abandon the pact, creating doubts about nuclear security in Europe. At NATO talks in Brussels, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

Soldier who tried to help terrorists receives a 25-year prison term

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 35, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist ...

Hawaii high court lets ruling stand on giant telescope

HILO (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court is letting stand its decision that upholds the construction permit for a giant telescope planned for the state’s tallest mountain. The court filed an order last week denying opponents’ motion for it to reconsider the ruling on the telescope project ...

Meyer announces retirement

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last ...

Seattle added as NHL’s 32nd team, to debut in 2021

The Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in ...

Mitchell, Gobert lead Jazz to rout of Spurs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots. “His confidence is contagious,” Donovan Mitchell said. “His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody.” Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the ...

Gov. David Ige sworn in for a second term

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige took the oath of office Monday for a second term, saying this generation’s legacy will rest on how well it prepares children for a technology-driven future. Ige also said in his inaugural address that Hawaii must find new economic resources ...

At Capitol, Bush saluted as ‘gentle soul,’ ‘great man’

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the ...

Soldier set to be sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced today for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided ...

He or she who primaries can also be primaried

Republicans and Democrats both battle over party doctrine and control. The difference with the Democrats is that their discontents often don’t stop fighting after the results are in. They continue the hostilities rather than unite in common cause with fellow Democrats whom they disdainfully ...

Tagovailoa one of three Heisman Trophy finalists

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours ...

Wentz throws for two TDs, leads Eagles to victory over Redskins

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again. Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on ...

Nuggets lose leading scorer Harris, defeat Raptors 106-103

The Associated Press TORONTO — Nikola Jokic got his second triple-double of the season to help the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets overcome another key absence. Jokic capped a big night with three free throws in the final seven seconds, Kyle Lowry missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the ...

Bush retained sense of humor to the very end, Jim Baker says

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — George H.W. Bush didn’t lose his sense of humor even as he was letting go of life. Surrounded by loved ones Friday night as he lay in bed at home in Houston, he was approached by the wife of his longtime friend, James A. Baker III, who was in the room ...

Missouri first to adopt test against gerrymandering

The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Sydney flight returns to HNL HONOLULU — A Hawaiian Airlines plane bound for Sydney returned to Honolulu after takeoff on Sunday because of a possible mechanical problem. An airline spokeswoman says the flight was diverted just over an hour after takeoff due to a ...

Oklahoma takes No. 4 spot in CFP

The Associated Press Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee played it safe and fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that avoided getting blown ...

Rams get past Lions to clinch second straight NFC West title

The Associated Press DETROIT — The Los Angeles Rams returned to their lockers in the Motor City, where NFC West championship shirts and hats were waiting to be worn. The victors, though, refuse to be spoiled by this accomplishment. Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to ...

Packers fire McCarthy after loss to lowly Cardinals at Lambeau

The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much of a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game. Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left, Green Bay’s Mason Crosby ...

With Milton on mind, UCF tops Memphis for AAC title

ORLANDO, Fla. — Unbeaten UCF updated its sparkling resume with an impressive come-from-behind victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference title game. Now the seventh-ranked Knights (11-0, No. 8 CFP), who proclaimed themselves national champions last January after finishing as ...