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Our last trade war

I have been thinking over the commentaries I'm seeing about Trump's coming trade war and I am not impressed. Trade wars are a bad thing, usually, but some of the predictions I have been reading do not match very well with our trade war with Japan. Trump, for example, thinks that once we get ...

Authorities recover new clues in Austin bombings

The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery ...

Roberts says Turner won’t need surgery

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner’s broken left wrist is expected to heal without surgery, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Turner was hurt Monday when hit by a pitch from Oakland’s Kendall Graveman. Turner arrived at the Dodgers’ spring ...

Allen has grown into leader for Blue Devils

The Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — Grayson Allen wants to make the most of his final run through the NCAA Tournament. It hasn’t exactly been a smooth four years for the Duke senior who won a national title in 2015 before becoming one of the sport’s most polarizing figures amid a ...

Harden scores 42 points as Rockets cool off Trail Blazers

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — James Harden says he’s constantly working on his step-back 3-pointer. It paid off against Portland. Harden scored 42 points, including a pair of 3s down the stretch, and the Houston Rockets snapped the Trail Blazers’ 13-game winning streak with a ...

Bail set for murder suspect in fatal stabbing

Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 23-year-old Kahului man charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing Sunday afternoon at a Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center restroom. Police identified the suspect as Kumulipo Iwa Sylva. The victim was identified as 35-year-old Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo ...

Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers

The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and ...

Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system. That’s the latest from astronomers who were amazed by the mysterious cigar-shaped object, detected as it passed through our inner solar system last fall. The University ...

Dems get good news, but there’s a long way to go

Just over a week ago, turnout in the Texas primary raised serious questions about how big the Democratic wave could grow by November. Last week, however, Connor Lamb won a narrow special victory in a Pennsylvania district that President Trump had carried by 20 points. Democratic spirits soared ...

Carnage of seeds in NCAA’s so far

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly different look for the Sweet 16 than many expected. Out: Two 1-seeds (Virginia and Xavier) and a pair of 2-seeds (North Carolina and ...

Purdue engineers said to be working on brace for Haas

The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue center Isaac Haas appears to be done for the season even if Purdue’s medical team or its crack engineering department can create an elbow brace that allows him to play in the NCAA Tournament. Even if the NCAA approves a protective ...

Veteran referees

The Associated Press Hector Tarango was lost, finding little purpose in life. After a medical discharge from the Army following a series of ailments, including a ruptured Achilles tendon, he had developed post-traumatic stress disorder. His personal life was a mess. “My deployment money ...

Ailing Cavs coach, Lue, takes time out

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is and offered no timetable for his ...

Dodgers’ Turner breaks wrist after hit by pitch

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Dodgers are going to be without their red-headed slugger on opening day, and possibly for a while after. Justin Turner has a broken left wrist after being hit by a pitch during Los Angeles’ 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Turner was ...

Urine bottlemaker a casualty of Russian doping

The Associated Press PARIS — The squat glass bottles held the urine of sport’s greatest stars and helped confound its cheating scoundrels. The “click, click” of their locking caps being firmly screwed on was a familiar sound to athletes around the world, on early mornings when sample ...

Some wanted shooting suspect to be forcibly committed years ago

The Associated Press MIAMI — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon. Nikolas Cruz is ...

Musketeers join Cavaliers; Seminoles rally for 75-70 win

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious comeback. PJ Savoy made a 3-pointer with 1:08 left to give Florida State its first ...

Spartans are baffled by Orange zone

The Associated Press DETROIT — Syracuse barely got into the NCAA Tournament, getting the 68th and final spot. The Orange have earned the right to keep playing in college basketball’s showcase. And, no one will be excited about facing that zone defense. Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae ...

Aggies make sure Tar Heels don’t repeat, win 86-65

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Reigning national champion North Carolina sputtered to the worst NCAA Tournament loss of Roy Williams’ career on Sunday night, overpowered in its home state by Texas A&M, 86-65. It’s the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced ...

McIlroy fends off Tiger and others to win Arnie’s Bay Hill

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the King proud. McIlroy first played the Arnold Palmer Invitational three years ago, and Palmer teared up at dinner when he ...