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Critics of Harvey ‘price gouging’ have it backward

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is upset about “price gouging” during hurricane Harvey. Some stores raised prices to $99 for a case of bottled water — $5 for a gallon of gas. “These are things you can’t do in Texas,” he says. “There are significant penalties if you price ...

Federer heads to quarterfinal with del Potro

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The only bit of trouble for Roger Federer in his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open on Monday was when he felt the tightening of a muscle at the back of the top of his left leg. Federer got a medical timeout after the second set against No. 33 seed Philipp ...

Thomas earns fifth PGA Tour victory of 2017

The Associated Press NORTON, Mass. — Justin Thomas keeps piling up wins, and all that does is make him want more. Thomas kept his patience when Jordan Spieth shot out to a brief lead at TPC Boston and Marc Leishman built a two-shot advantage at the turn. Keeping his mistakes to a minimum, ...

Martinez makes history

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.D. Martinez’s day took a record-tying turn after slow start. Martinez matched a major league mark with four home runs Monday, becoming the 18th player to accomplish the feat as the Arizona Diamondbacks won their 11th straight game, 13-0 over the ...

Luck to miss Colts’ opener, out indefinitely

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard announced Monday that quarterback Andrew Luck would miss the team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Rams and would remain out indefinitely. Luck hasn’t taken a snap or thrown to a teammate since ...

Mattis: N. Korea threat would bring massive military response

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying that the U.S. will answer any threat from the North with a “massive military response — a response both effective and ...

Trump expected to end ‘Dreamers’ program

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, people familiar with the plans said Sunday. The delay in the formal ...

Padres send Dodgers to eighth loss in nine games

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The rebuilding San Diego Padres won’t reach the postseason this year. They’ve got this, though — three consecutive wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who still own the best record in the major leagues but have lost eight of nine in their worst ...

Henry Higgins Kaililaau Jr., 73

Henry Higgins Kaililaau Jr., 73, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on August 26, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born in Keanae, Maui. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Waiola Church, 535 Wainee Street Lahaina; service will begin at ...

N. Korea claims to test H-bomb

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb today in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. South Korea’s weather agency estimated that the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between ...

California braces for severe heat wave

SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were canceled Friday as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend. In normally cool and foggy San Francisco, temperatures ...

Seahawks acquire Richardson from Jets, give up Kearse

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks acquired defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets on Friday in exchange for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second-round draft pick in 2018. The clubs will also swap seventh-round picks in 2018 as part of the deal. By adding ...

Kershaw’s return helps Dodgers beat Padres, halt five-game skid

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw was sharp in his first start in five weeks, holding the San Diego Padres to two hits in six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers won 1-0 on Friday to snap a season-high five-game losing streak. Kershaw (16-2) hadn’t started since July 23, when he left a game with ...

MIL air riflery results

Saturday's Results At Baldwin Prone-standing-keeling--total Boys Team scores 1. Kamehameha Maui 349-298-316--949, 2. Baldwin 357-266-317--934, 3. Maui High 341-259-315--898, 4. King Kekaulike 336-269-296--881, 5. St. Anthony 290-176-250--716, 6. Molokai 149-100-134--383. Individual ...

Westside Invitational cross country results

Saturday's Results At Kapalua Girls Team scores Division I--1. Seabury Hall 15, 2. Maui High 47, 3. King Kekaulike 115, 4. Baldwin 158, 5. Kamehameha Maui 234. Division II--1. Molokai 159, 2. Lanai 217. Individual results 1. Veronica Winham, Seabury Hall, 21:28; 2. Erika ...

Sanchez, Facuri lead Warriors past Na Alii

Kainoa Sanchez threw three touchdown passes to Nathan Facuri and also ran for a score as Kamehameha Schools Maui beat King Kekaulike 49-12 on Saturday in a Maui Interscholastic League football game at Kanaiaupuni Stadium in Pukalani. Sanchez and Facuri connected on scoring passes of 12, 24 and ...

Explosions rock chemical plant crippled by flood

The Associated Press HOUSTON — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs. The blaze at the Arkema ...

Laws or men?

When Barack Obama was in office, Jennifer Rubin was an insensate opponent. Therefore I quit reading her. She was an early and consistent opponent of WBD, just about the only Republican pundit who has been. I still don't read her much. Today, however, she has a column that bears thinking ...

Grim reality in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: More deaths

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in. Harvey is about to release its dead. In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 on Wednesday and was ...

Breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia OK’d

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug ...