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Virus fears rise after Cambodia accepts ship

The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus. News over the ...

MLB stars slam Manfred over ‘piece of metal’ trophy crack

The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Players who have won a World Series — and those who have come up short — seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred’s reference to the sport’s championship trophy as merely a “piece of metal,” saying that comment reflected a ...

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

The Associated Press CHICAGO — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs ...

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and on fire, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, Denny Hamlin made history with a ...

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California’s capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family ...

China sees rise in new virus cases, 105 deaths

The Associated Press BEIJING — Mainland China reported a slight upturn in new virus cases today and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began. The 2,048 new cases followed three days of declines but was up by just 39 cases from the ...

Police say thieves nabbed $1K worth of pungent fruit

HONOLULU (AP) — Police in Hawaii are investigating the theft of fruit valued at about $1,000 including durian, which is known for its powerful odor. Two men entered a property in Hilo on the Big Island and removed 18 durian and other types of fruit on the night of Feb. 1, the Hawaii Police ...

Team LeBron wins revamped All-Star Game

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding ...

Rain postpones Daytona 500

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 was postponed by rain for the first time since 2012 on Sunday, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than ...

We need a smarter war on drugs

Did we learn nothing from the so-called crack-cocaine plague of the ’80s and ’90s? For those with fuzzy memories, the media back then erroneously and breathlessly declared that crack use had reached epidemic proportions. Newsweek declared crack was “the most addictive drug known to ...

401(k)s hit records as workers sock away more cash

The Associated Press NEW YORK — How’s your 401(k) doing? President Donald Trump likes to ask that question around the country, sometimes throwing out big gains like 90 percent or 95 percent. The average 401(k) did indeed hit a record last year, although its growth was considerably less ...

Senate moves to limit Trump on use of force against Iran

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. The rebuke ...

Today in History

The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman identified as a former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman ...

Inequality of effort mars Valentine’s Day

My friend in Omaha, Neb., assures me that a disturbing phenomenon once focused on the coasts has invaded the heartland. He speaks of young couples where the woman is nicely dressed and her male date or mate is in slob mode. The women are neat and stylish, often wearing some (or a lot of) ...

Kuchar fires 64 to take 3-shot lead at Riviera

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task. That’s what made ...

Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had learned, but did not say what. On a patch of grass between the Houston Astros’ spring training building and fields, under a sun obscured by ...

Study: Explosive growth in time spent streaming TV

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19 percent of television viewing in the United States now for people who have that capacity, virtually double what it was less than two years ago, a report out Wednesday said. A Nielsen company study ...

Lawmakers back Native Hawaiian reconciliation commission

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A panel of state lawmakers passed a resolution Monday calling for the governor to convene a Native Hawaiian reconciliation commission, a step that comes after protests blocking the construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes. The protests put a ...

Ex-Army medic sentenced to 35 years for his wife’s murder

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing of his wife in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle. Michael Walker, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September, about a ...

Honolulu seeks private proposals to operate Haiku Stairs

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu requested proposals from private organizations interested in providing managed, fee-based access to its famed Haiku Stairs. The city announced Tuesday that any interested party would need to restore, maintain and operate the Oahu staircase that attracts 4,000 people ...