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Tensions between Iran-US ramp up

The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now ...

Additional lawyer to represent Kealohas

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Soon after a Honolulu prosecutor and her police chief husband were indicted and accused of a fraud scheme that funded their lavish lifestyle, they told a judge they couldn’t pay for lawyers to represent them. The public servant couple, who lived in the ...

Big Island vacation rentals are registered with new law

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law. The county Planning Department processed 226 registrations as of early last week, West Hawaii Today reported . Paper application ...

Hawaii island firm aims to mass produce edible seaweed off coast

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Big Island company hopes to build an underwater farm that can produce large quantities of edible seaweed, officials said. Kampachi Farms LLC is working to establish a farm to grow limu more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii island, The Honolulu ...

Lies the liar in chief tells

When politicians talk in private, they regularly use a cruel shorthand. For example, a candidate who is uninformed, unreflective and uncurious is often branded a “lightweight,” as in, “He is so lightweight he could tap-dance on a souffle.” Conversely, a “heavyweight” would be a ...

Raptors parade is marred by gunfire

The Associated Press TORONTO — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three ...

Dominican Republic officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hitmen to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a ...

Woodland gets his game-winning shot at US Open

The Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The stage was among the best in the land. Thousands were watching him. Victory was in his grasp. Gary Woodland didn’t just dream of such a moment, he genuinely expected it would happen. Just not like this. Woodland always imagined being at ...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling 737 Max

The Associated Press PARIS — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back ...

Woodland captures US Open title for 1st major

The Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a U.S. Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship ...

Lloyd scores twice, US tops Chile 3-0 to earn spot in round of 16

The Associated Press PARIS — Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions ...

Hong Kong marchers gather as protester’s death is mourned

HONG KONG — Hong Kong residents were gathering today for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory’s apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. A steady stream ...

Biden takes heat for his evolving stance on abortion

WASHINGTON — Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. The Democratic contest for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination has begun to pivot from the competition among self-identified progressive candidates to cutting Joe Biden’s wide early lead in the polls among the 23-candidate ...

AP sources: Lakers to get Davis from Pels

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft ...

Woodland leads US Open with Rose, Koepka in pursuit

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland hit a shank and a chunk and both times made par, and he made a birdie from a deep divot in the fairway. Such moments, even on a Saturday, can go a long way toward winning a U.S. Open. Even better for Woodland was a 2-under 69 — and just two bogeys over ...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf ...

Police: Raptors president shoved, hit deputy

SAN FRANCISCO — A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to ...

Woodland fires 65 for two-shot lead at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland figured the toughest part of his test in the U.S. Open was over Friday at Pebble Beach. From a thick patch of rough between the bunker and the edge of the ocean on the eighth hole, he pitched up to 15 feet and made a slick putt with severe break for par ...

Broncos owner Bowlen dies at 75, before Hall enshrinement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — On a cool night in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, “This one’s for Pat!” It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, “This one’s for John!” following the ...

US: Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker

The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove ...