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Virginia marks pivotal moment when African slaves arrived 400 years ago

The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. — Four hundred years after American slavery and democratic self-rule were born almost simultaneously in what became the state of Virginia, ceremonies will mark the arrival of enslaved Africans in the mid-Atlantic colony and seek healing from the legacy of ...

7 sent to hospital after smoke fills cabin of flight to Hawaii

The Associated Press Seven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after smoke filled the cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from California to Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines says 184 passengers and seven crew members used evacuation slides to get off the plane after it declared an in-flight ...

Dodgers score three runs in 9th to beat Blue Jays

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Enrique Hernandez came up with a big hit on his bobblehead night. The Dodgers second baseman capped a three-run ninth inning by blooping a single to score Corey Seager with the winning run, and Los Angeles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night ...

Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days. The TV cameras following ...

Newton leaves Panthers-Patriots preseason game with foot injury

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make. The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday’s 10-3 exhibition loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the ...

Updated 10:45 a.m.: Brush fire near Maui Country Club

Several fire crews are responding to an approximate 10-acre brush fire in Paia in the area of Maui Country Club, fire officials said. The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m. today. Currently engines from Paia, Kahului, along with water takers from Kahului and Wailea are responding along with the ...

Report: US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget ...

Cops boost traffic enforcement near telescope protest

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Big Island officers are not targeting protesters of the Thirty ...

Officials say protest costs are over $3M

HILO (AP) — Hawaii County has spent more than $3 million on overtime and other costs as a result of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope. News organizations reported Wednesday that Hawaii County Finance Director Deanna Sako says the cost to the county government has been nearly ...

Could we BE any more excited?

The Associated Press NEW YORK — See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” decor. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid. If you’re a “Friends” superfan, there are lots of ways to ...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in bay

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in “good health” and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua Bay on the ...

Brown practices with Raiders in certified helmet

The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be “all in or all out.” “He’s all in, ready to go,” coach Jon Gruden ...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list as Dodgers thump Blue Jays

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. “It’s a humbling game,” the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings ...

1st test of previously banned missile conducted

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the ...

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. ...

Hawaii student suspensions at US average, not the worst

HONOLULU (AP) — A report with erroneous data has been corrected to show student suspensions in Hawaii were not the nation’s worst, officials said. The Hawaii Department of Education mistakenly combined suspension days for every offense, rather than by student, before the information was ...

School board OKs code changes for misconduct

HONOLULU (AP) — The state school board has voted to elevate the seriousness of high school bullying and harassment as disciplinary offenses, officials said. The Hawaii state Board of Education passed a revised misconduct code Thursday that included making bullying, cyberbullying and ...

Hawaii County misses deadline for cost-saving code revisions

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A new statewide energy code could increase the cost of home building after officials missed a deadline to enact exemptions on Hawaii Island, a report said. Hawaii County failed to meet a two-year deadline to implement changes to the International Energy Conservation Code, ...

Wanted: leaders to tackle mass shooting epidemic

After the recent horror of multiple mass shootings — at a garlic festival in California; a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; and, finally, a popular nightlife neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio — I went to social media and posed two questions: “What is wrong with America? Why does this keep ...

Clemson No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

The Associated Press Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football’s newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The Tigers won the program’s second national title ...