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The stability of fascism

My move to Sykesville is complete, although I do not yet have reliable Internet, so I am planning to get RtO moving again.I hope old readers will check back and resume lurking. About current Washington dustups, nothing for the moment but just some comments about the background of the events ...

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from ...

Generational divide revealed over Cosby legacy

The Associated Press Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show. As a black man, he’s aware of the sitcom’s place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when “The Cosby Show” went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a ...

Campaign calls on island tourists to be respectful

HILO (AP) — The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new ...

Man found guilty in Christmas Day shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of a deadly shooting outside a Honolulu shopping center on Christmas Day has been found guilty. A jury convicted Dae Han Moon on Tuesday of second-degree murder and firearms charges in the death of 20-year-old Stevie Feliciano in 2016. Moon, 22, shot ...

Mariota comes off bench, Tennessee beats Jacksonville 9-6

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marcus Mariota just has a knack for beating Jacksonville. He’s done it with his arm. He’s done it with his legs. Now he’s done it off the bench. The Saint Louis School graduate directed three scoring drives in relief of Blaine Gabbert, ...

Back on top

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green. For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. “I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the ...

49ers fear Garoppolo has ACL injury

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Shanahan was watching as Jimmy Garoppolo scrambled toward the 49ers sideline and, rather than safely duck out of bounds, stepped back to his right and took a wicked shot from Steven Nelson. At first, the San Francisco coach thought his ...

Allen, Bills shock Vikings as 16 1/2-point underdogs

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback, hustling to give Buffalo an early lead in his first NFL road start. Then, the Bills turned their defense loose on Kirk Cousins and delivered a stunningly lopsided victory over the Minnesota ...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

MIAMI — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit ...

U.S. seeks to deny green cards to those on public aid

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration proposed Saturday rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or ...

Woods takes three-shot lead into final round at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of ...

Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in House opioids bill

WASHINGTON — Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription ...

In first since 2005, Army misses recruiting goal

WASHINGTON — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up ...

Woods heads into weekend with share of lead at East Lake

ATLANTA — For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine Friday in the Tour Championship — three ...

Cubs’ Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been ...

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in player death

TOWSON, Md. — An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what ...

Telling men to ‘step up,’ Hirono strides into spotlight

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted ...

Scientists worried nonpest insects are declining

The Associated Press OXFORD, Pa. — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of ...

Woods tied with Fowler for early lead at East Lake

The Associated Press ATLANTA — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence. Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and ...