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Perks for electric vehicle owners set to expire Wednesday

(AP) — Drivers will no longer receive certain benefits for driving electric vehicles in Hawaii under a law set to expire at the end of the month. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has reminded electric vehicle owners that they will now be charged a fee for parking at most state and ...

Good stadium views, if baseball fans know where to look

The Associated Press BOSTON — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage, is a sports bar that is preparing to reopen from the coronavirus shutdown. Largely windowless and ...

AP source: Pats sign QB Newton

The Associated Press BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The ...

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

The Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. ...

Six new COVID-19 cases reported, none on Maui

Six new COVID-19 cases were reported as of noon today. None are in Maui County. Five are on Oahu and one is on Kauai. It brings the state total to 872, with 16 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Maui County has 122 cases, Oahu with 613 cases, 86 cases on Hawaii island and ...

Pels-Jazz, Lakers-Clips to kick off restart

Zion Williamson is about to get another chance at opening night. Injury kept him out of New Orleans’ appearance in the first game of this NBA season when the Pelicans started the year at Toronto, but now the big-name rookie will be in position to be on center stage at Disney when play ...

NBA, players moving forward with restart despite spike

Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month’s restart of the season is rising as coronavirus cases in Florida keep climbing. That said, the ...

Mickelson leads Travelers in first event since turning 50

CROMWELL, Conn. — Phil Mickelson figures age might be an asset. Playing his first tournament since turning 50 this month, the five-time major champion shot a 7-under 63 on Friday in the Travelers Championship to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Lefty said it was perhaps the wisdom ...

MLB confronting short time period before opening day

CHICAGO — Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, ...

Officials estimate 20M in US have had virus

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains susceptible. Thursday’s estimate is roughly 10 times as many ...

State pays out $15.8M in potentially fraudulent jobless claims since March

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii said Thursday it paid $15.8 million in benefits for potentially fraudulent jobless claims under a U.S. government program providing funds to independent contractors and self-employed individuals unable to work because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

US Supreme Court won’t hear federal agent’s 2011 case

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The U.S. Supreme Court denied hearing a case over whether a federal agent should face a third trial over a fatal 2011 shooting in a Waikiki McDonald’s restaurant. Refusing to hear the case means that prosecutors can’t pursue a manslaughter charge ...

State budget cuts suspend female prisoner furlough

HONOLULU (AP) — State budget cuts are expected to prompt officials to suspend a program that provides work furloughs for female inmates, the Hawaii Department of Public Safety said. The program’s suspension is the result of the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Honolulu ...

‘Coming back and biting us’

The Associated Press HOUSTON — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with administrators and health experts warning Wednesday that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are ...

Feds support legal challenge to 2-week travel quarantine

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. ...

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

The Associated Press NEW YORK — So, where were we? Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Even before the final out, both sides had gotten the official word: Major League Baseball was shutting down ...

As restart looms, more NBA players contract virus

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The NBA expected positive coronavirus results to happen once players began undergoing mandatory tests, and three players revealed Wednesday they are dealing with COVID-19. Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings players Jabari Parker ...

Fauci: Next few weeks are critical to tamping down US virus spikes

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday — issuing a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks just hours before mask-shunning President Donald Trump was set to address ...

12 containers remain missing off Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — A salvage team continued searching Tuesday for missing shipping containers that fell from a barge as it headed to Hilo Harbor. Two of the containers that fell Monday were towed to the harbor, while another two were located and marked, the Coast Guard said. As of Tuesday ...