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Williams uses 19 aces to gut out victory over Riske

The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Slowed by a balky ankle, trailing by a service break in the third set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal, Serena Williams appeared to be in trouble Tuesday against an opponent playing the tournament of her life. Williams was down, yes. But out? No way. ...

Craig Okita named Baldwin baseball head coach

In an emailed statement from Baldwin High School Athletic Director Wade Hondo, the Bears announced they have hired Craig Okita to be their next baseball coach. With six state titles –- in 1959, 1960, 1984, 1995, 2016, and 2018 -- Baldwin baseball is arguably the most successful Neighbor ...

Well-heeled financier charged with sexually abusing dozens of girls

The Associated Press NEW YORK — In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than a decade after he secretly cut a deal with federal prosecutors to dispose of nearly ...

Flying blind: Apps help visually impaired navigate airport

The Associated Press Navigating airports can be tricky. They’re loud, crowded and not always laid out intuitively. They’re even more challenging for visually impaired people. Chieko Asakawa knows those challenges firsthand, and she has also devised a remedy. Asakawa has been blind ...

Ex-inmate, attorney dreaded holidays in federal prison

HONOLULU (AP) — A former prosecutor is now inmate No. 06014-122 at a federal detention center after a jury convicted her of conspiracy in what’s been described as Hawaii’s biggest corruption case. Katherine Kealoha was once a Maserati-driving, high-ranking deputy Honolulu prosecutor who ...

Goats now Hilo weed wackers

HILO (AP) — Big Island officials plan to employ a group of goats to keep city spaces free of overgrowth. The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday that a pilot project using the goats will begin this month to clear an area of brush near Hilo soccer ...

Desk duty for national park ranger after shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park law enforcement officer who shot the driver of stolen vehicle is on desk duty while local and federal agencies investigate. Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane says an NPS shooting investigative team is on the Big Island working with Hawaii ...

US women’s team boldly embraces activist role

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender ...

Mets’ Alonso outlasts Vlad Jr. to win HR Derby

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million — nearly double his 2019 salary. Alonso ...

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving ...

Quakes pressure Californians to prep for ‘Big One’

The Associated Press RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is ...

US wins 4th World Cup title, beats Dutch 2-0

The Associated Press LYON, France — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the ...

US men lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The U.S. men’s soccer players showed how far, far behind they are the women. Hours after the American women won their fourth World Cup, the men were outplayed by Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give ...

$wing away: All-Star Home Run Derby offers $1 million prize

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Jim Thome holds the record for the longest home run in Progressive Field history, a 511-foot shot against Kansas City in 1999. Two years earlier, the Hall of Fame slugger recorded a more dubious mark during the All-Star Home Run Derby. “I didn’t hit ...

7.1 magnitude quake in Southern California causes damage, injuries

LOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue. The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude temblor in the ...

US to pursue citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to get the question on the ...

Unintended consequence of the summer of 2019

At least three score years ago, my savvy precinct committeewoman impressed upon me an immutable political truth: Every election is not about the candidate(s); no, every election is about the voters . . . and about the future. I’m relieved that my precinct committeewoman was not around to ...

Source: Clippers trading for George, signing Leonard

LAS VEGAS — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. George will be traded for at least four first-round ...

Southern California rattled by magnitude 6.4 quake

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July Fourth holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The ...

Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump celebrated “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his ...