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Watt fulfills bike-riding dream in Green Bay — sort of

The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — J.J. Watt remembers standing outside the Packers’ practice field as a kid, watching Brett Favre through the holes of the chain-link fence. He dreamed of one day being on the other side. That dream became a reality — sort of — on Monday, as the ...

Two mass shootings kill 29 in 24 hours

The Associated Press It took just 30 seconds in Ohio and zero bullets in Texas for officers to stop two mass shooters this weekend, but not before 29 people were killed and about 50 injured in less than 24 hours. Officers gunned down the Ohio shooter at the doorstep of a bar-turned-hiding ...

Water in volcano could net explosive eruptions

HONOLULU (AP) — For the first time in recorded history, a pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, a development that could signal a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions. After a week of questions about a mysterious green patch at the ...

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

WASHINGTON — With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons. U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned ...

Chiefs still pained but motivated by AFC title game loss

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The man with the most invested in the success or failure of the Kansas City Chiefs stood beside a practice field at Missouri Western State University and lamented 4 miserable inches. That’s how far offside former pass rusher Dee Ford was in the AFC title game, when ...

Lauer continues to dominate Dodgers; Padres win 5-2

LOS ANGELES — Eric Lauer can boast about something not many major league pitchers currently can: an unbeaten record against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego left hander improved to 4-0 against the Dodgers as the Padres rallied for a 5-2 victory in Los Angeles on Friday. “We’ve ...

Once a retail shrine, oppulent flagship stores lose their luster

The Associated Press NEW YORK — It used to be considered the retailer’s crown jewel — a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand had to offer. But now the so-called flagship store is disappearing from high-profile shopping thoroughfares like ...

Trump says he’ll add 10% tariffs on the remaining China imports

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10 percent tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices ...

Suit filed against retailers mislabeling Kona coffee

HILO (AP) — Hawaii coffee farmers have filed a lawsuit against major retailers after they said scientific tests confirm coffee frequently sold as being “Kona” is mislabeled, a report said. Three coffee farmers said the lawsuit came after chemical tests completed in May revealed that ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Day care operator indicted for death HONOLULU — A Oahu woman has been indicted for manslaughter in the death of an infant girl in her care. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports an Oahu grand jury indicted 41-year-old Dixie D. Villa on Thursday. A Honolulu medical ...

Fangio coaches after kidney stone issue, Broncos rally past Falcons

The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio — For a while Thursday, Vic Fangio didn’t know if his long-awaited debut as a head coach would happen in the Hall of Fame game. Fangio finished team meetings, then headed to a hospital because of a kidney stone. Though determined to lead his new team, ...

Smith, Kershaw lead Dodgers to 8-2 win over Padres

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Will Smith has packed an extraordinary number of incredible achievements into his 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A curtain call in front of a sellout Dodger Stadium crowd after his grand slam might not even top the list. Clayton Kershaw has done ...

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The Associated Press DETROIT — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden’s candidacy. The former ...

Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescope

The Associated Press HONOLULU — “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa on Wednesday visited Native Hawaiian protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. The Native Hawaiian Hollywood actor wore green leaf lei around his neck and the crown of his head ...

Honolulu police sergeant fined, drunk driving charge reduced

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police sergeant has been fined in a deal that allowed him to plead guilty to reckless driving instead of driving under the influence, a report said. Albert F. Lee, 52, was fined $500, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. A circuit court judge ...

Astros add another ace to staff in Greinke

The Associated Press Out of nowhere, the Houston Astros got a huge head start on October. On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded with All-Stars Justin ...

Saints make Thomas highest paid WR with five-year, $100M contract

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the ...

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: Brush fire burns 2,500 acres; Pulehu Road closure extended

A 2,500-acre brush fire that started near Haleakala Highway below Pukalani, jumped Pulehu Road and burned south toward Puunene remained uncontained Thursday evening, county officials said. Acting Fire Services Chief Chris Stankis reported that the fire was "growing rapidly due to strong ...