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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 ...

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game slate, Opening Day a month away

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the ...

FBI: Noose in Wallace stall was there since fall

The Associated Press NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality. Wallace had successfully called for the ban of the Confederate flag and received threats. Fans paraded past the ...

AP source: Nuggets’ Jokic tests positive for coronavirus

The Associated Press All-Star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Jokic is expected to return to Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney ...

Djokovic, wife have virus after his exhibitions

The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. Raising ...

Poll: Politics drive view of economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ outlook on the national economy has improved somewhat from its lowest points during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but a new poll suggests Democrats and Republicans are living in alternate economic realities amid the sharpest recession in the ...

21 shipping containers fall overboard

HONOLULU (AP) — At least 21 shipping containers fell overboard into the ocean near Hilo on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Nine of the 40-foot shipping containers were located and 12 remained missing, the Coast Guard said. The crew of the tug and barge Ho Omaka Hou saw the containers ...

MLB plans to go ahead with 60-game slate

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the ...

NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose

The Associated Press Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace ...

Raptors arrive in Florida, set to begin prepping for restart

The Associated Press MIAMI — The Toronto Raptors arrived in southwest Florida on Monday, set to begin their preparations for next month’s restart of the NBA season. If the Raptors return to the NBA Finals, they could be in Florida for nearly four full months. The reigning NBA ...

A ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 infections?

The Associated Press What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a piece headlined “There Isn’t a Coronavirus Second Wave” that the nation is winning the fight against the ...

Trump’s Tulsa rally highlights weak spots

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before an election that will decide whether he remains in the White House. Instead, his weekend rally in Oklahoma ...