Uncategorized

Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the justices declined to take on an issue closer ...

Ex-officer says he lied about Honolulu chief’s mailbox theft

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A retired Honolulu police officer testified Tuesday that he lied about evidence regarding a mailbox reported stolen from a former chief’s home. Niall Silva is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false ...

Record minority grads at UH medical school

HONOLULU (AP) — A record number of racial minority medical students have graduated from the University of Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that 12 Native Hawaiians and 12 Filipinos were among this year’s 73 graduates from the university’s John A. Burns School of ...

Summer tides increase likelihood of shore erosion

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s big waves and high tides will make shoreline erosion and flooding likely this summer, officials said. A University of Hawaii geologist has predicted a “regional anomaly” is likely to produce tides 2-4 inches higher than levels noted on charts, The Honolulu ...

No. 1 seed Osaka avoids upset at French Open

The Associated Press PARIS — Naomi Osaka’s body language made her plight plain. For all she’s already accomplished, the internal pressure stemming from aiming to do even more was ruining her debut as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament. Fed up with her poor play in a first-round ...

‘The job’s not done’: Raptors regroup as NBA Finals loom

The Associated Press TORONTO — The parade that the Toronto Raptors enjoyed last week was an impromptu and quick one. A chance at the real parade awaits. There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time ...

Durant travels with Warriors to Toronto for Finals Game 1

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2. Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP ...

Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $110 million

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O’Neal and Muhammad Ali. The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue ...

Amanda Eller: ‘I believe there’s a bigger purpose to my story’

WAILUKU — New details are coming to light about Amanda Eller's 17 days lost in East Maui, where she started out on a hike along a carved path in Makawao Forest Reserve and ended about 5 miles makai on a narrow riverbed swallowed by dense vegetation and deep ravines in Kailua. Eller, flanked ...

Study suggests e-cigarette flavorings a heart risk

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the ...

Kilauea eruption caused $94M loss near national park

HILO (AP) — Communities near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park lost up to $94 million in economic benefit last year compared to the previous year due to the eruption of Kilauea Volcano, officials said. The National Park Service found the Big Island park had 1.1 million visitors who spent $94.1 ...

Man sues hospital in loss of heirloom necklace

HILO (AP) — A Hawaii man filed a lawsuit against a hospital over the loss of an heirloom whale tooth necklace. Attorneys representing Alejandro Tejada filed the lawsuit May 9 against Hilo Medical Center, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. The lawsuit filed in Hilo Circuit Court ...

NBA Finals will decide champion, and more

The Associated Press It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how ...

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an ...

Bill Buckner, forever known for World Series error, dies at 69

The Associated Press Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy. Buckner, who made one of the biggest blunders in baseball history when he let Mookie Wilson’s ...

Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

TOKYO — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan’s Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the ...

Pagenaud wins Indy 500 to solidify his Penske spot

INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him at Team Penske. The Frenchman is leaving with a pair of wins, his face soon to be engraved on the ...

US women beat Mexico 3-0 in World Cup send-off game

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tobin Heath was gifted a goal by a goalkeeper error early in the first half, Mallory Pugh and Christen Press scored late in the second and the United States beat Mexico 3-0 Sunday in a World Cup send-off match that for much of the afternoon showed the Americans' failings ...

Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport. The quarterback’s graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet ...

Young homebuyers scramble as prices are rising faster than their incomes

SALT LAKE CITY — For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press ...