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US moves into quarters with 2-1 win over Spain

The Associated Press REIMS, France — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain’s aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the ...

Census, redistricting top remaining cases for Supreme Court

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the ...

Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on high wire

NEW YORK (AP) — Two siblings from the famed Flying Wallendas safely crossed Times Square on a high wire strung between two skyscrapers 25 stories above the pavement. Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation acrobat, but this time, he said he was nervous. His sister, Lijana Wallenda, joined him ...

Wife of late senator christens Navy warship bearing his name

The Associated Press BATH, Maine — A Hawaii delegation brought a tropical flair to a state known for cold weather as a U.S. Navy destroyer bearing the name of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works. There were flowery lei around the necks of dignitaries and ...

Feds probe ‘quality’ of repairs on plane in Oahu skydiving crash

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu’s North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since ...

Spain hopes to avoid intimidation vs. confident US

The Associated Press REIMS, France — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team today in Reims, marking the first time ...

Mets’ Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team’s clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in ...

3-for-3: Yamamoto picks up another win, helps Marlins down Phillies 6-4

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Manager Don Mattingly likes the progress he is seeing from the rebuilding Marlins. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thinks he has the right pieces, too — even if that’s a tough sell right now to frustrated fans in Philadelphia. Rookie right-hander ...

Trump says nationwide immigrant sweep is postponed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy ...

US blasts Trinidad and Tobago

CLEVELAND — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side. Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago. Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span, Christian Pulisic added one during a five-goal barrage in the second half and the ...

Wife: Ortiz out of intensive care, in good condition

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz’s wife says he has moved out of intensive care. Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement distributed by the Red Sox on Saturday that the ex-Boston slugger remains hospitalized and in good condition, almost two weeks after he was shot in the back while at a club in the ...

How Trump opted against strike on Iran

WASHINGTON — The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Senior military advisers zeroed in on ...

Scamp the Tramp is World’s Ugliest Dog

Scamp the Tramp will never win a beauty contest. But he’s won an ugly one. The bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch took top honors Friday night at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Owner Yvonne Morones of Santa Rosa, Calif., won an appearance with Scamp on the “Today” show, ...

Buehler strikes out 16, Dodgers rally past Rox

LOS ANGELES — Walker Buehler never let up. His fastball touched 97 mph in the ninth when Nolan Arenado struck out swinging for his career-high 16th and last punch out of the game. Buehler pumped his fist into his glove — nothing too cocky for this soft-spoken Kentuckian — and walked off ...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

TOKYO — Want tickets for next year’s Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The same ...

US prepped for strikes on Iran before Trump withdraws his approval

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said. The official, who ...

Controversial telescope gets OK to build on Big Island

The Associated Press HONOLULU — After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Big Island volcano that some consider sacred. The state ...

Rail authority to replace station infrastructure

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu rail authority will redesign and replace the metal structures at three stations that support overhead fabric canopies that will shelter passengers from sun and rain, officials said. The city will fix 15 so-called canopy arms after flaws were discovered in ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Kilauea victims told to return relief funds HILO — Kilauea eruption victims who were ruled ineligible have been asked to return federal disaster relief payments. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed 77 ...