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NBA schedule released; Cavaliers to host James, Lakers on Nov. 21

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league’s national TV ...

Missile alert plays a key role in race for governor

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island’s erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday’s Democratic primary ...

Court orders ban on pesticide, says EPA violated law

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies’ brains. The 9th U.S. ...

Medley of Democrats compete for Hawaii U.S. House seat

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The seat representing Honolulu in Congress is open for anyone’s taking, as the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, runs for governor instead of re-election. Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in Saturday’s primary in ...

Woodland takes early lead at PGA after shooting 64

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It’s a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be ...

Mariota appears sharp in new system, Titans fall to Packers

The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Maybe Mike Vrabel will stick around for a while for Tennessee. The Titans had a memorable opening series in Vrabel’s ...

Betts hits for cycle in Red Sox loss to Jays

The Associated Press TORONTO — Mookie Betts has circled a few potential cycles in his young career, not surprising considering his rare combination of power and speed. Boston’s American League MVP contender finally knocked that milestone off his list with his final swing ...

Maui Calls

Savor gourmet cuisine by 18 top Maui restaurants and dessert vendors, sip fine wines by 19 wineries, dance and listen to live music, be enthralled by hula halau and bid at exciting auctions. Yes, Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 24th annual signature fundraising gala for ...

U.S. imposing new Russia sanctions over fatal chemical attack

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States says it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President ...

Robots are more social. Are humans ready?

The Associated Press BOSTON — Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives? It’s taken decades of research to build robots even a fraction as ...

James, Lakers to face Warriors on Christmas

The Associated Press NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television ...

PGA champion Thomas steps out of Spieth’s shadow

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A walk from the driving range to the 10th tee at Bellerive took longer than usual for Justin Thomas. One marshal wanted an autograph. Another wanted a selfie. He made it under the tunnel to find two more people stopping him for pictures. Thomas ...

Severino, Stanton help Yankees rebound with sweep of White Sox

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Luis Severino has been working on his slider with New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild. It’s beginning to pay off, too. Severino pitched seven effective innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in four ...

Ohio, Kansas races deadlocked as Trump’s picks hold slim leads

The Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early today. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for ...

Big Island grapples with lava, hurricane as election nears

The Associated Press HONOLULU — As Hawaii island readies for its primary elections on Saturday, voters are grappling with an erupting volcano and Hurricane Hector. Elections are challenging times for candidates even in the best of circumstances. But Big Island politicians frequently have ...

’Bama’s QB competition is a win-win

The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts is the strong-armed running threat who has mostly won during his Alabama career. Tua Tagovailoa is the prized, left-handed recruit out of Saint Louis School who rallied the Crimson Tide to a national championship. It’s a quarterback ...

Hill, Dodgers cool off red-hot A’s

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Rich Hill played just long enough for the Oakland Athletics two years ago to get a feel for how they can come back when it’s close and win in the late innings, a signature of his former club this season. Hill pitched effectively into the sixth ...

Woods still a mystery heading into year’s final major

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Tiger Woods at times looks similar to the guy who won the PGA Championship four times among his 14 major titles, except for the results. And except for the way he began the week of the final major of the year. He took an ice bath. “Just trying to get ...

Star witness against Manafort admits embezzling from him

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — One day after coming face-to-face in federal court with his longtime boss, Rick Gates returns to the witness stand as the government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Gates, in hours of hugely ...