×

Uncategorized

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores

The Associated Press LEVITTOWN, N.Y. — Who’s minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long. Walmart, ...

Murray taken No. 1 overall by Cardinals

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. Arizona defied NFL ...

PLANTATION HOUSE

It’s funny how things work on Maui. The Kapalua Bay Course is open for play — but its clubhouse moved to another location on Office Road, and its golf restaurant, the Pineapple Grill, closed. Up the slopes of the West Maui Mountains overlooking the resort, Kapalua’s legendary Plantation ...

Putin hosts Kim for talks on nuclear standoff

The Associated Press VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Speaking at the start of the talks at a ...

Firefighters to receive pay increases over 2 years

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii firefighters will receive pay increases as part of a new two-year contract agreement, officials said. The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association and the state government agreed to 2 percent pay increases in each of the next two years, one-time bonuses in each year and an ...

Honolulu police sergeant charged with domestic abuse

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police sergeant is accused of domestic violence. The department said Wednesday Sgt. Darren Cachola has been charged with misdemeanor abuse of a household member and two counts of harassment. Police released Cachola from custody after he posted $1,500 bail. No ...

Williams, Clippers hold off Warriors, force Game 6

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority. The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort ...

Roethlisberger signs extension with Steelers through 2021

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team’s unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a ...

Blue Jays to promote Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Friday

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. “Hopefully he becomes what everybody thinks he can ...

Democrats wrestle with White House over inquiries

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Rep. ...

Americans are getting even more inactive

The Associated Press Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found. Over almost a decade, average daily sitting time increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours for ...

Reef shark bites woman

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, (AP) — Officials say a shark bit a California woman near the Big Island and she was airlifted to a hospital. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokes-man Dan Dennison says the 65-year-old woman was bitten Tuesday by a 5-foot black tip reef shark. No further ...

Walton accuser: ‘I thought he was going to rape me’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. “I thought he was going to rape me,” Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant ...

High court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving ...

$3 million settlement advances

HILO (AP) — A Hawaii state Legislature committee has recommended passage of a bill that would pay a $3 million settlement to an injured couple. The bill would appropriate $3 million for Michael Patrick O’Grady and Leiloni O’Grady of Ocean View, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported ...

Bucks complete sweep of Pistons

The Associated Press DETROIT — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the ...

Kings coach Walton sued for sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit. Kelli Tennant filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday alleging that Walton assaulted her in a hotel room in Santa Monica during his time as an ...

Harper confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed. Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was. Harper bolted from the bench, wildly pointing and yelling while confronting the ...

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’

The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence ...