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Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope. Big Island prosecutor Mitch Roth said Wednesday he turned over the cases in response to an Associated...

Surfers to catch manmade waves on road to Olympic debut

Sep. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kelly Slater claims he has no "home wave" advantage at the Surf Ranch he co-founded in California's Central Valley, where many of the world's top surfers will compete Thursday through Saturday in the Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown, the penultimate U.S. contest before the sport...

Eason throws 3 TDs, No. 23 Washington beats Hawaii 52-20

Sep. 15, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After just three plays, Hunter Bryant was celebrating in the end zone. Five plays later, it was Sean McGrew's turn. And after another seven snaps, it was Puka Nacua catching his first collegiate pass for a touchdown. It didn't take long for No. 23 Washington to put last week's surprising...

Hawaii governor decries death threats over telescope

Sep. 13, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige said Friday he and other state employees received death threats amid the heated debate over building a giant telescope on the state's highest peak. Ige disclosed the threats as he and his cabinet members held a news conference asking people on all sides of the issue to be...

Oregon State looks to improve against Cal Poly

Sep. 13, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

While the list of shortcomings that Oregon State needs to address is long, coach Jonathan Smith is still optimistic the Beavers are turning a corner. Oregon State is 0-2 this season with losses to Oklahoma State and Hawaii heading into Saturday's game against the FCS-level Cal Poly Mustangs. "I do think our guys...

Hawaii looks for 3rd Pac-12 win facing No. 23 Washington

Sep. 13, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Rolovich is having some fun with Hawaii's start to the season to the point of tweeting a picture of the Rose Bowl logo. Why not? No team is dominating the Pac-12 quite like the Rainbow Warriors at this point in the year. "I think beating two Pac-12 teams has given them a little bit of...

Washington State plays Houston in first big test for Cougs

Sep. 12, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch in the Pac-12 Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 20 Washington State (2-0) against Houston (1-1) at NRG Stadium. Are the Cougars the real deal? Washington State will get its first real test of the season Friday night in Texas. The Cougs had easy wins over New Mexico State...

No. 23 Washington looks to rebound hosting unbeaten Hawaii

Sep. 12, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Hawaii (2-0) at No. 23 Washington (1-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network). Line: Washington by 21. Series record: Washington leads 3-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Washington looks to rebound after last week's 20-19 home loss to California against the school already with two wins against the Pac-12. Hawaii opened...

University: Losing Hawaii telescope risks billions in funds

Sep. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding over the next few decades, a senior University of Hawaii official said. Vassilis Syrmos, the school's vice president for research and innovation, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser not building the...

Ex-soldier serving life for teen's '82 murder seeks DNA test

Sep. 9, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Advocates for a former U.S. soldier convicted of the attempted rape and murder of an Army officer's son 37 years ago are asking a federal judge to order DNA testing to discredit what they say is weak evidence presented at a court-martial that sent him to prison for life. The Hawaii...