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Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii

Nov. 21, 2019 9:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Agrochemicals company Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014, prosecutors said. Monsanto, now owned by the pharmaceutical company Bayer of Germany, has also agreed to pay $10 million for charges it unlawfully...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Honolulu acting prosecutor gets federal subpoena to testify

Nov. 20, 2019 9:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s acting prosecutor has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. Dwight Nadamoto stepped in as Honolulu’s top prosecutor after Keith Kaneshiro received notice from the FBI that he’s a target in an investigation. Kaneshiro denies any wrongdoing. A...

Spain has permits to build giant telescope blocked in Hawaii

Nov. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The director of a Spanish research center said Wednesday that a giant telescope, costing $1.4 billion, is one step nearer to being built on the Canary Islands in the event an international consortium gives up its plans to build it in Hawaii. Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute...

Azubuike leads No. 4 Kansas to 75-63 win over E Tennessee St

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The buzzer had just sounded on another win for Kansas when coach Bill Self collared East Tennessee State guard Bo Hodges in front of his bench and whispered something in his ear. Then he did the same to the Buccaneers’ Tray Boyd III. “He was just saying we’re a...

APNewsBreak: Officer expected to plead guilty in urinal case

Nov. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police officer is expected to plead guilty to depriving a homeless man of his civil rights by forcing him to lick a public urinal. John Rabago plans to plead guilty to an indictment because he wants to accept responsibility, his attorney, Megan Kau, told The Associated Press on...

Cockburn double-double helps Illinois turn back Hawaii 66-53

Nov. 18, 2019 11:30 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — When the season started, Illinois fans were hoping to get an early glimpse of things to come from 7-foot freshman center Kofi Cockburn. What they’ve seen so far has been more satisfying than anticipated. Cockburn scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Illinois beat...

Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern

Nov. 18, 2019 10:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support. Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night. Michigan...

McDonald, Davis propel Hawaii past UNLV 21-7.

Nov. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cole McDonald ran for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards for the go-ahead score as Hawaii rallied for a 21-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday. Kenyon Oblad’s 31-yard scoring strike to Darren Woods Jr. gave UNLV a 7-0 lead after one quarter....

Zach Wilson returns, BYU beats Idaho State 42-10

Nov. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson passed for 187 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to help BYU beat Idaho State 42-10 on Saturday. Shortly after the victory, BYU announced on Twitter that it had officially accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24. Wilson returned from a six-week...