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Ex-lawmaker in Hawaii bribery case donates to campaigns

Aug. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The campaign committee of former Hawaii Democratic state Rep. Ty Cullen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after taking bribes, donated to two candidates for the state House of Representatives last month. State Campaign Spending Commission data says Friends of...

Slide over, bobsleds. Curling is coming to tropical Jamaica

Aug. 03, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Slide over, Jamaican bobsledders. A group of expats from the ice-free island are hoping to bring a whole new winter sport to their tropical homeland: curling. Three decades after Jamaica crashed the Winter Olympics — and then crashed at the Winter Olympics — with the bobsled team...

US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay

Jul. 24, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. For the men -- more of the same. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton...

Three arrests at 'white supremist action' in Boston, DA says

Jul. 23, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three men were arrested Saturday at a rally in Boston that the district attorney called an “organized white supremacist action.” The Boston Police Department said Saturday that three men were arrested for disturbing the peace in Jamaica Plain, a diverse...

Jackson celebrates 200 win at worlds after Tokyo heartache

Jul. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaica's Shericka Jackson can finally go watch the replay. The one of the race where she gave away her chance to be an Olympic champion. She's now a world champion, a more-than-satisfying reward after a year in which she trained with the goal of never making...

US beats Canada for W Championship title, '24 Olympic berth

Jul. 19, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan never gets tired of winning championships, even after so many titles already. Morgan converted on a penalty in the 78th minute and the U.S. women's national team won the CONCACAF W Championship 1-0 over Canada on Monday night to secure one of...

Fraser-Pryce back on top, leads Jamaican sweep in 100 meters

Jul. 18, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — That mile-wide smile would come a split-second later. When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce saw her name come up first Sunday night in the 100-meter final, she pumped her right fist in the air twice and let out a loud scream toward the stands. Yep, she did it. Again. ...

US women beat Jamaica 5-0 at the W Championship

Jul. 08, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. women's national team qualified for the 2023 World Cup on Thursday night at the CONCACAF W Championship. The United States defeated Jamaica 5-0 at Estadio BBVA but had to wait until Haiti downed Mexico 3-0 in the late game to secure a spot in next...

William at 40: A milestone birthday in a life under scrutiny

Jun. 20, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The world watched as Prince William grew from a towheaded schoolboy to a dashing air-sea rescue pilot to a balding father of three. But as he turns 40 on Tuesday, William is making the biggest change yet: assuming an increasingly central role in the royal family as he...

Bank of Jamaica to launch nationwide digital currency

Jun. 07, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Bank of Jamaica is preparing to issue a nationwide digital currency for the first time in its history following recent approval from legislators. The move is expected to help many on the island of nearly 3 million who don’t have bank accounts,...