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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Iditarod champ won't defend title amid pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel during the coronavirus pandemic. “I cannot find a way to get the dogs to Alaska,”...

Williams, Shakir help short-handed Boise State beat Hawaii

Nov. 22, 2020 3:17 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Avery Williams had 192 all-purpose yards — including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown — Khalil Shakir caught two touchdowns passes, and Boise State beat Hawaii 40-32 on Saturday night. Andrew Van Buren had a career-highs of 27 carries and 113 yards rushing for Boise...

In this March 2, 2020, photo provided by Naomi Worcester, a crew of workers unload gear as they arrive on Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth. Cut off from the rest of the planet since February, four environmental field workers are back, re-emerging into a changed society by the coronavirus outbreak. (Naomi Worcester/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HONOLULU — Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday. Until now, passengers flying to the islands using a pre-travel testing...

In this June 23, 2020, photo provided by Charlie Thomas, seabirds fly over a field camp on Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Cut off from the rest of the planet since February, four environmental field workers are back, re-emerging into a society changed by the coronavirus outbreak. (Charlie Thomas/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

Isolated for months, island crew sees pandemic for 1st time

Nov. 19, 2020 2:53 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Just as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold, in February, four people set sail for one of the most remote places on Earth — a small camp on Kure Atoll, at the edge of the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. There, more than 1,400 miles from Honolulu, they lived in...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 testing facility in Valencia, Calif. Newsom on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, apologized for what he called

California's Newsom still on hot seat for dinner party

Nov. 18, 2020 9:21 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week he made a “bad mistake" by attending a friend's birthday dinner during a spike in coronavirus cases and promised to “own it" and move forward. But there was more to the story than he revealed. Photos obtained by Fox 11 in...

San Diego State running back Greg Bell, left, sprints for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Greg Bell has career-high 160 yards, 2 TDs in Aztecs' win

Nov. 14, 2020 7:22 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell ran for a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns and San Diego State defeated Hawaii 34-10 on Saturday. Bell became the first player in school history to open his SDSU career with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games. The Nebraska transfer's big day included a...

Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony to be closed to public

Nov. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The annual Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor will be closed to the public this year and streamed online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. on Dec. 7 at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial’s Contemplation...

World Surf League finals to be held at Lower Trestles

Nov. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The World Surf League’s 2021 men’s and women’s season championships will be decided with a new format at the renowned Lower Trestles in San Diego County in September. It will be the first time the men’s tour has finished in California. The women’s tour...

FILE - Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., arrives at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 22, 2020. Duckworth' memoir titled

Memoir by Sen. Tammy Duckworth coming out March 30

Nov. 12, 2020 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth has written a memoir, “Every Day Is a Gift,” which comes out March 30. Twelve, a Hachette Book Group imprint, announced the deal with Sen. Duckworth on Thursday, the 16th anniversary of the day she was shot down in a helicopter while serving in Iraq and...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, pieces of stag horn coral are shown growing in Nova Southeastern University's offshore coral reef nursery in about 22-feet of water, near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A first of its kind assessment of the United States' coral reefs is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world's oceans amid persistent threats from human activity and climate change. The report was released Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Maryland. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Report sounds an alarm on ongoing decline of US coral reefs

Nov. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world's oceans amid the environmental effects posed by human activity...