KABUL, Afghanistan — Demonstrators in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday condemned President Joe Biden’s order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of America’s 9/11 victims — saying the money belongs to Afghans.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry made a clutch layup with 46 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 117-115 on Saturday night, spoiling another scoring milestone by LeBron James.
As expected, all the favorites — the Keaau girls, Kamehameha boys and Hawaii Prep mixed crews — won at the BIIF canoe paddling championships on Saturday at Hilo Bay, where Kealakehe was the only one to qualify all three crews for the state championships.
HONOLULU — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday on Oahu to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told Russia’s Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause “widespread human suffering” and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios,” the White House said Saturday. It offered no suggestion that the hourlong call diminished the threat of an imminent war in Europe.
Charging tourists to visit county beach parks and the zoo is being considered as a potential way to help pay for facilities, Mayor Mitch Roth said.
Elijah Dinkel’s 14th goal helped Kamehameha’s ever-busy boys soccer team find its second wind.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The U.S. says it will open an embassy in the Solomon Islands, laying out in unusually blunt terms a plan to increase its influence in the South Pacific nation before China becomes “strongly embedded.”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers and Barry Manilow.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican state lawmakers across the U.S. are trying to require schools to post all course materials online so parents can review them, part of a broader national push by the GOP for a sweeping parents bill of rights ahead of the midterm congressional elections.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sam Ryder brought down the house with a hole-in-one on the stadium 16th hole Saturday in the WM Phoenix Open, where newcomer Sahith Theegala topped a leaderboard as crowded as the course.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Stay clean. Avoid the critical mistakes.
HOUSTON — After Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker for the middleweight title at UFC 243 in 2019, Whittaker was not in a good place and took time off to work on himself.
NEW YORK — The final blow has been dealt to an on-time start to spring training, with Major League Baseball making a new offer Saturday that the players’ association received as only scant progress in the drawn-out labor talks.