American gunmakers help Ukrainians fight back against Putin
MIAMI — Adrian Kellgren’s family-owned gun company in Florida was left holding a $200,000 shipment of semi-automatic rifles after a longtime customer in Ukraine suddenly went silent during Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.
Don’t help Russia’s invasion, Biden tells China’s Xi
WASHINGTON — Face to face by video, President Joe Biden laid out to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday the stiff consequences the Chinese would face from the U.S. if they provide military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Denied easy victory, Russia presses reduced goals in Ukraine
WASHINGTON — The signs are abundant of how Ukraine frustrated Vladimir Putin’s hopes for a swift victory, and how Russia’s military proved far from ready for the fight.
UN: 6.5 million people displaced inside Ukraine due to war
GENEVA — The U.N. migration agency said Friday that nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine, on top of the 3.2 million who have already fled the country.
Samoa goes on lockdown: Two years into pandemic, nation faces its first COVID outbreak
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Samoa will go into lockdown starting today as it faces its first outbreak of COVID-19 after a woman who was about to leave the country tested positive.
State says water in Pearl Harbor homes is safe to drink
HONOLULU — The state Department of Health said Friday that the tap water in all residential areas served by the Navy’s Pearl Harbor water system is safe to drink, more than three months after a petroleum leak from a military fuel tank facility sickened thousands.
National and world news at a glance
Mail ballot rejections surge in Texas, with signs of a race gap
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Baylor routs Wahine in NCAA Tournament
WACO, Texas – A first-half barrage by Hawaii forward Amy Atwell kept the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team within striking distance through the first 20 minutes of today’s NCAA Tournament game against second-seeded Baylor.
Coach K guides Duke to no-fuss win over Cal State Fullerton
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Duke began retiring Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA Tournament with minimal stress, beating Cal State Fullerton 78-61 on Friday night.
Dunk delights in 1-seed Stanford’s big 1st-round NCAA win
STANFORD, Calif. — Francesca Belibi blocked a shot at the 3-point line then drove the length of the floor and slammed the ball home with one hand for her third career dunk, thrilling her teammates in the second quarter of top-seeded Stanford’s 78-37 win against 16th-seeded Montana State on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
AP source: Deshaun Watson changes mind, joining Browns
Deshaun Watson changed his mind. The Browns have their franchise quarterback, one with some extra heavy baggage.
NeSmith ties course records at Innisbrook for 2-shot lead
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Matthew NeSmith has been working so hard and getting so little out of his game that he tried to get out of his own way. He wound up in the record book Friday at the Valspar Championship.
Island Life: First light
The sun peeks over Hualalai.
Commentary: The pandemic highlights a global failure to protect the elderly
When the COVID-19 pandemic finally ends, our most glaring failure, and our greatest source of shame, will unquestionably be our unwillingness to protect society’s most vulnerable group: the elderly.