People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) ? Residents of Hawaii's Big Island were evacuating animals and stockpiling water Tuesday, bracing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in decades.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) ? Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback even as the debate surrounding Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem remains heated.
Ventura set for Italy debut with France in World Cup qualifying
Chelsea jokes aside, Giampiero Ventura is hoping to pick up where Antonio Conte left off when he leads a new-look Italy for the first time in a friendly against beaten Euro 2016 finalists France on Thursday. "I want to take Antonio's project forward," Ventura told media Monday, a week before making his competitive debut as coach of Italy in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Israel in Haifa. At 68 years old and now realising a long-held dream of coaching the four-time World Cup winners, Ventura is highly unlikely to follow 46-year-old Conte's path to Stamford Bridge.
North Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear weapons yet
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's still not clear if the isolated nation has developed a nuclear warhead. It also does not yet have a fleet of submarines that can launch the newly developed missile. Also, three major factories known to produce machine parts for North Korea's sanctioned nuclear and missile programs have been modernized or expanded, according to analysis of recent satellite imagery seen by Reuters, a further sign of its commitment of scarce resources to weapons.
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NBA, NFL icons back Kaepernick over anthem furore
Iconic 1968 Olympic activist Tommie Smith sprang to the defence of Colin Kaepernick as the furore over the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's national anthem boycott raged on. Smith, famously ostracised for his clenched fist medal podium salute with fellow sprinter John Carlos, said criticism of Kaepernick had missed the point. "Colin is 28 years old and realizing that things are not quite like what 'they' said it would be," Smith told USA TODAY.
Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallies Christians in Boston
BOSTON (AP) ? The son of evangelist Billy Graham urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common on Tuesday to vote in the November election but stressed he was taking no sides publicly in the U.S. presidential race.
Serena starts strong in bid for seventh US Open title
Serena Williams started strong in her latest bid to rewrite the record books, storming past Ekaterina Makarova and into the second round of the US Open. The US world number one, slowed since her Wimbledon triumph by a right shoulder injury, needed just 63 minutes to dispatch 29th-ranked Makarova 6-3, 6-3. "I got off to a fast start because I knew she was a tough opponent," said Williams, who delivered a dozen aces and 27 winners.
Charges filed to fire 5 officers in Chicago police shooting
Senators want info on driver of bus that crashed, killing 2
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.