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1 dead as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) -- A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky.

Their injuries ranged from critical to minor, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific spokesman Capt. Alex Lim said.

The tilt-rotor aircraft, which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, had a "hard-landing mishap" around 11:40 a.m. Sunday at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit said in a statement.

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THE LATEST ON THE NFL DRAFT: WHICH TEAM WILL GET MARCUS MARIOTA?

(AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock. The Tennessee Titans are under the microscope.

With the hours ticking down until the start of the NFL draft in Chicago, the Bucs will surprise everyone if they don't use the top pick to take Jameis Winston, the troubled, talented quarterback out of Florida State. That surprise will turn to shock if they pass on both Winston and this year's other top quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon.



Hawaiian Affairs trustees to discuss telescope

HONOLULU (AP) - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is expected to discuss its position on building one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea.

The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project is facing opposition from those who say building it on Mauna Kea would desecrate sacred land.

Opposition has been mounting since dozens of protesters blocking the construction site were recently arrested. The company building the telescope agreed to extend a construction moratorium.



Bumble Bee, 2 employees charged in death of worker in oven

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a California worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna, prosecutors said.
 
The company, its plant operations director and its former safety manager were each charged with three counts of violating Occupational Safety & Health Administration rules causing death.
 



Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

Now, his singular career is a part of franchise lore. Move over Joe Greene, Jack Lambert and Mel Blount. You've got company.



Reps for West Coast dockworkers urge union to OK contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that rank-and-file members vote to approve the deal.

Difficult contract negotiations nearly closed 29 seaports from San Diego to Seattle, causing major delays in the delivery of billions of dollars of imports and exports.



Hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe

BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) -- Hundreds of fishermen raced to be rescued Friday from the isolated Indonesian island where an Associated Press investigation found that many were enslaved to catch seafood that could end up in the United States and elsewhere.



NZ, Fiji make quarterfinals at Hong Kong 7s day 2

Samoa goes up against U.S.

HONG KONG (AP) — New Zealand and Fiji struggled to stamp their authority before booking their berths in the quarterfinals at the Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday.

New Zealand led 24-12 at the break but came within inches of losing to Portugal with scrumhalf Nuno Guedes failing to convert his own scrambling try which had tied the scores at 24-24 in the final stages of the pool match. The final kick of the match was just wide of the uprights.



AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

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BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.



US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday.

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs petitioned the government in 2012 to study whether Hawaii's green sea turtles might have recovered to the point where they no longer need Endangered Species Act protections.



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