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Oskar Garcia's Biography

I'm AP's news editor for Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, based in Honolulu. Leading a team including @audreymcavoy and @JenHapa, covering everything that happens on the islands, including tourism, politics, the military, crime/courts and sports. If it's breaking news in Hawaii, we're on it.
Before Honolulu, I worked in Las Vegas for four years as a reporter covering gambling, tourism and general mayhem. The gig ...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Trade Megatron? Think hard first

theoaklandpress.com — Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of the most traded players in CBS Sports and Yahoo fantasy leagues, reflecting a frustration many fantasy owners are feeling about his recovery from an ankle injury. It's tough to stomach: two missed games and in the two games before that, three total catches for 19 yards.

FANTASY PLAYS: Murray, Luck making leagues easy

washingtontimes.com — Fantasy owners have a unique way of appreciating the dominance of DeMarco Murray and Andrew Luck this season. Forget the record Murray tied last week, Jim Brown's streak of six 100-yard games to start a season. Or that Luck is just shy of 2,000 passing yards with 19 total touchdowns.

Fantasy stars: Foster, DT, Oliver

pro32.ap.org — (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) Meet Branden Oliver, your top waiver pickup heading into Week 6. Oliver had one of the biggest fantasy days in the NFL on Sunday even though few fantasy players knew about the San Diego running back before Sunday.

Fantasy stars: Where are the rushers?

pro32.ap.org — (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Sunday's top fantasy performances are missing one key element: A superstar showing for a running back. After the early games, five wide receivers and a tight end had outscored the NFL's best fantasy running back, Chicago's Matt Forte with 16 points. So had two defenses, under ESPN scoring, and eight quarterbacks.

Security changes underway at San Jose airport after breaches

ktvu.com — Paul Chambers/KTVU.com SAN JOSE, Calif. - After multiple security breaches, Mineta San Jose International Airport is in the process of implementing major changes. On Thursday, airport officials briefed the San Jose City Council Public Safety Committee about its ongoing process to make the airport safer. "Increasing patrols of our airfield.

Pro32: Head to Head

pro32.ap.org — (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) On a day where so many key fantasy players were hurt or otherwise missing, a few performances stand out from Sunday. Some were expected -- nobody's surprised at Aaron Rodgers putting up 27 points to lead all quarterbacks or Jimmy Graham performing among the top tight ends with 23 -- but others were out of nowhere or a flashback to fantasy past.

Pro32: Head to Head

pro32.ap.org — Meanwhile, Baltimore running back Ray Rice has been the most dropped player in fantasy as part of a larger exodus of support from the league, his team sponsors and fans after new video surfaced of Rice punching his then-fiancee.

FANTASY PLAYS: Making sense of unexpected

pro32.ap.org — The week between the first and second games of the NFL season can be one of the nerviest for fantasy owners. Nobody wants to look back after the season and know that they missed out on a breakout gem who could have carried them through the fantasy playoffs.

Pro32: Head to Head

pro32.ap.org — (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) It's almost worse than losing for an NFL player: Sitting on the sidelines. So it's not terribly surprising that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton hopped onto the field for a quick huddle with his teammates during a TV timeout in his team's game against Tampa Bay.

Pro32: Head to Head

pro32.ap.org — (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Knowshon Moreno is demanding Week 1 fantasy attention for the second straight year. Expected to level off somewhat this year after moving to Miami from the Denver Broncos, Moreno put up 19 fantasy points against the Patriots with 134 rushing yards and a touchdown.
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Oct 22, 2014

Ray Rice appeal not a court case, so it’s unclear whether Goodell will actually follow arbiter and testify. AP: pro32.ap.org/article/ap-sou…

Oct 22, 2014

Arbiter: Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal. Hearing scheduled Nov. 5-6. AP: pro32.ap.org/article/ap-sou…

Oct 22, 2014

APNewsAlert: NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: Arbiter rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal.

Oct 22, 2014

APNewsAlert: OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa police say they believe there is more than one shooter.

Oct 22, 2014

APNewsAlert: OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada police say shots also fired at a mall near Parliament .

Oct 21, 2014

@muckrack A5. Also a midterm election, the World Series, craziness in Mexico and other news. News ecosystem is roomy. #muckedup

Oct 21, 2014

@alexgreentfp Didn't mean it like that! But game makers often sell appearance of control/skill to entice players. (Monopoly!) #muckedup



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