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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: Big Ben dazzles on fantasy benches

bigstory.ap.org — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had the best fantasy performance of the year in Week 8, yet he was probably benched in your league. Now fantasy owners are buzzing about whether they should drop passers like Tony Romo, Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler to roll with Big Ben or ignore the 522-yard, six touchdown performance entirely.

New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?

csmonitor.com — For years, private researchers have looked for clues to the mystery of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. Now, one piece of fuselage metal may confirm her last location. The hunt for Amelia Earhart's last whereabouts has consumed researchers, authors, filmmakers, and the public's imagination ever since the pioneer aviator vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe.

Gronk: Fantasy hero

pro32.ap.org — The performance was worth 22 points in standard fantasy leagues at halftime, and 32 points after his big play early in the third quarter. Here's how that makes his fantasy supporters feel:

FANTASY PLAYS: Trade Megatron? Think hard first

bigstory.ap.org — 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: 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.
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