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Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced...

 

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the...

 

Bidders vie for Obama's high school basketball jersey

HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama. Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a basketball jersey that...

 

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions...

 

Telescope foes tie together, block road to Hawaii summit

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. At about daybreak, a group of kupuna,...

 

Divisive telescope to restart building next week in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Construction on a giant telescope will start again next week after lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those who say building it on Hawaii's tallest mountain will desecrate land sacred to some Native Hawaiians. State...

 

Son sentenced for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder after he called police in 2017 to turn himself...

 

Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentence

HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 35, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to...

 

Islands regain some air, sea access after monster storm

Some airport and shipping access has returned to a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a super typhoon, but tens of thousands of residents still without power and sifting through rubble face a long road to recovery. Saipan International Airport...

 

US sends aid to Pacific islands devastated by huge typhoon

The federal government sent supplies to a U.S. territory in the Pacific that was ravaged by a super typhoon as residents of the Northern Mariana Islands dug through crumbled houses, smashed cars and fallen utility poles two days after the deadly stor...

 

Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it. The tree was taken in September from David Fukumoto's nursery in the Big Island community of...

 

Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don't call it a "wholphin," they say. The melon-headed whale is one of the various species...

 

Eruption of lava continues from vent in Hawaii neighborhood

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii volcano continues to erupt from a vent in a Big Island community, sending a stream of lava toward the ocean. Twenty-four vents, or fissures, have opened up in a mostly rural district of the island since May 3. Scientists...

 

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities that were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded...

 

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the...

 

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday. Since a first fissure opened in a...

 

Hawaii emergency worker gets threats after misleading photo

HONOLULU (AP) — When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an...

 

Hawaii man says he's devastated about sending missile alert

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii state worker who sent a false missile alert last month said Friday he's devastated about causing panic but was "100 percent sure" at the time that the attack was real. The man in his 50s spoke to reporters on the...

 

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their...

 

Child support fight to test treatment of same-sex parents

HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental...

 

Dangerous Hawaii psychiatric patient flew to California

HONOLULU (AP) — A man acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital over the weekend, took a taxi to a chartered plane in Honolulu bound for the island of Maui and then boarded another plane to San Jose...

 

Crossing a Honolulu street? Don't text to avoid a fine

HONOLULU (AP) — Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street. Honolulu this week became the largest city in the U.S. to make it illegal for people to look at...

 

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