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Suspected nation-state hackers used malware-laden websites to infect iPhones with spyware in what security researchers are calling the worst general security failure yet affecting the Apple devices.

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WASHINGTON — Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming along serene trails in national parks and other public lands nationwide. It's part of a new Trump administration order — hotly opposed by many outdoors groups — that will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can go.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation is bringing back a familiar name for its newest developments. Victoria Ward was a leading businesswoman in Honolulu — with her community contributions starting in the 19th century.

In an interview special airing today and tomorrow, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes reggae's greatest living legend, Jimmy Cliff, back to the show to discuss the newly released Collector’s Edition of the landmark Jamaican film The Harder They Come. From the late Director

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HONOLULU — Authorities on Thursday sedated and euthanized four small whales after 10 of the animals were stranded alive on Sugar Beach on Maui. One whale calf was also found dead about a mile north of the other melon-headed whales.

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The Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation delivered two petitions to Maui County Council Chair Kelly King Wednesday, urging councilmembers to settle the county's legal case involving its Lahaina wastewater treatment facility, and withdraw its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gov. David Ige says he’s pleased with progress made so far by Big Island Mayor Harry Kim in engaging the native Hawaiian community in efforts to resolve the conflict on Mauna Kea.

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HONG KONG  — Chinese state media released footage Thursday of military troops moving into Hong Kong for what they call a routine rotation amid fears that the army will intervene in ongoing pro-democracy protests.

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WASHINGTON — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates, including Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns.

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Mahi Pono, the Maui agricultural venture, is asking to divert stream water originally sought by the old Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company that it never got. The state Water Commission is hearing the case today – and it could delay dozens of requests from others who have been waiting for years for water from Wailuku streams.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino on Tuesday condemned police misconduct after an officer was arrested on charges stemming from a woman's complaint that he contacted her after arresting her in a DUI case and suggested he could help her out.

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Around 20,000 people work or attend school on the University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus. There are only 5,000 parking spots on that campus, setting up a classic scarcity problem.

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More than half of hemp crops cultivated in Hawaii in the past year were unusable due to high THC levels, officials said.

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HILO — Hawaii Volcano Observatory officials have started a search for a new site after earthquake damage to the observatory last year during the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, officials said.

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It's back to school today for nearly 50,000 University of Hawaiʻi students across the state. Total enrollment has been declining over the last decade, and officials have been trying to reverse the trend. But preliminary numbers suggest they have their work cut out for them. 

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PORTO VELHO, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home and criticism from abroad than his response to fires raging in parts of the Amazon region.

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Hawaii scientists have started to prepare for a major coral reef bleaching event due to warmer-than-average ocean temperatures, officials said.

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ryder Planchard's pinch-hit single broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, and Louisiana beat Hawaii 9-5 on Saturday to advance to the Little League World Series title game.

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome back NAMI Hawaii. Join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he speaks with NAMI Hawaii Executive Director Kumi Macdonald about the first ever Hawaii Art and Mental Health Summit Friday September 6th at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.

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Keb' Mo' is back in the islands for solo acoustic dates through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii, performing 8 p.m. shows each night touring to support his latest album, Oklahoma. The gfited musician has fascinating history that stretches far past his 1994 debut.

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While the Thirty Meter Telescope is the focal point of the protests on Hawaii Island, the existing telescopes atop Mauna Kea have been caught in the crossfire.

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A helicopter pilot flying over Kilauea recently found something unusual. There was water in the main crater, and that discovery has sparked a lot of questions.

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HONOLULU — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu are progressing, but officials have not yet set a date to reopen the tourist attraction.

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WAILUKU — Overcrowding and numerous disruptions to daily inmate life sparked rioting at Maui Community Correctional Center, a state official said.

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HILO — Hawaii County has spent more than $3 million on overtime and other costs as a result of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, officials said.

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A historic dry dock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard turned 100 years old this week. But to last another 100 years, it will need billions of dollars in upgrades.

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A majority of Hawaii visitors are aware of the impact of sunscreen chemicals on coral, but there’s still work that needs to be done. That’s according to a new survey from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Scientists are using an established DNA technique to discover just what lives in the deep coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Think of it as a CSI for marine ecosystems.

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Updated: Aug. 20, 4:31 p.m.

Hawaii police say a woman bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Kealakekua Bay is expected to be released from a hospital.

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