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  Hawaiʻi and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

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  KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaiʻi county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days.

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A former Honolulu police chief, his ex-prosecutor wife and current and former police officers abused their positions by "planning and scheming" to frame her uncle for a crime he did not commit, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in a trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaiʻi history.

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  HILO — A journalist in Hawaii was banned from covering what a newspaper contends was a public meeting but the U.S. Army said was not open to all, a report said.

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WAILUKU — A Hawaiʻi jail where a riot broke out in March is operating with less than half the normal number of corrections officers, officials said.

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POHOIKI, Hawaiʻi — A Hawaiʻi geothermal power company must win state approval before rebuilding transmission lines wiped out by volcanic eruption, reports said.

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KAHULUI — A Maui airport has opened a $340 million facility for car rental companies, officials said, paid for by vehicle rental fees.

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WASHINGTON  — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony.

The University of Hawaiʻi should freeze undergraduate tuition and lower costs for some graduate students, its president says.

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The mayor of Honolulu has proposed a trio of tax increases to cover costs of a forthcoming rail line, a report said.

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HAIKU — The parents of a Hawaiʻi woman reported missing after she went hiking have offered a $10,000 reward, a spokesperson said.


Southwest Airlines started a new route in the Hawaiian islands between Honolulu and Kona with plans to add more interisland service, officials said.

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Jury selection has begun in a closely watched corruption scandal involving the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement.

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Witnesses to a helicopter crash last month that killed three people told federal investigators that they heard an odd noise followed by a bang and then saw the helicopter descend without its rotor blades spinning.

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The public should give adequate space to ensure the safety of a monk seal that has been resting on a Hawaiʻi beach, officials said.

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A Hawaiʻi man who fatally stabbed his mother when he was 16 has received a reduced prison term under young adult sentencing guidelines, reports said.

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A Hawaiʻi senator is asking federal transportation officials for detailed information about helicopter accidents in the state, including a deadly crash in Kailua last month.

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LOS ANGELES — The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday.

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A judge is allowing a 93-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress to switch lawyers in a legal fight over control of her $215 million estate.

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Updated: May 7, 3:43 p.m.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities said.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws, a measure that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.

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Court documents say a Japanese tourist and her husband lured another visitor from Japan to their Waikīkī hotel room, where they sexually assaulted her.

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Hawaiʻi's coral reefs that dissipate offshore wave energy and act as undersea breakwaters provide more than $835 million in flood protection for the state annually, according to a new study.

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APEX, N.C. — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.

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NEW YORK — The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages. "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he?


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A U.S. Army soldier has been upgraded to stable condition after a fall onto a ledge in a volcano crater in Hawaiʻi.

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LOS ANGELES — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other films, has died, his family said Thursday.

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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling onto a ledge inside a Hawaiʻi caldera, authorities said.