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HONOLULU (AP) — Volunteers are expected to start repairing more than two dozen gravestones that were vandalized at a historic church cemetery in downtown Honolulu.

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MAUNA KEA — 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 about the universe.

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed a new case of rat lungworm disease, a report said.

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HONOLULU — A former prosecutor convicted of conspiracy in what's been described as Hawaii's biggest corruption case said she should get a new trial because her defense attorney was ineffective.

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The skydiving company that was operating a plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month did not have the proper state permits to take people skydiving.

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Updated: July 11, 4:17 p.m.

Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, leaving 37 people injured and forcing the plane to land in Hawaii.

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HONOLULU — Honolulu firefighters battled a brush fire after an Army drone crashed in the mountains near an Schofield Barracks yesterday afternoon.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and middlemen, the White House said Thursday.

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NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches.

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WASHINGTON — Insisting he got the best deal he could at the time, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein as Acosta tried to stave off intensifying Democratic calls for his resignation.

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HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park law enforcement officer who shot the driver of stolen vehicle is on desk duty while local and federal agencies investigate.

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HONOLULU — A large missile defense radar mounted on a modified floating oil platform has returned to Hawaii.

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  HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials plan to employ a group of goats to keep city spaces free of overgrowth.

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii group is counting vehicles approaching a state park on the island of Kauai as it looks to help regulate visitor traffic.

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RIDGECREST, California — The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damages weren't worse.

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A state official says damage from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Southern California was not as bad as authorities expected.

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LOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said.

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Kawaiahaō Church officials say vandals knocked down more than two dozen headstones at the cemetry of the historic church in downtown Honolulu.

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it will continue to look for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.

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Updated: July 8, 4:53 p.m.

A high surf warning remains posted for Hawaii Island through 6 a.m. Tuesday as the remnant of what was tropical cyclone Barbara moves past the islands to the south. 

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WAILUKU — The first case on Maui of a deadly tree disease has been confirmed, Hawaii state officials said.

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The U.S. Secret Service says two people were arrested during a Fourth of July flag-burning incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

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WASHINGTON — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

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LOS ANGELES — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

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PHOENIX — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own.

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No tsunami alert was generated for Hawaii following a strong California earthquake that rattled residents from north of Los Angeles to Las Vegas Thursday.

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A shopping center in a Hawaii tourist mecca sent a false alert to merchants informing them of an active shooter.

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The Hawaii Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former high-powered Honolulu prosecutor after a U.S. jury convicted her of conspiracy.

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