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The Hong Kong airport says it will restart flights starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday after it completely shut down operations when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators occupied its main terminal.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants and animals. California and Massachusetts announced they plan to sue to stop the changes.

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HILO — A magnitude-4.5 earthquake hit off the east coast of Hawaii's Big Island on Monday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, it was centered just offshore of Hilo. No tsunami was generated.

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Updated: Aug, 12, 3:47 p.m.

Maui firefighters on Monday contained the last of three fires that broke out over the weekend, the latest in a series of wildfires the county has fought this summer. There were no injuries or structural damage reported.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings.

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SALT LAKE CITY — As America's opioid crisis spiraled into a fentanyl epidemic, prosecutors say one young Utah man made himself a drug kingpin by creating counterfeit prescription painkillers laced with the deadly drug and mailing them to homes across the United States.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday extended a recent streak of weapons display by firing what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, according to South Korea's military.

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WAILUKU — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Shane Victorino has announced a partnership agreement between his Hawaii cannabis business and a California-based hemp business, a report said.

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Updated: Aug. 9, 4:32 p.m.

Maunakea Observatories, the group operating the existing telescopes on Mauna Kea, announced plans on Friday to resume "close to full operations as possible," although the main access road to the summit remains blocked by protesters.

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Daniel Bowen came to Alaska in 2011, looking for adventure and opportunity. He and his wife eventually settled on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, a salmon fishing haven calling itself "Alaska's Playground."

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JACKSON, Miss. — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents.

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HILO, Hawaii — A County of Hawaii official is facing questions about strategies for public recovery from damage caused by the Kilauea volcano eruption.

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WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

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WASHINGTON — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall.

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MORTON, Miss.— Mississippi residents rallied around terrified children left with no parents and migrants locked themselves in their homes for fear of being arrested Thursday, a day after the United States' largest immigration raid in a decade.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party were talking openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position.

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AGAT, Guam — Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: "If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you."

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HILO, Hawaii — Two Hawaii women have pleaded not guilty to all charges in connection with the death of a young boy last year, a report said.

Updated: Aug. 7, 5:22 p.m.

Police are seeking a "person of interest" in connection with three intentionally set fires at Waikiki hotels in recent days. The man was seen on surveillance video at all three arson sites.

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MORTON, Miss. — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump linked the suspected gunman in the Dayton mass shooting to liberal candidates and organizations Wednesday, even as he pushed back against critics who tied the El Paso attack to his own comments on immigration.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island's Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional.

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Scientists have discovered that a growing pond of water inside a Hawaii crater is being heated by Kilauea volcano. For the first time in recorded history, the presence of water in the crater was confirmed last week. Since then, scientists have found two other small pools of water nearby.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 people.

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EL PASO, Texas — El Paso officials opened a grief center on Tuesday to help people cope with last weekend's mass shooting at a Walmart, in which 22 people, nearly all with Latino last names, were killed and many others were wounded.

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A Hawaii business owner has challenged a solar energy project lease agreement between a Canadian company and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a report said.

EC Trucking owner Edward Maria and the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations have challenged the agency's action, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.

Maria and the advocacy group are seeking a hearing to contest the approval of a lease on Oahu for Innergex Renewables USA.

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WASHINGTON — Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy.

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NEW YORK — Two of the largest U.S. newspaper companies have agreed to combine for roughly $1.4 billion, creating a new industry giant that hopes to manage the crisis of print's decline through sheer size.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.

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WAILUKU — A solo hiker who had been reported missing while visiting Maui has been found dead, police said.

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