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Longshot presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says she will not launch a third-party bid for the White House if she fails to secure the Democratic nomination.

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Updated: Nov. 6, 10:06 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections.

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The number of bankruptcies filed in Hawaii last month marked the highest of any month since 2014, according to court records.

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A Hawaii solar farm has agreed to reduce an electric company's monthly bill by $15,000 to make up for overcharged power during a battery issue.

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Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes.

Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement last week after negotiating the scope of a subpoena sought by the state. First Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe approved the agreement.

Ayabe is also due to evaluate the state's claim that there are a significant number of hosts who haven't been paying their taxes. A hearing before the judge has been scheduled for Wednesday.

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McDonald's has lost another top executive. The Chicago-based burger giant confirmed Monday that Chief People Officer David Fairhurst has left the company, effective immediately.

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The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign actively for the party's nominee in 2020, going beyond a previous loyalty pledge for White House hopefuls.

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WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine says his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans.

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NONTHABURI, Thailand — Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stability.

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LONDON — Britain's election campaign heated up Sunday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he would apologize to Conservatives for failing to take the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31 and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage saying he won't personally run for a seat in Parliament.

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LOS ANGELES — Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings.

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ORINDA, Calif. — A woman who rented a San Francisco Bay Area home where five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting lied to her Airbnb host, saying she only needed a place to keep her family members away from wildfire smoke, according to people and a person with knowledge of the transaction.

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Hundreds of fish died in Maui's Wailuku River this week while the state was implementing measures to improve their habitat.

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Two former correctional officers have been charged with sexually assaulting inmates at a prison for women in Hawaii.

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A retired Honolulu police chief and his estranged former city prosecutor wife won't be sentenced until next year for charges including conspiracy and bank fraud in Hawaii's biggest corruption case.

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A Hawaii landowner has decided not to go forward with a satellite launch facility.

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TOKYO — A fire has spread among structures at Shuri Castle on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroying the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Federal geologists are examining samples of water from a growing pond in a Hawaii volcano's crater.

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WASHINGTON — Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump's National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden.

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LOS ANGELES — Electrical equipment caused two Southern California wildfires — one that killed three people and destroyed more than 1,600 homes last year — and another still smoldering in the well-heeled hills of Los Angeles, where thousands of people including Arnold Schwarzenegger fled homes in the dark, utilities said Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON -- Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced withering questions from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system.

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SEATTLE — Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in jobs. So when he learned the online retail giant had poured $1 million into remaking the Seattle City Council with more business-friendly candidates, he pulled out his wallet.

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HILO — The Big Island neighborhood that was ravaged by the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption has become a destination for tourists wanting to get a look at the damage caused by one of the largest eruptions in the Hawaii volcano's recent history.

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BOSTON — A former Boston College student who had "complete and total control" over her boyfriend has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge for encouraging him to take his own life, Boston's top prosecutor said Monday.

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Photos posted on social media indicate the public has been getting too close to Hawaiian monk seals, a critically endangered species protected by federal and state law, government researchers said in a new study.

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Updated: Oct. 29, 10:40 a.m.

DAVAO, Philippines — A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, triggering landslides and loosening boulders that killed six people and injured more than 100 others in a region already damaged by a strong quake two weeks earlier, officials said.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Authorities in Micronesia said Monday that they arrested suspects in the killing of an American prosecutor who was working as acting attorney general of the state of Yap on the Pacific island nation.

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather.

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WASHINGTON — For the first time, House investigators expect to hear Tuesday from a current White House official as the impeachment inquiry reaches deeper into the Trump administration and Democrats prepare for the next, public phase of the probe.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.  — A Maryland man pleaded guilty Monday in the slayings of five employees at an Annapolis newspaper, and a jury is expected to hear testimony next month about whether he was not responsible by reason of insanity.

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