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Officials say an 18-year-old University of Hawaii student has died after he collapsed during a workout at the recreation center on the Manoa campus.

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WAILUKU — A judge has temporarily stopped work on a Maui housing development following a complaint that the project has disturbed Native Hawaiian burial sites.

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Two Honolulu police officers arrested Friday are innocent of allegations they forced a man to lick a urinal, a defense attorney said.

Officers John Rabago and Reginald Ramones were charged with depriving a man of his civil rights.

Federal authorities knew about the allegations for more than a year before the officers were indicted, said , Megan Kau, Rabago's defense attorney.

"This is not a complicated case," she said. "This is a case of one man saying that two police officers forced him to a lick a toilet bowl."

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A key Hawaiʻi legislative panel has passed a bill that would reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

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  CINCINNATI — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities.

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Boeing has found another software issue that needs fixing on its 737 Max jets, and the discovery explains why the aircraft maker is delaying its schedule for getting the planes back in the air.

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WASHINGTON  — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing.

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EL CENTRO, Calif. — President Donald Trump headed to the border with Mexico on Friday to make a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election.

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Hawaii lawmakers killed a proposal that would have banned flavored electronic smoking devices and e-liquids, saying they suspected teenagers would continue to get the products online even if sales were prohibited.

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The governor of Guam has signed into law recreational use of marijuana on the U.S. island territory.

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  LONDON — It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you.

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CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged.

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WASHINGTON — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S.

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WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration's support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing's recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government.

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Honolulu City Council members are urging police commissioners to reconsider a decision to pay legal fees for an ex-police chief fighting corruption-related charges.

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop for sexually abusing minors, exiled him from the Pacific island and barred him from presenting himself as a bishop.

But it stopped short of defrocking him in a decision that again raised questions about whether the Vatican was truly embracing a "zero tolerance" policy for sex abuse, since it allowed Archbishop Anthony Apuron to remain in the ministry.

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A Micronesia government official has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge in Hawaii.

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Hawaii would be the latest state to overhaul its bail system to make it fairer for the poor if bills before the state Legislature become law.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be "much more mindful" of respecting personal space.

"Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted," the 76-year-old Biden said in a cellphone video posted to Twitter . "And the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset. And I get it. I get it. I hear what they are saying. I understand."

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WAILUKU — A March 11 riot at a Maui jail left staff "scared for our lives," according to a letter signed by the jail's staff.

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Hawaiʻi's Kona crab fishery is healthy enough to expand the catch brought to market, according to an assessment by a federal marine science agency.

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EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border raised fears today of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of the country that relies on the international flow of not just goods and services but also students, families and workers.

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 YUMA, Ariz.  — The names of two Marine pilots who died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona were released today as the crash remained under investigation.

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  WASHINGTON — Aides to Joe Biden struck a more aggressive tone today as the former vice president faced scrutiny over his past behavior toward women.

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U.S. aviation regulators say Boeing needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes.

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Hawai'  i is expected to pay the family of a prisoner who killed himself in his cell, according to officials.

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WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report's release.

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  ALBANY, N.Y. — Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be charged a toll starting in 2021 and single-use plastic bags will be banned across New York state in less than a year under a $175.5 billion state budget agreement announced early Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.

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The U.S. Geological Survey is looking for a new home for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory after it became displaced because of the Kilauea volcano eruption last year.

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