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NEW YORK — U.S. health officials have sparked criticism and confusion after posting guidelines on coronavirus testing from the White House task force that run counter to what scientists say is necessary to control the pandemic.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday the state will apply to take advantage of a Trump administration program that will pay for an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits to those who are jobless.

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WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention.

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Updated 8/25/20, 2:36 p.m.

NEW YORK — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even as the disease continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day.

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HILO — The mayor of Hawaii County has expressed reservations about a quarantine concept being considered by other counties that would allow visitors to remain isolated in hotels or on the grounds of individual resorts rather than in their rooms.

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WASHINGTON — Two of the Republican Party’s rising stars, both people of color, offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump’s leadership on Monday night, closing the opening night of the GOP’s scaled-back convention with a positive message at odds with the dark warnings that dominated much of the night.

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Updated 8/24/20, 10:38 a.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Donald Trump turned a surprise opening-day appearance at his party's scaled-down national political convention into an new opportunity to cast doubt on the integrity of the fall election just moments after delegates nominated him for a second term.

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Sonny Abesamis

Hawaii's communities that survived the demise of plantations by transforming into tourist destinations are struggling as the coronavirus pandemic keeps away visitors.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Schools across the United States, including those in Hawaii, are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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WASHINGTON — After expressing frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, President Donald Trump announced Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients.

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — Hawaii plans to leave undetonated World War II ordnance in place off Maui until a nonexplosive removal option is developed.

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BERLIN (AP) — Alexei Navalny's wife and a top aide visited him Sunday in a Berlin hospital where the comatose Russian dissident is being treated by German doctors after a suspected poisoning.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticizing her brother in a series of recordings, at one point saying of the president, “He has no principles.”

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BERLIN — Germany held a pop concert Saturday to see how those attending could spread coronavirus if they had it.

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WASHINGTON — The House has opened a rare Saturday session to address mail delivery disruptions, launching debate on legislation that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion in emergency funds to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters in California were racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes as weekend weather threatened to spark new fires and overwhelm the state's firefighting ability.

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Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.

The National Science Foundation has launched an informal outreach to Hawaii about possible funding efforts for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project.

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Plans to welcome dozens of elderly World War II veterans for ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II while Hawaii is facing a surge in coronavirus cases have been canceled and limited attendance and a virtual presentation are in the works instead.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters.

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Frightening calls from the school nurse. Waiting in vain for word from school officials. Canceled sports practices. Marching bands in quarantine.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's unemployment rate declined slightly last month but large numbers of people continue to be out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least three lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday.

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the temporary release of some detainees and inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center because of the coronavirus.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii attorney general's office denies threatening a Republican state House of Representatives candidate with arrest for violating a traveler quarantine mandated to protect the islands from the spread of the coronavirus.

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HONOLULU — Customers of Hawaii's only regulated interisland cargo company will pay 46% more to ship goods under a new regulatory ruling.

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Floyd Welch, who was credited with saving the lives of fellow sailors during the attack on Pearl Harbor, has died in Connecticut. He was 99.

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U.S. prosecutors are asking that a former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI be held without bail on charges of spying for China.

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NEW YORK — Michelle Obama delivered a passionate broadside against President Donald Trump during Monday's opening night of the Democratic National Convention, assailing the Republican president as unfit for the job and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected.

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Updated 8/17/20, 3:50 p.m.

North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester Monday as college campuses around the U.S. scramble to deal with coronavirus clusters linked in some cases to student housing, off-campus parties and packed bars.

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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency ahead of the election.

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