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A gray squall over East Oahu created a striking contrast with the sun-dappled waters off Kahala Beach on April 12, 2014. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday identified a second man who died in an apparent double drowning off Kahala Beach as Michael Pui, 32, of Fountain Valley, Calif. Story »

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Story »

A wrong-way driver who killed another motorist near Mililani Mortuary in 2011 mistakenly entered the H-2 freeway on an off-ramp because copper thieves had left the highway without lighting, the driver's lawyer said in state court Wednesday.  Story »

Kapiolani Crash: Tow truck operators prepared to haul away vehicles involved in a collision Saturday in the Ewa-bound lanes on Kapiolani Boulevard at the University Avenue intersection. Police closed Drivers in Honolulu rank among the top 30 percent accident-prone motorists in the U.S., according to an annual ranking of the nation's 200 biggest urban areas, according to Allstate Corp. Story »

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 Weekly Eater Bite Size: Boozy creations spice up ice cream
After nearly a month of social media "teasing," Lucy's Lab Creamery will officially open at noon today with everything offered at half price from 5 to 9 p.m. Expect a line. Story »
State officials have made persuasive arguments defending decisions governing the recent primary election, and against the move by the American Civil Liberties Union to reopen voting for Puna voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.  Story »

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.

High surf advisory issued for east and south shores

Marie weakened to a tropical storm in the Eastern Pacific Wednesday as waves generated while Marie was still a hurricane began arriving on eastern shores of the Hawaiian islands.

Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor

She will be replaced next week by David Muir. The 68-year-old Sawyer, one of television news' best-known personalities, has anchored ABC's flagship newscast since December 2009.

HMAA CFO Reg Baker resigning

Reg Baker, the chief financial officer of Hawaii Medical Assurance Association, the health insurer formerly known as Hawaii Management Alliance Association, is resigning on Sept. 1.

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

Isles warned of grim future for tourism

If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more drought, fewer waterfalls and forest streams. Marine life diversity will suffer in warmer waters as acidity kills off coral reefs.

Hokule’a and Hikianalia crews will now wait until Friday, at least, before making the crossing from Tutuila to Apia, for the United Nations’ Small Islands Developing States Conference. With winds gusting around 30 knots in churning, unfamiliar seas … the   Story »

 Council panel advances bill to raise smoking age to 21
A bill that would raise the smoking age to 21 won preliminary approval Tuesday from the City Council's Public Safety and Economic Development Committee.  Story »
 Last season's 'Perfect Storm' may signal a return to glory days
The final week of play not only kept Hawaii's quest for a 19th consecutive conference title -- outright or shared -- from sinking, it also floated the postseason boats of UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

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