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The state's largest carrier said Thursday it is retrofitting the 18 Boeing 717 aircraft it uses on interisland routes with new lightweight seats that will reduce legroom by about an inch under a reconfiguration and allow the airline to add five to 10 more passengers on each flight. Story »


Mars once had an ocean that covered nearly one-fifth of its surface to a depth of maybe a mile, according to new research using Mauna Kea telescopes. Story »


Firefighters were responding to a two-alarm house fire in Manoa on Thursday night. Story »

 Groundbreaking held at mall site
Under a big white tent behind a green construction fence in East Kapo­lei on Thursday, there was much appreciation expressed along with doubt confessed over the long-planned Ka Makana Ali‘i regional mall. Story »
Man killed by plunge in escape identified, mourned

Friends of the man who died after escaping from police and falling off a bridge on the H-1 freeway were shocked to learn he was the victim, describing him as a loving father of his 3-year-old son, while his father said he had sought mental health help at a Waianae health center earlier that day.

Bloody man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove — bloody and agitated — to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Ex-crewman recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

Former CNN correspondent's life lesson cost his left arm

For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated.

Disoriented hikers on a Moanalua Valley trail to be helped out

Fire rescue personnel were hiking to a couple in their 30s who got disoriented in low-lying clouds Thursday afternoon while hiking on a trail in Moanalua Valley.

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 Trees burned on Kauai will be converted to power
When more than 3,000 acres burned in a devastating series of West Kauai wildland fires in 2012, state officials not only mourned the loss of healthy state forest, but were faced with the potential for even further disaster. Story »



 Wood Craft: Despite the hype, 'Grey' disappoints with vulgarity
I was pulled into "Fifty Shades of Grey" because of all the hype E.L. James' trilogy of books has received. The film has taken in some $500 million worldwide at the box office. Story »
 Our View: Pursue Maui health partnership
The sickest patients in the Hawaii system of public hospitals are the hospitals themselves, which are hemorrhaging losses at an alarmingly increasing rate. The cure is not going to be easy, but the basic framework of House Bill 1075 represents a strategy the state desperately needs. Story »
 Down 7-0, Wahine rally past Longwood
Better late than never. The University of Hawaii softball team's offense went silent for the first four innings of Thursday's game against Longwood while spells of shaky defense contributed to a seven-run deficit going into the bottom of the fifth. Story »
The search for a new basketball coach at the University of Hawaii apparently has been pushed back so that the next athletic director can make the hire. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday. He knew the pilot who flew the plane that day, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, for decades. Story »

The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate, has been astonishingly successful at spreading its message using 21st-century social media, according to a study released Thursday. Story »



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The Storm is Passing Over
African-American gospels and spirituals will fill the air as Windward Choral Society presents “The Storm is Passing Over” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John Vianney Parish on Keolu Drive. Read More »
 
OLGC Keiki Collect Slippers
Students from Our Lady of Good Counsel School (OLGC) in Pearl City collected 443 pairs of slippers for the Sisters of Saint Francis at Our Lady of Kea‘au to help the needy along the Leeward coast. Read More »