This image posted on a militant website by the Aleppo branch of the Islamic State group on Friday, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows items that the group claims are six smuggled archaeological pieces from the historic central town of Palmyra. An IS statement says the busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint and was later referred to an Islamic which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. Arabic on the caption reads, “a collection of smuggled statues was destroyed." (Militant website via AP)
A video screen grab shows Sheldon Haleck as he was being hit by an electric stun gun by Honolulu police March 16. Haleck died the following day. His death has been classified as a homicide, and HPD has begun an internal investigation of the incident.
Hear from the Solar Impulse crew Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. On Friday Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Hawaii after a five-day flight from Nagoya, Japan. Hokulea navigator Nainoa Thompson also showed up to greet fellow explorers on a round-the-world journey. More Videos »
At top, Dean Hirata, CEO of ‘Ekahi Health System, left, and Matthew Sasaki, director of strategic business initiatives at ‘ike, stand in the space at Waterfront Plaza that will be the ‘Ekahi Healthcare Center.
Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and the environment was cause for making a “joyful noise” Sunday at the Church of the Crossroads, where faithful marched around the courtyard ringing bells and shaking tambourines. About 30 people attended the event organized by the church and Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light.
Despite the critiques and clashes on the global stage, America still has what most if not all other nations lack: an abiding commitment to individual rights and freedoms. That ideal remains its most enviable trait.