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A former Hilo woman was sentenced in Oregon Friday to life plus 25 years for the murder of her 4-year-old son, in a case that gained national attention. Story »


Before their boldly becoiffed idol took the stage, before the crack backup band executed their first choreographed hipsway, before the first of their own overheated number could yell "Play 'Just the Way You Are!'" the fans for last night's Bruno Mars concert at the Blaisdell Arena knew they were party to something special. Story »


Miami police do not believe NFL star Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to a pair of 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. Story »

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Construction is likely to begin by the end of this year on The Collection, a complex with 467 condo units at the old CompUSA site in Kakaako, the president of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said Thursday. Story »

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The directorial debut for ace cinematographer Wally Pfister is very watchable, but the narrative flaws and logical leaps sabotage sustained enjoyment. "Transcendence" looks and sounds like a Christopher Nolan film that got attacked by malware. Story »


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Excitement builds for Bruno Mars
The enthusiasm for the Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars is growing as he prepares to perform again at the Blaisdell Arena.  Story »
Only about 42 percent of Hawaii's working-age adults hold college degrees, but by 2018 it's estimated that more than 65 percent of good-paying jobs here will require some college education.  Story »

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Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

No tsunami threat to Hawaii from strong South Pacific quake

A strong South Pacific earthquake did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials in Honolulu said Friday afternoon.

Hackers use Heartbleed to attack 'major corporation'

Within 24 hours of the Heartbleed bug's disclosure last week, an attacker used it to break into the network of a major corporation, security experts said Friday.

Rearview Mirror: Iconic palace replicated in a winter wonderland

An Iolani Palace outside Hawaii? I was looking through old photos of Iolani Palace in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser archives a few years ago, and one stunned me — it showed snow falling around the palace.

Submit your Bruno photo and win

Heading to one of the three sold-out Bruno Mars concerts at Blaisdell Arena on Friday, Saturday or Monday? Snap a photo of the Roosevelt High School graduate and you just might win a $100 gift certificate to PF Chang’s.

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

Stanford leads Wie, Kim by 4 headed into final round of Lotte

Angela Stanford shot 5-under 67 on Friday to take a four-shot lead into Saturday's final round of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club.

 City eager to display rail construction on track  
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening. Story »
The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates. Story »

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 Wily happy to put headaches behind
These are indeed brighter days for Hawaii running back Faga Wily. He is relatively healthy. He is participating again in the Rainbow Warriors' spring practices. And Easter Sunday is the due date for he and his wife's first child. Story »
Michelle Wie shot a 5-under 67, her best round in the three years of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club, placing her at 7 under and a shot behind leader Angela Stanford entering the weekend. Story »

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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
 
BRUNO MARS
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »