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Tuesday, September 23, 2014         

There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department. Story »


A Coast Guard air crew transported Tuesday 10 units of blood to a cruise ship about 400 miles northeast of Oahu with a sick 76-year-old man on board. Story »


The Honolulu Police Department's criminal investigation into the alleged domestic abuse case involving Sgt. Darren Cachola has been completed and turned over to city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, according to HPD Chief Louis Kealoha. Story »

 
Social media has become a marketing vehicle that small-business owners or managers of nonprofits simply can't ignore. From talking to readers of this column, I know there are many of you who feel like deer in the headlights when it comes to getting started with social media.  Story »

 Local cancer survivor prepares for 100-mile bike ride
Considering the list of medical challenges Jesse Jones faces on a daily basis, it would be natural to assume he doesn't get around much. For the past 12 years, he has been fed through a tube inserted into his abdomen.  Story »
The need for a coordinated federal, state and city response to pressing community issues is starkly illustrated in Waikiki, where homeless people have moved to a swath of beach reportedly outside the jurisdiction of the Honolulu Police Department.  Story »

Samsung to launch new smartphone in China before Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. says its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea on Friday.

Doctor denies touching patients improperly

A 73-year-old family practice doctor denies "touching any patient or anyone improperly" despite charges that he fondled two women and a 12-year-old girl, according to his defense attorney.

Prosecutor says Texas governor seeking 'special favors'

The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.

Report: Ex-Titan involved in road rage incidents before fatal crash

A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.

Man, 19, charged with rape after arrest at UH dorm

Authorities have charged a 19-year-old Oregon man with multiple counts of sexual assault following his arrest at an University of Hawaii dormitory Sunday morning.

Lava moving at breakouts, but not at flow front

Lava is moving into the forest at a breakout a few hundred yards upslope of the flow front. But the front of the lava flow has not advanced since Sunday, volcano scientists and Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said after a morning overflight.

Man accused of driving into Maui runners released

A man arrested and charged after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon has been released on bail.

Larry Ellison has sketched out a rough picture for a new era on Lanai. It is how the world's fifth-richest person sees the future of an island he owns. Yet without fine details, it's hard for many residents to judge whether the picture is nice or not.  Story »

 Candidates for governor promise to shake up state's status quo 
With Gov. Neil Abercrombie out of the political picture, the four candidates running for Hawaii governor came together for the first time in the general election campaign Monday night and vowed to lead the state in a new direction.  Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Golf: Former Ryder Cup captains teed it up in Kapolei
Davis Love III walked into the media center last week and was immediately treated to a wide-screen view of the 2012 Ryder Cup. With a wry smile spreading across his just-turned 50-year-old face he said, "I'm not gonna do an interview with that on TV." Story »
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Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »
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