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California drug ring shipped meth to Hawaii disguised as Aztec statues, prosecutors say

Nine members of a Southern California drug trafficking ring accused of disguising methamphetamine as decorative Aztec calendars and statues to ship the drug to Hawaii are behind bars, federal authorities said. Read More

Murder suspected after body found in Tantalus

Police have opened a murder investigation after the body of a 22-year-old man was found in the Tantalus area. Read More

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

U.S. health officials today reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. Read More
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Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

Russian officials said an 18-year student attacked his vocational school today in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15 minutes. Read More

Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

More and more, patients are being caught up in efforts to rein in the cost of health care — efforts employers and patients desperately want to succeed. But the strategies also can restrict access to the newest, most expensive drugs even for those who need them. Read More

Smoke forces Melania Trump’s plane back to military base

First lady Melania Trump’s plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base today because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a Philadelphia hospital. Read More

Honolulu Zoo unveils seven African Wild Dog puppies on their first birthday

Seven African Wild Dog puppies born at Honolulu Zoo were unveiled inside of their habitat at 9:30 a.m. today while also celebrating their first birthday, city officials announced. Read More

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

She’s getting some backlash from Native Americans and grumbling from Democrats who’d rather be talking about toppling Congress’ Republican majorities in the midterm elections three weeks away. Read More

St. Louis woman fired after video shows her blocking black man from condo

Hilary Brooke Mueller’s employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate elsewhere in the city, said in a statement on its website that it had reviewed the video and fired her. Read More

Honolulu Museum of Art’s deputy director heading to Seattle

The Honolulu Museum of Art announced today the departure of Theresa Papanikolas, deputy director of arts and programs, effective Nov. 8, 2018. Read More

Teen pedestrian struck on Farrington Highway

A 14-year-old female pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Farrington Highway this afternoon received “advanced life-saving medical care,” according to Emergency Medical Services personnel. Read More

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. Read More

Pompeo lands in Turkey as probe into Khashoggi case heats up

A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America’s top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist’s disappearance. Read More

More tickets to Bruno Mars will be available

More tickets for Bruno Mars’ three sold-out shows at Aloha Stadium next month will go on sale Friday. Read More

Man suspected of kidnapping woman and toddlers in Makaha

Police are investigating a kidnapping and abuse case after a 42-year-old man allegedly restrained and choked his ex-girlfriend in Makaha. Read More

University of Hawaii-Brigham Young game sets season viewership record

Despite a 10:25 p.m. Eastern Time kickoff, the University of Hawaii’s football game at Brigham Young drew 646,000 viewers late Saturday and early Sunday morning. Read More

Hawaii mumps outbreak is over, Health Department says

A statewide mumps outbreak that began in March 2017 is over. Read More

Nevada pimp who starred in HBO series found dead

Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his business and who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, has died, Nevada authorities said. Read More

YouTube restores service after intermittent outages

YouTube, the world’s biggest online video sharing and streaming service, said it restored service after engineers worked to address intermittent outages. Read More

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