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Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

Already heightened security will be bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school where last month’s massacre occurred as Gov. Rick Scott ordered eight highway patrol troopers to assist with securing the grounds. Read More

Lawsuit against Neo-Nazi site’s founder clears legal hurdle

A lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website publisher over an anti-Semitic online trolling campaign against a Montana family shouldn’t be dismissed just because he has been traveling outside the U.S. for several years, a federal magistrate judge said in an order today. Read More

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines fixes

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 10:40 am
Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Read More

Bruno Mars to co-headline Lollapalooza

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 10:49 am
Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Read More

Sewage pours into Waimalu stream, public warned to stay out of water

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 11:25 am
An estimated 13,000 gallons of sewage poured into Waimalu stream, which empties into Pearl Harbor, and state Health officials are warning people to stay out of the water around the stream to the shoreline that runs along Neil Blaisdell Park and Harbor Center. Read More

YouTube bans firearm sales and how-to videos, prompting backlash

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate. Read More

Fed raises key interest rate by a quarter-point

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:26 am
The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate and signaling that it is sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. Read More

Academic says he’s being scapegoated in Facebook data case

Alexandr Kogan, a psychology researcher at Cambridge University, told the BBC that both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have tried to place the blame on him for violating the social media platform’s terms of service, even though Cambridge Analytica ensured him that everything he did was legal. Read More

High surf warning prompts closure of Hilo’s Bayfront Highway

A high surf warning for Hawaii island has prompted the closure of Bayfront Highway in Hilo in both directions this morning and people along the shorelines of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna are being warned of dangerous conditions. Read More

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 11:18 am
Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed college dropout, had been tracked down using store surveillance video, cell phone signals and witness accounts of a strange-looking customer making purchases in a disguise that included a blonde wig and gloves. Read More

Man, 49, found dead after 3-alarm fire in Makiki high-rise

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 9:48 pm
Firefighters found the body of a 49-year-old man late this morning after they responded to a three-alarm fire in a fourth-floor unit of a Makiki high-rise. Read More

Souki says he did not harass women

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 4:05 pm
Former House Speaker Joseph Souki said the accusations of sexual harassment against him are all three to eight years old, and he has “absolutely no memory of ever acting in inappropriately with any woman at any time, as a member of the House or in a private setting.” Read More

Mice attacks on Midway albatross prompt eradication plan

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Suddenly predatory mice are attacking nesting albatross on Midway Atoll – the largest albatross colony in the world — prompting a plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the “house mouse” population using rodenticide and trapping. Read More

Willie K returns to Oahu for first time since cancer diagnosis

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 9:49 am
Maui-based entertainer Willie Kahaiali‘i will return to Oahu next week for his first performance since being diagnosed with lung cancer in February. Read More

Souki resigning amid harassment complaints

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 11:34 am
Former House Speaker Joseph Souki has agreed to resign from office to resolve complaints from “several” women who allege they were the targets of his unwanted advances that included sexual comments, touching and kissing, according to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. Read More

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