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Deedy to appeal court decision to allow third trial in fatal shooting

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:19 am
The city prosecutor’s office plans to try State Department federal agent Christopher Deedy a third time in the 2011 shooting death of Kollin Elderts at a Waikiki McDonald’s following a Hawaii Supreme Court decision today that denied an appeal by Deedy. Read More

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Read More

Hawaii lawmakers voice opposition of net neutrality repeal

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 10:42 am
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said this morning it is now time to turn tweets into action following the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality protections. Read More

Ex-‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa to tell all about White House

Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has “quite a story to tell” about her time in President Donald Trump’s administration and “the world will want to hear it.” Read More

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses today and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Read More

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 10:48 am
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat who was appointed by President Barack Obama, lambasted the “preordained outcome” of the vote that she says hurts people, small and large businesses, and marginalized populations. Read More

Part of H-1 westbound to be closed for lighting replacement

The westbound H-1 freeway will be closed between the Vineyard Boulevard offramp and the Vineyard Boulevard/Halona Street onramp from 10 p.m. Sunday through 4:30 a.m. Monday for overhead lighting replacement work, according to state officials. Read More

Ward holding special ‘Last Jedi’ opening night screening

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 11:30 am
Tickets are going fast for the opening night screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Consolidated Theatres Ward 16 complex in Honolulu today. Read More

High surf, strong winds continue to hit isles

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 6:47 am
The National Weather Service this morning issued a high surf warning for north and west facing shores of Oahu, Niihau, Kauai, and Molokai and north facing shores of Maui until 6 p.m. Read More

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 7:21 am
Disney is buying the Murdoch family’s Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. Read More

White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. Read More

Jones says he knew he had a ‘path’ to victory

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 11:15 am
For years Doug Jones would tell friends — trying to persuade them to run for political office — that the notion that a Democrat could not win in deeply conservative Alabama would remain a self-fulfilling prophecy unless somebody tried. Read More

California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. Read More

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France today, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. Read More

Rubio threat to vote ‘no’ imperils tax bill

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm
The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate has been jeopardized by Florida’s Marco Rubio, who says he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children. Read More

Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called “troubling allegations” of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming. Read More

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. Read More

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