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Widespread blackout includes Ala Moana Center, Ward theaters


Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 9:12 am
A pair of outages knocked out power to 510 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers in the Ala Moana and Kakaako areas Friday night, including Ala Moana Center and the Consolidated Theatres Ward 16 movie complex. Read More

Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Read More
 

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump’s early gains

The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump’s push to tighten the border. Read More

Highlights from the GOP’s tax overhaul plan


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm
Highlights of the legislation that would overhaul the nation’s tax code, which goes to the House and Senate next week. Read More
 

Earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java island, deaths reported


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm
A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital today and other cities on the country’s most populous island of Java, killing at least 1 person amid reports of more deaths and collapsed houses. Read More

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm
A federal judge in Philadelphia today ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Read More

Somber mood as mourners honor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Government workers, local celebrities and residents who didn’t know him personally streamed past the body of the late Mayor Ed Lee to say goodbye to San Francisco’s leader of seven years. Read More

High surf advisory issued for isles

A high surf advisory for the east facing shores of isles from Kauai to the Big Island is in effect from today until 6 a.m. Saturday. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Peter Jackson’s Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm
Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein’s advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Read More

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 8:04 am
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

Tillerson backtracks on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

America’s top diplomat stepped back today from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Read More

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