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Sony re-releasing original PlayStation with 20 games for $99

Sony is rolling out a mini version of its original PlayStation game console, seeking to tap in to the retro craze and nostalgia of gamers who grew up with the iconic device. Read More
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Trump comforts storm-ravaged evacuees with hot dogs, hugs in Carolinas

During a packed day, he visited both North and South Carolina, distributed meals at a church, walked amid piles of sodden furniture in damaged neighborhoods, offered hugs and handshakes to residents and discussed the response efforts with local and state officials. Read More

Deadly plant disease threatens America’s $250M rose business

Its many symptoms include super-thorny stems and clusters of stems called rosettes or witches’ brooms. Read More

Police reopen H-3 lanes after crash inside Harano Tunnel

Honolulu police have reopened the left westbound lane of the H-3 freeway following a multiple-vehicle crash this morning inside the Halawa-bound Tetsuo Harano Tunnel. Read More
 

Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July. Read More

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

India’s government approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. Read More
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Despite sexuality rumors, ‘Sesame Street’ says Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

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The producers of “Sesame Street” tweeted that Bert and Ernie are not gay in response to a Queerty interview published Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, with a former writer for the show who said he considered the puppets lovers. Read More
 

California city is latest to relax ‘sexist’ school dress code

Students who initiated the change say many of the old rules that barred too much skin disproportionately targeted girls, while language calling such attire “distracting” sent the wrong message. Read More

Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI to investigate before confirmation hearing

An FBI investigation “should be the first step in addressing the allegations,” the lawyers wrote in the Tuesday letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press. Read More

Trump rips Jeff Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Trump, a Republican, suggested that Sessions’ rocky Senate confirmation hearings may have impacted his performance as attorney general. Read More
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site on one condition

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang today. Read More

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. Read More

Villagers refused advice to flee storm, Philippine policeman says

A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. Read More

Medical Examiner identifies pedestrian killed in Kapolei

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 55-year-old woman who died in a collision near Walmart in Kapolei Tuesday night as Lusiana K. Vallejos. Read More

Big Island teen sentenced to 20 years in sexual assault case

A Big Island teenager accused of holding a woman against her will and beating and raping her was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read More

Koreas plan joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement today that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. Read More

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