Monday, November 30, 2015         
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Man dies following critical pedestrian accident in Chinatown

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:14 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
A man in his 60s was killed Sunday night while jaywalking across Nimitz Highway near River Street.

Man charged in connection with fatal shooting of Hilo man

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:35 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Hawaii island police have charged a 34-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a 39-year-old Hilo man on Thanksgiving.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance law

By Associated Press Posted 8:18 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee.

Hawaii dominates Big West volleyball awards

By Cindy Luis Posted 9:42 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Just as Hawaii dominated in Big West volleyball play, the Rainbow Wahine dominated in postseason honors with two of the top three awards and four players named to the first team.

Former Yankee Bronson Sardinha arrested for alleged police assault

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:53 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Bronson Sardinha, former Major League Baseball and Kamehameha Schools player, was arrested early Sunday morning at a Waipahu shopping center parking lot after he allegedly assaulted a police office

Visitor spending fails to keep pace with arrivals

By Allison Schaefers Posted 10:57 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Visitor arrivals hit a new monthly record in October, but spending fell largely because of pullbacks from Japan and Canada.

Cruise ship resumes voyage to Hawaii after small engine fire

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:44 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
The Grand Princess, a 2,600 passenger cruise ship headed to Hawaii from San Francisco, experienced a fire in its engine room and lost power about 100 miles from Hilo this morning.

Vegas casino evacuated due to 'suspicious device'

By Associated Press Posted 9:30 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
The Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas was evacuated after officials found a "suspicious device."

Flight attendant charged with attacking crew, U.S. marshals

By Tom Foreman Jr. Posted 9:18 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Documents filed in federal court in North Carolina say an American Airlines flight attendant who described herself as "crazy" and a "train wreck" attacked fellow crew members and U.S. marshals during a flight from Charlotte to Frankfurt, Germany, last week.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing bags left on beach

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:18 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
A 38-year-old Nanakuli man is in custody after he allegedly stole bags belonging to two people at a beach near Nanaikapono Elementary School.

Suspected burglar dies in chimney after resident lights fire

By Associated Press Posted 4:29 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Authorities say a suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney of a Central California home died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a fire in the fireplace.

North Korean missile test was unsuccessful, south says

By New York Times
North Korea conducted a rare test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile over the weekend, but it ended in failure, said a South Korean lawmaker who attended a closed-door parliamentary briefing by the National Intelligence Service today.

Suspect arrested in connection with university online threat

By Don Babwin & Sophia Tareen Posted 5:56 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
The University of Chicago canceled all classes and activities scheduled for today on its main campus following an online threat of gun violence to which the FBI alerted the school.

High surf, gusty winds prompt weather advisories

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:35 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
High surf and wind advisories are posted for the Hawaiian islands as a series of northwest swells move through the islands and gusty tradewinds continue.

Firefighters investigate Kalihi house fire

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:00 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Fire investigators are trying to determine the origin of a house fire that took 22 firefighters five minutes to bring under control Sunday night in Kalihi.

HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

By Associated Press Posted 10:41 a.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

Retailers expect record sales for Cyber Monday

By Mae Anderson Posted 7:47 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2015
Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called "Cyber Monday." But now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday is losing some of its luster.

Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

By Associated Press Posted 4:21 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region's once-thriving aerospace industry.

Firefighters rescue visitors lost on Kaau Crater Trail

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:02 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Honolulu firefighters rescued a pair of visitors from Australia who found themselves lost after dark on the Kaau Crater Trail in Palolo.

Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

By Jeff Karoub Posted 8:38 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.

Mariota throws 3 touchdowns in Titans' 24-21 loss to Raiders

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 11:29 a.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Derek Carr threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 1:21 left, and the Oakland Raiders stopped a three-game skid by edging the Tennessee Titans 24-21 Sunday.

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

By Greg Beacham Posted 2:32 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday, writing a poem titled "Dear Basketball."

Pennsylvania police officer shot, killed during call; suspect charged

By Associated Press Posted 5:24 p.m. HST, Nov 29, 2015
A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide today.

Abortion violence’s deadly toll spans clinics, kitchen and church

By Tribune News Service
Violence against doctors or clinics providing abortion services has claimed the lives of at least 11 people in the United States since 1993. Most were shot, though one was killed by a bomb. Four were doctors.

Rep. Gabbard makes mark on party by openly defying it

By New York Times
Between the chilly temperatures and the pace of the push-ups, there was plenty to complain about after eight lawmakers straggled into the park behind the Longworth House Office Building for their regular 6:30 a.m. workout.

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