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In a "Notice of Allegations" delivered to the University of Hawaii Friday, the NCAA is charging the men's basketball program with multiple Level I and II violations, the most severe of four categories.

The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief's wife testified Friday that she trusted her granddaughter and was devastated when she found out a reverse mortgage on her home hadn't been paid off as promised.

A friendly bet between a high school grappling coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation.

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.

A lawmaker from the Big Island wants to hold state Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago accountable for voting problems that she says denied residents of her district the right to vote.

Robert Allenby missed the cut by a stroke in his first event since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. The 43-year-old Australian had a triple bogey and a double bogey in a 3-over 74. He opened with a 70 on Thursday.

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.

After a half a century of creating hundreds of logos for Hawaii's leading businesses, graphic artist Clarence Lee, 79, succumbed to Parkinson's Disease and died Thursday under hospice care at Arcadia.

Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and criminal.

Punahou School has promoted Emily McCarren and Paris Priore-Kim to serve as its high school and junior school principals, respectively.

Lydia Ko birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship on Friday to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener.

"Lost" actor Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of "Pali Road," a film by Crimson Forest Entertainment now shooting on Oahu.

The beleaguered Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is merging with the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, and some functions of the U.S. Air Force's Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory in Ohio.

Rescuers on Friday were searching for a possible missing person off of Barbers Point after finding a kayak adrift.

Sheriff's deputies booked the former hip-hop music mogul on suspicion of murder after they said he hit and killed a man with his pickup truck, seriously injured another and then fled.

Freeway construction could affect travel plans for some Super Bowl party-goers and motorists going to the Honolulu Airport this weekend

The former executive director of a nonprofit organization that provided services to the disabled has been accused of embezzlement and indicted by a federal grand jury for theft.

Hawaii has joined at least three other states in suing the maker and distributer of 5-Hour ENERGY drinks for allegedly making false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims about their products.

Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii.

Police have released security camera images of two men sought in a closing-time armed robbery at a sports betting area at a casino several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip.

Arthur L. Alarcon, a judge who served on California and federal benches for 50 years and was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.

Hawaii lawmakers are considering whether it makes sense to get out of some requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act so that they can make substantial changes to the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

American Savings Bank's earnings slipped 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter after settling a class-action lawsuit related to overdraft fees on debit card transactions, costs related to its soon-to-be-built headquarters in Chinatown and more money set aside for potential loan losses.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the continued cleanup of 42,000 gallons of jet fuel that spilled from a tank facility on Sand Island Access Road.

The leading edge of a lava flow closest to Highway130 and the Pahoa police and fire stations continued to widen, but has not significantly advanced since Monday.

Hawaiian Electric Co. customers can keep an eye on the progress of their renewable energy projects with an online tool the utility launched Friday.

The Philippine president said Friday he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos, the biggest single-day combat loss in recent years that threatened to derail a peace deal with Muslim rebels.

Everett Lamar Bridges, better known as 'Rocky" when he was a popular manager of the Hawaii Islanders in the early 1970s, has died.

Amid growing concerns over the budget shortfall that rail now faces, the Honolulu City Council this week introduced a resolution directing the agency overseeing the project to remove all of the so-called federal "bus funds" from rail's financial plan.

Maui authorities are investigating the death of an 82-year-old Seattle visitor who died at Polo Beach in Kihei Thursday.

State analysts say Nevada's casinos -- particularly those on the Las Vegas Strip -- won less in December and the 12 months of 2014 than they did a year prior.

Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.

A 19-year-old California man was arrested in Waikiki on an arrest warrant issued in Oakland for attempted murder in a drive-by shooting.

After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.

A 13-year-old boy was charged Thursday with second-degree robbery of an 11-year-old boy in Kalihi.

Sen. John McCain's reaction to protesters who disrupted a hearing, calling one "low-life scum," garnered media attention Thursday, but the incident also has sparked calls for an investigation into the Capitol Police's response to the rowdy Code Pink protesters.

Two people were arrested Wednesday after a man was robbed at knifepoint near the state Capitol.

A Hawaii County police sergeant was arrested and charged with four offenses in connection with an early Thursday morning domestic abuse incident in Kapaau.

The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City.

An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, a prosecutor said Friday.

A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime is in custody as police investigate his motives.

Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean have made history by surpassing an official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon.

Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

The judge overseeing former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says jurors can watch this weekend's Super Bowl but must walk away or otherwise distance themselves if his name is mentioned.

Senior guard Shawna-Lei Kuehu came off the bench for 15 points and Hawaii hit five critical free throws in the final 39 seconds to fend off Long Beach State 72-64 in a Big West women's basketball game Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive and former University of Hawaii basketball player, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence -- Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed -- as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway.

Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.

Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday.

A federal judge is allowing a shipping company to pay $600,000 restitution to environmental organizations as part of a sentence for spilling molasses in Honolulu Harbor.

Hawaii's visitor industry finished 2014 with its third consecutive year of spending and arrivals records.

A state audit of the troubled Hawaii Health Connector said inadequate planning and improper procurement procedures by the Connector's executive director and board of directors led to an unsustainable health insurance exchange.

Hawaiian Airlines' net income plunged 35 percent in the fourth quarter after taking a $12.7 million expense for losses on hedging contracts that protect against higher fuel prices.

While barely saying a word, the Seattle Seahawks running back has created a run on the "Beast Mode" caps he has been wearing at Super Bowl media appearances.

The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations.

A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels.

A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330 bound for Auckland, New Zealand, aborted takeoff Wednesday afternoon from Honolulu Airport.

Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite.

If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting $736,575, they aren't giving it up.

Hawaii Judiciary officials say they need more state funding to replace their outdated and unsecure Hawaii island court facilities, as well as to keep a program that aims to help young children whose parents are suspected of abuse and neglect.

The Kauai County Planning Commission is deferring its decision on whether to issue permits for the rebuilding of Kauai's famed Coco Palms resort.

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.

The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

The Maui News reports the discoveries are the fifth time the invasive species has evaded quarantine on Maui and the ninth infestation on the island since 2009.


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