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Ige won't veto rail tax extension, but rejects sex-trafficking bill

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:46 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Gov. David Ige said Monday he will not veto the extension of the rail surcharge to the general excise tax, but he will reject a bill that proponents said would toughen Hawaii's prosecution of sex traffickers.
 

Mauna Kea summit road to remain closed

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:25 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
The University of Hawaii said the Mauna Kea summit road will remain closed as damage assessments continue in the wake of efforts by protesters last week to block passage to the site of the Thirty Meter Telescope with boulders and altars.

No relief from record heat over Hawaii

By Craig Gima Posted 8:41 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
There’s no relief until later this week from the hot, humid summer weather over the state that’s tied or broken seven high temperature records so far this month.

Hiker who died in fatal fall at Mount Olomana identified

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:14 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the hiker who fatally fell from Mount Olomana Saturday as Glenn Vopper of Orange Park, Florida.

'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

By Nicholas Geranios & Donna Blankinship Posted 5:26 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee.
 

University of California sued over sex assault claims

By Paul Elias Posted 4:42 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment.

Teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity

By Associated Press Posted 4:33 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

By David Bauder Posted 8:45 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
 

Obama says proposal will make 5 million more eligible for OT

By Christopher S. Rugaber & Josh Lederman Posted 3:55 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.

Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

By Associated Press Posted 2:41 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

Former court probation officer pleads guilty to theft, forgery

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:36 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A former probation officer pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft and forgery.

Kailua-Kona man dies of injuries from domestic dispute

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:24 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man hospitalized with a laceration to his forearm after a June 21 domestic dispute died of his injuries on Sunday.

Volunteer HPD officer pleads guilty for not reporting game room assault

By Nelson Daranciang Posted 1:01 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A 37-year reserve officer of the Honolulu Police Department pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday for not reporting an assault by an on-duty police officer and lying when FBI agents questioned him about it.

UH makes big jump in Director's Cup standings

By Ferd Lewis
The University of Hawaii had its best finish in five years, ranking 100th among 289 NCAA Division I schools for 2014-'15 athletic program performance in the the final Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings, it was announced.

Police seeking witnesses to large fight at Puna area boat ramp

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:25 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Hawaii County police are asking for witnesses to come forward with information about an affray involving an estimated 40 people and the discharge of a gun Sunday at the Pohoiki boat ramp in Puna.

Diddy's son Quincy calls father's arrest a 'hiccup'

By Ryan Pearson Posted 12:31 p.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Diddy's son Quincy Brown has dismissed his father's recent arrest as a "hiccup."

U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

By Star-Advertiser news services Posted 10:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis.
 

Wong trails in votes for starting position at MLB All-Star game

By Ferd Lewis Posted 10:57 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has a 1,585,265 vote gap to close before voting ends Thursday evening to select the starter at the position for the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Mom pleads guilty to killing 2 kids found in home freezer

By Ed White Posted 11:07 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A Detroit woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a home freezer, telling a judge that she had no remorse for beating and suffocating them.

No charges filed in 'skitching' death of Ewa Beach skateboarder

By Gregg K. Kakesako Posted 8:11 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Police traffic investigators determined that a 43-year-old Ewa Beach man was “skitching,” hitching a ride on a moving vehicle while riding his skateboard, when he fell and was killed earlier this month. David Pantohan died June 10 at the Queen's Medical Center.

Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

By Associated Press Posted 11:43 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.

Police investigate suspicious fires near H-1 freeway

By Gregg K. Kakesako Posted 10:04 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Police and fire investigators are looking into the cause of three bush fires that may have been intentionally set along the H-1 Freeway in Kapolei Sunday morning.

Escaped convicts had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

By Michael Balsamo Posted 4:39 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
 

Boy, father attacked by alligator at lake outside Houston

By Associated Press Posted 4:35 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston.

Third Janet Jackson show added

By Erika Engle Posted 7:09 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2015
Promoters have added a third Janet Jackson concert, after sell-outs of the Nov. 12 and 13 performances at Neal Blaisdell Arena.

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