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Ige forms team to address homeless; Kippen to be replaced

By Dan Nakaso Posted 1:56 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Gov. David Ige announced the formation of the "Governor's Leadership Team on Homelessness," but the state's current homeless czar won't be part of that effort.

Soldiers swept off rocks identified; Deadly swell starts to decline

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:58 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The medical examiner identified the two Schofield Barracks soldiers who apparently drowned near the Halona Blowhole over the weekend.

Kauai veterinarian, reality show star dies of cancer

By Mike Gordon Posted 9:21 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Scott Sims, the barefoot veterinarian from Kauai who turned his love of animals into a reality show, died Saturday after a two-month fight with bladder cancer. He was 59.

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox

By Greg Beacham Posted 12:51 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.

Man killed by prostitute was possible suspect in women's disappearances

By Jonathan Mattise & Dan Sewell Posted 3:26 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.

Residents can expect artillery noise from Schofield Barracks

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:25 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Communities around Schofield Barracks can expect a new round of artillery noise Tuesday and Wednesday with the Marines bringing in their big guns for training.

Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

By David Crary Posted 3:07 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

China aghast after woman saves son before being crushed by escalator

By Tribune News Service
The scene can only be described as horrific: On an otherwise unremarkable morning, a woman is riding up a shopping center escalator in central China with her son. When she reaches the top and begins to disembark, she steps onto a metal footplate covering the machinery. The plate collapses, dropping the woman into the gears. She shoves her child into the arms of two mall employees, and is crushed to death.

'Aggressive' search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

By Matt Sedensky & Joshua Replogle Posted 1:25 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The Coast Guard searched "aggressively" off the Florida coast and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy afternoon.

State will cut HI-5 container fee in September

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:05 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The state Department of Health is notifying manufacturers, distributors and importers of HI-5 beverage containers that it will reduce the recycling program's container fee by a half-cent effective Sept. 1.

Tropical cyclone could approach isles by Saturday

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:35 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Tropical Depression 8E formed in the eastern Pacific on Monday and could be in Hawaiian waters by the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Pool fire at The Cosmopolitan fueled by fake palm trees

By Kimberly Pierceall Posted 12:23 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Firefighters said Monday that fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, a blaze that sent guests running and plumes of black smoke billowing from the casino-hotel.

El Nino looking to be largest in more than a decade

By Seth Borenstein & Frank Bajak Posted 11:02 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.

No tsunami threat from 7.0 Indonesia earthquake

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:10 p.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami from a 7.0 earthquake that struck Indonesia Monday.

Remains of Pearl Harbor victims dug up for identification

By Audrey McAvoy Posted 7:35 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The military exhumed caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor in a renewed effort to identify them.

Appeals court upholds California's shark fin ban

By Sudhin Thanawala Posted 11:52 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
A federal appeals court Monday dismissed a legal challenge to a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

Reality TV fisherman indicted on federal fraud charges

By Associated Press Posted 8:02 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
A star of TV's "Wicked Tuna" has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The indictment says Paul Hebert claimed to be disabled and unable to work while he was catching fish and appearing on the National Geographic Channel reality show.

Soldier killed in motorcycle crash identified

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 8:50 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The medical examiner identified a soldier killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Wahiawa Friday morning.

With warning to U.S., North Korea marks end of Korean War

By Eric Talmadge Posted 4:37 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked Monday's anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.

Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death

By Russ Bynum Posted 8:05 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

Farrington Highway reopened in Nanakuli; Water conservation urged

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:08 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Farrington Highway reopened at about 6:30 a.m. Monday after a 24-inch water transfer main broke and closed the road over the weekend in Nanakuli. The closure caused major delays for people trying to get to and leave Waianae.

Bankoh's loans soar but earnings slip due to one-time items

By Dave Segal Posted 8:17 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Bank of Hawaii Corp posted a big jump in its loan portfolio but said Monday that its net income slipped 0.8 percent in the second quarter due to one-time items in the year-earlier period.

Dolphin Quest seeks permit to fly dolphins between islands

By Associated Press Posted 7:38 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Three young dolphins will be exchanged between Hawaii Island and Oahu Island if Dolphin Quest Inc. receives a permit from the state Board of Agriculture to fly the animals.

Neighbors oppose West Maui campground for homeless

By Associated Press Posted 4:46 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
Maui-based outreach organization is proposing to build a new campground facility in Lahaina as a way to help with the island's growing homeless population, but residents are fighting the project.

Kekaha Landfill closed after fatal accident

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 2:05 p.m. HST, Jul 26, 2015
Kekaha Landfill has been closed for the day after an employee fatality on Sunday morning , a Kauai spokeswoman said in a statement.

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