Friday, May 22, 2015         
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Flood advisory issued as cold front brings rains to Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:04 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
A cold front moving down the island chain is forecast to bring cloudy skies and scattered showers to Kauai Friday afternoon and move over Oahu Friday evening.

Man charged with abuse, murder in death of 3-year-old girl

By Gregg K. Kakesako Posted 09:16 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
An Oahu grand jury indicted 25-year-old Waianae man Thursday for allegedly killing a three-year-old girl last year.

National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters

By Associated Press Posted 03:28 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home and trying to intimidate his children so they wouldn't discuss the allegations against him was convicted on Friday.

Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on flight to Honolulu

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Posted 12:56 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu.

House speaker upset about ethics rules on gifts to lawmakers

By Cathy Bussewitz Posted 07:56 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
The leader of Hawaii's House of Representatives is complaining about state Ethics Commission rules that rein in gifts to lawmakers.

B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter Posted 06:52 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.

Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

By Tribune News Service Posted 06:52 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top adviser to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of network interviews.

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

By E. Eduardo Castillo & Katherine Corcoran Posted 05:46 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.

Acker joins UH men's basketball staff

By Brian McInnis Posted 04:18 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot announced Chris Acker as his third and final assistant on Friday.

Naked Florida man rescued after getting stuck on drawbridge

By Associated Press Posted 03:37 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
irefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.

Man charged in death of another man who died after being in coma

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 07:04 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Kapahulu man Friday with manslaughter in the death of a 35-year-old man who died Sunday after being in a coma for more than two weeks.

Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

By Anthony McCartney Posted 02:00 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted.

No tsunami warning after second strong quake off Solomon Islands

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 02:39 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Two strong earthquakes struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands on Friday afternoon but did not trigger any tsunami warnings for Hawaii.

Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying, DC authorities say

By Jessica Gresko Posted 01:50 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.

Furlough inmate arrested on Hawaii island for failing to check in

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:45 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Hawaii County police captured extended furlough inmate John Towle Friday after he failed to check in.

TLC pulls Duggar family series amid sexual misconduct reports

By Allen Reed Posted 11:04 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

UH hopes to offer stipends to athletes this fall

By Ferd Lewis Posted 09:36 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
The University of Hawaii expects to offer some form of cost of attendance stipends to scholarship athletes this year, athletic director David Matlin told a Board of Regents committee.

Las Vegas feels magnitude-5.4 earthquake 100 miles away

By Associated Press Posted 10:29 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada has been felt about 100 miles away in Las Vegas and has damaged a highway.

Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

By Associated Press Posted 11:22 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Marques Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in El Paso, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. He was 89.

Police release video of suspected moped thief

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:38 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Honolulu police released security camera images of a suspected thief driving off with a moped from a Kailua condominum in hopes of identifying the suspect.

Mom takes son's place at graduation after he dies

By Associated Press Posted 08:01 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
The mother of a suburban Chicago teenager killed in a drunken-driving crash less than a week before his high school graduation took his place at the ceremony, wearing his cap and gown.

Man charged after pushing past Los Angeles airport security

By Associated Press Posted 08:46 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun.

West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

By Justin Pritchard Posted 11:09 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.

Aina Haina woman charged with identity theft, credit card fraud

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:16 p.m. HST, May 21, 2015
Prosecutors charged a 58-year-old Aina Haina woman Thursday with numerous counts of identity theft and credit card fraud.

South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

By Youkyung Lee Posted 04:41 a.m. HST, May 22, 2015
A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

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