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Halemaumau lava lake rises to within 10 feet of crater floor

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 10:00 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and tourists have been able to view the lava lake from the Jaggar Museum Observatory, since it began rising earlier this week.

Heald College to shut down campuses nationwide, including Hawaii

By Associated Press Posted 10:56 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon, as well as Everest and WyoTech schools in California, Arizona and New York.

Work furlough inmate fails to return to OCCC

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:48 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Police and sheriffs are looking for an Oahu Community Correctional Center work furlough inmate who left Saturday to go to work and failed to return Sunday morning.

'Batman' killer studied brain disorders before mass murder

By Associated Press Posted 06:20 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."

UC Santa Barbara earns first Big West series win over Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:37 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Shane Bieber completed a masterful weekend of pitching by the UC Santa Barbara pitching staff, throwing a seven-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over Hawaii on Sunday to win the series at Les Murakami Stadium.

Plantation owner envisions Maui town development

By Associated Press Posted 11:13 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The Maui News reports 66-year-old Mike Atherton is making plans for the area near the small town of Waikapu, which was once an epicenter for sugar cane production and commerce on Maui.

Aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500

By Binaj Gurubacharya & Katy Daigle Posted 06:14 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.

Financial boost provides silver lining to lava emergency

By Associated Press Posted 12:46 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
There was a silver lining in the lava flow emergency that threatened Puna over the past months — an unexpected financial boost for local contractors large and small.

Hawaii Innocence Project seeks review in Dana Ireland death

By Associated Press Posted 10:14 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald ( reports the group is seeking a review of the conviction of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer in the death of 23-year-old Dana Ireland, who had graduated from George Mason University in Virginia shortly before she died.

Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

By Associated Press Posted 11:05 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Madelyn Yensen died April 7 after suffering a seizure, while her husband, Marcus, died of heart failure about five hours later the same day. She was 94, and he was 95.

Police say Lil Wayne tour bus struck by bullets

By Associated Press Posted 08:45 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that no one was injured during the incident on I-285 around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Many bills undecided during final rush of Legislature

Posted 08:37 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
It's the final rush in the Hawaii Legislature and lawmakers are scrambling to pass bills out of committees by the end of the week.

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

By Associated Press Posted 12:01 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

By Associated Press Posted 08:29 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a "millennium camera" that he intends to mount in a churchless steeple on a college campus and chronicle climate change by taking a 1,000-year exposure of a western Massachusetts mountain range.

3 women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 07:30 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes.

Ohio in a minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage

By Associated Press Posted 04:47 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

Laughter (and a few boos) as Obama takes aim at Correspondents' Dinner

By New York Times Posted 04:47 AM HST, Apr 26, 2015
On Saturday night, Obama offered a humorous answer to that hypothetical question as he roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the potential 2016 Republican presidential field and his journalistic adversaries at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

By Associated Press Posted 07:15 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday.

27 charged in Florida marriage fraud for immigrants

By Associated Press Posted 10:06 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Federal prosecutors have charged 27 people in South Florida with taking part in a marriage fraud ring aimed at bringing immigrants into the U.S. illegally.

Man cut on forehead in Hele-On bus trip on Hawaii island

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 07:45 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Hawaii County police are investigating an apparent stabbing aboard a Hele-On bus in Honokaa that left a 40-year-old man with a serious head wound.

Kauai lifeguards resuscitate man after near-drowning incident

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 06:39 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Kauai lifeguards resuscitated a 61-year-old visitor from Dubuque, Iowa, involved in a near-drowning at Haena Beach on Saturday morning.

Coast Guard searches for 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

By Associated Press Posted 05:31 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
The Coast Guard says four sailors are missing after a violent storm capsized boats that were participating in a regatta in Mobile Bay.

Workers help Maui firefighters by controlling brush fire

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:56 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Maui firefighters got a big assist from Goodfellow Brothers Construction in containing a brush fire on Waiale Road in Wailuku on Friday.

Judge says casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

By Ryan J. Foley Posted 07:21 PM HST, Apr 24, 2015
When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."

Despite protests, Indonesia moves forward to execute drug convicts

By New York Times Posted 07:21 PM HST, Apr 24, 2015
Two are young Australians portrayed back home as generally good lads. One is a Brazilian who is mentally ill. There are four Nigerian men, a female migrant worker from the Philippines and an Indonesian laborer.

2 injured in water-related incidents off Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 02:28 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
A man was in critical condition and a boy in serious condition Saturday after separate water-related incidents on Oahu.

Lifeguards rescue 3 after boat overturns in Kaneohe Bay

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 02:31 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Lifeguards rescued three men after their boat overturned Saturday in Kaneohe Bay.

Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to U.S.

By Associated Press Posted 11:54 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
In the decade Scott Kelley has missed, there have been births and deaths, holidays and milestones. But Beth Kelley said she doesn't plan to talk to him about the reasons for his absence: the child custody fight that made him and his wife international fugitives.

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

By Associated Press Posted 06:32 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.

'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

By Associated Press Posted 09:06 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Vietnamese orphans airlifted to the United States in an evacuation dubbed "Operation Babylift" reunited Saturday with some of the soldiers who helped them flee in the frantic final days of the Vietnam War.

A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

By Skip Foreman, Meredith Somers & Juliet Linderman Posted 06:43 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming U.S. visit

By Associated Press Posted 06:26 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 decades after the end of World War II.

Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

By Associated Press Posted 01:50 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America.

UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms

By Associated Press Posted 09:51 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
The U.N. chief has appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Jenner interview draws 16.8 million on ABC News

By New York Times Posted 09:51 AM HST, Apr 25, 2015
More than 16.8 million people tuned in Friday night to watch the ABC News television special in which Bruce Jenner said he identified as a woman, according to preliminary ratings data provided by the network.

Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano

By Associated Press Posted 05:22 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.

Boy in serious condition after swallowing water at Eternity Beach

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 02:11 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
A 9-year-old boy is in serious condition after he swallowed water at Eternity Beach near Halona Blowhole, Emergency Medical Services officials said.

Man in critical condition after swiming at Makapuu Beach

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 02:05 PM HST, Apr 25, 2015
A man in his late 40s or early 50s is in critical condition after he was found by another swimmer unresponsive at Makapuu Beach on Saturday.

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