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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.

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.

Heald College to shut down campuses nationwide, including Hawaii

By Tribune News Service Posted 10:14 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.

Apparent cyberattack temporarily shuts down TMT website

By Associated Press Posted 08:03 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The state Security Operation Center is investigating a distributed denial of service attack on Sunday that targeted the state’s official government website and a site maintained by the Thirty Meter Telescope project.

Truckers could stay home from nation's biggest port complex

By Associated Press Posted 10:01 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Los Angeles and Long Beach could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute.

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

By Lynn Elber Posted 09:40 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.

'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."

Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

By Jessica Gresko Posted 09:34 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Mourners filed for hours on Sunday past the coffin of the man who died after sustaining serious injuries in the custody of Baltimore police, somberly paying respects after a night of violent protests.

U.S. gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up

By Associated Press Posted 09:11 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude oil prices caused the run-up at the pump.

Tsarnaev's life on line as defense argues against execution

By Denise Lavoie Posted 08:07 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are returning to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.

Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure

By Hope Yen Posted 04:22 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

Rainbow Wahine win Big West water polo title

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 07:52 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Hawaii senior Caity Lopes Da Silva’s goal with 10 seconds left in overtime gave the Rainbow Wahine a 9-8 win over UC Irvine in the championship game of the Big West Women’s Water Polo tournament on Sunday at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

Boy, 6, found face down in Kapiolani Blvd. pool

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 06:02 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Paramedics took a 6-year-old boy to the hospital after he was found floating face down in a pool at a Kapiolani Boulevard condo.

Chinese scientists edit genes of human embryos, raising concerns

By New York Times Posted 06:02 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Scientists somewhere, researchers said, were trying to edit genes with a technique that would permanently alter the DNA of every cell so that any changes would be passed on from generation to generation.

Weather system moves over Oahu, tradewinds to return Monday

By Craig Gima Posted 05:56 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
A weakening band of rain moved slowly over Oahu Sunday, bringing showers to parts of the island. The front is expected to continue to bring passing showers to Oahu Sunday evening.

Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

By Associated Press Posted 06:15 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday.

High surf due on north, east shores beginning Monday

By Star- Advertiser staff Posted 06:05 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
A north swell will reach dangerous levels Monday, the National Weather Service said in issuing a high surf advisory through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives'

By Tribune News Service Posted 06:05 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence. Because of advancements in medicine, today, "It's an outpatient disease," Dr. Imad Koj, a Terre Haute internist who works with patients who are HIV positive, told the Tribune-Star.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

By Derrik J. Lang Posted 04:58 PM HST, Apr 26, 2015
"Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits. The third installment in Treyarch's popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign.

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.

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.

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.

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst

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.

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.

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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