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Guillermo weakens to category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 6:31 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Hurricane Guillermo weakened to a category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds and began a turn to the northwest on a track to pass near or over the Hawaiian islands this week as a tropical storm.

Work begins on $7.9 million Karsten Thot Bridge repair project

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 2:17 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Work begins Monday on a $7.9 million repair project on the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa, the state Department of Transportation announced in a news release.

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

By Associated Press Posted 3:46 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

By Associated Press Posted 6:16 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Another American illegally killed a lion with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, authorities said Sunday amid an international outcry over the U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

Fire continues in remote wilderness above Wahiawa

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:34 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is battling a brush fire in a remote area of the Ewa Forest Reserve Sunday.

Firefighters save family dogs, extinguish fire in Kapolei

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 2:33 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Honolulu firefighters extinguished a fire on Kamaaha Loop in Kapolei and saved two family dogs Sunday morning.

Man, 19, arrested for allegedly punching mother, choking girl

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:25 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Honolulu police arrested and cited a 19-year-old man for allegedly punching her mother and choked a 17-year-old girl Saturday morning in Makaha.

Maui chiropractor fined on 69 counts of fraud

By Associated Press Posted 6:54 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
State officials have fined James Hattaway of Maui Family Chiropractic $7,000 for 69 counts of fraud.

Brush fire burns 15 acres in Lihue

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:47 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Kauai firefighters continued to mop up hot spots Sunday morning from a brush fire near Nawiliwili Road in Lihue that burned nearly 15 acres.

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

By Associated Press Posted 7:02 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

By Associated Press Posted 6:40 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Kalaheo residents asked to conserve water after power outage

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:10 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
The entire Kalaheo area on the island of Kauai is being asked to use only enough water for "essential uses" following a power outage Sunday morning at the Kalahelo deep well site.

Hawaii island's Highway 19 closed near Honomu because of downed tree

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 10:23 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Hawaii County police closed Highway 19 in the area of the 13-mile mark in Honomu Sunday because of a downed tree and utility lines.

Greenhouse gas: Obama to order steeper cuts for power plants

By Associated Press Posted 6:59 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

By Associated Press Posted 6:56 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

The Rev. Jack Belsom leaves behind a legacy of caring

By Associated Press Posted 6:39 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
When he was called to serve at then-Iao Congregational Church in October 1992, the Rev. Jack Belsom thought he might stay for a few years to help resolve issues, as he had done at other churches.

Airplane returns to Las Vegas airport after report of fire

By Associated Press Posted 6:52 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
An Allegiant Airlines flight made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from a Las Vegas airport because of a reported engine fire.

Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

By Tribune News Service
Using her newly developed punching power instead of her famed armbar, Ronda Rousey knocked out challenger Bethe Correia 34 seconds into their Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title bout in Brazil.

OCCC inmate fails to return from work furlough

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 8:19 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
State sheriffs and Honolulu police are looking for a 49-year-old male inmate who failed to return from a scheduled work furlough on Saturday.

Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

By Associated Press Posted 7:33 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said.

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

By Associated Press Posted 8:37 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose.

Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits on Monday

By Josh Lederman Posted 6:32 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday.

Rousey says she'll do Roddy Piper 'proud' in Rio fight

By Associated Press Posted 6:57 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his "Rowdy" nickname. Not long after WWE confirmed Piper's death Friday, Rousey posted a photo of him on her Instagram account and said "this one's for you Roddy..."

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