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A state jury found a 21-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend guilty Friday of attempted murder, robbery and other charges in connection with the stabbing of the woman's sister in October 2013.

The U.S. Department of Education is giving Hawaii a flawless progress report on its education reforms.

Two women refused medical treatment Friday morning after the car they were in crashed into a Queen Street bridal shop.

After more than a decade of hunting terrorists, stopping plots and scrambling from crisis to crisis, the CIA has concluded it has been outflanked and outwitted on a critical front: digital tradecraft.

Authorities say two security screeners at San Francisco International Airport have been charged with allowing methamphetamine to be smuggled through carry-on luggage at an airport checkpoint in exchange for money.

Temperatures will get cooler over the weekend as high clouds block the sun, and breezy tradewinds and windward showers decrease, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Surgeons at a San Francisco hospital have completed all the operations in an organ donation chain that gave six patients new kidneys. The surgeries represent the largest kidney donation chain in the history of the hospital's transplant center.

Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias. No threats had been reported against any of the 12 jurors, authorities said.

The maker of TurboTax software said Friday that it had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent income tax filings.

A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.

The No. 4 pair of Mikayla Tucker and Lara Schreiber rallied past Pepperdine's Sophie Asprey and Taylor Rocich 16-21, 21-12, 15-8 for the deciding point and No. 4 Hawaii upset No. 1 Pepperdine in an AVCA Collegiate Sand dual match Friday morning at Queen's Beach.

The state House voted unanimously Friday to approve its special committee's findings that Rep. Calvin Say resides in his 20th district -- a rebuke to the latest challenge involving Say's residency.

Computer hackers stole a whopping 1 billion email addresses from U.S. marketing companies in what federal authorities Friday described as a massive spam scheme.

A 19-year-old man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a mother of four in a neighborhood gunbattle.

Police believe a 22-year-old woman died of an overdose a week or two ago, before her 10-month-old boy starved when no one was left to care for him in the western Pennsylvania apartment they shared.

A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is expected to be sentenced Friday.

Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove — bloody and agitated — to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.

For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated.

Police arrested an 18-year-old Moanalua High School student for allegedly threatening a teacher Feb. 23.

Four pitchers combined to hold Baylor to two hits and Alex Sawelson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Hawaii to a 2-1 victory over the Bears in the first game of the Houston College Classic on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

A Maine man was convicted Friday of using a bogus Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death in a botched plot to look like a hero.

Hawaiian Airlines' passenger traffic jumped 4.7 percent in February even though it filled fewer of its seats.

Two lawsuits filed by Kauai County employees cost taxpayers about $1 million.

The governor is ordering that flags in Hawaii be flown at half-staff to honor former state Rep. Diana "Mele" Carroll.

Honolulu Fire Department investigators were busy Friday trying to determine the cause of two separate house fires this week.

Hawaii County authorities charged three men and a woman with a variety of drug offenses after vice officers raided a Holualoa home Tuesday and recovered drugs, a gun and cash.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's new scientist-in-charge is coming to Hawaii from Alaska where she has been mapping and studying active Alaskan volcanoes for more than two decades.

A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney. Instead, she helped six.

Fire rescue personnel were hiking to a couple in their 30s who got disoriented in low-lying clouds Thursday afternoon while hiking on a trail in Moanalua Valley.

Investigators say it appears the driver of a large box truck fell asleep before the truck crossed the center line of a rural central Washington highway, colliding with a car and a school bus.

The state's chief elections officer would have to undergo a performance evaluation after each general election under a plan approved by the state Senate.

The University of Oregon board of trustees has voted to increase tuition -- by 3.8 percent for Oregon residents and 3.7 percent for out-of-staters.

On Thursday, one of Hollywood's pre-eminent stars added a plane crash to an aviation record that includes both mishaps and service to others.

Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

The remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in northwestern Indiana were placed there by an employee last September and taken down the same day by the manager of the facility, a spokesman for the funeral home said Thursday.

With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.

A U.S. ambassador struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.

A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday.

Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18, the managers of the index announced early Friday. Apple will start trading as part of the 30-stock Dow at the opening of trading the next day.

Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday.

The University of Hawaii softball team rallied from a seven-run deficit for the second time this season and edged Longwood 8-7 in eight innings in the Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament on Thursday.

Junior guard Destiny King scored 11 points and Hawaii ran its winning streak to 13 when defeating UC Santa Barbara 60-36 in a Big West women's basketball game Thursday night at Santa Barbara, Calif.

The 11,750-home Hoopili project received a 5-0 initial approval from the Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee Thursday morning.

Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks.

The state Senate Ways & Means Committee approved a bill Wednesday to extend the rail tax, but not before trimming the proposed extension by 20 years.

Seattle-based real estate firm Redfin has entered Hawaii's housing brokerage industry with its first office.

Target Corp. opened its long-awaited Kailua store on Wednesday, after more than a two-year delay.


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