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The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.

Honolulu firefighters are searching Haiku Stairs for a missing hiker who reported he was on the closed Windward Oahu attraction.

Free agent linebacker Kaluka Maiava has pleaded no contest to assault charges for a brawl at a Maui bar that happened in 2013 days after he signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Furlough inmates Brandon Medeiros and Andrew Kaoihana returned to Oahu Community Correctional Center Friday after failing to return Tuesday.

The co-founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year has lost her final appeal to regain membership in the Utah-based church.

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

A.J. Puckett tossed a three-hitter and Brad Anderson and Manny Jefferson hit RBI singles for Pepperdine in a 2-0 win over Hawaii on Saturday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif.

Police have arrested the mother of a 20-day-old boy found dead in a swampy area near the Sacramento River in Northern California.

Police say a 60-year-old man has been crushed to death at a machine shop in Ohio.

Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California.

A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner.

Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight landed safety after being struck by lightning en route from Honolulu to Hilo on Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The aircraft, a Boeing 717-200, is designed to withstand lightning strikes.

A flood advisory for Maui was extended Saturday afternoon after radar showed heavy rains off Kahului.

A 26-year-old missionary from the Philippines who was reported missing in Honolulu earlier this month has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.

In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system during the Jan. 26 shooting that sparked protests and calls for an outside investigation.

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction -- the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat -- is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.

A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a man who demanded he pay him back for stealing and cashing some of his personal checks is scheduled to be executed in early March.

Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

A 28-year-old man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Ewa Beach on Friday evening.

The University of Hawaii softball team bounced back from a lopsided loss in grand fashion on Friday.

Senior middle Taylor Averill put down a match-high 14 kills to lead No. 6 Hawaii past No. 10 Long Beach State 25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 25-22 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match Friday night in Long Beach, Calif.

Hawaii's representatives in the U.S. House voted in favor of a last-minute, weeklong "patch" Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded as a longer-term bill is worked out.

Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said.

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that any high-profile case would receive significant media attention, but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice."

Stephanie Lum, anchor at Hawaii News Now, gave birth to twin sons early this morning at Kapiolani Medical Center.

The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the Friday morning shooting death of a 72-year-old man in a Salt Lake residential area as a homicide case.

The Public Utilities Commission and Hawaiian Electric Co. signed an agreement Friday reaffirming the commission's power to decide on rooftop solar.

A special House committee voted unanimously that state Rep. Calvin Say "is qualified to sit as the member" representing his district, in response to the latest challenge to question where the longtime lawmaker and former House speaker actually lives.

Chris Lambert homered and had three RBIs and 10 straight Pepperdine batters reached base with two outs in an eight-run second inning as the Waves rolled Hawaii 16-1 on Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif.

The University of Hawaii has signed to play a three-game football series with Oregon, the schools have confirmed.

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Negus Webster-Chan got hot from outside in the first half and Hawaii used a balanced run in the second half to take control in a 78-59 men's basketball victory over visiting Long Beach State on Thursday.

After two quick outs in the top of the first inning, California broke loose for eight runs and the 19th-ranked Golden Bears pulled away from the University of Hawaii softball team in a 12-4 win in five innings in the opening game of the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament on Thursday.

A sharply divided Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted itself sweeping new powers to regulate the business practices of the nation's Internet service providers in a bid to ensure that they don't discriminate in the way they deliver broadband services.

Shawna-Lei Kuehu scored 16 points off the bench and Destiny King added nine as the Rainbow Wahine basketball team clinched the Big West title with a 47-46 win at Long Beach State on Thursday.

Hawaii's last sugar cane plantation wants to transition to growing plants for energy. But it hasn't found another crop that grows as well as sugar cane in a variety of soils or one that can stand up to Maui's strong winds.

Jordan Richartz homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Alan Baldwin added a solo homer of his own as Hawaii crushed Pepperdine 15-8 in the opener of a four-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif.

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