Friday, July 3, 2015         
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Solar plane planning 6 a.m. landing in Hawaii

By Kathryn Mykleseth Posted 1:23 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Families, former engineers and aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Kalaeloa Airport to watch the solar plane attempting to be the first to travel around the world without using fuel.

Witness describes 'gang-style' attack on Rep. Brower

By Rosemarie Bernardo Posted 2:23 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A retired Marine said he and his wife witnessed the assault of state Rep. Tom Brower in Kakaako on Monday.

Woman randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier

By Associated Press Posted 1:57 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront.

Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings

By Brian Skoloff & Terry Tang Posted 6:40 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he shot the husband and wife, authorities said Thursday.

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

By Lindsey Tanner Posted 8:55 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

Chinese visitor killed in car crash on Haleakala Highway

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:51 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Five occupants of a car involved in a one-vehicle fatal accident Thursday on Haleakala Highway 378 (Crater Road) in the Kula area were vacationers from China, Maui police said.

Washington woman's measles death is first in U.S. in 12 years

By Martha Bellisle Posted 2:23 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring — the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday.

2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting

By Associated Press Posted 8:24 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

Ford to recall 433,000 cars for software update

By Tribune News Service
Ford is recalling about 433,000 of its 2015 Focus, C-MAX and Escape vehicles for a problem with the body control module.

Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

By Mitch Weiss & Tom Foreman Jr. Posted 7:30 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

IHS wins contract to operate Sand Island transitional housing

By Gordon Y.K. Pang Posted 1:52 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
The Institute for Human Services has won the contract to operate the Hale Mauliola transitional modular housing center at Sand Island, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Thursday.

China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang

By Associated Press Posted 6:51 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook buildings in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, sending people out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties from the sparsely populated area surrounding the epicenter.

Vegas detective gets probation in prostitute attack case

By Associated Press Posted 6:14 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A suspended Las Vegas police detective has been sentenced to probation on a reduced charge in a plea deal that avoids trial in a case alleging that he attacked and injured a prostitute trying to get his money back.

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

By Associated Press Posted 4:38 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.

Navy, Marines end directive to discharge transgender members

By By William Cole Posted 3:58 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members.

Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

By Michael Liedtke Posted 7:03 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

California woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

By Associated Press Posted 3:49 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba.

Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to Hawaii

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Posted 3:43 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster oven. Hidden inside the four-slice toaster, there appeared to be 6 pounds of crystal meth.

Man, 30, in critical condition after apparent near-drowning

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:31 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Paramedics transported a 30-year-old man in critical condition to a hospital Thursday after an apparent near-drowning incident in Wakiki shoreline waters.

Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing

By Oliver Teves Posted 12:14 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.

District attorney declines to file charges against Diddy

By Brian Melley Posted 3:27 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean "Diddy" Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son plays football.

Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

By Associated Press Posted 8:08 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats.

Paddleboarder found unresponsive at White Plains Beach

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:56 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A 20-year-old stand-up paddleboarder was brought to shore unresponsive at White Plains Beach Thursday morning.

Caldwell outlines Sand Island emergency homeless camp

By Associated Press Posted 11:18 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Mayor Kirk Caldwell is announcing details of a plan to create emergency housing out of modified shipping containers on Sand Island.

Man who died in tractor-trailer crash identified

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:32 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
A 23-year-old Big Island man died Wednesday at the Queen’s Medical Center, where he was taken after the car he was driving was hit by tractor-trailer last month in Hamakua.

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