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Flash flood warning canceled for Oahu, Big Isle and Kauai

By Craig Gima Posted 6:25 a.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Hot, humid weather with the chance of heavy showers continues Friday and could extend into next week as Hurricane Jimena continues on a path to pass north of the main Hawaiian islands and Hurricane Ignacio moves away.

No. 17 Hawaii rallies past Iowa

By Cindy Luis Posted 9:10 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Junior hitter Nikki Taylor put down a match-high 22 kills and senior middle Olivia Magill had 11 of Hawaii’s 17.5 blocks as the 17th-ranked Rainbow Wahine turned back Iowa, 18-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 in Friday’s second match of the 27th Hawaiian Airlines Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Teenagers charged in robbery near McDonald's in Kahala

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:33 a.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Nine teenage boys were charged Thursday and are now under the jurisdiction of the Family Court after they allegedly threatened and robbed two other teenagers near the McDonald’s restaurant in Kahala.

Oregon judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

By Jonathan J. Cooper Posted 7:01 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said.

Clinton says she didn't 'stop and think' about email setup

By Ken Thomas Posted 9:41 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton says her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

Dole Cannery furniture store flooded 3 times in 2 weeks

By Leila Fujimori Posted 9:38 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Three floods beginning Aug. 24 inundated a high-end furniture store and design center in the Dole Cannery mall in Iwilei, co-owner Bryan Kitashima said.

Jailed clerk vows not to back down, no resolution in sight

By Adam Beam Posted 9:33 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will spend Labor Day weekend in isolation at the Carter County Detention Center with her Bible and her clear conscience.

Firefighters extinguish smoky fire at Fort Street Mall building

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:20 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Firefighters put out a fire in the basement of a building at 851 Fort Street Mall and had to ventilate smoke from the building Friday night.

Man faces prison time for failing to show up for sentencing

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:11 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A 53-year-old man convicted of wire fraud in federal court in Honolulu is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to show up for his sentence of about 3.5 years.

Lihue man found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:07 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A 67-year-old Lihue man faces up to 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender.

Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington

By Associated Press Posted 8:19 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday.

Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada

By Associated Press Posted 7:56 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.

San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

By Associated Press Posted 7:42 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Nadal blows 2-set Slam lead for 1st time, loses to Fognini

By Howard Fendrich Posted 9:01 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal lost a Grand Slam match after taking a two-set lead. And for the first time since 2004, he will end a season without winning at least one Grand Slam title.

State lawmakers call for more action on sweltering schools

By Cathy Bussewitz Posted 2:24 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
State lawmakers are calling on the Department of Education to take more action to cool Hawaii's sweltering schools.

1,200 Waipahu customers lose power for more than hour

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:29 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Some 1,200 customers in Waipahu were without power for about an hour and a half Friday.

Latvian man pleads guilty in worldwide computer virus case

By Associated Press Posted 3:49 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at NASA may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday.

Paralyzed Sioux Falls man walks again using robotic exoskeleton

By Associated Press Posted 4:43 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A Sioux Falls man was able to take his first steps in 10 years with the help of a robotic exoskeleton at a hospital in Minnesota.
 

Bus fleet in Hungary carries migrants to Austrian welcome

By Shawn Pogatchnik & Pablo Gorondi Posted 5:04 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded scores of buses provided by Hungary's government and arrived before dawn Saturday on the border with Austria.
 

Kite surfer seriously hurt after being blown onto road, hit by car

By Associated Press Posted 5:58 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A kite surfer at a San Francisco beach was caught in a huge gust of wind and dragged across a parking lot on to a highway, where he was hit by a car and critically injured, police said.
 

Police investigate Whole Foods guard in beating of shopper in California

By Associated Press Posted 1:01 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
California police are investigating allegations that a Whole Foods guard beat and choked a shopper until the person was unconscious.

Man famous for MIT blackjack exploits to address casinos

By Kimberly Pierceall Posted 3:05 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A man who wouldn't be welcome to play blackjack in any Las Vegas casino will be the keynote speaker at the gambling industry's annual Global Gaming Expo.

Serena Williams' comeback extends Grand Slam try at U.S. Open

By Howard Fendrich Posted 3:55 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Can't count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as she bids for a calendar-year Grand Slam.

Wilikina Drive in Wahiawa reopened following critical crash

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 1:12 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
A 52-year-old man was critically injured in a traffic collision near McNair Gate at Schofield Barracks.

Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

By Associated Press Posted 6:33 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2015
Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook on Friday night, a day after U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman vacated the New England quarterback's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal.

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