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Solar-powered plane lands safely in Hawaii

By Kathryn Mykleseth Posted 1:23 p.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Swiss pilots have made aviation history after successfully landing the plane attempting to fly around the world powered only by solar energy in Hawaii at sunrise Friday.

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

By Associated Press Posted 6:18 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

Land board approves fines for Big Island lava tour company

By Associated Press Posted 6:42 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the state Department of Land and Natural Resources approved a $9,100 fine for Ahiu Hawaii LLC Friday. They are being ordered to pay administrative and civil penalties for holding tours in Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve, which restricted public access in July 2007.

U.S. attorney wants to appeal loss to Hawaii man in Nevada cash seizure case

By Associated Press Posted 6:37 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
The top federal prosecutor in Nevada wants to appeal an order to return $167,000 seized from a Hawaii man who was stopped twice driving a motorhome on Interstate 80 near Elko in January 2013, but never charged with a crime.

Illinois city condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke

By Associated Press Posted 6:54 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter this week to call attention to the Danville home he and brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri.

Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

By Associated Press Posted 6:56 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will host a three-day summit on global compassion starting Sunday in Orange County, with events in Anaheim and at the University of California, Irvine.

Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

By Associated Press Posted 6:59 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police.

Slow-moving storm near Guam downgraded to tropical storm

By Associated Press Posted 6:40 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
A slow-moving storm that had Guam residents bracing for a typhoon has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the National Weather Service says the erratic system could regain strength and develop into a typhoon later this weekend.

Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

By Associated Press Posted 6:23 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2015
Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.

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.

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