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The University of Hawaii will try to do something tonight at Aloha Stadium that the football team hasn't done in two years -- win back-to-back games.

A family whose life turned upside down when lava from the Kilauea Volcano set fire to their home of seven years said despite the recent challenges, they'll be counting their blessings this Thanksgiving.

Former University of Hawaii basketball coach Riley Wallace, who suffered a "minor" stroke on Friday, has been moved from the Maui Memorial Medical Center's intensive-care unit to a private room.

In addition to the original topography of the landscape impacted by lava flows, workers with Hawaii County Civil Defense must take into account the changes made to the topography by the hardened lava left on the surface and how that will affect future flows.

The game might have been Mariota's last at home in Eugene. The junior has one more season of eligibility left, although it's widely expected that he'll head for the NFL draft when this season is over.

Police closed several Ewa-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway near the Waikele offramp Saturday morning after a bus and pickup truck collided.

President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.

A 35-year-old McCully woman was charged Friday after she threatened a Department of Education worker, police said.

Two residents of the Lukela Lane house -- a 41-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman -- were booked for investigation of first-degree methamphetamine trafficking and four other drug offenses. The man also had six contempt warrants.

University of Hawaii campus security is investigating the second indecent exposure incident in less than a week at Manoa.

Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

A 52-year-old woman was charged Friday with assaulting a man who was sitting in his vehicle earlier this month in Kapahulu, police said.

A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah.

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Chaminade's campus sits atop a knoll on the outskirts of Honolulu, its walkways and common areas splashed with kaleidoscopes of tropical flowers.

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured Friday evening in an apparent stabbing at Tsukiji Fish Market and Restaurant at Ala Moana Center.

As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

The group behind the Maui County anti-GMO initiative on Friday filed a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit filed by Monsanto Company and others seeking to invalidate the ordinance.

Police say a pregnant woman and three others were shot and killed in a Cleveland, Ohiohome, and a 10-year-old girl was wounded but expected to survive.

Hawaii island police charged two men who allegedly tried to sell an illegal weapon.

Maui police arrested a 33-year-old Wailuku man Friday in connection with the traffic death of a 51-year-old woman in 2013.

A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man faces 16 charges after he was connected to the break-in of a car last month.

A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

The new head of the state's troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well the Connector website is functioning.

Pearl City High School's marching band will perform next week at the 81st McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago.

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