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Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

By Associated Press Posted 01:38 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

By Associated Press Posted 07:06 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

By Associated Press Posted 01:11 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.

H-1 eastbound slow after crash near Kaahumanu overpass

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 12:41 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
The two left lanes on the H-1 freeway are blocked in the eastbound direction near the Kaahumanu overpass after a crash involving a city bus around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

By Associated Press Posted 04:38 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me." WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.

Sheriff cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

By Michael Graczyk Posted 04:30 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

By Associated Press Posted 03:51 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Water main break closes Hahani St. in Kailua

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 06:40 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Board of Water Supply crews are responding to a 16-inch water main break at the intersection of Kailua Road and Hahani Street in Kailua Saturday morning.

Holloway submits Swanson in impressive UFC win

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:20 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Waianae's Max Holloway won his sixth consecutive fight with a third-round submission victory over Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 15 Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Rainbow Wahine split doubleheader at Cal Poly

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:21 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
After dropping the first game of a Big West doubleheader at Cal Poly on Saturday, the University of Hawaii softball team came back to win the finale to earn a split on the day and the series win.

Judge sentences man for raping Maui store clerk

By Associated Press Posted 01:13 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
The Maui News reports 2nd Circuit Court Judge Rhonda Loo told Charles Cowans "you are a beast and you were in beast mode that day."

BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem

By Associated Press Posted 08:08 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.

Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

By Associated Press Posted 01:35 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

Last 2 Raiders giving congressional medal to Ohio museum

By Associated Press Posted 06:55 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Although most of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" beat long odds 73 years ago, surviving anti-aircraft fire, crashed planes and vengeful Japanese soldiers, time has been taking its own toll. Since their 70th anniversary reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, three more Raiders have died, two of them this year.

State proposes new surf, swimming rules for Kailua-Kona bay

By Associated Press Posted 12:33 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
West Hawaii Today reports the proposal would limit the number of schools permitted to use a popular surf instruction spot at Alii Drive to four.

Man in critical condition after almost drowning at Kewalo Basin

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 08:37 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A 30-year-old man nearly drowned Saturday morning, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

Florida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing

By Associated Press Posted 08:56 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter near Congress on Wednesday.

Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

By Associated Press Posted 06:29 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.

U.S. Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal

By Associated Press Posted 06:26 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said a Greek default would "create immediate hardship" for that country and damage the world economy. Lew's comments came in a speech Saturday to the steering committee of the 188-nation International Monetary Fund.

One franchise has already signed Mariota, Winston

By Curtis Murayama Posted 11:38 AM HST, Apr 17, 2015
One franchise has already locked up both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston.

Man reportedly kidnapped in Waikiki

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:26 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A 41-year-old man was reportedly kidnapped Friday for money in Waikiki, police said.

Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth

By Associated Press Posted 10:03 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Friday. Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty weeks before a scheduled trial in the case, The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reported.

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

By Gosia Wozniacka Posted 08:09 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

By Tim Dahlberg Posted 09:13 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Patient suspected of selling meth from hospital bed

By Associated Press Posted 08:03 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Sgt. David Chaney of the Camas Police Department says detectives learned that 47-year-old Karin Cole was dealing methamphetamine out of her room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Sei Young Kim leads Lotte Championship by 1 shot

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 08:15 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Sei Young Kim’s round of 2-under par 70 on Friday was enough to give the LPGA Tour rookie a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Lotte Championship.

Shooting that critically wounded baby does not appear random, police say

By Associated Press Posted 07:05 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle. Detectives in Kent initially suggested road rage as a motive, but Cmdr. Jarod Kasner told The Seattle Times on Friday that police no longer think that's the case.

Mystery man who rescued driver from cliff comes forward

By Associated Press Posted 08:48 AM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Jason Warnock's attempt to be an anonymous hero worked out in part. The hero part.

Authorities remove 5 bodies from Phoenix home after shooting

By Ryan Van Velzer Posted 06:13 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life.

Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

By Cathy Bussewitz Posted 03:27 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.

Investigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases

By Associated Press Posted 06:42 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

By Matthew Brown Posted 07:15 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher's murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim's rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that's swept across the Northern Plains.

Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11

By Scott Smith Posted 04:09 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

2 inmates who didn't return from work furloughs are arrested

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:32 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Two missing work furlough inmates were arrested Thursday, the state Department of Public Safety said. Ikaika Nixon was

AARP Hawaii starts Fraud Watch Network

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:01 PM HST, Apr 17, 2015
AARP Hawaii will reach out by telephone to about 45,000 of its members across the state on Saturday from 9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. for a conversation about avoiding financial fraud and identity theft.

Google changing how it searches for websites

By Michael Liedtke Posted 04:35 AM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

WikiLeaks posts Sony Pictures documents, angers studio

By New York Times Posted 04:35 AM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Sony Pictures Entertainment reacted harshly Thursday to word that WikiLeaks, a web portal devoted to disclosing confidential information from governments, corporations and other large and powerful entities, had posted a searchable archive of emails and other documents stolen from the studio last year by hackers.

After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

By Scott Mayerowitz Posted 09:31 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous jets is resurfacing.

Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

By Julia Love Posted 08:19 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Don’t expect to walk into an Apple Store and walk out with an Apple Watch anytime soon. Apple expects to sell the timepiece exclusively online through May.

'Nightmare' ticket talks delay public sale, Pacquiao manager says

By Lance Pugmire Posted 07:32 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
The head of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s promotional company said this week that tickets for the unbeaten boxer’s May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be available for public sale this week.

Beech-Nut recalling baby food over fears of glass pieces

By Bloomberg News Posted 07:32 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling about 1,920 pounds of baby food after an infant was hurt by a small piece of glass inside one of the jars. The move involves 4-ounce jars of sweet potato and chicken sold under the Stage 2 Beech-Nut Classics name.

Ex-NFL running back's cellmate death ruled homicide

By Associated Press Posted 03:24 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner's report released Thursday.

Wie moves to 5 under at Lotte Championship

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:54 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Michelle Wie made a move up the leaderboard with a hot start Thursday morning and finished the day with a 3 under par 69 in the second round of the Lotte Championship on Thursday at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Nissan expands air bag recall in Hawaii, southern states

By Tom Krisher Posted 12:14 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag.

New 'Star Wars' teaser, cast information revealed at event

By Lindsey Bahr Posted 12:02 PM HST, Apr 16, 2015
The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

By Mike Stobbe Posted 11:45 AM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

Lingerie chain shutters shops including Pearlridge store

By Erika Engle Posted 11:09 AM HST, Apr 16, 2015
Los Angeles-based Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. has closed all of its retail stores, including the Pearlridge Center location.

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