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Hurricane Guillermo enters Central Pacific

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:41 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Hurricane Guillermo is expected to weaken Saturday night, but could approach Hawaii as a tropical storm later in the week.

More high temperature records set across state

By Craig Gima Posted 7:16 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
July ended with more high temperature records set and tied and the hot, humid weather looks to continue into August.

Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

By Tribune News Service
Using her newly developed punching power instead of her famed armbar, Ronda Rousey knocked out challenger Bethe Correia 34 seconds into their Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title bout in Brazil.

Hundreds gather on Kauai for Pilgrimage of Compassion

By Associated Press Posted 7:18 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Larry Paille was overwhelmed with peace and love as he journeyed along the Trail of the 88 Shrines.

OCCC inmate fails to return from work furlough

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 8:19 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
State sheriffs and Honolulu police are looking for a 49-year-old male inmate who failed to return from a scheduled work furlough on Saturday.

Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

By Associated Press Posted 7:33 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said.

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

By Associated Press Posted 8:37 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose.

Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits on Monday

By Josh Lederman Posted 6:32 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday.

Rousey says she'll do Roddy Piper 'proud' in Rio fight

By Associated Press Posted 6:57 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his "Rowdy" nickname. Not long after WWE confirmed Piper's death Friday, Rousey posted a photo of him on her Instagram account and said "this one's for you Roddy..."

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in U.S. ends in Philly

By Associated Press Posted 7:19 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks.

Paraglider hurt landing at Kahana Bay

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:14 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
A 38-year-old male paraglider was injured as he attempted to land near the Kahana Bay boat ramp on Saturday.

3 hospitalized after Bellows rescue

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:20 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Three people were hospitalized Saturday evening after being rescued from waters off Bellows Field Beach Park

Hurricane Guillermo prompts high surf advisory for islands

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:36 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Hurricane Guillermo is sending some big waves to the islands.

Nevada likely to land NASA contract for drone testing

By Associated Press Posted 12:40 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
The state is in final negotiations to allow the space agency to test unmanned aerial vehicles in Nevada airspace, the Governor's Office of Economic Development said Friday.

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

By Associated Press Posted 7:26 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

By Greg Keller & Thomas Adamson Posted 10:51 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

Researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of 2nd lion killing

By Associated Press Posted 10:45 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
A lion researcher in Zimbabwe who tracked the lion called Cecil that was killed by an American hunter is casting doubt on a report that another male lion who was Cecil's companion was fatally shot.

Firefighter killed, 2 dozen homes burn in California fires

By Jeff Chiu & Haven Daley Posted 6:51 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter, burned two dozen homes and forced thousands of people to flee as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Posted 1:40 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.

Downed tree closes portion of Moanalua Road

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 12:10 p.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Police shut down two westbound lanes of Moanalua Road fronting Waimalu Elementary School Saturday afternoon due to a downed tree.

Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

By Associated Press Posted 6:58 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

By Associated Press Posted 7:24 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags

By Associated Press Posted 10:31 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

Woman born without legs or arms perseveres as role-model

By Associated Press Posted 7:18 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
It took seven years to get to that point: four years working with a team in Los Angeles (Aughe grew up in the Bay Area) to figure out the best way to drive and to be approved for a vehicle, then three years learning to maneuver the white Dodge minivan equipped with a host of features -- a joystick, headrest buttons, voice control -- that allowed Aughe to drive on California's freeways.

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

By Associated Press Posted 7:23 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2015
Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

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