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Police check report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

By Associated Press Posted 6:35 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Montgomery County police spokeswoman Natasha Plotnikov says a 911 caller reported hearing one shot inside Building 1, the original hospital on the campus in Bethesda, before 11 a.m. Monday. She says police have not confirmed the report of a shot.

Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

By Associated Press Posted 5:59 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

By Associated Press Posted 7:52 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Starbucks says it's hiking prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks.

Hawaii's Wood joins Union Berlin soccer team

By Associated Press Posted 8:14 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
American forward Bobby Wood has joined Union Berlin from German second division rival 1860 Munich.

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

By Caleb Jones Posted 8:06 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

Maui firefighters respond to 10 fires over Independence Day weekend

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 7:23 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Maui firefighters responded to eight brush fires, a cane field fire and a structure fire over the Fourth of July weekend.

South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

By Associated Press Posted 5:30 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes and what to do with the rebel flag that has flown over some part of the Statehouse for more than 50 years.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting officer with pepper spray

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 6:47 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
A 18-year-old Kalihi man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with pepper spray Sunday.

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

By Associated Press Posted 5:36 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches.

Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

By Associated Press Posted 5:46 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
They called him Jimbo. He called them Goober and Bobbo. But the relationship Arlene and Robert Holmes had with their son had been strained since he was a young boy. After he left for graduate school, their communication was mostly confined to terse emails.

Oreo cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

By Associated Press Posted 6:03 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

UCSD sues USC, scientist, alleging conspiracy to take data

By Associated Press Posted 6:40 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
A lawsuit by the University of California, San Diego, accuses a prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of illegally conspiring with eight colleagues to take research data and other assets with them when they moved from UCSD to the University of Southern California.

Plans emerge for new casino-hotel on site of New Frontier

Posted 6:24 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
Initial plans for a casino-hotel that may rise from the Las Vegas Strip site where the New Frontier once stood show two hotel towers with 1,100 rooms and a 126,000-square-foot water feature inside.

Group pushes for economic study of Kona Motorsport Park

By Associated Press Posted 5:56 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
West Hawaii Today reports that the Hawaii Racing Association will meet with council members and parks and recreation officials in hopes that the county will pay for a study to see how much revenue the Kona Motorsport Park could generate. The study is estimated to cost more than $20,000.

Record-high temperature reported in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 11:05 a.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
The high temperature in Hilo Sunday tied the record for the date. The high was 87 degrees, tying the record set in 1968, the National Weather Service said.

Kaneohe man held in alleged attack on romantic rival

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:50 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
A 33-year-old Kaneohe man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he walked in on his ex-girlfriend with another man and attacked the man, police said.

Father of dead infant is charged with murder

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 2:53 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
A 24-year-old Makaha man has been charged with murder, possibly in connection with the death of his infant son.

Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

By Associated Press Posted 1:29 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2015
LONDON >> World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense.

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

By David Sharp Posted 10:13 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44

By Ahmed Mohammed Posted 9:11 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
An emergency agency official says 44 people were killed by two bombs that exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos.

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

By Associated Press Posted 6:45 a.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for U.S. women

By Anne M. Peterson Posted 9:35 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States." More like Captain America.

4 dead inside SC home; no search for suspect

By Associated Press Posted 6:20 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant tells The Rock Hill Herald law enforcement officials responded to the home around 5:45 p.m. Sunday after a 911 call reporting a shooting. He says authorities aren't looking for a suspect.

Coast Guard searching for possible person in distress off Maui

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 1:27 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to locate a possible person in distress near Maui after an adult life jacket was found floating near Molokini Crater on Sunday.

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

By Associated Press Posted 5:01 p.m. HST, Jul 5, 2015
A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

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