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A jury has awarded millions of dollars to an Oahu man who sued a hospital for not diagnosing a tumor in his mouth, his attorney said.

Kamehameha Schools has found a buyer for the Hawaii Kai Towne Center anchored by Costco.

The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1 1/2 to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people.

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

A federal judge has ruled that Hawaii County cannot enforce a law restricting cultivation of genetically engineered crops because it's pre-empted by state law.

Third-ranked Arizona outlasted No. 15 San Diego State in a bruising battle of wills, 61-59, to claim the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational title on Wednesday at Lahaina Civic Center.

A state employee has been charged with stealing state funds while working for Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office.

An autopsy shows the woman who was beheaded at an Oklahoma food-processing plant apparently tried to fight off her attacker, who had a serrated kitchen knife.

A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

City officials advise that there will be increased daytime and evening traffic on streets surrounding the Blaisdell Center complex Friday through Sunday due to multiple shows.

Maui police are looking for a man who shot a 62-year-old man with a BB gun Tuesday during a robbery in Kahului.

Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

The FBI is hunting a gunman who robbed a San Diego County bank while wearing sunglasses, a fake beard and a Santa Claus hat.

One of two Hawaii Health Systems Corp.'s long-term care facilities on Oahu is in jeopardy of closing if the public hospital network doesn't receive additional state assistance by year's end.

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is seeking donors during the holiday season, when the number of donors typically drop.

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Tesoro service station early Wednesday in Waipahu.

Four of the eight remaining survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the doomed battleship USS Arizona will drink a final toast to their shipmates in arms on the 73rd anniversary of the day of infamy, the National Park Service said.

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

Like cool mornings, sunny days, breezy tradewinds and surf? Be thankful.

Three inmates failed to return from work furlough programs on Thanksgiving eve, and a fourth missing inmate was arrested, the Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

The Hawaii men's basketball team closed out one of the longest road trips in program history in strong fashion with a 75-73 defeat of East Carolina in the Gulf Coast Showcase fifth-place game on Wednesday.

A 23-year-old Kona man has been charged with beating his dog and car theft.

Police are investigating a reported sexual assault involving two inmates at the Halawa Correctional Facility.

Authorities have identified a 76-year-old California man found dead and his two sons who are missing after their boat was found capsized at Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada.

Domestic travelers buoyed Hawaii's visitor industry in October, which realized gains in overall visitor spending and arrivals.

Pahoa Village Road reopened at noon Wednesday as lava has stopped flowing near the front of the flow and Hawaiian Electric Light Co. crews removed cinder and other materials installed to protect its utility poles from lava.

In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on Wednesday took "action fully within my legal authority, the same kind of action taken by Democrats and Republican presidents before me," to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, a 49-pound bird named Cheese. He also spared an alternate turkey, a 47-pounder named Mac. Both came from Cooper Farms in Oakwood, Ohio.

A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.

A 12-year-old girl saved her 4-year-old sister by carrying her out of their burning home in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.

A 20-year-old Waikoloa man was arrested Monday after he cut two men with a knife in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii island police said.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Colette Machado announced Tuesday that she would step down as chairperson of the nine-member board when the new panel takes office in December.

Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

A planned Kauai dairy has received building permit approval from the county.

City officials will formally reopen an expanded and improved Banzai Rock Skate Park in Pupukea Wednesday.

A 50-year-old Hauula man accused of sexually assaulting a child in Arizona more than two decades ago is in police custody awaiting an extradition hearing.

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

The president of the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies.

A Coast Guard plane touched down in Orlando at dusk Tuesday, hauling a cargo of the world's rarest sea turtles, rescued by volunteers from the lethally chilly waters and beaches of Cape Cod Bay.

Former city finance director Roy Amemiya will become Mayor Kirk Caldwell's second-in-command on Jan. 1, replacing Managing Director Ember Shinn who is going back into retirement.

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.


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