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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

A group of moms and environmental groups are among those who are asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging a new Maui ban on genetically modified organisms.

Police, fire and paramedics responded to a report of an overturned vehicle Monday morning on the H-2 freeway.

President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- including the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink of Hawaii -- made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane

A high surf advisory is in effect for the north and west-facing shores of Niihau and Kauai and the north shores of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui, the National Weather Service said Monday morning.

The 2016 field for the EA Sports Maui Invitational was announced Monday, just as the 2014 Maui basketball tournament got underway.

The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand he be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

Two victories led to two Big West honors for the Hawaii volleyball team on Monday. Sophomore Nikki Taylor was named the Defender of the Week and hitter Kalei Greeley the Freshman of the Week in helping the Rainbow Wahine to two road wins at UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly last week.

After a six-week absence, the Hawaii volleyball team returned to the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 announced Monday.

Fire rescue personnel responded to a distress call for occupants in a 20-foot boat anchored a quarter mile off Maile Beach Park Monday morning.

Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless."

Two-time Maui Invitational champion Connecticut and North Carolina headline a 12-team field for the 2016 tournament.

From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.

A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.

Wynn Las Vegas is pouring $3 million into a four-minute fire and water display at its nearly 10-year-old Le Reve - The Dream show.

A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured Sunday evening when the moped he was operating apparently struck a parked car in Palolo Valley.

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.

A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.

Competition in the Target Maui Pro has been put on hold for a second straight day.

Police are looking for a man accused of kidnapping a woman Saturday in Waianae.

During the robbery, a 37-year-old male employee was injured while trying to stop the suspect, who had taken items from the store, police said.

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.84.

Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare to for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Sunday.

The Coast Guard is honoring container ship crewmembers who rescued three people from a sailboat stranded in a hurricane off Hawaii.

Lindquist, fresh off a record-breaking senior state championship meet, signed her letter of intent to swim next fall at NCAA Division I University of Hawaii. She will be receiving an 80 percent athletic scholarship.

You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.

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