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University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow has completed his coaching staff with the approved additions of three full-time assistant coaches this week.

Honolulu Police closed Kapahulu Avenue heading toward Waikiki after a pedestrian accident.

Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.

A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her.

Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jim Kauahikaua has been the observatory's scientist-in-charge for more than 11 years. That's the third-longest tenure in the observatory's century-long history.

A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of southern Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth.

The driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of her vehicle and crashed on Sand Island Road Thursday night

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old boy in Waipahu.

A 55-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after a near drowning at Turtle Beach in Makaha, according to Emergency Medical Services.

A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality.

Iroquois Point Elementary School on Thursday warned parents about an incident in which a man in a white van pulled up to a nearby park and started taking pictures of a student.

Former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against his last employer, Westfield State University, and the state of Massachusetts, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.

Hawaii island police want to question a man who was captured on a surveillance video at the scene of a suspicious fire about 6:10 a.m. Thursday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Captain Cook.

Hawaii's last sugar cane plantation wants to transition to growing plants for energy. But it hasn't found another crop that grows as well as sugar cane in a variety of soils or one that can stand up to Maui's strong winds.

A 27-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate was charged Thursday with escape after being arrested near his Kaneohe home for failing to return from a work furlough earlier this week, Honolulu police said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon.

On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life. The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon.

A sharply divided Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted itself sweeping new powers to regulate the business practices of the nation's Internet service providers in a bid to ensure that they don't discriminate in the way they deliver broadband services.

A few days before testimony begins, lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have again asked a federal judge to dismiss the case, saying the court failed to summon a diverse cross-section of residents for jury service, in violation of Tsarnaev's right to a fair trial.

The government -- and the press -- failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.

A Serbian-born model and self-described "wild child" who was a contestant on "America's Next Top Model" was one of three people killed in a North Carolina home.

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

A retired Honolulu police major was arrested Thursday on suspicion of negligent homicide in the pedestrian death of Mililani resident Shari Afuso.

A former Honolulu soldier was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child stemming from 2010 and will be brought back to Hawaii from New Mexico to face the charge, the FBI said.

Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.

Negus Webster-Chan got hot from outside in the first half and Hawaii used a balanced run in the second half to take control in a 78-59 men's basketball victory over visiting Long Beach State on Thursday.

After two quick outs in the top of the first inning, California broke loose for eight runs and the 19th-ranked Golden Bears pulled away from the University of Hawaii softball team in a 12-4 win in five innings in the opening game of the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament on Thursday.

Shawna-Lei Kuehu scored 16 points off the bench and Destiny King added nine as the Rainbow Wahine basketball team clinched the Big West title with a 47-46 win at Long Beach State on Thursday.

Gov. David Ige said Thursday that he met with several of members of President Barack Obama's cabinet during his latest trip to Washington and talked about transportation funding, airports and Native Hawaiian sovereignty, among other topics.

Jordan Richartz homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Alan Baldwin added a solo homer of his own as Hawaii crushed Pepperdine 15-8 in the opener of a four-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif.

A motorist who allegedly struck two Honolulu police motorcycle officers at two different Oahu locations was arrested Thursday afternoon in an incident that clogged Kailua-bound traffic on the Pali Highway. Neither officer suffered serious injuries.

A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said.

It's possible the fish -- a striped knifejaw -- came across the Pacific in debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, said John Chapman, an invasive species specialist at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Other possibilities include the fish being discharged from a ship's ballast, or being dumped from an aquarium.

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers.

A bill in the Hawaii Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees.

The settlement makes Morgan Stanley the latest Wall Street bank to reach a settlement with federal authorities, following the billions paid by JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.

Hawaii lawmakers again are urging the federal government to exempt the islands, along with Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, from a provision in a maritime law that is designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside the mainland.

Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing.

A North Korean shipping company that famously tried to hide fighter jets under a cargo of sugar has tried to evade ensuing U.N. sanctions by renaming most of its vessels in an attempt to obscure their origins, a new report says.

Former University of Hawaii men's basketball coach Larry Little died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to friends.

A rapidly changing global climate will likely affect prime surfing spots worldwide. In California, the forecasts for Monterey Bay's famed big swells, while far from certain, are also far from good.

The financially challenged University of Hawaii athletic department has received a $1.2 million gift to benefit its overall athletic program, the UH Foundation said in a media advisory Wednesday.

The Big Island's electric utility says it's asked Ormat Technologies to supply it with more geothermal power.

Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi.

The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour.

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