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Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

By Associated Press Posted 06:33 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through

By Associated Press Posted 07:35 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
Doug Hughes had hoped to raise awareness about the influence of big money in politics by deliberately breaking the law to deliver 535 letters, one for each member of Congress. Instead, the overwhelming focus of news coverage has been about the gaps he exposed in national security.

24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks

By Associated Press Posted 06:22 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

By Associated Press Posted 07:33 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

By Associated Press Posted 06:10 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.

Volunteers band seabirds on Maui as part of study

By Associated Press Posted 06:43 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
The Department of Land and Natural Resources says six teams encountered nearly 250 wedge-tailed shearwaters on Friday. About 100 already had bands.

Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing

By Associated Press Posted 07:31 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin were among those who spoke at Sunday's service at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood.

State to conduct night roadwork, multiple-lane closures on H-1 this week

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 07:24 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
The state Department of Transportation will be conducting extensive night-time roadwork across the island this week, and that includes multiple-lane closures on the H-1 freeway in both directions in the Pearl City area.

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

By Associated Press Posted 07:08 AM HST, Apr 19, 2015
California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.

Suspect in traffic fatality is released from custody

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 06:20 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Honolulu Police on Saturday released pending further investigation a 40-year-old Kalihi woman who was arrested in connection with Wednesday’s fatal hit-and-run crash on the H-1 freeway.

Judge sentences man to 60 years for raping Maui store clerk

By Associated Press Posted 01:13 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A judge sentenced a man to 60 years behind bars for raping a clerk at a Maui Mall shop two years ago. Charles Cowans will have to spend at least 40 years behind bars before being eligible for parole, The Maui News reported.

Phelps roars from last to 1st in 100 free at Arizona meet

By Beth Harris Posted 10:30 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn't experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist.

Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

By Associated Press Posted 08:50 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.

Hahani St. in Kailua reopened after main break fixed

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 06:40 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Board of Water Supply crews repaired a 16-inch water main break at the intersection of Kailua Road and Hahani Street in Kailua.

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

By Associated Press Posted 07:14 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
California health authorities declared an end Friday to a large measles outbreak in the U.S. that started at Disneyland and triggered a broader debate about vaccinations.

Leaked emails show Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

By Associated Press Posted 05:08 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

By Associated Press Posted 03:51 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

By Scott Smith & Olga R. Rodriguez Posted 06:55 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

By Associated Press Posted 06:45 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.

No. 1 Hawaii falls to No. 6 BYU in 5 in volleyball

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:36 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Senior opposite Brook Sedore turned in his third double-double of the season and senior middle Taylor Averill added 11 kills but it wasn’t enough as No. 1 Hawaii fell to No. 6 Brigham Young for the 13th consecutive time in Provo, Utah, losing the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season final volleyball match 22-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13, Saturday night.

Holloway submits Swanson in impressive UFC win

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:20 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Waianae's Max Holloway won his sixth consecutive fight with a third-round submission victory over Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 15 Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Hawaii shuts down CSUN again to clinch series

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 09:18 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Tyler Brashears scattered nine hits over eight innings and Hawaii got RBI singles in the first inning by Alex Sawelson and Eric Ramirez to defeat CSUN 3-1 on Saturday night at Les Murakami Stadium.

Sei Young Kim wins Lotte Championship playoff with eagle

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:47 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Sei Young Kim holed out for eagle from the 18th fairway to win the Lotte Championship in a playoff with Inbee Park on Saturday at Ko Olina Golf Club.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

By Associated Press Posted 04:38 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me." WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.

Sheriff cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

By Michael Graczyk Posted 04:30 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.

Rainbow Wahine split doubleheader at Cal Poly

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:21 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
After dropping the first game of a Big West doubleheader at Cal Poly on Saturday, the University of Hawaii softball team came back to win the finale to earn a split on the day and the series win.

Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

By Associated Press Posted 01:38 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

By Associated Press Posted 01:11 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.

Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

By Associated Press Posted 01:35 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem

By Associated Press Posted 08:08 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

By Associated Press Posted 07:06 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

Last 2 Raiders giving congressional medal to Ohio museum

By Associated Press Posted 06:55 AM HST, Apr 18, 2015
Although most of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" beat long odds 73 years ago, surviving anti-aircraft fire, crashed planes and vengeful Japanese soldiers, time has been taking its own toll. Since their 70th anniversary reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, three more Raiders have died, two of them this year.

H-1 eastbound slow after crash near Kaahumanu overpass

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 12:41 PM HST, Apr 18, 2015
The two left lanes on the H-1 freeway are blocked in the eastbound direction near the Kaahumanu overpass after a crash involving a city bus around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Google changing how it searches for websites

By Michael Liedtke Posted 04:35 AM HST, Apr 17, 2015
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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