Friday, May 29, 2015         
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American Express president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

By Alex Vaiga Posted 03:50 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.

Andres becomes a hurricane in East Pacific

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:53 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Andres has intensified into the first hurricane of the East Pacific hurricane season.

Judge denies teacher's request to halt HSTA election

By Nanea Kalani Posted 12:00 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
A state judge on Friday denied a request by Campbell High School teacher Corey Rosenlee to block a new election of teachers’ union officers scheduled for Tuesday.

Hawaii island man charged with robbery at Home Depot

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 07:07 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Hawaii island police charged a Puna man who allegedly assaulted a Home Depot employee during a shoplifting incident on Tuesday.

Alert issued about credit card scheme using Hawaii residents' data

By Leila Fujimori Posted 08:46 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Honolulu police and the city prosecutor are warning of a credit card scheme using personal information of Hawaii residents that may be large in scope locally.

Former U.S. House Speaker paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse, source says

By Eric Tucker & Michael Tarm Posted 01:45 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.

Hawaii island fisherman dies after being impaled by swordfish

By Star-Advertiser staff and wire Posted 02:31 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Hawaii fire officials say a Kailua-Kona fisherman is dead after he was apparently impaled by a swordfish.

Jury finds 'Screech' TV actor guilty in stabbing

By Dana Ferguson Posted 06:50 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.

Opposing protesters gather at Phoenix mosque

By Ryan Van Velzer Posted 06:43 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.

Ex-NFL star pleads guilty in federal sexual assault case

By Rebecca Santana Posted 05:45 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in connection with allegations he drugged and assaulted women in four states, the latest development in the former Pro-Bowler's fall from grace.

Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

By Larry Neumeister & Jake Pearson Posted 03:40 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.

Coast Guard rescues outrigger canoe paddlers in San Francisco Bay

By Associated Press Posted 02:32 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Coast Guard crews have rescued six people after their outrigger canoe capsized near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

By Mark Thiessen Posted 10:03 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami, a disaster that never materialized after the shaking that did little more than knock pictures off walls.

Human fetus found in Maui wastewater plant

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:32 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
A fetus, whose gender could no be determined by Maui authorities, was believed to have been flushed into the island's sewer system and found in the Kahului Wastewater Plant last week.

Teenagers arrested in school theft, threatening cases

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 10:33 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Police arrested six teenagers Thursday for separate incidents at two Oahu schools.

Uber, Lyft get green light in Nevada

By Associated Press Posted 05:14 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed two bills to regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft in Nevada.

Navy investigators to begin probe of Arizona dock mishap

By Audrey McAvoy Posted 12:31 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock has sent investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened.

Charges dropped against some telescope protesters

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Posted 08:27 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

Man killed in H-3 motorcycle crash identified

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 09:14 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The medical examiner identified a 25-year-old Honolulu man who died Sunday after he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail on the H-3 freeway.

Horizon Lines sale to Pasha, Matson done

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:41 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The division and sale of ocean cargo transportation firm Horizon Lines Inc. was completed Friday to The Pasha Group and Matson Inc.

4 injured in multiple vehicle crash in Pearl City

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 08:07 p.m. HST, May 28, 2015
Four people, including two boys, ages 3 and 7, were injured Thursday afternoon in a multiple-vehicle crash on Moanalua Road, Emergency Medical Services reported.

U.S. to expand preclearance program to Narita airport

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 12:09 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday it wants to expand its preclearance program to Japan’s Narita International Airport, which would allow visitors from Japan to clear customs and immigration before getting on the plane.

UH athletics ranks lowest for state, student fee subsidies in Big West

By Ferd Lewis Posted 08:58 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The University of Hawaii's athletic department receives the lowest percentage of subsidies from student fees and state funds among the nine Big West Conference members, according to data from a survey of public Division I schools.

Panel calls for Iao Stream to return to former name

By Associated Press Posted 07:07 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
Iao Stream may return to its century-old name after the state Board on Geographic Names voted in favor of the change.

Lanes closed on Kalanianaole Highway as crews repair leaking pipe

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:47 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The left-turn lane and the left lane of Kalanianaole Highway at Halemaumau Street in the Koko Head-direction are closed Friday morning as Board of Water Supply crews repair a leaking water line.

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