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Honolulu rail CEO Andrew Robbins gets $10k bonus but no raise after evaluation

The public announcement of the results of Robbins’ evaluation was made at the same meeting that the board unanimously approved a $160 million settlement of a claim filed by contractor Ansaldo Honolulu JV. Read More
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Trump fires back at Pelosi, denies aircraft for trip abroad

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The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of Constitutional one-upmanship, as negotiations to end a 4-week stalemate failed to produce results. Read More

Surfer in critical condition after rescue at Pipeline

A surfer was taken to a hospital after he was found unresponsive in waters at Ehukai Beach Park on Oahu’s North Shore. Read More
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Man, 53, with 14 felony convictions arrested in Kaneohe assault

Police arrested a 53-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man with a metal flashlight in Kaneohe. Read More
 
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Giant great white shark thrills divers off Oahu

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Ocean Ramsey swam with a great white shark identified as Deep Blue off Oahu’s South Shore. Read More

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of U.S. embargo on Cuba

The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades. Read More
 

TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday’s peak

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized — but still at unusually high numbers — just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds. Read More

Ex-NFL player catches, beats man outside his daughter’s window

Police say former NFL cornerback Tony Beckham beat a man after catching him outside his 14-year-old daughter’s window earlier this week. Read More

3 Chicago officers acquitted of cover-up of fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald

Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted former Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer Thomas Gaffney on charges of conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice. Read More
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Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

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As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of housing has soared. Read More
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Federal agency ignored Constitution in approving Trump hotel lease, watchdog says

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In a 47-page report, GSA watchdog Carol F. Ochoa concluded that the “president’s business interest” in the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office building site in Washington raised emoluments issues that “might cause a breach of lease.” Read More

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

The guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, received the sentence through a video link from a prison where he is serving a 20-year sentence in a separate case involving the raping of two female followers. Read More

Number of federal workers seeking U.S. jobless aid doubles

Federal employees who aren’t working during the partial government shutdown are eligible to claim unemployment aid, while those working without pay are not, the Labor Department has said. Read More
 
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Trump says U.S. will develop space-based missile defense

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The new review is the first since 2010, and it concludes that to adequately protect America, the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space and use those systems to more quickly detect, track and ultimately defeat incoming missiles. Read More

Accident briefly closes lanes of Farrington Highway in Kapolei

The southbound lanes of Farrington Highway in Kapolei were briefly closed this morning due to an accident. Read More

Man, 63, dies in crash in vehicle crash on Kauai

A 63-year-old man died today in a single-vehicle crash on Kaumualii Highway in Kalaheo. Read More

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