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Buyer offers $1.3M cash for Kealohas’ former home

Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union sued for foreclosure last February claiming that the Kealohas stopped paying off their mortgage after a federal grand jury indicted them in October 2017 on conspiracy, obstruction and bank fraud charges. Read More

Protests slam Trump’s declaration as states ready lawsuit

Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump’s latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall. Read More
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Duke reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in this week’s poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Duke climbed one spot to replace Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday’s loss at Kentucky. Read More
 

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony

Mexico will close a famed island penal colony off the country’s Pacific coast and convert it into a cultural and environmental education center, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. Read More

Unicorns baffle Indonesian presidential candidate

Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. Read More

No. 2 Hawaii ties program record for consecutive sweeps in win over Lincoln Memorial

No. 2 Hawaii tied a program record for consecutive sweeps with 10 when defeating Lincoln Memorial 25-9, 25-17, 27-25 in a nonconference men’s volleyball match tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read More

Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing of 68-year-old man in Maunawili

A 31-year-old man accused of stabbing a 68-year-old man multiple times with a kitchen knife Thursday night is charged with attempted murder. Read More

Daiso to open second location in Honolulu

Another Daiso store is opening in early March in the Makiki area. Read More

U.K. lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. Read More

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said. He was 68. Read More
 

Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. Read More

Inside the scramble to make the Oscars shorter

The lead producer of the 91st Academy Awards, Donna Gigliotti, was in high spirits Friday morning. Serena Williams had been confirmed to appear on the telecast in a moment involving “A Star Is Born.” Thousands of red roses for the set were en route. Read More

‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump, ex-FBI official says

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. Read More

Elizabeth Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. Read More

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