Monday, May 25, 2015         
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Settlement reached in mother's lawsuit over daughter's death

By Associated Press Posted 09:50 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
The mother of a 5-year-old girl killed at the hands of a former Hawaii-based soldier has settled a civil lawsuit against the government.

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

By Associated Press Posted 11:41 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, two people familiar with the negotiations.

Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California

By Associated Press Posted 08:56 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke tells the San Francisco Chronicle that McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment.

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

By Ken Ritter Posted 01:28 p.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate is calling the claims ridiculous.

3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

By Jennifer Kay Posted 03:04 p.m. HST, May 25, 2015
A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

By Associated Press Posted 02:05 p.m. HST, May 25, 2015
The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.

Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

By Associated Press Posted 08:23 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region.

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

By Associated Press Posted 06:34 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to Americans who died in battle, saying people their fellow citizens must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifice and noting this is first Memorial Day 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.

Motorcycle passenger injured in Kahekili, Likelike crash

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:12 p.m. HST, May 25, 2015
A passenger on a motorcycle that crashed at Kahekili and Likelike Highways Monday morning is in serious condition.

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

By Associated Press Posted 06:22 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river that had become swollen from a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes.

Sacramento 11-year-old earns 3 college degrees

By Associated Press Posted 07:13 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
The Sacramento Bee reports Sacramento's Tanishq Abraham skipped first grade, completed second grade, and then started taking classes part-time at American River College when he was 7. He was easily the college's youngest student.

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

By Associated Press Posted 06:29 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.

Launching campaign, Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

By Associated Press Posted 06:24 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.

Molokai ferry wants to operate 'as needed'

By Associated Press Posted 12:19 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
Sea Link of Hawaii withdrew last week its petition to reduce its twice-daily ferry route between Molokai and Maui and intends to submit a new petition to run the ferry only on an "as-needed" basis, according to company President and Senior Capt. Dave Jung.

Mariota's No. 8 Titans' jersey is NFL's top seller for May

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:48 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 Tennessee Titans’ jersey is the NFL’s top-selling jersey in May, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.

California looks Down Under for drought advice

By Associated Press Posted 05:34 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.

H-3 freeway crash kills motorcyclist, 25

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 02:56 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
A 25-year-old man died Sunday afternoon after he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a guard rail on the H-3 freeway.

Anonymous threats against airliners prompt searches; all OK

By Associated Press Posted 08:19 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

‘Victim 1’ in Sandusky case finds his voice

By Jeremy Roebuck Posted 07:19 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
There are days when Aaron Fisher believes he has finally put the past behind him. Days when his chief concerns are the new friends he met at a party or a truck axel he snapped during an off-roading trip in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

By Eileen Ng Posted 10:09 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
Malaysian authorities said Monday they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar were believed to have been held.

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Posted 09:35 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

Protesters warn against using chemicals in Calif. oil spill cleanup

By Tribune News Service Posted 09:35 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
Dozens of protesters chanted “End Oil Now!” and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of “extreme oil extraction” days after a spill sent thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto beaches.

Couple missing for 2 weeks found in California wilderness

By Associated Press Posted 08:48 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
A couple missing for two weeks were found Sunday in a remote part of San Diego County with the elderly husband dead and his wife severely dehydrated, after surviving on just rain water and some food, authorities said.

High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths, study shows

By Lindsey Tanner Posted 08:24 p.m. HST, May 24, 2015
Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet.

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