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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to...

Investigation clears Hawaii men's volleyball coach

Jan. 13, 2020 10:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's men's volleyball coach has been cleared following an investigation into allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday the U.S. Center for SafeSport cleared Charlie Wade after a 17-month investigation. The center is a...

Australia-bound flight lands in Honolulu with dead passenger

Jan. 13, 2020 3:12 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An Air Canada flight bound for Australia diverted to Honolulu over the weekend because of a dead passenger. Passenger Christopher Woodgate, 38, was pronounced dead when the flight landed in Honolulu on Saturday, said Kira Paiva-Kimura, an administrative services officer for the Honolulu...

Gas prices jump 4 cents per gallon to $2.64 in past 3 weeks

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has jumped 4 cents per gallon to $2.64 over the past three weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas prices are unlikely to continue to increase because crude oil costs have dropped. The...

Corey Conners chips onto the ninth green during the Tournament of Champions pro-am golf event, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Conners takes hard, rewarding road to Hawaii

Jan. 11, 2020 2:45 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Corey Conners returned to Hawaii this year with one notable difference. He knew he had a tee time. That's no small deal for Conners, a 28-year-old Canadian who didn't have a full PGA Tour card a year ago and wasn't sure where he could play, much less when. Now he is a PGA Tour winner,...

Collin Morikawa chips onto the 10th green during the first round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

Jan. 10, 2020 9:36 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier than usual. Some of the sights Thursday at the Sony Open made it clear that playing golf in Hawaii was no vacation. Collin Morikawa managed better than everyone. He learned enough...

U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods, right, shakes hands with International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico after Woods won their singles match 3 and 2 during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ancer looking for Presidents Cup bounce in Honolulu

Jan. 8, 2020 2:43 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Abraham Ancer can't remember playing better with so little to show for it. His hope is the payoff is not far away. Ancer arrived in Hawaii for the Sony Open with his confidence still brimming from a solid debut in the Presidents Cup last month in Australia. He was among seven rookies on the...

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2009 file photo shows Paul Azinger during the first round of the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Azinger says he turned down a chance to replace Ken Venturi at CBS after he won the Sony Open 20 years ago.(AP Photo/Charles Neibergall, File)

Paul Azinger's career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

Jan. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox. He could have started much sooner if not for 20 years ago...

CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER - In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. Authorities say wreckage of the helicopter has been found in a mountainous area on the island. (MK3 Forest Herring/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Cliffs, jungle a big hurdle for feds in Hawaii copter crash

Dec. 30, 2019 9:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The remote and rugged terrain on the Hawaiian island of Kauai where a sightseeing helicopter crashed, killing all seven people aboard, could make it difficult or even impossible to piece together what led to the wreck. Federal investigators who arrived Sunday are calling the inaccessible...

Kigab, Boise St. pound Cal St. Northridge 103-72

Dec. 28, 2019 8:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Abu Kigab scored a career-high 33 points with a career-high 11 rebounds and Boise State beat Cal State Northridge 103-72 on Saturday. Kigab set his previous career-high point total of 17 last Sunday in a 74-60 loss against Georgia Tech on the opening day of the Diamond Head Classic in...