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Man imprisoned for more than 20 years for 1991 murder of woman visiting Hawaii released because of new evidence

Jan. 24, 2023 21:52 PM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — Man imprisoned for more than 20 years for 1991 murder of woman visiting Hawaii released because of new evidence.

Public viewing at palace for 'last Hawaiian princess'

Jan. 23, 2023 00:10 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The casket bearing the 96-year-old heiress long considered the last Hawaiian princess went on public display Sunday in the downtown Honolulu palace that benefited from her wealth. Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa's casket, handcrafted from a 165-year-old koa...

Huge waves bring Hawaii surf contest The Eddie after hiatus

Jan. 22, 2023 20:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests — dubbed the “Super Bowl of Surfing” — went forward Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years with towering wave faces and a gigantic swell that was expected to grow throughout the day. ...

Native Hawaiians flock to Las Vegas for affordable living

Jan. 22, 2023 13:03 PM EST

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Kona Purdy never wanted to live anywhere but Hawaii. As a Native Hawaiian, he wanted his children to grow up like he did: rooted in their culture, and nourished by the mountains and ocean. But raising a family in Hawaii meant squeezing nine people into a...

Big waves to deliver storied Hawaii surf contest The Eddie

Jan. 21, 2023 15:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfers will be competing alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie...

Two-year sentence for Hawaii woman's Trump lobbying scheme

Jan. 18, 2023 21:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An American consultant was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for an illicit lobbying effort to get the former Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a...

Si Woo Kim rallies with big finish to win Sony Open

Jan. 15, 2023 21:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Si Woo Kim battled all day from a three-shot deficit in the Sony Open, and when he finally caught up late Sunday afternoon, it only got harder. His 7-iron to the par-3 17th bounded over the firm green and into a tough patch of grass in the rough. Behind, he could...

Buckley makes a pair of eagles and leads the Sony Open

Jan. 14, 2023 21:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two swings were all it took for Hayden Buckley to become another face in a large crowd of contenders to a two-shot lead Saturday in the Sony Open. On a day when there was an eight-way tie for the lead at one point, Buckley made a pair of eagles on the back nine at...

Kirk leads Sony as Spieth goes from leading to a missed cut

Jan. 13, 2023 23:58 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Chris Kirk in the lead might have been the only shred of normalcy in the Sony Open. Jordan Spieth started Friday with a share of the lead. He walked off the 18th green at Waialae in a minor state of shock after missing the cut. “I felt I had a...

Hawaii medical transport plane wreckage and remains found

Jan. 13, 2023 22:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said a team has recovered the remains of three flight crew members and the wreckage of a medical transport plane that crashed into the ocean off Maui last month. The cockpit voice recorder, cockpit image recorder and other...