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Clarification: US-Obit-Hawaii-Senator-Akaka story

Sep. 24, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story on April 6, 2018, The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress. Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate after Hawaii became a state, but other Native Hawaiians had been elected...

Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

Sep. 24, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

There were some Larry O'Brien trophies on display at Golden State's media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the past four years. Their quest for another is about to begin. So will the quest by 29 other teams to thwart them. The offseason is over...

McDonald's 5 TD passes help Hawaii beat Duquesne 42-21

Sep. 23, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night. McDonald was 24-of-40 passing for 273 yards with one interception. Junior Dayton Furuta, who came in with...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines...

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

Sep. 22, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new "Pono...

The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

Sep. 22, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local): 9 a.m. A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which...

Call for men to 'step up' puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

Sep. 21, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh "made unwanted requests for sexual favors" or committed...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

Sep. 21, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies that account, which Christine Blasey...

The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

Sep. 20, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough. Trump...

Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh "made unwanted requests for sexual favors" or committed...