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Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

Nov. 13, 2018 9:57 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may not do so....

10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling

Nov. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins from the U.S. to Indonesia. They had been working on a Japanese-flagged boat and were headed home via Honolulu when airport security workers found shark fins in their luggage last week,...

Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

Nov. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii were dismissed Tuesday against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again. U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, who represented himself in the case. A judge approved the dismissal,...

The Latest: Fishermen in shark fin case to be released

Nov. 13, 2018 8:39 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Indonesian fishermen accused of trying to smuggle shark fins (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A U.S. judge is allowing 10 Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii to be released while a case accusing them of trying to smuggle sharks fins is pending. According to court documents,...

Divers haul in large amount of debris from marine monument

Nov. 12, 2018 2:46 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A team of divers hauled in nearly 165,000 pounds (75,000 kilograms) of abandoned fishing nets and plastic waste during a cleanup expedition at Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, federal officials said. The 18 divers left Sept. 19 and returned Oct. 29 from a trek to the chain of...

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

Nov. 11, 2018 12:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Hawaiian-born singer announced Sunday he has donated money for the food to the Salvation Army's Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division,...

Workers at Detroit's Book Cadillac hotel reach contract deal

Nov. 5, 2018 8:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A union whose workers were on strike at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel has reached a new contract. Unite Here Local 24 said the 160 workers it represents, including servers, front desk workers and housekeepers, earned less than other Detroit hotel employees. The local announced...

Average US price of gas drops 8 cents per gallon to $2.85

Nov. 4, 2018 3:53 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 8 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.85. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil prices are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The highest average...

ACLU objects to Hawaii retirement home assisted suicide ban

Nov. 2, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director...

The Latest: Retirement home says it doesn't discriminate

Nov. 1, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the ACLU's challenge to a Hawaii retirement home's ban on medically assisted suicide (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Hawaii retirement home says it's consulting its legal counsel after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded it stop discriminating against non-Catholic...