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The Latest: Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with 1st-round win

Jan. 20, 2019 12:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over...

Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu's coast

Jan. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have...

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

Jan. 14, 2019 11:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations that a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox. The target letter sent to...

Son sentenced for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

Jan. 14, 2019 11:12 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder after he called police in 2017 to turn himself in after a suicide attempt. He admitted killing his mother...

The Latest: Investigation targets $250K Honolulu paid chief

Jan. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a target letter linked to an ongoing Honolulu corruption investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer representing Honolulu's chief legal officer against a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation says her client did nothing wrong. Mayor Kirk...

Top of golf now belongs to youth

Jan. 12, 2019 2:32 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game. Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on mini-tours from Florida to Arizona,...

Correction: Fire at Sea-The Latest story

Jan. 3, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Jan. 2 about a vessel that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the ship. The ship's name is Sincerity Ace, not Serenity Ace. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Search suspended for crew after vessel fire The...

Hawaii Pacific, TCU call off game after player's death

Dec. 28, 2018 3:41 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A matchup between Hawaii Pacific and TCU has been canceled following the death of a Hawaii Pacific player who collapsed during a game. The basketball teams were scheduled to play Friday in Honolulu but chose to cancel the contest after 21-year-old Emil Isovic died at a hospital...

Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

Dec. 18, 2018 2:32 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit's soldiers. Her job as a brigade surgeon operations specialist was to make sure these soldiers got the care they...

Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

Dec. 13, 2018 12:57 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a...