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Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Jun. 28, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President...

Hawaii teacher charged with distributing child pornography

Jun. 22, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii public school teacher was ordered held without bail on a charge of distributing child pornography, which U.S. prosecutors said included videos of him having sex with a 13-year-old student. According to a criminal complaint, Alden Bunag, 33 worked as a...

Survey looks at how COVID-19 affected Hawaii residents

Jun. 20, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new report from the University of Hawaii provides a comprehensive look at how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Hawaii residents with their jobs, ability to buy food, their mental well-being and how vaccination status played a factor. “Health Effects and Views of...

Former Honolulu prosecutor indicted on bribery allegations

Jun. 17, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. grand jury has indicted Honolulu’s former top prosecutor and four others, alleging that employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed Keith Kaneshiro with campaign donations in exchange for Kaneshiro’s prosecution of a former company employee. ...

Russian superyacht Amadea arrives in Honolulu from Fiji

Jun. 17, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Russian-owned superyacht seized by the United States arrived in Honolulu Harbor on Thursday flying an American flag. The U.S. last week won a legal battle in Fiji to take the $325 million vessel and immediately sailed it to Hawaii. The FBI has...

Japan's Zipair changes logo to nix perception of Russia link

Jun. 17, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese low-cost carrier Zipair is changing the design on its tail from the letter “Z,” which resembles the symbol on Russian tanks. Zipair President Shingo Nishida made the announcement this week at Narita Airport near Tokyo. He acknowledged the resemblance and...

Hawaii panel discusses proposals for legislative term limits

Jun. 15, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A panel created by the state House of Representatives to recommend reforms after two former lawmakers admitted taking bribes discussed proposals to establish term limits for legislators at a meeting Wednesday. The Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct is...

80 years after Pearl Harbor, La sailor's remains come home

Jun. 11, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — A U.S. sailor from south Louisiana who had been unaccounted for since the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will finally get a proper burial back home. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Navy Seaman 1st Class Houston Temples, who was 24 years old...

F-16 tail hook slows plane during 'hard landing' in Honolulu

Jun. 07, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An Air Force F-16 fighter plane made a “hard landing” at Honolulu's airport after its front landing gear failed. The pilot used the jet's tail hook to slow down during the afternoon landing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

2 people dead in early morning Honolulu house fire

Jun. 06, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two people were found dead inside a burning home early Monday, the Honolulu Fire Department said. A 911 call at 2:17 a.m. brought 43 firefighters to a two-story home in Pauoa Valley that was fully engulfed with fire, the department said. ...