Latest Hawaii News

Top-ranked Duke heads loaded Maui Invitational field

Nov. 18, 2018 4:59 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Duke juggernaut heads to paradise, where college basketball's most talked-about team will be even more in the spotlight at the Maui Invitational. The top-ranked Blue Devils should be able to handle it. They're 5 for 5 at the Lahaina Civic Center: five trips to Maui, five...

Average US price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.72

Nov. 18, 2018 1:25 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price...

Cordeiro's 3 TD passes help Hawaii rally, beat UNLV 35-28

Nov. 18, 2018 3:13 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Chevan Cordeiro came on in the fourth quarter and threw three touchdown passes to help Hawaii beat UNLV 35-28 on Saturday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Cordeiro replaced starter Cole McDonald and, on the first play, threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to JoJo Ward and then...

Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested

Nov. 15, 2018 9:17 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him, he found himself again in handcuffs. A judge ordered McCoy's release Tuesday after prosecutors moved to...

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,...

The Latest: Recent information ended sex trafficking case

Nov. 13, 2018 8:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate (all times local): 3:20 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say they dismissed sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate because of information they became aware of in the past several days. A news...

The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots

Nov. 12, 2018 6:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Georgia's secretary of state has ordered county election officials to count absentee ballots even if voters have not included their year of birth if there is enough other information to verify their identity. Secretary of...