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Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash

Sep. 14, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has only intensified since the film became available on Netflix...

Hawaii epidemiologist takes leave after other key departures

Sep. 4, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's embattled epidemiologist is taking a leave of absence after the new head of the state's COVID-19 contact tracing program requested time off, citing issues with the chain of command among health officials. Dr. Sarah Park is taking paid leave, the state Department of Health said in...

Report: Hawaii auditors stonewalled in contact tracing probe

Aug. 27, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A report from Hawaii's state auditor’s office says Department of Health officials stonewalled them while attempting to get answers about the government's coronavirus contact tracing program. The report, which was released Wednesday, says the auditor’s office...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

New Hawaii health official will lead virus contact tracing

Aug. 14, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health says it has hired a new official to oversee the state's maligned coronavirus contact tracing program. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Thursday that Dr. Emily Roberson was hired on July 16 to lead the department's Disease Investigation Branch. Since she...

Hawaii governor defends virus response of health officials

Aug. 13, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's governor has defended the performance of two of the state's top heath officials overseeing the coronavirus response, saying they retain his support despite recent criticism from the lieutenant governor and others. Democratic Gov. David Ige said he has confidence in state Department...

Volunteers Anthony Hall, left, and Patricia Nelson, right, prepare ballots at Rawson Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut voters choose Trump, Biden in final 2020 primary

Aug. 11, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut's...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful.   (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Aug. 9, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard that he announced early on he would challenge his fellow Democrat....

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is the only major candidate in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, virtually guaranteeing he will be sworn in as Hawaii's newest congressman in January. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Correction: Election 2020-Hawaii House story

Aug. 6, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story August 2, 2020, about the Hawaii Primary election, The Associated Press erroneously reported that U.S. House candidate Kai Kahele would be the third Native Hawaiian elected to Congress, if elected. Kahele would be the second Native Hawaiian in Congress since statehood. Five...