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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Donald Stratton, center, a USS Arizona survivor, acknowledges a friend at Kilo Pier next to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. Stratton passed away in his sleep at his Colorado Springs home Saturday, Feb. 16, 2020 with his family in attendance. Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that killed 1,100 Arizona crew members. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies age 97

Feb. 16, 2020 8:03 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since contracting...

Worku, Leonard help UC Irvine beat Hawaii 70-63

Feb. 16, 2020 2:05 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Eyassu Worku scored 19 points, Evan Leonard added 18, and UC Irvine beat Hawaii 70-63 on Saturday night. Collin Welp added 15 points for UC Irvine, which has won six in a row against Hawaii. Welp made two free throws to give UCI (17-10, 9-2 Big West Conference) a 13-point lead with 2:26 to...

'In this undated photo released by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture shows adults and nymphs of the Avocado Lace Bug, (Pseudacysta perseae).  The avocado lace bug was first discovered in Pearl City, Oahu, in Dec. 2019 and was subsequently identified on Hawaii Island and Maui, the state Department of Agriculture said. Department officials have not confirmed the presence of the bug on Kauai. The infested Maui plants located Thursday, Feb. 13 2020 in retail outlets, were destroyed or treated, department officials said.(Hawaii Department of Agriculture via AP)

Invasive bug found feeding on avocado plants in Hawaii

Feb. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An invasive bug was discovered feeding on avocado leaves across the state of Hawaii and was most recently found on Maui plants in retail outlets, entomologists said. The avocado lace bug was first discovered in Pearl City, Oahu, in December and was subsequently identified on Hawaii Island...

Morgan, Carter help Long Beach St. hold off Hawaii, 50-49

Feb. 13, 2020 2:23 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Joshua Morgan scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and became Long Beach State's single-season blocks leader, Michael Carter III hit a free throw with three seconds left, and the 49ers beat Hawaii 50-49 on Wednesday night. Morgan had three blocks, giving him 60 this season and breaking...

In this Jan. 10, 2020 photo, Filipo Ilaoa, left, and Bonnelley Pa'uulu pose with the flag of American Samoa at the American Samoa government office in Honolulu. Some American Samoans worry a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah saying those born in the U.S. territory should be recognized as U.S. citizens could threaten

Not all born in American Samoa want US citizenship

Feb. 10, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives. He worries a federal judge's recent ruling in Utah saying those born in the...

Ex-Army medic sentenced to 35 years for his wife's murder

Feb. 10, 2020 9:43 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing of his wife in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle. Michael Walker, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September, about a week before his trial was...

Mike Bryan, left, of the U.S. makes a backhand return as his brother Bob watches during their third round doubles match against Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Slovakia's Filip Polasek at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Bryan brothers to make 1 last Davis Cup appearance for US

Feb. 10, 2020 6:35 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twins Bob and Mike Bryan will bid farewell to the Davis Cup by playing in the team competition for the final time when the United States hosts Uzbekistan in Hawaii next month. U.S. captain Mardy Fish announced his roster on Monday, with the Bryan brothers joined by Taylor Fritz,...

Ballard scores 15 to lift Cal Poly past Hawaii 79-75 in OT

Feb. 9, 2020 1:06 AM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Junior Ballard posted 15 points and six rebounds as Cal Poly edged past Hawaii 79-75 in overtime on Saturday night. Colby Rogers gave the Mustangs the lead for good at 77-75 on a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in overtime and added a pair of free throws with 9 seconds left to...

Sow scores 30, hits key buckets for UCSB in win over Hawaii

Feb. 7, 2020 12:56 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow scored a career-high 30 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated Hawaii 76-66 on Thursday night. Hawaii led 54-53 after Justin Hemsley's 3-pointer with 9:26 remaining in the second half. Sow answered with a 3-pointer to start a 13-2 run that put UCSB in control 66-56 with...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019 file photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a coast guard vessel searches along the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. Officials say the pilot in the Hawaii tourism helicopter crash that killed him and six passengers previously lost his professional license for a year due to drug use. The Garden Island reported the Federal Aviation Administration revoked the professional certificates of Safari Helicopters pilot Paul Matero in June 2010. (Lt. j.g. Daniel Winter/U.S. Coast Guard via AP,File)

Hawaii helicopter crash pilot lost license for 2010 drug use

Feb. 6, 2020 9:21 PM EST

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A pilot who was flying a sightseeing helicopter that crashed in Hawaii in December had his license revoked for marijuana use in 2010. The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the medical, commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates of Safari Helicopters pilot Paul Matero in...