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Hawaii skydiving crash victims remembered by friends, family

Jun. 26, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified nine victims, including a young couple from...

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' co-star Beth Chapman dies at 51

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as a leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died. Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center after an almost 2-year...

Graves of US WWII servicemen unearthed on Pacific island

Jun. 26, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa found the...

Prosecutor says Hawaii police chief, wife abused positions

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday. The contention came during closing...

The Latest: Lawyer for ex-chief's wife says case convoluted

Jun. 25, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in a corruption trial in Hawaii (all times local): 3 p.m. An attorney representing an ex-Honolulu prosecutor accused of conspiring with her police chief husband to frame her uncle says the case against the couple is complicated and convoluted. Defense...

Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'

Jun. 25, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. "Frankly I was just upset. I was extremely upset," Achal Asawa, 29, an experienced skydiver...

Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'

Jun. 25, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. "Frankly I was just upset. I was extremely upset," Achal Asawa, 29, an experienced skydiver...

Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules

Jun. 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...

The Latest: Colorado couple among those on Hawaii flight

Jun. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Colorado couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary were among those killed in the skydiving plane crash in Hawaii. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office said Monday Ashley and Bryan Weikel were among the 11...

Bounty hunter's wife remains in coma in Honolulu hospital

Jun. 24, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain. Beth Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017 after having a nagging cough checked out, family spokeswoman Mona...