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Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge

Sep. 23, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii grand jury on Friday indicted a former deputy Nevada attorney general on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the 50-year-old cold case of a Honolulu woman killed in 1972. Tudor Chirila, 77, is in custody in Reno, Nevada, where he is fighting...

Nevadan accused of 1972 Hawaii killing fighting extradition

Sep. 22, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested last week. Tudor Chirila, 77, said he...

Ex-Maui official, businessman plead guilty for Hawaii bribes

Sep. 19, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui County official and the Honolulu businessman who paid him $2 million in bribes in exchange for more than $19 million in wastewater contracts each pleaded guilty Monday in one of the largest bribery cases ever prosecuted in Hawaii. Stewart Olani Stant,...

No bail in 1972 Hawaii killing arrest; Reno arraignment set

Sep. 16, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has ordered a former deputy state attorney general accused of killing a 19-year-old woman in Hawaii 50 years ago to remain jailed without bail until he is arraigned next week on a fugitive charge. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, made a brief appearance...

Prosecutors in Hawaii unseal public corruption, bribery case

Sep. 16, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii business owner and a Maui County official have been charged with bribery and public corruption involving more than $2 million in cash and gifts, federal court documents unsealed Thursday showed. Milton Choy, the owner of a Honolulu company that provides...

Ex-Nevada deputy AG arrested in 1972 Hawaii homicide

Sep. 15, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former deputy Nevada attorney general who ran for the state Supreme Court and was later affiliated with the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel has been arrested in Reno as a suspect in a 1972 homicide in Hawaii. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, was being held Thursday in the...

Fatal Hawaii ambulance fire linked to oxygen device

Sep. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Preliminary findings from an investigation into an ambulance fire that killed a patient and injured a paramedic last month show the blaze originated in an oxygen device that is routinely used, officials in Hawaii said Wednesday. The Aug. 24 fire killed a 91-year-old...

US military shrinks timeline for draining Hawaii fuel tanks

Sep. 07, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday said it now expects to remove fuel from a leaky Hawaii fuel tank farm in July 2024, five months earlier than its initial plan. Critics have lambasted the U.S. Department of Defense's original timeline to remove the fuel from the Red...

Hawaii Proud Boys leader to plead guilty in US Capitol case

Sep. 07, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The founder of the Hawaii chapter of the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys intends to plead guilty to charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Nicholas Ochs entered an agreement with federal prosecutors in which he will plead guilty to...