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Thirty Meter Telescope protesters brace for arrests at Mauna Kea

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Both police and protesters have bulked up their presence in anticipation of conflict on Mauna Kea this morning, with more than 300 cars lining the highway near the activists’ camp.

July 17th 2019, 12:26 pm

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

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NEW YORK >> The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

July 17th 2019, 12:14 pm

House vote condemning Trump’s tweets draws some GOP support

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WASHINGTON >> In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.”

July 17th 2019, 12:14 pm

Television and radio – July 17, 2019

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July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Island Insurance among top U.S. insurers

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Island Insurance Co. Ltd., the state’s largest locally owned property and casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 P&C insurers in the nation by the Ward Group.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Ex-UH players lead American Samoa to title

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Former Hawaii women’s basketball standout Sarah Toeaina compiled 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting with 12 rebounds to lead American Samoa to a 74-53 win over Fiji for the 2019 Pacific Games championship in Samoa today.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Infants’ death at unlicensed day care reclassified as manslaughter

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Honolulu police said Tuesday they now believe someone is responsible for the death of a 7-month-old girl Feb. 24 at a home day care at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Ferd Lewis: CSUN basketball coach linked to NC State investigation

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NCAA Bylaw 11.1.1: “An institution’s head coach is presumed to be responsible for the actions of all assistant coaches and administrators who report, directly or indirectly, to the head coach. An institution’s head coach shall promote an atmosphere of compliance within his or her program and shall monitor the activities of all institutional staff members involved with the program …”

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

TMT says it’s not responsible to reimburse law enforcement

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State officials say it’s too early to estimate how much it could cost law enforcement agencies to provide protection and help pave the way for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope as protesters attempt to block the project.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Mauna Kea negotiations are largely unsuccessful as protesters brace for police intervention

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MAUNA KEA, Hawaii >> Two days into the announced construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, foes held their ground without arrest and claimed victory once again.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

ASB’s chief named UH Foundation chairman

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American Savings Bank President and CEO Richard Wacker has been elected chairman of the University of Hawaii Foundation. Wacker joined the board in 2011 and most recently served as vice chairman.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

4 charged in Zippy’s customer credit card data theft

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Credit and debit card information stolen in a 2017 and 2018 Zippy’s data breach was used to make fraudulent purchases in 17 foreign countries and 28 states, including 595 in Hawaii, said Deputy Prosecutor Chris Van Marter.

July 17th 2019, 6:08 am

Jordan Yamamoto opens second half with another strong outing as Marlins rout Padres

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MIAMI >> It has been a rarity for much of the season for the Miami Marlins’ starting pitchers, but Jordan Yamamoto was afforded a second chance today. In a season clouded by ineffective offense, even near-perfect outings for the Marlins’ young starters often haven’t been enough. Single-inning meltdowns have been commonplace and often enough to cost Miami any chance at winning.

July 17th 2019, 2:49 am

Big Island dairy removing wastewater lagoons in deal with state

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The state-mandated removal of wastewater lagoons at a Hawaii dairy has commenced.

July 17th 2019, 1:05 am

Farmers Markets Calendar: July 2019

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If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email joshiro@staradvertiser.com or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

Local Moco: Char-broiled tuna resembles Hawaiian-style poke

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

This char-broiled tuna dish resembles seared Hawaiian poke, but it has a definite Okinawan flair, with the additions of sesame seeds, dashi, rice wine vinegar and dried bonito flakes. The flavorful dish, created by chef Grant Sato, is included in his cookbook, “An Okinawan Kitchen.”

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

The Electric Kitchen: Satisfaction, in a bowl of stew

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What could be more comforting that a hearty bowl of stew? It’s easy to make at home and is a complete one-bowl meal.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

Back in the Day: An all-American favorite with a Japanese twist

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Elaine Nakai of Aiea makes such a good potato salad that her friends insist she make a batch for them each week when they get together for karaoke.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

How to make perfect Japanese-style rice balls

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As chef of n/naka, her celebrated kaiseki restaurant in Los Angeles, Niki Nakayama painstakingly and famously tries to never repeat a menu for any diner.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

America’s Test Kitchen: Mix up meatballs with lamb and orzo

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Pasta and meatballs are a perfect match, but for a unique spin on this classic duo we turned to lamb instead of beef or pork, and to orzo instead of spaghetti, and we enhanced the dish with fresh, bold Greek flavors like mint, oregano and cinnamon.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

The Weekly Eater: TBD … takes light-hearted dining approach seriously

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Losing a high-profile chef to the private dining sector can feel like a great loss, on par with seeing master works of art auctioned off to private collectors, removed from public view.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

By Request: Mango salsa weds sweet, sour, salty, spicy and savory

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A fresh mango is a terrible thing to waste — even if it’s overripe, underripe, pecked by a bird or squished on one side because it fell off the tree.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

Recipe: Pesto pasta a quick meal fix

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Portobellos add a hearty flavor to pesto sauce and pasta. Simply saute meaty portobello mushrooms and add them to a prepared pesto sauce. With the help of a food processor, this vegetarian dish can be made in the time it takes to cook the pasta.

July 17th 2019, 12:05 am

Images from teenager’s brutal murder shared on Instagram, other online platforms

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Bianca Devins, 17, traveled hours from her home in upstate New York on Saturday night to go to a concert in New York City with a young man she’d been seeing, police said.

July 16th 2019, 11:48 pm

Ben Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia’s World Cup squad

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MELBOURNE, Australia >> Ben Simmons’ new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won’t play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

July 16th 2019, 11:17 pm

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned today to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

July 16th 2019, 10:47 pm

Ben Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia’s Word Cup squad

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MELBOURNE, Australia >> Ben Simmons’ new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won’t play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

July 16th 2019, 10:47 pm

CBS warns it could get blacked out by AT&T as talks bog down

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CBS Corp. warned that it could get blacked out by AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV and U-verse if it’s unable to reach a new contract to supply its programming to the largest U.S. pay-TV provider.

July 16th 2019, 10:18 pm

New clues on why women’s Alzheimer’s risk differs from men’s

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LOS ANGELES >> New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex.

July 16th 2019, 9:47 pm

Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

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TIJUANA, Mexico >> Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings today in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.

July 16th 2019, 9:47 pm

How North Korea’s leader gets his luxury cars

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The armored black limousines appear everywhere with Kim Jong Un, sleek Western chariots for the young dictator of North Korea.

July 16th 2019, 9:17 pm

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

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WASHINGTON >> John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99.

July 16th 2019, 9:02 pm

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

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HONG KONG >> Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well.

July 16th 2019, 9:02 pm

Bond between UCF QB McKenzie Milton, Houston QB D’Eriq King born out of pain

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UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton was motionless on the turf at Raymond James Stadium as the Knights’ training staff tended to his right knee. A medical cart was making its way to the scene and eventually the junior was transported to Tampa General Hospital for emergency surgery that would save his leg.

July 16th 2019, 8:46 pm

Honolulu Museum of Art to sell historical Spalding House in Makiki

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The Honolulu Museum of Art announced today that its Board of Trustees has decided to put the historical Spalding House property in Makiki Heights up for sale.

July 16th 2019, 7:31 pm

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

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AVON, Conn. >> Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day.

July 16th 2019, 6:46 pm

Utility work requires Likelike Highway lane closures through Sunday

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Utility work will require the closure of one lane of Likelike Highway starting Wednesday, according to Hawaiian Electric, as contractors replace power transmission equipment in Kaneohe.

July 16th 2019, 6:28 pm

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

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NEW YORK >> Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident.

July 16th 2019, 5:46 pm

Tennessee police say tossing drugs in toilet could lead to ‘meth-gators’

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LORETTO, Tenn. >> Police in Tennessee are asking residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could lead to “meth-gators” and stoned waterfowl.

July 16th 2019, 5:46 pm

China wins mixed team diving event

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GWANGJU, South Korea >> China’s golden run at the world swimming championships continued today when it won the mixed team event diving final.

July 16th 2019, 5:46 pm

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

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LOS ANGELES >> No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con.

July 16th 2019, 5:27 pm

Sex tech in, skimpy outfits out as CES addresses diversity

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NEW YORK >> The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new “sex tech” category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women.

July 16th 2019, 5:27 pm

South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66

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JOHANNESBURG >> Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country’s apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

July 16th 2019, 5:27 pm

R. Kelly jailed in Chicago without bond

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CHICAGO >> A federal judge today ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released.

July 16th 2019, 5:27 pm

Trump administration agrees to order ending census fight

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The Trump administration has agreed to a court order that will formally block it from asking about citizenship on the 2020 Census, Justice Department lawyers told a judge.

July 16th 2019, 5:16 pm

Meek Mill lawyers say case could crumble if new trial granted

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PHILADELPHIA >> Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court today to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.

July 16th 2019, 5:16 pm

‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

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LOS ANGELES >> HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations today for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.

July 16th 2019, 5:16 pm

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico >> Nearly two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

July 16th 2019, 4:57 pm

Hot, humid weather heats Hawaii; stronger trades on horizon

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Although tradewind weather will prevail into early next week, thanks to high pressure far north of the area, weather officials said, heat and humidity are expected to stick around.

July 16th 2019, 4:27 pm

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

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WASHINGTON >> Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women to abortion providers immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women’s rights groups.

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

U.S. fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates >> A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense official said today.

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Man, 27, arrested after he allegedly hits girlfriend with skateboard at Kalihi park

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Honolulu police arrested a 27-year-old man after he allegedly struck his girlfriend several times with a skateboard at a park in Kalihi.

July 16th 2019, 2:10 pm

Dozens of protesters continue blockade of Mauna Kea

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The sun rose on Mauna Kea this morning as dozens of protesters took up positions early guarding the entrance to the access road to Hawaii’s tallest mountain, slated to be the site of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

July 16th 2019, 1:28 pm

Facing censure, Trump insists ‘not a racist bone in my body’

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WASHINGTON >> Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted today that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries “were NOT Racist,” and he appealed to fellow Republicans to “not show weakness” and to resist a House resolution condemning his words.

July 16th 2019, 12:28 pm

Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

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NEW YORK >> Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a decision made by Attorney General William Barr and announced one day before the five-year anniversary of his death, officials said.

July 16th 2019, 11:58 am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signs law punishing sexual harassment

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MANILA >> The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women’s groups have accused him of committing.

July 16th 2019, 11:40 am

Former Roosevelt and Olympic wrestler Chun set to teach wrestling in Jordan

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Hawaii’s Clarissa Chun, USA Wrestling national women’s freestyle assistant coach, will travel to Jordan this week as a United World Wrestling ambassador.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Ala Moana Park improvements start next month

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The city will begin repaving, reconstructing and re-striping the full, 1-mile stretch of Ala Moana Park Drive starting next month.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Kokua Line: Nontaxable income counts toward limit for property tax credit

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Question: Regarding the low-income property tax credit (808ne.ws/715sa), what does the city count as incomem and how do they verify it?

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Maui Humane Society gets visit, donation from Oprah Winfrey

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The Maui Humane Society staff and animals returned home Saturday morning to the building they evacuated due to the wildfire, then got a surprise visit from Oprah Winfrey that afternoon.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Salesman sentenced to prison for forged drug prescriptions

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A federal judge sentenced a former salesman for a Honolulu pharmacy to 18 months in prison Monday for defrauding the Hawaii Medical Service Association of thousands of dollars by submitting forged prescriptions to pad his commissions.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Local support for TMT has been strong for years

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While media coverage of the Thirty Meter Telescope has been dominated by images of hundreds of protesters trying to block construction of the project, support for the telescope has been strong throughout the state in recent years.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Television and radio – July 16, 2019

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July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Activists stop construction on first day of Thirty Meter Telescope work

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Mauna Kea >> The opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope declared victory Monday on what was to have been Day 1 for construction of the landmark $1.4 billion project near the summit of Hawaii’s tallest mountain.

July 16th 2019, 6:21 am

Green lights for affordable housing

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Things are looking up for the affordable-housing mission, if one allows that this means “looking up” from a deep pit of deficit. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. is favoring the issuance of $130 million in financing for a pair of apartment towers in Halawa, adding 302 rental units.

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Editorial: Rules needed for cameras in parks

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Keeping an eye on Oahu parks — which have become more frequent tourist stops as well as at-risk locales for criminal activity — is a defensible idea, even a good one. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be carried out with little public discussion and rulemaking.

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Letter: Trump’s racist tweets aim at his support base

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A majority of Americans think that President Donald Trump is a racist, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. After a recent Trump tweet, we are now certain that he is a racist.

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Letter: Legislating behavior on bulky items not working

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Timothy Houghton, deputy director of the city Environmental Services Department, said, “We’re trying to change bad behavior” of illegal dumping of bulky items (“After 1 month, Honolulu’s bulky item pickup system has led to mounds of rubbish,” Star-Advertiser, July 9).

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Column: Liberal arts education can meet today’s complex challenges

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The value of higher education in today’s society continues to be debated, despite the fact that outcome data demonstrate its value. College graduates earn more money during their lifetimes, they use less social safety net resources, report better health and a higher quality of life and volunteer more in their communities.

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Letter: Eugenics once drove debate on race issues

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Conservative George Will’s recent column related to what might be called, “The Dark Side of Western Civilization History,” should sound an alarm bell with the electorate (“Today’s immigration debate more enlightened than past,” June 30). The faux science of eugenics (selective race breeding) and its accompanying political consequences once dominated conventional thinking.

July 16th 2019, 6:05 am

Top Iran diplomat says talks on ballistic missiles possible

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates >> Iran’s foreign minister has suggested for the first time that the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program could be up for negotiations with the U.S., a possible opening for talks as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal.

July 16th 2019, 5:04 am

Making an immigration arrest requires hours of surveillance

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. >> Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky.

July 16th 2019, 5:04 am

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

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NEW ORLEANS >> Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into “an ocean.”

July 16th 2019, 3:21 am

Big Island man sentenced for shooting gun during lava evacuation

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KAILUA-KONA >> A Big Island man has been sentenced to prison for firing a gun at a group of people during a volcanic eruption, a report said.

July 16th 2019, 3:21 am

International Space Station to appear over Hawaii

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The International Space Station will put in a spectacular appearance over Hawaii skies Tuesday night if the clouds cooperate.

July 16th 2019, 3:21 am

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Big Bang,’ seek final Emmy nods

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LOS ANGELES >> “Game of Thrones” is seeking to claim the Emmy Awards version of the Iron Throne one last time.

July 16th 2019, 3:21 am

Feds charge suspects in Honolulu 7-Eleven robberies

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Two suspects in the armed robbery of three 7-Eleven stores were charged in federal court today and are being held in federal custody.

July 16th 2019, 2:02 am

Missing swimmer found in Big Island waters

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The body of a missing swimmer, who disappeared Saturday evening at Green Sands Beach in Kau, was found today, the Hawaii County Fire Department reported.

July 16th 2019, 1:32 am

Accusers urge jail until trial for Jeffrey Epstein as judge weighs bail

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NEW YORK >> Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge today to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.

July 16th 2019, 12:47 am

Simple move helps treat positional vertigo

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

QUESTION: Please explain positional vertigo. Two of my siblings have woken up in the morning with it. What do you do if you experience it?

July 15th 2019, 9:45 pm

Fake foods pose real health risks

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

When digital TV arrived about 30 years ago, broadcasters embraced ultrahigh frequency transmission for cable and the airwaves, revolutionizing the way we receive our in-home entertainment. Unfortunately, that was about the same time ultra­processed (UP) foods took over Americans’ shopping carts, and the combo set the stage for an expanding (literally) audience of couch potatoes to munch their way through endless bags of chips and bottles of cola while watching super-fit superheroes dance across their screens in high-def.

July 15th 2019, 9:45 pm

HPV vaccine proving successful against cancer

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The vaccine against HPV, introduced in 2006, appears to be very successful in preventing cancer in real-world circumstances.

July 15th 2019, 9:45 pm

Activists chained to Mauna Kea Road cattle guard released without charges

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Seven activists who chained themselves to a cattle guard on Mauna Kea Access Road to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope were told they were free to go this afternoon after an hours-long standoff with police.

July 15th 2019, 9:14 pm

Gay teen says bullying prompted stabbing death; still found guilty

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NEW YORK >> On a September morning two years ago, Abel Cedeno put on a pink Kylie Minogue shirt, and then tossed his books and inhaler into his backpack.

July 15th 2019, 6:55 pm

75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. >> A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog.

July 15th 2019, 6:55 pm

Some in GOP rebuke Trump, but party leaders still silent

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WASHINGTON >> Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should “go back” to the countries they came from. By today, some in the party were speaking up.

July 15th 2019, 6:55 pm

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests.

July 15th 2019, 6:55 pm

2 Maui brush fires declared fully contained after causing major disruptions

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Maui firefighters have fully contained two wildfires that started last week and burned a total of about 9,200 acres, county officials said today.

July 15th 2019, 6:55 pm

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker, 55, dies after being hit by car

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Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.

July 15th 2019, 6:09 pm

Ben Simmons agrees to 5-year, 170M deal with 76ers, source says

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PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA championship since 1983.

July 15th 2019, 6:09 pm

Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use, government says

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WASHINGTON >> The Trump administration came out strongly today against Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a new digital currency, as the Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism.

July 15th 2019, 5:52 pm

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

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WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.

July 15th 2019, 5:52 pm

DeVos says efforts to boycott Israel on college campuses a ‘pernicious threat’

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said today that a movement to boycott Israel has become a “pernicious threat” on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews.

July 15th 2019, 5:40 pm

Young ‘Lion King’ actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. >> The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they’d been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in “The Lion King.” Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood project.

July 15th 2019, 5:40 pm

Diddy’s ‘Making the Band’ officially returning to MTV

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NEW YORK >> Diddy’s “Making the Band” is officially coming back to TV.

July 15th 2019, 5:40 pm

Transpacific yacht race boat sinks; crew safely rescued by competitor

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A sailboat participating in the 50th Transpacific Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu sank early today after the vessel encountered rudder problems.

July 15th 2019, 4:39 pm

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

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LOS ANGELES >> Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

July 15th 2019, 4:39 pm

Sen. Mazie Hirono joins colleagues in questioning use of climate change data by U.S. Geological Surv

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U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono is among 22 senators to express concern today that political bias is making its way to the U.S. Geological Survey, with new policies and restrictions.

July 15th 2019, 4:08 pm

Small plane carrying skydivers crashes in Sweden, killing all 9 on board

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HELSINKI >> Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed.

July 15th 2019, 3:23 pm

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Australian coast

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

CANBERRA, Australia >> Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 600 miles down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit, officers said today.

July 15th 2019, 1:48 pm
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