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Western Union makes offer to buy MoneyGram

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Western Union Co. is seeking to acquire rival money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.

June 1st 2020, 6:11 pm

Hawaii starts June with no new coronavirus cases; statewide total remains 652

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Hawaii starts June with health officials reporting no new coronavirus cases in the islands today as the statewide infection count remains at 652.

June 1st 2020, 5:52 pm

Trades diminish, south shore surf to rise as hurricane season begins in Hawaii

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The moderate trades are expected to decrease further tonight as showers increase in Hawaii, forecasters said, as moisture from an old front rides in.

June 1st 2020, 5:22 pm

Gov. David Ige expected to announce lifting of interisland quarantine today

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Gov. David Ige is expected to announce the lifting of the interisland quarantine this afternoon, he said on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s COVID-19 Care Conversation.

June 1st 2020, 5:11 pm

WATCH LIVE: Gov. David Ige rejoins the Star-Advertiser’s COVID-19 Care Conversation

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Gov. David Ige rejoins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s COVID-19 Care Conversation to discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii.

June 1st 2020, 4:41 pm

Four sports officials named to Hawaii hall of fame

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Four leading figures from soccer, basketball, volleyball and football were named to Hawaii Sports Officials Hall of Fame today.

June 1st 2020, 4:41 pm

Kauai ocean safety officials close Davidsons Beach after apparent shark bite of surfer

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Kauai ocean safety officials have closed Davidsons Beach on Kauai to swimming until further notice due to an apparent shark bite that occurred this morning.

June 1st 2020, 4:41 pm

WATCH LIVE: House Committee on COVID-19 economic response meets at State Capitol

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The Hawaii House of Representatives Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness will meet at 10 a.m. today at the State Capitol.

June 1st 2020, 4:03 pm

Coronavirus lockdowns ease in Florida, Europe with new tourism rules

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ROME >> The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe to the United States today, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

June 1st 2020, 2:18 pm

Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

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SILVER SPRING, Md. >> A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized.

June 1st 2020, 1:16 pm

Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests

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WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump today derided the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.

June 1st 2020, 1:02 pm

April construction spending falls 2.9% as coronavirus upends work

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WASHINGTON >> U.S. construction spending fell 2.9% in April, the largest drop in 18 months, with broad declines across all building activity as shutdowns hobbled projects and workers were told to stay home due to COVID-19.

June 1st 2020, 1:02 pm

George Floyd’s family to release results of own autopsy

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MINNEAPOLIS >> The attorney for George Floyd’s family was set to announce the findings today of an independent autopsy into his death after a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.

June 1st 2020, 12:47 pm

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

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NEW YORK >> A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

June 1st 2020, 12:47 pm

Philippines sees traffic jams as COVID-19 lockdown eases

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BANGKOK >> Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital today as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

June 1st 2020, 12:31 pm

Mexico president kicks off ‘new normal’ phase amid pandemic

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MEXICO CITY >> Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” today with his first road trip in two months as the nation began to gradually ease some coronavirus-inspired restrictions.

June 1st 2020, 12:31 pm

New York City mayor eyes curfew after violence flares amid protests

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NEW YORK >> New York’s mayor said today he was considering putting the nation’s biggest city under curfew after nights of destruction followed three days of largely peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death.

June 1st 2020, 12:18 pm

Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

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MIAMI >> A Fort Lauderdale police officer was suspended after video showed he pushed a kneeling woman to the ground during Sunday protests, resulting in bottles being thrown.

June 1st 2020, 12:18 pm

Louisville police and soldiers return fire during protest, killing man

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. >> Police officers and National Guard soldiers enforcing a curfew in Louisville killed a man early today when they returned fire after someone in a large group fired at them first, the city’s police chief said.

June 1st 2020, 12:18 pm

Joe Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest

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WILMINGTON, Del. >> Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware this morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election.

June 1st 2020, 12:18 pm

U.S. cities brace for more unrest as violent protests continue

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WASHINGTON >> A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces this morning and braced for the possibility of more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people.

June 1st 2020, 11:46 am

John Randall / 1924-2020: Hawaii-based fish expert ranked at top of the field

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John Randall had wandered off again. He had been diving with family and friends in Malaysia in 1998 when he disappeared. After a long search, the group spotted him walking back over a sandbar. One of the dive masters said in exasperation, “Who is this old guy?”

June 1st 2020, 6:44 am

Television and radio – June 1, 2020

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June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks online mentors

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A home-schooled fourth grader in Kailua, Xavier Cienna, looked forward to outings with Ethan Fournier, 25, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii who took the 9-year-old for meals, hikes, movies, frozen yogurt or miniature golf and talked about whatever was on Xavier’s mind.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

University of Hawaii softball team still savors its run to the Women’s College World Series

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Jenna Rodriguez doesn’t recall much about what should be her most memorable trip around the bases.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

New ‘It’s a Hawaii Thing’ TV show, podcast spotlight island lifestyle and celebrities

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High-profile co-hosts Brook Lee and Lanai Tabura are meeting and greeting island celebrities of all types on the new television talk show and podcast “It’s a Hawaii Thing” starting at 6:30 p.m. today on Spectrum Cable Channel OC 16.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Locals take back tourist-free Waikiki during pandemic

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HONOLULU >> Growing up in Hawaii, Amber Lethem’s family avoided Waikiki, the world-famous tourist mecca.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Vital statistics: May 15-21, 2020

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Marriage licenses and birth certificates

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

‘All we want is to be recognized as human beings’

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David Broussard figures he was 6 or 7 years old when his parents sat him down for the talk many African American parents feel compelled to have with their sons.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Honolulu has the highest average price of gas in U.S.

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.05 per gallon.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Sheehan, Levinson voice frustration as they resign from Police Commission

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The two most vocal members of the Honolulu Police Commission are resigning, voicing frustration at the limited power the commission has to oversee the Police Department and its chief, Susan Ballard.

June 1st 2020, 6:14 am

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

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MINNEAPOLIS >> The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game.

June 1st 2020, 3:27 am

Protests, looting continue, lead to more California curfews

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LOS ANGELES >> Armed National Guard soldiers lined the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and cities across California declared curfews Sunday to head off more violence after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers.

June 1st 2020, 2:11 am

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged outside

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WASHINGTON >> Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.

June 1st 2020, 1:11 am

Two crises convulse a nation: A pandemic and police violence

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They are parallel plagues ravaging America: The coronavirus. And police killings of black men and women.

May 31st 2020, 11:37 pm

MLS players agree to salary cuts, possible tournament

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The Major League Soccer Players Association voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts, while also agreeing to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida.

May 31st 2020, 10:07 pm

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84

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NEW YORK >> Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died today at his home in New York. He was 84.

May 31st 2020, 10:07 pm

Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

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U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

May 31st 2020, 9:50 pm

George Floyd’s death opens old wounds for NBA player Thabo Sefolosha

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Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, being beaten by police officers.

May 31st 2020, 9:50 pm

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child care crisis

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NEW YORK >> A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter’s child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses vacation time to take two hours off from work each day.

May 31st 2020, 9:36 pm

What’s the risk of catching coronavirus from a surface?

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Fears about catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces have prompted many of us to spend the past few months wiping down groceries, leaving packages unopened and stressing about touching elevator buttons.

May 31st 2020, 9:20 pm

In lockdown, a San Francisco neighborhood opens up

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The residents of Bernal Heights, a dense little neighborhood built around a grassy hill in south San Francisco, have been under lockdown a long time — since March 17, to be exact, when the city became among the first in the United States to shut down.

May 31st 2020, 9:06 pm

Protests across U.S. demand end to police violence

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MINNEAPOLIS >> Protests formed across America again today, even as glass and graffiti from the previous night’s unrest were still being cleaned up, with some violence and crime flaring in pockets of largely peaceful demonstrations fueled by the killings of black people at the hands of police.

May 31st 2020, 7:50 pm

Hawaii visitor arrivals continue upward trend

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The number of visitors flying to Hawaii rose for the fourth day in a row Saturday, but wasn’t enough to top the number of arrivals who arrived a week early during Memorial Day weekend, according to data released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

May 31st 2020, 7:36 pm

One new coronavirus case on Maui brings Hawaii’s statewide total to 652

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Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that the state’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 652, up one new case from Saturday.

May 31st 2020, 6:18 pm

Arizona governor announces weeklong curfew over protests

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PHOENIX >> Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency today and announced a statewide, weeklong curfew after several nights of protests turned destructive and violent.

May 31st 2020, 6:18 pm

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

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WASHINGTON >> U.S. officials sought to determine today whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

May 31st 2020, 6:18 pm

Man released early due to COVID-19 arrested after driving stolen motorcycle in Kapolei

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A 24-year-old man who was released from state custody early to reduce the spread of coronavirus among the state inmate population was arrested in Kapolei after police stopped him while he was driving a stolen motorcycle, police said.

May 31st 2020, 5:03 pm

SpaceX: Highlights from astronauts’ arrival at International Space Station

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The Crew Dragon has arrived.

May 31st 2020, 4:03 pm

More National Guard troops heading to Seattle, governor says

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SEATTLE >> Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dispatching an additional 200 National Guard troops to Seattle to help maintain order after protests over the killing of George Floyd turned violent, with looters smashing up storefronts and stealing clothes and other items from downtown shops.

May 31st 2020, 3:47 pm

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

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Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information.

May 31st 2020, 2:29 pm

Gilbert Burns routs Tyron Woodley in UFC’s return to Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS >> Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the mixed martial arts promotion’s return to Las Vegas.

May 31st 2020, 2:29 pm

Future of stadiums, arenas promise high tech, low capacity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. >> The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the entrance gates.

May 31st 2020, 2:29 pm

Boy Scout victims’ choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

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TRENTON, N.J. >> Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing.

May 31st 2020, 2:29 pm

Crash closes 2 lanes of H-1 in Liliha

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Honolulu police have closed the left two eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway at the Liliha on-ramp due to a crash.

May 31st 2020, 1:29 pm

U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of COVID-19

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WASHINGTON >> U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

May 31st 2020, 1:29 pm

NYC reels after days of unrest amid nationwide protests

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NEW YORK >> New York City officials were looking for a peaceful way forward after three days of protests against police brutality that left police cars burned and led to the arrest of hundreds of people.

May 31st 2020, 12:59 pm

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem amid coronavirus woes

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates >> Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened today for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam’s holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public.

May 31st 2020, 12:59 pm

World alarmed by violence in U.S. as thousands march in London

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LONDON >> Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man being detained by police. But they have not been surprised.

May 31st 2020, 12:59 pm

Anger over police killings shatters America

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MINNEAPOLIS >> Americans began cleaning up charred and glass-strewn streets today after another night of unrest fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans destroyed businesses, damaged landmarks and raised tensions across a divided nation to the boiling point.

May 31st 2020, 12:42 pm

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii football coach Todd Graham has opportunity to craft future schedules

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University of Hawaii football coach Todd Graham has an opportunity not fully capitalized upon by some of his predecessors, an opening to shape schedules well into the future.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Hawaii beach parties draw response from police and state

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Community leaders and members gathered Saturday at Haleiwa Beach Park to send a message to those who participated in large illegal beach parties on Oahu’s North Shore over Memorial Day weekend: You have been warned.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Hawaii real estate sales: April 27 – May 1, 2020

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May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Although the Hawaii football team has yet to practice, a preliminary depth chart is taking shape

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It will be another month until the Hawaii football team finalizes a post-spring depth chart, but early indications are there will be few changes from the end of the 2019 season.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Hess earns national coaching award; Sony Open raises $1.2M for charity

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Former Hawaii high school and college basketball coach Charles “Chic” Hess has been named one of 25 national winners of the Double-Goal Coach Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Hawaii football team adds transfer receiver from North Texas

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The Hawaii football team continued to add speedy receivers with Saturday’s commitment from Rico Bussey Jr.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Star Channels guide: May 31 – June 6, 2020

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Download Star Channels, updated every Sunday. (Adobe Acrobat required) Star Channels, May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Brief absence of humans shows remarkable changes in Hanauma Bay

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Seen from above on early Thursday morning, the 101-acre amphitheatre of Hanauma Bay spread out in all its primeval glory: the 2,000-foot-long, white crescent of beach crossed by a single track of footprints; luminous, transparent water in gradations of turquoise over white sand channels and leopard spots of reef; rougher, deep blue sea out where the wrap-around lava cliffs of the eroded volcanic cindercone tapered to points, curving in like giant crab claws.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Television and radio – May 31, 2020

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ON THE AIR Listings are for Oceanic and Hawaiian Telcom analog/digital. *—premium station.  Check your TV guide for latest updates.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Scoreboard – May 31, 2020

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No major local events scheduled.

May 31st 2020, 6:10 am

Some feel-good moments as rugby league returns in Australia

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The losing captain thanked the winning team’s players for their personal sacrifices leading into the match. A charter flight pilot received a big round of applause when his plane beat incoming fog to touch down after midnight following another game.

May 31st 2020, 4:10 am

Trump postpones G7 meeting, seeks expansion of members

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE >> President Donald Trump said today that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group’s expansion.

May 31st 2020, 3:52 am

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles mayor said National Guard troops were being sent in to the nation’s second-largest city after a fourth day of violent protests today saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses.

May 31st 2020, 3:40 am

In virus-hit South Korea, AI monitors lonely elders

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SEOUL, South Korea >> In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls.

May 31st 2020, 3:10 am

Two men arrested for Diamond Head burglary after being caught on home surveillance camera

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Two men were arrested today for the burglary of a Diamond Head home.

May 31st 2020, 3:10 am

Councilmember Kym Pine questions self-quarantine exemptions for military arriving in Hawaii

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Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, the incident commander for Hawaii’s COVID-19 response, has added military family members moving to Hawaii to those exempted from the 14-day self-quarantine that applies to civilians, including residents and tourists, arriving in the state.

May 31st 2020, 1:34 am

Minneapolis is center stage for a nation’s turmoil and rage

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MINNEAPOLIS >> This city has become the center of a nation’s anger and frustration as the National Guard rumbles through its streets, protesters threaten more upheaval and many across Minnesota blame officials here for a bungled response to George Floyd’s death that over the last week has left the skyline in flames.

May 31st 2020, 1:24 am

Will athletes who had the coronavirus ever be the same?

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It was the end of March, and Josh Fiske, a urologist from Livingston, New Jersey, was in the hospital fighting an uphill battle against the coronavirus. Just a week earlier, he had easily jogged a 5-mile route around his neighborhood. But his body was failing him now.

May 30th 2020, 11:50 pm

Man arrested after robbing teenage girls he offered ride to in Kalihi

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A 38-year-old man who robbed two teenage girls in Kalihi while giving them a ride in his vehicle was arrested today.

May 30th 2020, 11:38 pm

Tear gas and burning cars in U.S. cities as unrest continues

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MINNEAPOLIS >> Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country lurched toward another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.

May 30th 2020, 10:38 pm

University of Hawaii football lands transfer from North Texas

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A speedy wideout from the University of North Texas is joining the Hawaii football team as a graduate transfer.

May 30th 2020, 10:19 pm

Officials blame differing groups of ‘outsiders’ for violence

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WASHINGTON >> As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” — groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but to cause destruction.

May 30th 2020, 10:19 pm

U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of coronavirus outbreaks

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LOS ANGELES >> The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

May 30th 2020, 9:48 pm

Over 1,000 people flew to Hawaii Friday, about one-third were visitors

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Of the 1,003 people who flew to Hawaii from out of state Friday, nearly 350 of them were visitors, according to a report by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

May 30th 2020, 9:16 pm

Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

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WASHINGTON >> Shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “I can’t breathe,” hundreds of people converged on the White House for a second straight day today to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump’s response.

May 30th 2020, 9:16 pm

Reps. Case and Gabbard introduce bill to designate Kaena Point as Hawaii’s first national forest

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U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard want to designate Oahu’s Kaena Point as Hawaii’s first national forest.

May 30th 2020, 9:03 pm

1 dead after shots fired into car at Detroit protest over death of George Floyd, police say

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One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone fired shots into a vehicle during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes, a Detroit police spokeswoman said today.

May 30th 2020, 8:17 pm

Truck drives through crowd of Florida protesters; no serious injuries

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. >> A pickup truck drove through a crowd of protesters today in Florida’s capital, sending some running and screaming as the vehicle stopped and started and at one point had a person on its hood, police said.

May 30th 2020, 8:04 pm

Hawaii sees 3 new coronavirus cases as statewide total grows to 651

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Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that the state’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 651, up three new cases from Friday.

May 30th 2020, 6:01 pm

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Hank Stackpole, decorated Vietnam combat vet, dies

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Retired Lt. Gen. Henry “Hank” C. Stackpole, a decorated Vietnam combat vet and Marine Corps legend with deep ties to Hawaii and the Pacific, has died, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies said.

May 30th 2020, 5:31 pm

While Twitter confronts Trump, Mark Zuckerberg keeps Facebook out of it

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SAN FRANCISCO >> Earlier this week, as Twitter executives waded into a confrontation with President Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, took a very different tack: He kept his head down.

May 30th 2020, 3:02 pm

Quarantine bottlenecks add to woes of returning Filipinos

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES >> When his cruise ship sailed into Manila Bay after weeks of voyaging like a castaway amid port closures set off by the global pandemic, Erick Arenas felt he was finally home.

May 30th 2020, 2:14 pm

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

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ATLANTA >> It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as it began years of furloughs due to budget cuts. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the next school year will be shorter still, with only 170 classroom days.

May 30th 2020, 2:01 pm

U.S. auto factories slow to restart due to part shortages and workers infected with coronavirus

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DETROIT >> The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.

May 30th 2020, 2:01 pm

Interpreters help deaf residents stay informed about coronavirus

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SANTA FE, N.M. >> Shira Grabelsky finds it “hurtful” the White House does not provide sign language interpreters at media briefings about COVID-19.

May 30th 2020, 1:44 pm

Federal officer killed in shooting at California courthouse

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OAKLAND, CALIF. >> A federal contract security officer was killed and another injured in a shooting outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland, the FBI said today.

May 30th 2020, 1:32 pm

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. >> The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas.

May 30th 2020, 1:32 pm

Trump claims protesters risk facing ‘vicious dogs’ if they cross White House’s security fence

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WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump today claimed that many Secret Service agents were “just waiting for action” and ready to unleash “the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen” if protesters angered by his response to George Floyd’s death had crossed the White House’s security fence.

May 30th 2020, 1:32 pm

U.S. food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

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DES MOINES, IOWA >> As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-racking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

May 30th 2020, 12:31 pm

Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over George Floyd’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS >> Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis, and the governor acknowledged today that he didn’t have enough manpower to contain the chaos.

May 30th 2020, 12:15 pm
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