Hawaii State and national news update, evening edition, 25 April 2018


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Here are this evening’s (Wednesday) top Hawaii and national news headlines from “Hawaii News Now”, compiled by https://feedly.com.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters, correspondents, and contributors.

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White House state dinners: A tradition that all started with King Kalakaua

It was a glamorous evening of designer couture, elegant china and more than a hundred high-profile guests at President Donald Trump’s first state dinner on Tuesday night.
Former Punahou star athlete killed in California crash

A former standout Punahou School baseball player died Friday in a crash in California.
Former Punahou star athlete killed in California crash

A former standout Punahou School baseball player died Friday in a crash in California.

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Court won’t return tigers, exotic animals to Ohio man’s home

Another court is denying an Ohio man’s bid to have his six tigers and other exotic animals returned to his roadside sanctuary.
Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids’ evidence review

A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney’s home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege.
Lawmakers review proposal to revamp Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility

Big changes may be ahead for the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.
Corrections employees charged in prison contraband ‘crisis’

14 South Carolina corrections employees indicted on federal charges related to bribery, bringing contraband into the state’s prisons.
Tears flow as victims of Waffle House shooting remembered

A Nashville community has rallied to support the victims of a weekend shooting at a Waffle House by stopping by to get a meal after the restaurant re-opened.
10-foot tiger shark spotted in waters off Kihei

A 10-foot tiger shark was spotted Wednesday afternoon in waters off Maui, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
Phones come and go, but even the Razr is treasured at new Waikiki museum

The Museum of Telephones of Hawaii opened it’s doors about two months at King’s Village on Kaiulani Avenue.
Suspect in serial killings lived in a tidy California suburb

The man authorities say is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived quietly in a tidy suburban California home.
Rights group says British-Iranian professor held in Tehran

A New York-based rights group says a British-Iranian university professor has been detained in Tehran by the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard.
Bill to provide $100M to storm-ravaged communities passes legislature

A bill that would provide $100 million in emergency funds for Kauai and other communities devastated by the recent historic flooding passed the state House and Senate on Wednesday.
Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Seoul says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a tree together and inspect an honor guard after Kim walks across the border for the leaders’ historic summit.
State to residents: Keep an eye out for flood-damage vehicles

Flood car resales were a big scandal on the mainland after several big storms.
Hanalei taro farmers urge public to ‘stay away’ as farms recover from floods

Hanalei farmers say they’re worried that much of their crops and fields have been drowned by runoff — and trespassers aren’t helping matters.
Legislature funds three cemetery positions after report of burial backlog

After Hawaii News Now aired an exclusive report on the burial backlog at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, the legislature is now funding three new positions.
UH Maui College kicks off energy independence initiative with luau, blessing

The University of Hawaii, Maui College celebrated its net-zero energy independence initiative on Wednesday with a luau and blessing.
Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.
From Hawaii to Japan: Mele Mei releases schedule for 2018 concert series

The 8th annual Mele Mei celebration begins on Saturday and it’s going to be packed with performances from Hawaii to Japan.
NWS: Torrential rain on Kauai could break national record

The torrential rain that devastated parts of Kauai earlier this month may soon break the record for the most rainfall in American history, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
Kauai police identify Kekaha man killed in traffic accident

Kauai police have identified a 76-year-old Kekaha man who died from car-accident related injuries as Wilfred Ibarra.
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.
Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly praises his late wife for her work on the Golden State Killer case.
Victims voice relief after arrest in serial killing case

Victims of California serial killer and rapist voice say they are relieved police arrested a suspect.
3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

A man who disarmed a gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House has received a standing ovation from Tennessee lawmakers.
Authorities searching for missing WCCC furlough inmate

Authorities are searching for a Women’s Community Correctional Center furlough inmate who failed to return to the facility on Tuesday night.
Corrections officers charged with bribery, racketeering

South Carolina corrections employees have been indicted on charges of bribery and bringing contraband into the state’s institutions.
Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

About 130 Central Americans in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that drew President Donald Trump’s fury has arrived in the Mexican city of Tijuana bordering the U.S.
Man charged with toppling Jewish cemetery headstones in 2017

Authorities say a man confessed to knocking over about 120 headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis last year and that it doesn’t seem to have been motivated by hatred.
DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean alleges a Texas company has illegally received money owed to his estate from a deal with Universal Pictures for the “Back to the Future” movies.
Without Trump nomination, judges vote to keep US attorney

Manhattan federal judges have taken the unusual step of deciding to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump.
Bus driver pleads not guilty after crash that killed a woman on her birthday

The Tour bus driver who allegedly struck and killed a woman on her 65th birthday pleaded not guilty this week.
Check this out! Japan is getting a new anime theme park

Ghibli Park will occupy land used for the 2005 World Expo that was held near Nagoya.
Turkish court finds newspaper staff guilty on terror charges

A Turkish court has convicted journalists and other staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges.
European Space Agency satellite rides to orbit from Russia

A Russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the European Space Agency’s earth observation program.
The Latest: Police surprised suspect in serial killer case

A law enforcement official has identified a suspected California serial killer as 77-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer.
She’s done it again. Hawaii’s Aulii Cravalho shines on national TV

Whenever she hits the stage, it’s never a disappointment.
Lawyers say others were hurt in Copperfield illusion show

Lawyers for a British tourist who says he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield in 2013 say they’ve found three other people who were injured over the years.
Arizona unites to find care for kids during teacher strike

Communities across Arizona are gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for day camps to get ready for a historic teacher walkout.
State wants to take back land leased to the Olomana Golf Course

Financial troubles are leading the state to take back lands leased to the Olomana Golf Course.
‘Golden State Killer’ suspect arrested, is former police officer

The 72-year-old suspect has been identified as a former police officer and “nice guy.”
Appeals court asked to reinstate lawsuit on Trump businesses

A federal appeals court in New York has been asked to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.
Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

Former President George H.W. Bush is thanking Houston for the “professionalism and obvious care” during the memorials and services for his wife, Barbara Bush.
The Latest: Spokesman: Home Depot ‘heartbroken’ over killing

The mayor of Dallas says a police officer has died a day after a shooting that also wounded another officer and a home improvement store employee.
Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans lose UK court appeal

The mother of a terminally ill British toddler whose case has drawn support from Pope Francis says the child is “struggling” and needs immediate intervention if he is to survive much longer.
DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean alleges a Texas company has illegally received money owed to his estate from a deal with Universal Pictures for the “Back to the Future” movies.
Check this out! Japan is getting a new anime theme park

Ghibli Park will occupy land used for the 2005 World Expo that was held near Nagoya.
Without Trump nomination, judges vote to keep US attorney

Manhattan federal judges have taken the unusual step of deciding to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump.
Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

Former President George H.W. Bush is thanking Houston for the “professionalism and obvious care” during the memorials and services for his wife, Barbara Bush.
Bus driver pleads not guilty after crash that killed a woman on her birthday

The Tour bus driver who allegedly struck and killed a woman on her 65th birthday pleaded not guilty this week.
Legal experts: Greitens not entitled to charity donor list

An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has defended him against a charge of using a charity donor list for his political campaign by noting that Greitens’ personally built the veterans’ charity.
Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officers

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner who abruptly resigned last week had been caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to two police officers during a traffic stop.
French billionaire Bollore charged in Africa corruption case

French businessman Vincent Bollore has been given preliminary charges in an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding lucrative port deals in Africa.
The Latest: Bush out of ICU, alert and doctors pleased

A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is out of intensive care after being hospitalized a day after his wife’s funeral.
Lawyers say others were hurt in Copperfield illusion show

Lawyers for a British tourist who says he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield in 2013 say they’ve found three other people who were injured over the years.
Turkish court finds newspaper staff guilty on terror charges

A Turkish court has convicted journalists and other staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges.
European Space Agency satellite rides to orbit from Russia

A Russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the European Space Agency’s earth observation program.
The Latest: Heavy police presence as manhunt continues

A county sheriff in Maine says a deputy has been shot and killed following a report of a robbery at a convenience store.
The Latest: Police take serial killing suspect by surprise

A law enforcement official has identified a suspected California serial killer as 77-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer.
She’s done it again. Hawaii’s Aulii Cravalho shines on national TV

Whenever she hits the stage, it’s never a disappointment.
Carson plan would raise rent for millions in public housing

Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would have to pay more for rent under a Trump administration proposal.
Southwest jet victim’s husband: ‘Mommy’s not coming home’

The husband of an Albuquerque woman killed in a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine while flying said he broke the news about her death to their two children at their school.
Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states.
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