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Hawaii transportation officials said a review of the incident found that the external battery charger overheated and melted a foam neck pillow in a traveller’s carry-on luggage to produce smoke. Read more
Prosecutors expect to call several rebuttal witnesses Thursday morning, and closing arguments are scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Read more
“There was no drone over Iranian territory,” says a U.S. Central Command spokesman. Read more
Honolulu Ocean Safety personnel responded, and were the first on scene, along with crews from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Read more
Some council members who initially supported the bill said they have heard from constituents worried about the cost of retrieving towed vehicles and police overreach. Read more
To date, there have been 18 records either set or matched in the month of June, mostly in Honolulu and Kahului. Read more
The male suspect fled on foot and has not been located at this time. Read more
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono will speak at Saturday’s ceremony in Bath, Maine.Read more
It’s not America’s Top 40, but it’s a cutting edge song. Read more
Frustrated Democrats taking breaks from the meeting said Hicks and her lawyer were following White House orders to stay quiet about her time there working for Trump. Read more
The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Read more
Several Good Samaritans intervened and detained the suspect until police arrived. Read more
Bystanders pulled him to shore and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until firefighters from the Kauai Fire Department and the Pacific Missile Range Facility arrived. Read more
Police said the Dodge overturned on its roof upon impact and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more
No injuries were reported. Read more
Now, more than 150 years later, historians have discovered the Bible for the first time, a unique artifact of the 16th president’s life that they did not even know existed. Read more
The bodies of Ineza McClinton, 44, and 9-year-old twins Angel and Faith McClinton were recovered Monday and Tuesday from the Kalamazoo River.Read more
Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez told reporters the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was seated with the retired baseball star on the night of the June 9 shooting in the capital of Santo Domingo. Read more
A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find 58-year-old Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and coercing women into sex. Read more
In announcing the charges, prosecutors appealed for witnesses to help lead them even further up the chain of command in President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Read more
Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Read more
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