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Video showed the enormous orange blast bursting into the sky about 20 minutes later. Read more
So far this month, a total of 20 temperatures have matched or broken previous records. Read more
Police responded and arrested the suspect on North Cane Street at about 4:20 p.m. on suspicion of first-degree cruelty to animals. Read more
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of being in possession of a prohibited explosive device. Read more
The commander of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was relieved of command following an investigation into an April “liberty incident,” the Marine Corps said Thursday. Read more
The companies — the third and fourth largest mobile wireless networks in the U.S. — say the merger is necessary for them to upgrade to a fast, powerful “5G” mobile network that competes with Verizon and AT&T. Read more
Hannah Payne, 22, was indicted on charges including felony murder and malice murder after a grand jury reviewed the case Wednesday, news outlets reported. Read more
It is the largest cocaine haul in the history of U.S. Customs, authorities said today. Read more
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up 11 Republican senators who fled the Legislature — and in some cases, the state — to thwart the passage of a cap-and-trade proposal that would dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Read more
The salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S. Read more
In May, Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide also were down more than 1% to more than $339 million. Read more
The removal of black prospective jurors deprived inmate Curtis Flowers of a fair trial, the court said in a 7-2 decision written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.Read more
Apple Inc. today recalled some MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to a “battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk.” Read more
Michelle Wie on Thursday wondered out loud about her future after suffering through a painful 12-over-par 84 first round in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn. Read more
U.S. health regulators have approved a prescription drug to boost sex drive in women. Read more
Trump’s tweeted statement raised important questions, including why he learned about possible deaths only at the last minute. Read more
A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor today to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January. Read more
The final three witnesses testified today in the conspiracy trial of Louis and Katherine Kealoha and three co-defendants, ending 16 days of testimony from nearly 80 people. Read more
The number of dead whales washing ashore in Washington state alone — 29 as of this week — means almost every isolated public beach has been used.Read more
President Donald Trump’s brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, spilling beyond diplomacy to a planned air attack on Iran that Trump said he ordered, then pulled back at least for now. Read more
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees appointed today OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey as the agency’s interim chief executive officer until a new CEO is hired. Read more
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