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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have arrived on Oahu to start their investigation into a plane crash that killed 11 people at Dillingham Airfield on Friday. Read more
President Donald Trump said he’d prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won’t be the “great candidate” Hillary Clinton was in 2016. Read more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike. Read more
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Banda Sea off Indonesia today. Read more
Rookie right-hander Jordan Yamamoto won for the third time in three career starts as Miami beat Philadelphia for the Phillies’ seventh straight loss. Read more
A flash flood watch for Kauai, Niihau and Oahu is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Read more
A 19-year-old woman died this morning in a head-on traffic collision in Kahului.Read more
The death toll was the highest from a civilian air crash in 20 years, since the 1989 crash of a commuter flight on Molokai that killed 20. Read more
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism from angry black residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Read more
The eastbound lanes of the Moanalua Freeway reopened around 7 p.m. tonight. Read more
A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection today as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck . Read more
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X, but the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Read more
The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Read more
An April fire and explosion at a massive solar battery array west of Phoenix that sent eight firefighters and a police officer to the hospital highlighted the challenges and risks that can arise as utilities prepare for the exponential growth of solar technology. Read more
An energetic Mick Jagger skipped, spun, sprinted and pranced Friday night as the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Read more
All 18 of the nation’s largest and most complex banks are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn and would be able to stay in business without collapsing, the Federal Reserve said. Read more
Chapman, 51, was first diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2017, and said in November that the cancer had returned. Read more
“Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season.Read more
Inouye, the ship’s namesake, was a Medal of Honor recipient who broke racial barriers and represented Hawaii in the U.S. Senate for a half-century until his death in 2012. Read more
A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Read more
Fire officials said they could not determine the cause of a fire at a two-story abandoned house that went up in flames early Saturday morning on McArthur Street near Waianae Elementary School. Read more
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