Hawaii State News, evening edition, 07/02/2019

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Accessed on 03 July 2019, 0425 UTC, Post 19137.



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Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, Calif. He was 94. Read more

Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters

Trump campaign officials declined repeated requests for comment today. Political experts say that, while it’s not unusual for stock footage to find its way into ads, a presidential campaign should have been more careful. Read more

Hilo man, 19, charged after high-speed chase of stolen car

Jonathan Kealoha Gardner of Hilo made his initial court appearance before Judge Bruce Larson at South Hilo District Court Monday after he was charged Sunday with auto theft, first-degree attempted assault of a law enforcement officer, three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a license. Read more

Judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum-seekers locked up

A federal judge in Seattle today blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. Read more

First known Filipino suicide attacker identified

The family of the 23-year-old militant, Norman Lasuca, has identified him as one of the bombers who detonated a bomb on Friday at the gate of an army encampment in Sulu province’s Indanan town. The other suicide attacker remains unidentified. Read more

Police search for suspect in Waianae robbery

He fled with an unknown amount of cash. Read more


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Russ Roberts