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NTSB investigators are expected to take 18 to 24 months to determine the probable cause of the deadly crash. Read more
Annual cap on tax credits for film, digital media industry to increase after Gov. Ige backs off on veto
Ige vetoed 18 other bills that were passed by the Legislature earlier this year, including contentious measures relating to real estate investment trusts, vacation rentals and civil asset forfeitures. Read more
The HTA is sponsoring the games as part of the marketing in Southern California, its largest visitor market. Read more
The lawsuit is the first of at least three planned legal challenges aimed at stopping the TMT from being built on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Read more
Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland’s Shane Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, dominating a loaded NL lineup for its seventh straight win. Read more
Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said today he’s joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Read more
The family of a California woman killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas says the tour company did nothing to rescue her and staff lacked even a basic first aid kit. Read more
Motorists are urged to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Read more
Thanks to a conscientious fisherman, a Hawaiian monk seal no longer has a hook, line and sinker in his stomach, and is doing well back in the wild. Read more
Police said a masked suspect approached a man and a woman at the intersection of Waiomao Road and Lamaku Place at approximately 11:15 p.m.Read more
Honolulu police are investigating an armed robbery involving a masked suspect at the 7-Eleven convenience store in Nuuanu early today. Read more
Kunia Road near Anonui Street has reopened in both directions following a brush fire this afternoon. Read more
Judge Jesse Furman ruled today, saying lawyers must cite satisfactory reasons for withdrawing. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has scheduled an examination of a male body found today in the Kailua area. Read more
The effect of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision is likely to reverberate throughout politics after the Manhattan court warned that any elected official using a social media account “for all manner of official purposes” and then excluding critics violates free speech. Read more
The heat index, a reflection of what it feels like when temperature and humidity are combined, is expected to reach 97 in Honolulu and 98 in Kahului this afternoon. Read more
As global demand for meat grows, supporters say cell-based protein is more sustainable than traditional meat because it doesn’t require the land, water and crops needed to raise livestock — a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military’s computing project would store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the Pentagon to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities. Read more
It was unclear when the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel would rule in a case that appeared destined for the Supreme Court. Read more
A replica of the Mayflower will sail to Boston as part of commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing in Massachusetts. Read more
The top U.S. military officer says Washington will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against shipping in the Persian Gulf and in a heavy trafficked waterway between theArabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. Read more
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