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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Colette Machado and OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna are demanding a halt to construction of the long-stalled Thirty Meter Telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea “to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians” and ensure public safety. Read more
Funeral services in Chapman’s home state of Colorado were being livestreamed today. Read more
The suspect allegedly used his hands to restrict the woman’s airway at 11:40 p.m., police said.Read more
Power went out early this evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side. Read more
Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Read more
A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early this morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. Read more
Infighting between liberal and centrist House Democrats has been highlighted by Pelosi’s seemingly dismissive words aimed at the freshmen. Read more
Protesters demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive and an investigation into alleged police violence filled the streets of a northern town on Sunday, adding to an outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s leaders. Read more
Since the Giants opened a state-of-the-art waterfront ballpark in 2000, the franchise has cycled through three managers, four stadium names and several hundred players. Read more
Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Read more
Climate change forum loses sponsors in aftermath of homophobic article about presidential contender Pete Buttigieg
Asked for his reaction to the magazine article, Buttigieg said, “I appreciated that article was taken down.” Read more
Maui High School opened late Friday as a shelter for over 400 stranded American Airlines passengers who were affected by flight cancellations. Read more
The first HFD company arrived at 8:54 a.m. and found heavy black smoke coming out of the second-story window. Read more
About 2,200 federal inmates will be released that day by the federal Bureau of Prisons under a criminal justice reform measure signed into law last year by President Donald Trump. Read more
Recent California earthquakes that rattled Las Vegas have shaken up arguments by proponents and opponents of a stalled federal plan to entomb nuclear waste beneath a long-studied former volcanic ridge in southern Nevada. Read more
The giant, federally protected turtles are having an egg-laying boom on beaches in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, where scientists have counted record numbers of nests this summer. Read more
Just when Maui officials thought they had a handle on the 9,000-acre South Maui fire that began Thursday, a second, separate blaze in Central Maui broke out Friday afternoon. Read more
From the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean to the brilliance of the stars at night, the biennial Transpacific Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu leaves an impression with anyone who sails it. Read more
The comments had drawn the ire of many Puerto Ricans who said they were ashamed of his language and of how this might affect the reputation of the U.S. territory, Read more
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday. Read more
When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. Read more