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Organizers circulated flyers via social media for the “Waikiki for Mauna Kea” march, with TMT opponents gathering near the intersection of Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues around 10 a.m. Read more
A group of protesters targeted China’s Liaison Office on Sunday night after more than 100,000 people marched through the city to demand democracy and an investigation into the use of force by police to disperse crowds at earlier protests. Read more
A 40-year-old woman is in police custody on $1 million bail in connection with the death of a 7-month-old girl at a home on the Aliamanu Military Reservation in February. Read more
Sunday morning on Mauna Kea featured a calmer crowd than Saturday. Read more
Standing Rock Sioux tribal members plan to gather at the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protests to show solidarity with Native Hawaiians who oppose the construction of a huge telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano. Read more
A fault at the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s Kapaia Power Station Sunday caused an islandwide blackout. Read more
Miami Marlins rookie Jordan Yamamoto, a Saint Louis graduate, suffered his first loss of the season in a 9-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers today. Read more
Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Read more
House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him.Read more
Maui County officials say a 3-year-old nearly drowned Saturday after falling into a pool in Kaanapali. Read more
Back on Brooklyn College’s red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. Read more
A top White House adviser claimed there was a “huge difference” between Donald Trump’s criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color. Read more
The East Coast is sweating through another day of heat and humidity today in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck and suburban Boston police jokingly asked criminals to take it easy. Read more
“The Lion King” this weekend roared into 4,725 North American theaters, where it grossed a stunning $185 million, according to studio estimates. Read more
Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he will not seek reelection, but will not resign as the island’s leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party. Read more
Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters today after a massive pro-democracy march. Read more
Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. Read more
Growing distrust between the United States and China has slowed the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90% since President Donald Trump took office. Read more
Shane Lowry has won the British Open for his first major title. Read more
For Native Hawaiians, opposition to the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope isn’t universal — some support the educational opportunities from the project and are facing backlash from those questioning their identity. Read more
The man who died in a high-speed, one-car crash in Kahala early Friday has been identified as Brandon Ishii, 42. Read more