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Accessed on 29 July 2019, 0245 UTC, Post 19274.
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Lassner was led up the blocked Mauna Kea Access Road to where the kupuna were waiting, and approached the Hawaiian elders with a broad smile. Read more
Tropical Storm Erick continues to strengthen as it makes its way across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii. Read more
B.J. Penn will fight Nik Lentz at lightweight before the end of the year. Read more
The Honolulu Police Department confirmed at least one vehicle was involved in the crash, which happened around 2 a.m. and closed all westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Moanalua Road. Read more
A 19-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in Waianae overnight. Read more
The veteran defensive lineman disembarked a red-eye flight from Hawaii to Boston and quickly made his way to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough to participate in his first full-pads training camp practice with the New England Patriots. Read more
A community festival was coming to a close when gunfire erupted in a Brooklyn neighborhood, leaving one man dead, another person in critical condition and 10 others wounded. Read more
The woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico’s embattled governor announced today that she doesn’t want the job as the U.S. territory reels from political crisis. Read more
“The Lion King” rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood,” while not quite doing fairytale numbers, gave director Quentin Tarantino his biggest opening ever. Read more
An American teenager was illegally blindfolded before he was interrogated as a suspect in the slaying of a newlywed police officer in Rome, an Italian police commander said. Read more
Fully embracing the health law and pledging to expand it also means exposing Biden to attacks from all sides: from the left that wants more than what Biden is offering; from the right that loathes the law in any form; and from the middle, where voters remain skeptical about the nation’s complex and expensive health care system. Read more
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will keep his job as head of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History after the museum concluded its investigation into sexual misconduct accusations against him. Read more
The long wait for a plot of land came to an end today for 16 Native Hawaiian residents of Lanai who received vacant lots from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands where they can build homes of their choice. Read more
According to police, two adult males in their 30s, reported being robbed at gunpoint around 2:05 a.m. Read more
President Donald Trump denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Read more
President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to end an option that has allowed states to exceed federal eligibility thresholds for food stamps.Read more
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic. Read more
America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to President Donald Trump’s pledge to erase the Affordable Care Act and start over. Read more
Carabinieri officers investigating the death Friday of officer Cerciello Rega, 35, said two American tourists, both 19, have been detained for alleged murder and attempted extortion. Read more
Max Holloway runs his winning streak to 13 fights at 145 pounds. Read more
Police are trying to gather information about a “suspicious vehicle” seen leaving the area where a brush fire broke out July 19 on Kawaihae Road near the 64-mile marker. Read more