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Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him. Read more
Central East Maui advanced to the Little League World Series today with a 4-1 win over Arizona to capture the West Region final over Arizona in San Bernardino, Calif. Read more
A semi-truck snagged a utility line and dragged down multiple poles. Read more
Trump, who is on vacation at his golf club in New Jersey, said Kim spent much of his letter complaining about “the ridiculous and expensive exercises,” which North Korea sees as a threat. Read more
Epstein had been placed on suicide watch following an incident just over two weeks ago in which he was discovered with bruises on his neck. Read more
Alexander & Baldwin today announced that it will be exploring all its options for Pali Lanes, a past touchpoint of controversy in Kailua town. Read more
North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between Washington and Seoul. Read more
Safety is high on the minds of many parents, especially after two back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio that left 31 people dead. Read more
After the protesters evacuated, the residents took their place. Read more
How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern among gun control advocates in California and elsewhere. Read more
Investigators say a shooter opened fire in a Walmart store on Aug. 3, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Less than 24 hours later, another gunman killed nine people in a popular Dayton nightlife area. Read more
Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire “The Hunt,” in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. Read more
Authorities said the 33-year-old Castaneda was covered in blood when he was taken into custody after walking out of a 7-Eleven store and dropping a knife and a gun that he’d cut from the belt of a security guard he’d just killed. Read more
Live updates from tonight’s high school football games. Read more
North Korea on Saturday extended a recent streak of weapons display by firing projectiles twice into the sea, according to South Korea’s military. Read more
Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are asking for help in finding an unknown suspect who attacked a man with a baseball bat on Sunday, July 28, in the Keeaumoku area. Read more
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team will be playing nonconference road games at Illinois and Oregon this coming season, according to the full schedule announced by the school today. Read more
The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki at 2255 Kalakaua Ave. Read more
The agreement, announced in a news release by the Maunakea Observatories, will end a four-week suspension of work at the summit of Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Read more
Hawaii County police arrested and charged a 26-year-old Waimea man today after a residential burglary. Read more