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The driver accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Nanakuli in 2016 told a state jury today that she blacked out after something fell on her windshield. Read more
Former union boss Brian Ahakuelo and family members were arraigned today in federal court on charges of criminal conspiracy and wire fraud for allegedly using union dues for personal expenses, and for rigging results of membership voting to hike union dues up to 4% from 1.5%. Read more
Gabbard and Tom Steyer, the billionaire former hedge fund investor from California, have both been on the cusp of making the debates, but neither qualified today. Read more
Until the memorial reopens, visitors can still visit the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center’s two free museums and participate in ticketed programs. Read more
The heat index is expected to reach as high as 102 degrees in Honolulu, particularly in the Kakaako area. Read more
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reporting a confirmed shark sighting at Magic Sands Beach in Kona. Read more
That comes after failing to meet minimum thresholds for required numbers of donors and polling to qualify for the September Democratic debate in Houston.Read more
Police said the suspect took an unoccupied trailer from an enclosed property on Midway Street sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 5:40 a.m. Tuesday. Read more
Former mixed martial arts champion BJ Penn has been involved in another physical altercation outside a bar, according to video footage obtained by TMZ.Read more
The Portuguese man-of-war is a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish, and can deliver a painful sting even weeks after having washed ashore. Read more
Cathy Woods, 68, will continue to seek additional damages from the city of Reno and former detectives she accuses of coercing a fabricated confession from her while she was a patient at a Louisiana mental hospital in 1979, according to her lawyer, Elizabeth Wang. Read more
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said local prosecutors should be investigated because “the alleged perpetrators had been arrested, but they were freed.” Read more
The find, from 3.8 million years ago, reveals the face for a presumed ancestor of the species famously represented by Lucy, the celebrated Ethiopian partial skeleton found in 1974. Read more
McDonald’s is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained about sexual harassment. Read more
John L. Hardin was charged with assault of a law enforcement officer in the first-degree. His bail is set at $30,000. Read more
A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians is asking for a new trial.Read more
Nishikori, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2014, relied on his strong baseline retrieving game against the hard-serving Klahn, a former NCAA champion at Stanford. Read more
Forecasters say it could grow to Category 3 status as it nears the U.S. mainland as early as the weekend. Read more
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Latin America’s Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. Read more
Lawmakers reacted with fury, including John Bercow, speaker of the lower House of Commons, who was not told in advance of Johnson’s plan. Read more
The city Department of Planning and Permitting will present updates on conditions and forecasts, and consider input from the pop-ups as it updates the Primary Urban Center Development Plan. Read more