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Officials have called the ex-boyfriend, Jason Watson, a prime suspect in her disappearance, but no charges have been filed in connection with her death. Read more
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wildlife Management and Conservation Branch Chief Jeffrey Walters said in a statement today that they are believed to be melon-headed whales. Read more
The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality. 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 motive for the attack is unclear at this time. Read more
He had already canceled the second stop of the trip — Denmark — after leaders there mocked his desire to purchase Greenland. Read more
New cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities, the report said. Read more
O’Donnell reported the story, based on a single source he did not identify, even as he couched it with the qualifier “if true” and admitted it had not been verified by NBC News. Read more
A Lahaina eatery was able to reopen on Wednesday after a follow-up inspection found the level of cockroach activity had decreased significantly and no longer poses an imminent health threat. Read more
The side closest to the zoo will be closed on Tuesday, with work anticipated to be done by Friday. Read more
Ten units with 35 firefighters responded to the fire at 91-174 Hanua St. at about 12:35 a.m. today. Read more
Six units with more than 20 firefighters responded to the blaze at 91-291 Kalaeloa Boulevard just before 8:25 p.m. Read more
A boost in trade winds is expected Saturday night, according to the latest update from National Weather Service forecasters. 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
The magnitude 6.3 quake struck at 5:07 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 3.3 miles. Read more
Seven years after “Linsanity” took over the NBA, and months after he became the first Asian-American player to win a championship ring, Jeremy Lin has signed with the Beijing Shougang Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, the team announced on Tuesday. Read more
The department has already decided not to prosecute Comey over the matter. Read more
Forever 21 Inc. is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as the fashion retailer’s cash dwindles and turnaround options fade, according to people with knowledge of the plans. Read more
Across much of Florida’s east coast, residents began flocking to the grocery stores and gas stations, stocking up in anticipation of the storm. Read more
He said Japan should look “squarely at the past” and that its current actions were aggravating the pain and anger of South Koreans who suffered under Japan’s brutal colonial rule of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Read more
The heat index is expected to reach as high as 102 degrees in Honolulu, particularly in the Kakaako area. Read more
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