Hawaii State News 09/02/2019

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8 killed in deadly California boat fire; 26 missing

A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early today, leaving at least eight dead and little hope any of 26 others missing would be found alive. Read more

Hong Kong students begin school year with gas masks, class boycotts, protests

High school students in Hong Kong starting the new school year Monday arrived to class wearing gas masks and joined hands to form human chains as riot police officers took up positions around schools. University undergraduates held a strike, waved flags and chanted protest slogans. Read more

Biden, Buttigieg say no compromises on overhauling gun laws

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, moderates who project themselves as pragmatic collaborators, are taking a no-compromise approach on the overhaul of the nation’s gun laws after the latest mass shooting.Read more