After 10 months of work following landslides on President’s Day in February, the Pali Highway will open 24/7 in both directions beginning Saturday, the state Department of Transportation announced today.
Two Honoka’a women were in police custody today on drug and firearms offenses after they went through a drunk-driving roadblock Thursday night in Waimea in a vehicle that smelled of marijuana, police said.
A Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet. That data was likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security consultant in Kyiv.
CHICAGO >> A Michigan man recently identified as the newborn boy snatched from his mother in 1964 by someone posing as a maternity-ward nurse was found through commercial ancestry websites after the man or a child of his submitted DNA to the sites to learn more about their family tree, a genetic genealogist who played a role in the discovery told The Associated Press today.
MEXICO CITY >> A cruise ship scraped another while trying to dock in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Cozumel today, damaging at least one of the boats and resulting in minor injuries to six passengers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> Boeing’s new Starliner capsule ended up in the wrong orbit after lifting off on its first test flight today, a blow to the company’s effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year.
Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and they say doctors should monitor patients more closely after they go home from the hospital.
The state Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch announced today that it has issued notices of violations for air permit violations to six companies located on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai City and Hawaii island.
A 32-year-old, male suspect was arrested after he allegedly stole a company vehicle from Ala Moana Beach Park Thursday morning that contained a wallet, driver’s license and credit card that was used at a nearby department store.
A 39-year-old man was robbed Thursday in the Ala Moana area by two men and a 15-year-old boy who used “physical force” and threatened the victim with an unspecified “dangerous instrument,” police said.
LONDON >> An American diplomat’s wife who left the U.K. after being involved in a road accident that killed a British teenager has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, British prosecutors said today.
NEW YORK >> J.K. Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender community and other activists after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex.
TOKYO >> Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen — about $12.6 billion — to stage next year’s games. Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a year ago, although robust sponsorship and ticket sales have generated a contingency fund of an extra $300 million.