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Kauai police today revealed the names of the four remaining passengers that died in Thursday’s tour helicopter crash in Kokee as they finalized recovery efforts this afternoon. Read more
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. It also witnessed tragedy, in talent struck down in its prime. Read more
A large swath of land on Oahu’s North Shore, including the upper Waimea watershed, will now be protected as part of the state’s forest reserve, thanks to a recent acquisition. Read more
Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public’s help finding the driver of a car that fled the scene of a hit-and-run in Nanakuli on Wednesday evening. Read more
The Hawaii women’s basketball team closed out the 2019 calendar year and its 2019-20 nonconference schedule with a 70-55 loss to Pennsylvania this afternoon. Read more
The PGA Tour is beginning a new year by announcing a 10-year deal with Sentry Insurance as title sponsor of the Tournament of Champions, making Kapalua the home of PGA Tour winners through at least the end of the next decade. Read more
The man who fatally shot two people at a Texas church was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial in 2012 and was repeatedly fed by the congregation but got angry when church officials refused to give him money, according to court records and the pastor. Read more
The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports make Olympic debuts this summer at the Tokyo Games. Read more
U.S. guards fired tear gas and palls of smoke rose over the grounds. Read more
After a year of nirvana, investors may need to get ready for something a little more normal. Read more
A Chinese dance performance, punctuated with red and gold pyrotechnics, will usher in a host of stars at Times Square’s six-hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Read more
Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced his decision Monday after receiving a report from state investigators that the trainees regularly gave the Nazi salute “as a sign of respect” for their instructor in the weeks prior to the release of the photo. Read more
A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: Read more
A Kansas police officer has resigned after he admitted to making up a story that a McDonald’s employee wrote an expletive and the word “pig” on a coffee cup, the police chief announced Monday. Read more
Breezy tradewinds, mild temperatures and huge surf are gracing the islands on the last day of 2019. Read more
The Asian Hustle Network resonated with self-styled doers, investors, inventors and all manner of entrepreneurs going against the norm who flocked to the group’s Facebook page and invited hundreds of their friends to join in. Read more
About 12.35 million acres of land have burned nationwide during the wildfire crisis, with 12 people confirmed dead and more than 1,000 homes destroyed. Read more
During this monthly test, all outdoor sirens will sound a one-minute attention alert signal in the form of a steady tone. Read more
The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and could speed up measures the industry is already taking to identify robocalls. Read more
Panama marked the 20-year anniversary of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the waterway. Read more
A robber pulled a knife on a 76-year-old man at Ala Moana Center Sunday afternoon, leaving with the man’s watch and bag and giving him a laceration on his face. Read more