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The U.S. humanitarian response to the disaster in the Philippines illustrates not only the Navy's capabilities but also commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, the new commander of the Pacific Fleet said in an interview last week.
NEW YORK » In Michigan and Alaska you're expected to leave snowy boots in the mudroom before going inside. In Hawaii and in many countries like Japan, you wouldn't dream of entering a home with your shoes on, regardless of the weather.
MOSCOW » Under the Russian Constitution, Pavel V. Dmitrichenko, the star dancer charged with arranging an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, is innocent until proven guilty. But in court, Dmitrichenko sits in a locked iron cage, guarded by security officers and, at times, a nasty-looking dog.
Finland, better known for its saunas and cellphones, has become a model of educational success during the past decade because its students keep placing at the top of international charts.
Astronomers are hoping to get a close look at an asteroid Monday as it makes a relatively close pass to Earth. The space rock, known as 2001 AV43, will approach within 650,000 miles, or 2.7 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. That is considered an eyelash width in cosmic terms.
A 58-year-old New York visitor who was snorkeling in water off a south shore beach died Friday afternoon, becoming Kauai's 17th drowning victim this year, Kauai County officials said in a news release Saturday.
The interior of the University of Hawaii at Manoa building that houses the St. John Plant Science Laboratory hasn't changed much since it opened in 1969. From dated lounge couches and rotary phones in the elevators to the veneer wood paneling in the lobby, the furnishings remain stuck in a 1960s time warp.
Supporters of tighter reins on agribusiness expressed satisfaction Saturday at the Kauai County Council's decision to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.'s veto of a measure regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops.
Retired Rear Adm. Paul Lacy Jr., a 30-year Hawaii resident who served as a Hawaii state representative and was instrumental in bringing the submarine USS Bowfin to Pearl Harbor, will be buried Nov. 26 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright saved the local Democratic Party from itself by throwing out its ill-advised lawsuit seeking to close Hawaii's open primary elections. The party sued to exclude from its primary those who won't publicly identify themselves as Democrats.
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WASHINGTON » The long-sought bipartisan "grand bargain" on the nation's fiscal future is not going to happen this year, and probably not for the rest of President Barack Obama's term. There is the simple, familiar reason. And then there is the dirty secret.
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HONG KONG » The Chinese government's decision to partly relax a decades-old one-child limit on couples has already encountered two problems likely to test dozens of social and economic changes promised by President Xi Jinping - vagaries about implementation and magnified public expectations of even bigger changes ahead.
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The Kauai County Council will reconvene today with a new councilmember to consider an override of Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.'s veto of Bill 2491, which calls for regulations tied to large-scale pesticide use and farming of genetically modified crops.