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DAKAR, Senegal » It was his first post-election news conference, at a luxurious villa high above the Congo River, and the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was in a combative mood.
Dennis H. Bierman • Jesus A. Dalumpinis Jr. • Benjamin Duyao; and more
The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans' greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after a law prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Jim Camit and Glen Maghanoy are neighbors, friends and sons of Kahuku Sugar Mill workers. They both grew up in plantation housing, where there was a sense of shared destiny that blurred property lines.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board Chairwoman Colette Machado is in an Oahu hospital in stable condition after collapsing Friday night at the state Capitol.
In its heyday, the Coco Palms Hotel in Wailua, Kauai, was probably the best known resort in Hawaii. There were good reasons for that exalted position. Certainly the design of the hotel and its grounds at the edge of a huge coconut tree planation was one.
Twisted in knots about how to balance same-sex marriage with religious freedom, state House lawmakers are looking to Connecticut as a potential model.
A state House Republican has asked for a temporary restraining order to block Gov. Neil Abercrombie from signing a same-sex marriage bill into law and prevent the state from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Kamehameha Schools has broken ground on a new learning center in Maili that will accommodate 185 preschoolers along the Leeward Coast and offer other early learning services.
The Department of Education revised the graduation rate for last year's graduating class after correcting a data error. The state's graduation rate dropped 1 percentage point to 81 percent — flat from the previous year.
Crime has dropped 50 percent since changes were implemented in early 2012 at Mayor Wright Homes, the scene of two murders in 2011 and 2012, Hawaii Public Housing Authority officials recently announced.
After early speculation that the Legislature's special session to legalize same-sex marriage could be wrapped up in as few as five days, democracy is proving to be not so tidy — and that's a good thing.
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
Mainland states turn back hands of time • Kamehameha opens new dormitories • Bomb threats target stores in Kahului • Gunshot victim won't cooperate with officers
Police ask public to help identify robber • Diver rescued off Kaena Point • Woman charged in Kapahulu stabbing
WASHINGTON » When Stephen L. Holl, the chief of police at the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority, gathered his staff for the regular morning meeting on Monday, he opened with a sobering assessment.
The Obama administration has told allies and lawmakers it is considering reining in a variety of National Security Agency practices overseas, including holding White House reviews of the world leaders the agency is monitoring, forging a new accord with Germany for a closer intelligence relationship and minimizing collection on some foreigners.
There was nothing extraordinary about the casually dressed businessman waiting on a Paris train platform except, it turned out, for the envelopes he carried - stuffed with 350,000 euros in cash, and seized by French customs agents as he prepared to depart for Belgium.
When a class of Palestinian ninth-graders in Gaza recently discussed the deadly 1929 riots over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, it was guided by a new textbook, introduced this fall by the Islamist Hamas movement
LONDON » To follow Britain's royal family on its Twitter accounts is to enter a universe that Shakespeare, with his battle-scarred kings and anguished princes, would not recognize.