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Obituaries

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Henry Olaf Burns Jr. • Alfred Gene Cordeiro • Benjamin Policar Joco • Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua • Hansheng Lei • Virginia Magaoay • Barbara Matu'u • Clay Minter • John Francis Mitchell • Amy Fumie Mizukami • and more

New York Times: A star was (recently) born: a play boldly employs babies

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
NEW YORK » Hattie Morahan, who stars as Nora in the acclaimed production of "A Doll's House" now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has won the kind of rave reviews any actor would envy.

New York Times: Churches downsizing and selling assets in more secular era

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
BOSTON » The American Unitarian Association, peopled and powered by this city's Brahmin elite, announced its presence here in 1886 with a grand and stately headquarters at the very top of Beacon Hill, right next door to the Statehouse.

Djou might take another shot at House seat

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou said Thursday that he is moving toward a bid for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District. The moderate Republican said politics has become "too slanted, too partisan" and that government at all levels has turned dysfunctional.

Local attorney buys rare Japanese Zero fighter relic

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Honolulu attorney Damon Senaha successfully bid $12,225 for the rare relic from a Zero fighter so he could give it to the USS Arizona Memorial museum.

Helicopter crash victim's family settles lawsuit

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of a Toronto man killed in a Blue Hawaiian Helicopters crash on Molokai was settled for an undisclosed amount Tuesday in Hawaii, according to the family's lawyers.

Girl's stepmom details vicious beatings in plea-deal records

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Delilah Williams, 29, Talia's stepmother, is scheduled to testify Friday in U.S. District Court in the capital murder trial of her husband. Naeem Williams, 34, is facing the death penalty under federal law for killing a child.

Wilson pressed to release personnel records

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The unusual request was in response to the Hawaii State Bar Association's disclosure that its "unqualified" rating for Circuit Judge Michael Wilson was based in part on the propriety of his conduct toward women in professional contexts.

Suspect in ATM identity theft scheme is arrested in Seattle

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
An alleged Los Angeles con man indicted in August in connection with an ATM-skimming scheme in Waikiki was arrested this week in Seattle. City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said Armen Apoyan, 33, was arrested Tuesday in Seattle and charged with first-degree theft.

Scammers pick up money at victims' homes

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The Honolulu Police Department is warning the public to beware of scams targeting senior citizens at their homes. Lt. John McCarthy, head of HPD's financial crimes detail, said in a press conference Thursday there have been three incidents within three weeks two this week in which scammers have appeared at the victims' homes.

Contractor admits guilt in sharing secrets

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he is sentenced this summer for sharing military secrets with his younger Chinese girlfriend.

Kokua Line: Pace of street light repairs determined by safety, area

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Question: I reported two street lights out on Hawaii Kai Drive, between Hahaione and Keahole streets, on Feb. 22 and was told there is a two- to three-week backlog.

Island Images

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45

911 Report

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Teenager struck by vehicle is hospitalized • 2 men accused of stealing copper wiring

Corrections

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Obituaries

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Joy A. Ahn • Gloria Teruyo Arakawa • Marie Louise Bonnet • Vicente Cabasag • Joseph Char • Bow Yin Ching • Robert Lyman Dodge Sr. • Clavelina Corpuz Esguerra • Diane Nan Hee Hanna • Roger Williams Hawes • and more

New York Times: Trapped between home and refuge, Burmese Muslims are brutalized

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
HAT YAI, Thailand » He had already endured a treacherous journey down the Bay of Bengal, squeezed in the belly of a fishing trawler, then squashed in a pickup truck as it hurtled down Thailand's southern coast. Malaysia, his final destination, was tantalizingly close.

New York Times: Rural spot settled by religious group fears a city's encroachment

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
MODESTO, Calif. » Farmers and other residents of the rural district known as Wood Colony refer to the 110-year-old arboreal landmark in their midst — a gigantic walnut tree of Grimm's fairy-tale proportions — as simply, the Tree.

Newswatch

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
2 killed in glider crash are ID'd • Guard, DOE sued in sex case • Body identified as man missing since November • 1 wounded, another dead after argument

City Council advances hotel measure

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Bill 16 seeks to preserve hotel jobs by requiring property owners to obtain a permit if they plan to convert 20 percent or more of their hotel rooms into condominiums.