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BEIJING » Bathed in the fluorescent pink light that signaled that she was ready for business, Li Zhengguo rattled off the occupational hazards of working as a prostitute in China: abusive clients, the specter of HIV and the scathing glares of neighbors that tear at her soul. "My life is so full of anxieties," she said between customers one recent evening. "Sometimes my heart feels rotten for having given away my body."
NEW YORK » Bill de Blasio, whose fiery populism propelled his rise from obscure neighborhood official to the 109th mayor of New York, was sworn into office Wednesday, pledging that his ambition for a more humane and equal metropolis would remain undimmed.
WASHINGTON » In an intensifying diplomatic effort, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a major push to secure what Obama administration officials are calling a "framework" accord that would be a critical first step to a comprehensive Middle East peace agreement. But critics are already branding it as an effort to play for time.
SUCRE, Bolivia » The band members wore black. The lead singer screamed into his microphone and whipped his long, black hair around. The guitarists clawed at their instruments.
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A technique developed by reproductive scientists from the University of Hawaii medical school helped scientists create 10 piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights.
Landscaping contractor Greg Culver isn't sure what the official definition might be for what happened to the houses along Ke Nui Road near Rocky Point during the weekend, but he knows a disaster when he sees one.
Old pay stubs and parking tickets, a little girl's sparkly red shoes, size 6, an armrest and a badly mangled windshield with bright red blood pooled in the center.
FOR many people, retirement is a time to finally relax and escape the daily grind of life and work. For Pupukea's Roberts "Bob" Leinau, it has meant more time to pour into his ever-expanding community involvement on the North Shore.
President Barack Obama played nearly five hours of golf Sunday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii as he continued his annual Christmas vacation. The president's motorcade left their rented Kailua vacation home for the Kaneohe Klipper course just after noon.
Of all the things I find on the world's ocean floors and beaches, the round trapdoors of some snail species, called opercula, are high on my list of favorites.
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Had they known how difficult it would be to find fireworks for sale this year, Manoa residents Brittny Ing-Lee and JT Lee might have spent their Saturday afternoon doing something easier, like adopting a unicorn or searching garage sales for a Honus Wagner baseball card.
The strange, sad life of Anthony Montero — a would-be journalist who ran a series of unsuccessful campaigns for public office under his alias, Paul A. Manner — apparently came to a tragic end in an alley just steps away from the South King Street storefront where he lived for the past several months.
The financial woes plaguing the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus has prompted a legislator to propose the state take back the hundreds of unused acreage surrounding the Kapolei campus in exchange for helping the school cover its operating costs.
The state requires barbers, plumbers, massage therapists, electricians, auto mechanics, pest control operators, dental hygienists, physicians, and a host of other professional and vocational job holders to meet minimum standards before they can get licenses to serve customers.
While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.
CHENJIAWAN, China » The farm-to-table process in China starts in villages like this one in the agricultural heartland. Food from the fields of Ge Songqing and her neighbors ends up in their kitchens or in the local market and, from there, to other provinces.