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New York Times: Users' move to mobile concerns Wikipedia

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The Internet behemoths Google and Facebook have proved they can still attract users and advertisers as their traffic shifts from desktops to mobile devices.

New York Times: American-born cabbies a vanishing breed in New York City

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
NEW YORK » The cabbies huddled beside space heaters in the break room of a garage in Queens, playing a Ghanaian version of checkers before their shifts were to begin.

House committee passes measure to treat lying witnesses as criminals

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Lying to police who are investigating a crime would become at least a misdemeanor under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are advancing. Honolulu police officers told members of the House Public Safety Committee on Thursday that they support the measure because witnesses who mislead police can hamper investigations and can get innocent people thrown in jail.

New York Times: Taking on Thailand's crisis with a bit of western bite

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
BANGKOK » For their newscast last week, the hosts of "Shallow News in Depth" invited three dancers dressed in the style of the ancient Thai royal court to offer a musical tribute to the head of Thailand's army: a gesture of appreciation for his apparent refusal to launch a coup.

911 Report

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Man arrested in alleged armed robbery • Body is found floating in Ala Wai harbor • Suspects sought in theft of koa wood

Island Images

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55

China might deploy sub that could nuke the isles

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
As China's military grows by leaps and bounds, its Jin-class ballistic missile submarines are set to deploy in 2014 with the capability for the first time of a nuclear strike on Hawaii, Alaska and possibly the western U.S. from East Asian waters, a U.S. senior intelligence officer on China testified recently.

Arrest of 2 Kaneohe men linked to arms trafficking

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Police and federal agents this week arrested two men believed to be tied to a weapons trafficking ring run by career criminal Nicolas Nakano. That makes seven arrests tied to Nakano, authorities said.

Rise in home sales signals market is on solid ground

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Oahu's housing market in January posted modest increases in sales volume and median prices compared with the same month last year, extending relatively strong growth into a potentially third straight year.

Caucus formed to bolster state’s potential in aerospace industries

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
State lawmakers Thursday announced the formation of a caucus that aims to support the development of Hawaii’s aerospace sector and foster the potential for a burgeoning drone industry.

Keeping pot, gaming illegal is police chief's plan

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A day after being reappointed to a second five-year term, Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha said the department will continue the fight against legalizing marijuana and gambling.

House panel OKs DHHL confidentiality bill

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Curtis Crabbe, who has a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands homestead lease on Molokai, hopes a controversial privacy bill involving DHHL lessees meets the same fate in the House as it did in the Senate.

Suit alleges 'sexual shaming' at prison

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A 26-year-old former female inmate at Kauai Community Correctional Center has filed a federal lawsuit charging that she was "repeatedly humiliated, harassed and sexually abused" by the prison warden in what she described as "sexual shamings" in front of male inmates.

Most tickets for Bruno Mars’ isle shows purchased via Internet

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Nearly half the tickets for Bruno Mars’ three sold-out Hawaii concerts were purchased by people outside of Hawaii, according to the Blaisdell box office and Ticketmaster.

Waikiki man pleads guilty in welfare fraud, ID theft

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A man accused of collecting federal Section 8 housing assistance and what used to be known as food stamps over the last five years while he drove around in a luxury car pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Selection of rail route now central to legal fight over system

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The ongoing legal fight over rail in U.S. District Court now boils down to one key issue -- and it could make or break the project. Did rail officials follow proper procedure in selecting the route to Ala Moana Center instead of a route to the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus as originally envisioned?

Kokua Line: Temporary fix may be in works for long waits at traffic light

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Question: The traffic signal at Kamehameha Highway and Halawa Drive is not synchronized and is probably one of the longest waits on the island. I was told it cannot be synchronized because the gizmo they use to do so is under the "Commander Pacific Fleet" wall sign, so access is impossible.

Facts of the Matter: Discovery of Higgs particle preserves Standard Model

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The hoopla surrounding the verification of the Higgs particle has died down, so it's a good time to recap what the fuss was all about.

New York Times: French love triangle stirs pot for tricky White House dinner

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
WASHINGTON » When President Barack Obama invited President Francois Hollande of France for a state dinner, the White House drew up a list of 300 guests to honor the visiting leader and his partner, Valirie Trierweiler.

Obituaries

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
James K. Akiu • Librada Cabotaje Lavin Ancheta • Lorna Yim Anderson • Thomas H. Barlan • Wesley Leonard Chang • Benny Enriquez Jr. • Barbara Jean Fisher • Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka • Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa • and more