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Obituaries

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Chiyo Adams • Eva Pearl Akamu • Puna Lane Holloway Baker • Darwin Everett Barve • Garnett Busic Jr. • Patricio C. Cadorna; and more

New York Times: Top Republicans to present ideas on immigration

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » The House Republican leadership's broad framework for overhauling the nation's immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party's statement of principles.

New York Times: A light on a vast toll of Jews killed away from the death camps

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
OSWIECIM, Poland » Gazing out from the main watchtower at the grim desert that is the crumbling chimneys and crematories, vanished prisoners' huts, barbed wire and ditches of Birkenau, it is hard to fathom that there were corners of the Nazi realm where, collectively, more killing occurred than in the Nazi death camps.

South Koreans keep tight embrace of Spam

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
SEOUL » As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, Seoul's increasingly well-heeled residents are scouring store shelves for tastefully wrapped boxes of culinary specialties. Among their favorite choices: imported wines, choice cuts of beef, rare herbal teas. And Spam.

Fleeing suspect is arrested after taking shots at police

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A 32-year-old career criminal is in police custody after he flipped his car in Kahala on Thursday night and fired a gun at police officers who were trying to arrest him in connection with outstanding warrants.

Shuttle service to Pro Bowl offered from around Oahu

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
TheBus will offer 50 air-conditioned buses to pick up residents from neighborhoods across Oahu and drop them off at Aloha Stadium for the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Producers secured permits to film in December

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
One look at photos of Don Shearer flying his nimble yellow helicopter above five-story-high waves at Jaws this week and you know why he's emotionally wiped out.

Scope of city deal cited in its failure

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Key members of the Hono­lulu City Council say the intricate and ambitious nature of a private partnership's plan to buy 12 of the city's rental housing complexes is likely the reason the $142 million deal failed Thursday.

Visiting Irish band appeals for return of its stolen goods

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Thieves in Hawaii Kai have left an Irish band without the merchandise that was meant to cover their travel costs to the islands. The band, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, is visiting Oahu to help raise money for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Waikiki.

Newswatch

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
University of Hawaii-West Oahu students will be issued $64 refunds for fees the university said it charged for nonexistent services. The fees, collected last fall, were for transportation, technology and health services.

911 Report

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Man dies following free dive • Victim in Laie car crash ID'd • Suspect sought in 2008 assault is in custody • Kauai meetings offer updates on area projects

Deal off, says hui angling to buy city properties

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A deal for the city to sell the long-term leases on 12 rental housing complexes for $142 million to a private group was terminated by the prospective buyers, city officials announced Thursday night.

Internet predator's victim supports namesake bill

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A bill named after a victim of a kidnapping by a violent Internet predator would provide funding to help Hawaii investigators capture more such culprits.

Farming of pakalolo for export is House bill's ultimate goal

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Imagine a day when Maui Wowie and Kona Gold are legitimate marijuana brands sold around the world, when Hawaii factories create legal products such as Maui Wowie cookies, cannabis-infused ice cream and marijuana macadamia nut chocolate candies.

New York Times: Himmler papers shed light on personal life of a Nazi

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
JERUSALEM » When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the wife of Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Nazi Gestapo and the SS and one of the main orchestrators of the Holocaust, sent him a message: "There is a can of caviar in the ice box. Take it."

New York Times: Rough patch for uber service's challenge to taxis

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
SAN FRANCISCO » It's Travis Kalanick versus the world, and recently the world seems to be winning. Kalanick, who is brash and aggressive even by the standards of Silicon Valley, created Uber four years ago to blow up the traditional taxi business. In more than 60 cities, from San Francisco to Berlin, it is doing just that.

Corrections

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
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Obituaries

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Puna Lane Holloway Baker • Roxie Claudia Andrade Campos • Manolo D. Flores Jr. • Robert Flores Jr. • Grace Emiko Kimura • Kyong Sun Little • Henrietta Ida Luttrell • Rodney Dagdagan Madriaga • John Kilioi Miller III • Hinae M. Okinaka • and more

New York Times: A harder outlook for today's cowboy

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
DENVER » Just a few miles from the midday bustle of this city's hip downtown, a pen of black-hided yearlings trotted into a dusty arena as a crowd of burly men in cowboy hats looked on silently.

Agency has been open to concerns, director says

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
State House Majority Leader Scott Saiki, concerned that the Hawaii Community Development Authority has been unresponsive to public complaints about rapid development in Kaka­ako, wants to curtail the authority's power.