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BANGKOK » When Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's former high school teachers learned she had become Thailand's first female prime minister, they were concerned.
WASHINGTON » History says President Barack Obama should brace for another round of midterm election losses next year — and be grateful for the opportunity.
WAILUKU » Developers are reviving a plan for a Central Maui housing development that would include 450 multifamily units, retail and office space, and a 15-acre park.
BEIJING » Officials at one of China's most respected universities have reportedly fired an outspoken legal scholar for advocating free speech and for repeatedly calling on the government to abide by its own constitution.
KABUL, Afghanistan » The impasse over a long-term security deal with the United States has not only raised concerns about the future of the Afghan security forces but also put an instant and alarming drag on the Afghan business climate, already suffering as Western forces have pulled out.
The FBI says it was able to identify the thief who stole brand-new Apple iPads from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by tracking down the people who used the machines to make purchases from iTunes.
You wonder: How did Toshi Watabayashi become a master mahjong teacher? He tells you: His golf game bit the dust. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's as good a starting point as any. And, as Watabayashi teaches, patient effort is all it takes to get what you're after.
Woman gets prison term for Ponzi scheme • Ex-councilman chosen as county clerk • Memorial book open for Mandela tributes
Worker struck by truck at shipping pier • Homeless man's body found in ditch • Woman pinned against wall by vehicle • Park bathrooms will be closed
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A hui of North Shore community members gathered near Laniakea Beach on Sunday to protest the state Department of Transportation's proposal to stop traffic snarls and safety problems in the area by blocking off access to a strip of land along Kamehameha Highway that beachgoers use as a parking lot.
An unprecedented era of undersea mining deep in the Pacific Ocean is poised to begin, University of Hawaii researchers say, and they aim to help protect the region's biodiversity once that mining starts.
A scientific study says humpback whales in the North Pacific should be looked at as at least five distinct populations, rather than just a single species undergoing recovery.
Some environmentalists and farmers on Maui appear poised for a conflict on a bill to add more regulations on those using pesticides commercially, including businesses involved in producing genetically modified organisms.
For the past decade, Waimanalo homeowner Tom Grande has battled the city to try to get a large mound of fill material removed from the hillside just above his residence and in the middle of a dam inundation zone.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, will be the keynote speaker at Hawaii Pacific University's graduation ceremonies Dec. 18.
QUESTION: I flew on a direct flight between Honolulu and San Jose, Calif., on Hawaiian Airlines in September. I am trying to make reservations again for the same direct flight, but trips are unavailable.
In the past when someone mentioned Niihau shell lei, I wondered why the shells that washed up on Niihau beaches were special. Couldn't a person find similar shells on other island beaches? Which snail species grew the shells? Are people still making the intricate lei?