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New York Times: Taking office, De Blasio vows a fight on inequality

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

New York Times: Kerry to press for framework accord to keep Mideast peace effort moving

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

New York Times: Headbanging in Bolivia to the flutes of Yore

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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Obituaries

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Marcelina Cadiz Acorda • Edward Soo Bok Kim Aipa • Charlene Annette Brizuela • Hannah Mae Mahealani Dolera • Lillian Chiyoko Fujiwara; and more

Pigs with emerald glow could mean real green eggs and ham

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Sea snatches sand, security

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Tiny shoes, broken hearts brand scene of accident

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Heroes Next Door: Retirement opens path to community work

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Obama tees off for fifth round of golf on vacation

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Ocean Watch: Tasty snail species leaves pearly shells as gifts of sea

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Newswatch

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Sailboat with broken mast found adrift • Sun and muggy weather to greet new year

911 Report

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Suspect held in attack on police officer • Driver dies despite attempt to rescue him • Beach reopened; lifeguards warn of shark risk

Surge in fireworks permits leaves stores and shoppers in the lurch

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Homeless man had sought public office

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Trade land for fiscal aid, lawmaker proposes

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Planned bill would regulate midwives in isles

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Heroes Next Door: Tireless effort keeps monk seals safe, wild

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Good Earth no more: Soil pollution plagues Chinese countryside

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

New York Times: Viewing where the internet goes

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the world's stage.