BEIRUT » Islamist rebels and extremist groups have seized control of most of Syria's oil and gas resources, a rare generator of cash in the country's war-battered economy, and are now using the proceeds to underwrite their fights against one another as well as President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials say.
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PORTLAND, Ore. » A federal grand jury has indicted eight Portland men accused of transporting women across state lines to engage in prostitution.
President Barack Obama described the bipartisan budget deal that Congress reached in December as a compromise, "a good sign that Democrats and Republicans in Congress were able to come together and break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven decision-making to get this done."
For more than a decade at least, Oahu's Family Court judges ignored court rules in handling thousands of misdemeanor domestic abuse cases without holding a second arraignment for defendants when required.
Hawaii ranks among the 10 best states for its traffic safety laws, according to a new study out last week by a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group.
The tales are heart-rending, with photos of vibrant, smiling children whose lives were cut short after their parents tried to take care of them by visiting a dentist.
The 32-year-old man arrested for allegedly firing a gun at police Thursday was not charged with any crimes he reportedly committed that night. Police arrested him Thursday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree attempted murder, six firearms violations, resisting arrest and failure to render aid.
When President Barack Obama was attacked by those who questioned his Hawaii birth, Eleanor C. Nordyke proudly came forward with the birth certificates of her own twin daughters, born at the same hospital on the day after the president.
A memorial service for Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr. will be held Feb. 3 at the Saint Louis School/ Chaminade University Mystical Rose Oratory.
Every year Bishop Museum's J. Watumull Planetarium provides a calendar of astronomical events specifically for Hawaii's location and time zone.
It's the last Sunday in January and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:
Box jellyfish arrival closes Hanauma Bay • New cold front heralds more showers • Noise to pick up for war games • Tenting to close library on Kauai
The city Medical Examiner's Office has identified the 36-year-old man who drowned while free diving Friday as Michael Assily of Aiea. Emergency Medical Services said Assily was diving with a friend at 5 a.m. near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
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.