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Bogus report of jet hijacking lands man in federal prison

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
A Hawaii man who pleaded guilty to falsely reporting a possible airplane hijacking was sentenced Thursday to a year and a half in federal prison.

New York Times: Pentagon study finds agencies ill-equipped to detect emerging nuclear nations

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
WASHINGTON » A 3-year study by the Pentagon has concluded that U.S. intelligence agencies are "not yet organized or fully equipped" to detect when foreign powers are developing nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing arsenals.

New York Times: Anti-immigration party occupies the center of an uneasy debate in Norway

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
MORTENSRUD, Norway » Lise and Kjetil Ulvestrand came to this town south of Oslo in 2005 for the space, the views, the forest and the cheaper rents.

Report finds elite Chinese using offshore companies

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
BEIJING » Members of the Chinese elite, including some of the country's most politically connected figures, have set up a large number of offshore companies that allow them to conceal billions of dollars abroad, according to a new report released Wednesday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a Washington-based group that works with a number of news organizations around the world.

New York Times: Europe, facing economic pain, may ease climate rules

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
LONDON » For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Cheating on tests spurs KCC to change exam rules

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
A message from "Jane Doe" offering "a little help" popped up in the email accounts of first-year students at Kapiolani Community College's Radiologic Technology program, the only such program in the state.

'Parklets' pitched for street stalls

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
Some city officials want to flip the "pave paradise, put up a parking lot" notion on its head by transforming on-street stalls into parks and plazas.

Incidental Lives: Teen girl's tests uncover secret emotions of plants

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
You could, perhaps, pull the wool over the collective eyes of the police, but could you fool a ficus, shuck a schefflera, jive a juniper? For 14-year-old Chloe Dunster, the question deserved investigation.

Kokua Line: Turtles, not sewage, may be culprit of waste in ocean

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
Question: We were anchored at the Kaneohe sandbar and saw feces floating in the water. Who can I report this to? I have noticed more tour boats at the sandbar. Are they inspected to make sure they are using holding tanks? There were only two other private boats besides ours. It was pretty disgusting to see poop floating by not once, but six times.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
Pedestrian is critically injured in Kalihi • Men identified in 2 fatal traffic accidents • No foul play suspected after body found

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
Isles' mayors head to Washington meeting • Pig hunting at Kauai canyon begins Feb. 1

Medical parolee hung on to live for 2 more years

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
He was one of Hawaii’s more infamous prisoners. A lawsuit he filed against the state wound up before the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices in a key 1983 ruling determined that states have a nearly unrestricted right to transfer prisoners to other states.

Advocates seek revised rules on setting dying inmates free

Local News - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
The prognosis for the 53-year-old inmate, suffering from end-stage liver disease, was so poor his prison physician recommended he be released from incarceration as soon as possible. The medical records for the dying prisoner revealed a litany of problems: coughing up blood, incontinence, vomiting, unresponsiveness, difficulty speaking, uncontrolled drooling.

ラーメンバーガーが2日間限定で復活

ローカルニュース - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 08:51
 ニューヨークで活躍しているケイゾウ・シマモト氏が考案し、先日、オアフ島カカアコ地区で開催されたイベントで販売されたラーメンバーガーが、好評につき2日間限定で販売されることが明らかになった。 話題のラーメンバーガーが販売されるのは、1月29日(水)11:00よりワード地区の667アウアヒ通りにあるマーク・ノグチのテイスト・テーブルと、1月31日(金)16:00よりサウス通りで開催されるイート・ザ・ストリートのイベント会場で、両日とも限定500個のバーガーが用意され、ひとり2個まで購入できる。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

各地で強風による被害が発生

ローカルニュース - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 08:12
 高波と強風に対する注意報や警報が発せられた昨日、オアフ島各地では強風による被害が多発した。 ワイアナエ地区では強風によって住宅の屋根の一部が吹き飛ばされたり、ファーリントンハイウェイ上の信号機数機が強風で作動しなくなるなどの被害が確認されたほか、ワヒアワ地区にあるレイレフアゴルフ場では、強風で飛ばされた木が当たり男性が死亡する事故も発生している。
参考:KHON2ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Richard Orville Aadland • Thaddeus Paul A'alona Sr. • David Un Ah Pang • Roy Susumu Ajimine • John Vincent Andrada • Leona Timbreza Bisco • Gerald William Christmann • James Robert Eakman • James Kenneth Ferreira • and more

New York Times: 2 friends reach across the aisle on immigration

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
WASHINGTON » The two women might at first seem more like political rivals than a reminder of the way things used to work in Washington.

New York Times: States cutting weeks of aid to the jobless

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
RIEGELWOOD, N.C. » After losing her job as a security guard in June, Alnetta McKnight turned to food stamps and unemployment insurance to support herself and her 14-year-old son. But her jobless payments ran out after 20 weeks, and now they are living on close to nothing.