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HONOLULU | Car carrier on fire in Pacific, some crew abandon ship

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire on a Panamanian car carrier in the Pacific Ocean and says some crew members abandoned the ship. The Coast Guard in a statement Monday says crewmembers launched a life raft and four of the 21 mariners aboard left The Sincerity Ace wearing life jackets. … Continue reading HONOLULU | Car carrier on fire in Pacific, some crew abandon ship

HONOLULU | Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

HONOLULU— One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit’s soldiers. Her job as a brigade surgeon operations specialist was to make sure these soldiers got the care they needed. This … Continue reading HONOLULU | Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

HONOLULU | Soldier set to be sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

HONOLULU— A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified military documents, a drone and other help. … Continue reading HONOLULU | Soldier set to be sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

HONOLULU | Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

HONOLULU— Researchers are gathering to compare clues on the reasons behind a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds in waters around Hawaii. The trend doesn’t necessarily mean the iconic giants are dying off, or that they’re not still migrating to the islands. But the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

HONOLULU | Election postponed for typhoon-ravaged Northern Marianas

HONOLULU — Elections are being postponed in a Pacific U.S. territory going without electricity after a super typhoon destroyed homes, toppled trees, utility poles and left a woman dead. U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph Torres says on his Facebook page that he’s postponing elections until Nov. 13. Early voting will begin … Continue reading HONOLULU | Election postponed for typhoon-ravaged Northern Marianas

HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the … Continue reading HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

HONOLULU — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local): 9 a.m. A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it