Hawaii - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Hawaii Reality TV star won't help pick next Honolulu police chief HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman won't have a role in helping select the next chief of the Honolulu Police Department. The police commission during a meeting Wednesday decided to scrap plans for a citizen panel that would have helped screen candidates vying to replace Louis Kealoha, who retired amid a federal corruption ... Thu, 18 May 2017 03:10:00 GMT 2017-05-18T03:10:00Z Hirono discloses kidney cancer; says prognosis is favorable WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is undergoing treatment for kidney cancer and says she has a favorable prognosis from her doctor in Washington. She will undergo surgery to remove a kidney on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The first-term Democrat promises to fight the disease "with the same determination I've fought for the peop... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-05-17T00:50:00Z Vegas police used neck hold amid national debate on maneuver LAS VEGAS (AP) — A neck hold that police used on an unarmed man at a Las Vegas Strip casino over the weekend was used an average of about once a week last year amid a national debate about the technique that is banned in many cities. Police call it a "lateral vascular neck restraint" that involves an arm around the neck to subdue suspects. Critics call it... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-05-17T00:01:00Z No problems reported in minute before deadly jet crash MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A plane that crashed near a small airport outside New York City, killing two crew members, didn't report any problems to air traffic controllers a minute before it nosedived, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The Learjet crash Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Teterboro Airport caused a fire that damaged two buildings a... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z Q&A: What to know about travel ban appeals SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:20:00Z AP Explains: North Korea missile test is huge step forward SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest ballistic missile test may be nearly as big a deal as the country's propaganda machine claims. Although outside experts see several places where North Korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile launched Sunday appears to be the most powerful the country has ever tested. Some analysts believe the missile, if proven in furt... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:47:00Z The Latest: Trump confident travel ban is lawful SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the appeal of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 1:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that President Trump's travel ban order will be upheld by an appeals court. Spicer said Monday the executive order is fully lawful. He did not... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:43:00Z Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims SEATTLE (AP) — Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, defending the travel... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:51:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:51:00Z AP News Guide: What to know about travel ban appeals SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:36:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:36:00Z Arguments Conclude on Trump's Revised Travel Ban Arguments have wrapped up in a federal appeals court in Seattle over President Donald Trump's travel ban. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:41:00Z Who are 3 judges who heard arguments on Trump travel ban? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the appeal Monday of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in its Seattle courthouse. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Vi... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z Justices reject challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the states' open primaries. Democrats... Mon, 15 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T13:54:00Z Woman admits to defacing property on Hawaii mountain HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A woman has confessed to writing graffiti on a Hawaii mountain area considered sacred by some natives. Hope Cermelj, 64, admitted to spray-painting words on asphalt, telescopes and portable toilets at Mauna Kea mountain west of Hilo, but she denied defacing rocks, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported ( on Friday. Hawaii officials found... Sat, 13 May 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-05-13T18:24:00Z 5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant this weekend: Set goals, work hard and don't stay in the shadows. The contestants know what they are talking about as they were all born in other countries and immigrated to the U.S. at young ages as their families pursued... Sat, 13 May 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-05-13T01:27:00Z Federal judge in DC delays ruling in Trump travel ban case WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in the nation's capital said Thursday she won't act on a request to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban because two other judges have already stopped the executive order from going into effect. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said in an order that she is "inclined to agree" that Trump's effort to temporari... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-05-11T20:47:00Z Hawaii investigates graffiti found on revered mountain HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who painted graffiti on rocks within a protected area on one of Hawaii's most revered mountains. The vandalized rocks were found at about the 10,000-foot level of 14,000-foot-high Mauna Kea on April 28, said Jason Redulla, deputy enforcement chief of the state Division of Conservation and Resources E... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:31:00Z Q&A: Trump's new travel ban faces key test in appeals court RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries is about to be scrutinized by a federal appeals court for the first time. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Monday in the case that has thwarted the president's attempt to bar certain people from entering the country in the name of national securit... Sat, 06 May 2017 13:27:00 GMT 2017-05-06T13:27:00Z Correction: Navy-Spy Allegations story NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a story May 4 about a plea deal for Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin in military court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lin became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He became a citizen in 1998 and enlisted in the Navy the following year, according to his attorney, Larry Youngner. A corrected version of the story... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:46:00 GMT 2017-05-05T16:46:00Z Reality TV star could help pick next Honolulu police chief HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman should have a role in helping select the next chief of the Honolulu Police Department, the police commission's chairman said. Beth Chapman's background in the bail bonds business will be beneficial, Chairman Max Sword told fellow commissioners at a meeting Wednesday wh... Thu, 04 May 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-05-04T21:48:00Z Get Started: Brewers named Small Business Persons of 2017 SMALL BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR The owners of a Hawaii-based brewery have been named National Small Business Persons of the Year for 2017. Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley, owners of Maui Brewing Co., received the award Monday, the first day of National Small Business Week. The national small business person award is chosen from competition winners in the 50 states, Wash... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-05-01T18:43:00Z Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other critics say presidents have lost sight o... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:19:00 GMT 2017-04-27T08:19:00Z The Latest: Trump makes brief stop in North Korea meeting WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:19:00 GMT 2017-04-26T21:19:00Z Pence thanks US military members during stop in Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence ended his trip to Asia on Monday with a thanks to U.S. service members based in Hawaii and promises of robust military spending under President Donald Trump. Pence sat with troops for lunch at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii and noted the president's push for increased military spending at a time when the U.S. faces threats ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-04-25T00:27:00Z Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor' WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore." That's his assessment after drawing ire for seeming to dismiss the state of Hawaii as merely "an island in the Pacific." Last week, Sessions criticized a federal judge's ruling in Hawaii that blocked the Trump administration's immigration ban. S... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:31:00 GMT 2017-04-23T14:31:00Z Hawaii bill giving equal access to fertility treatment dies HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill that sought equal access to fertility treatments for gay and lesbian couples and single women. The decision came after health care lobbyists argued it was a bad idea to make insurers cover a fertility procedure for surrogate mothers that gay male couples rely on to have a child. State Sen. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:01:00 GMT 2017-04-22T06:01:00Z 3 judges to hear appeal of Hawaii ruling blocking travel ban HONOLULU (AP) — A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court will hear arguments in an appeal of a Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied a request by Hawaii attorneys asking that a panel of 11 judges hear the case next month. Appeals are typic... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-04-22T00:13:00Z Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two courts already have halted the bid to stop immigration from six predominantly Muslim counties. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said at a hearing in the nation's capital that blocking the exec... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:37:00Z Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono responded by trying to give Sessions a civics lesson on Twitter, saying Hawaii has been a U.S. stat... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:51:00 GMT 2017-04-21T00:51:00Z Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill HONOLULU (AP) — Health care lobbyists in Hawaii are pushing lawmakers to kill part of a bill that would expand access to fertility treatments to same-sex couples who want to have a child. They're saying requiring insurers to cover fertility treatments for gestational carriers that male couples rely on could lead to legal problems. Under... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:00 GMT 2017-04-20T23:43:00Z USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year at age 94 has been reunited with his fallen shipmates on the sunken USS Arizona. Raymond Haerry was interred on the ship in a ceremony that his granddaughter says was solemn and beautiful. Haerry was 19 years old when bombs started falling on hi... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:11:00 GMT 2017-04-18T19:11:00Z