Hawaii News

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

HONOLULU (AP) — A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport on Saturday and stopped breathing. The man ran through a security checkpoint at the commuter terminal about 5:48 a.m. Saturday, said Tim Sakahara, a spokesman for the state Department of ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Probe of old child abuse case sought HONOLULU — Honolulu police are opening an investigation into the handling of a case from two years ago that involved a child who was hospitalized with multiple injuries after he was picked up from a day care run by a police ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Bill would improve volcano monitoring WASHINGTON — U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities. The measure would put the Alaska, Cascades and Hawaiian volcano ...

Regulators OK Army’s radiation monitoring plan

HILO (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a radiation monitoring plan for a U.S. Army installation on Hawaii’s Big Island that previously used depleted uranium. The plan approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to test sediment in the Pohakuloa Training Area could go into ...

Bill seeks more oversight of foreign fishermen, commercial fishing fleet

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ The Associated Press HONOLULU — State lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday calling for more oversight of the commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found hundreds of foreign fishermen confined to boats and some living in subpar conditions. The ...

Judge allows imam added to travel ban suit

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge is allowing Hawaii to file an amended lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mostly Muslim countries. U.S. District Court Derrick Watson ruled Monday that lawyers representing the state may file the amended lawsuit ...

Honolulu police fatally shoot man

HONOLULU (AP) — A man is dead after Honolulu police fired at a pickup truck that hit officers as it rammed apartments Saturday morning. Police said that the officers responding to a parking complaint found the man and a woman asleep inside the truck that had been reported stolen. The ...

Hawaiian, pilots union reach tentative agreement

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots union on a six-year contract that will increase wages for some of its pilots by as much as 40 percent the first year. Wages for the remaining five years would go up between 2 and 3 percent, The Honolulu ...

Hawaii may be breaking law by allowing foreign men to fish

By MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state law for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country. About 700 of these men are confined to ...

Ceremony held to remember 9 killed in submarine collision

By AUDREY McAVOY The Associated Press HONOLULU — Families and friends of nine people killed when a U.S. Navy submarine accidentally rammed into a Japanese fishing ship off Hawaii in 2001 remembered their loved ones during a ceremony Thursday. Those killed were on board the Ehime Maru, a ...

Judge issues stay on Hawaii Trump travel ban lawsuit

HONOLULU (AP)— A federal judge in Honolulu is suspending Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted the government’s request for a stay. He’s halting the case ...

People vaccinated in Hep A outbreak need second shot

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Health is reminding people who were vaccinated during last year’s hepatitis A outbreak that it’s time for a second dose. The department said Tuesday that data shows there were about 90,000 hepatitis A vaccines administered in Hawaii between July ...

State legislators consider bills on short-term rentals

By AUDREY McAVOY The Associated Press HONOLULU — A state House committee on Tuesday passed two bills that would allow the state to collect more tax revenue from Hawaii’s proliferating vacation rental and bed-and-breakfast properties while the counties figure out how to regulate them. The ...

Air Force wants to resume testing weapons off Kauai

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Air Force wants to resume its weapons testing program at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, but some are concerned about the potential impacts on marine animals. The Air Force in December filed a request seeking authorization for the testing from the ...

Unruly passenger pleads guilty to interfering with Hawaiian Airlines crew

HONOLULU (AP) — A man whose behavior prompted a New York City-bound flight to return to Honolulu said he doesn’t remember what happened, but he doesn’t dispute accounts that he was threatening and aggressive. James August pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Honolulu to interfering ...

Feds seek stay on Hawaii travel ban suit deadlines

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal court to suspend all deadlines in Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The federal government filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Honolulu ...

State sues federal government over travel ban

By AUDREY McAVOY The Associated Press HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii on Friday sued to stop President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries, joining a series of court challenges around the country. Trump’s executive order keeps Hawaii families apart ...

Couple pleads guilty in wrinkle-reducing scheme

HONOLULU (AP) — A New York City couple pleaded guilty to charges of illegally injecting women in Honolulu with wrinkle-reducing drugs similar to Botox and attempting to smuggle to South Korea nearly $80,000 cash hidden in sanitary napkin containers, federal prosecutors said. Bu Young Kim and ...

Cliffs collapse at Kilauea Volcano, stopping ‘firehose’

By CALEB JONES The Associated Press HONOLULU — A section of sea cliff above a massive “firehose” lava flow on Kilauea Volcano has collapsed and splashed into the ocean as tourists and geologists watched. A large crack in the section of cliff above the gushing molten lava stream gave ...

Teachers win $25,000 award

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii teachers have been honored with a prestigious national award that comes with a $25,000 prize. The Milken Educator Award is part of a program that has been called the “Oscars of Teaching,” KHON-TV reported Thursday. The awards went to 3rd-grade teacher Masaru ...