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  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 26- Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say. U.S. Justice Department attorneys defending the...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 26- Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say. "Disavowing the plain language of the executive order itself" was a...

  • HONOLULU _ Central Pacific Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $13.1 million. The operator of Central Pacific Bank posted revenue of $54.2 million in the period. Central Pacific Financial shares have decreased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa are among the states where bills have been proposed to replace the bottle deposits with a tax. "This is the most effective, proven way that we have to guarantee that these containers do not end up on our streets and do not end up on our beaches and open spaces as litter," said Louis Burch, the Connecticut program director for...

  • HONOLULU _ Bank of Hawaii Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $51.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.08 per share. Bank of Hawaii shares have dropped 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Vice President Mike Pence has cut short the final leg of his Asia trip to race back to Washington, where the Trump administration faces a critical week on tax reform and a funding plan to keep the government running, an aide said on Sunday. Pence, who has been traveling in Asia to reassure allies and partners about President Donald Trump's commitment to the region,...

  • Of 47 million registered French voters, there are fewer than a million resident in far-flung places like French Polynesia in the South Pacific and Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique in the Caribbean. The first round will send two of 11 candidates into a run-off vote in two weeks time to pick a new president for France, a core member of the European Union and...

  • Of 47 million registered French voters, there are fewer than a million resident in far-flung places like French Polynesia in the South Pacific and Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique in the Caribbean. The first round will send two of 11 candidates into a run-off vote in two weeks time to pick a new president for France, a core member of the European Union and...

  • District Judge Tanya Chutkan said at a hearing in the nation's capital that blocking the executive order might be an "academic exercise" given similar rulings from courts in Hawaii and Maryland. Justice Department lawyers disputed the challengers' claims and said the court should not second-guess the president's foreign policy decisions.

  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $36.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Democrats amass enough support to block a Senate confirmation vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vow to change Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job. BROADBAND PRIVACY RULES Trump signs a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House says, a victory for...

  • SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Democrats amass enough support to block a Senate confirmation vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vow to change Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job. KUSHNER IN IRAQ Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flies into Iraq with the top U.S. military officer to get a first-hand...

  • April 3- A U.S. appeals court said on Monday it would hold a hearing in May over a Hawaii federal judge's order that blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel restrictions on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously upheld a Seattle judge's block of Trump's first travel order. Hawaii and other...

  • April 3- A U.S. appeals court said on Monday it would hold a hearing in May over a Hawaii federal judge's order that blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously upheld a Seattle judge's block of Trump's first travel order. The appeals court did...

  • Hawaiian Airlines is reaffirming its commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

  • Hawaiian Airlines CEO on travel ban impact

    While the travel ban hasn't affected business, Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines, says he has hopes that people will be able to travel freely.