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  • Breaking News Crime Scene

    A new study shows which items are the most commonly stolen in each state.

  • HONOLULU _ Central Pacific Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $12 million. The operator of Central Pacific Bank posted revenue of $53 million in the period. Central Pacific Financial shares have climbed roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $80.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.53 per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have declined 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SINGAPORE, July 25- Singapore Airlines Ltd's budget arm Scoot on Tuesday said it would take over two routes from sister carrier SilkAir as the parent company conducts a wide-ranging strategic review designed to cut its cost base. SilkAir, SIA's premium narrowbody arm, said it would transfer to Scoot its services from Singapore to Kuching, Malaysia and from the...

  • HONOLULU _ Bank of Hawaii Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $44.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. Bank of Hawaii shares have declined 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HONOLULU— A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers. Residential high-rise buildings must install sprinkler systems if the building undergoes significant renovations, according to the city Department of Buildings. For older high-rise buildings, most...

  • HONOLULU— When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th- floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. The Marco Polo Apartments were built in 1971, before sprinklers became mandatory for new construction in Honolulu. Many— including New York, Chicago, Dallas and San...

  • Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. A bill raising the age in Maine from 18 to 21 is awaiting Republican Gov.

  • This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (3rd R) inspecting a ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location.

    The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency believes preparing residents for a missile attack cannot wait any longer.

  • Hawaii begins educational program to prepare for potential North Korea strike

    Hawaii is beginning an education campaign for how to respond to a North Korean missile attack.

  • The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10 states and rose in only 2. The rate has fallen below 3 percent in five states: Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota. North Dakota's unemployment rate fell to 2.3 percent, a record low for the state dating back to 1976 and tying for lowest in the nation with Colorado.

  • But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons. National Park Service rangers struggle to cope with overcrowded tour buses and to alleviate damage to Zion's natural wonders that includes soil erosion and human waste near trails. Zion isn't the only U.S....

  • HONOLULU— A human rights complaint has been filed with an international commission to investigate claims of human rights violations in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry. Turtle Island Restoration Network told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they filed the complaint last week with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.

  • Can universal basic income work in America?

    Democratic Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee discusses his bill to look at implementing universal basic income in the state as the American economy evolves.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    The Trump administration will appeal to the Supreme Court to block a district judge's ruling on the temporary travel and refugee ban.

  • DOVER, Del.— Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving the company's lethally defective air bag inflators. In a complaint filed Thursday, Takata also is seeking to extend the automatic halt of...

  • Judge grants bid to narrow Trump travel ban

    A U.S. judge on Thursday granted the state of Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents and other relatives from President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.

  • A woman wearing a hijab holds a miniature American flag during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

    A U.S. judge on Thursday granted the state of Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents and other relatives from President Trump's travel ban.

  • These are the five most expensive US states

    Living in these states is a blessing and a curse. Prices are sky-high, but the lifestyles can be grand. Here are 2017's five most expensive states to live in.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

    From sluggish economies to the worst in education and innovation, these states score the lowest among all 50 for business.