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  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for a 15- year-old boy to spend about seven hours in what is supposed to be a secure area of Silicon Valley's main airport— much of it in a wheel well of the jet that took the teen to Hawaii.

  • US looking into Mexican exports, price of sugar Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than it has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price. The Commerce Department announced its decision Friday, saying sugar imports from Mexico grew from 1.4 million metric tons in 2011 to nearly 2.1 million metric tons last year.

  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him. That lawsuit accuses the director of abusing him between the ages of 15 and 17 in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:46 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully recorded the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. Hawaii's Department of Human Services said in a statement that child welfare officials were continuing to work to ensure his safe return home to Northern California.

  • Groups, companies settle Maui water dispute Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 9:24 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Native Hawaiian and environmental groups have settled a decadelong dispute with Hawaiian Commercial& Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. over the diversion of water from four Maui streams, officials said Monday.

  • Disabled Maui man, Delta Air Lines settle claim Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, his lawyer said Monday.

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen climbed into the left rear wheel well of the first plane he saw in San Jose.

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WAIALUA, Hawaii— You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

  • *Canadian company ready to mine off Papua New Guinea. NEWCASTLE, England/ LONDON, April 18- The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea- when a wrangle over terms is solved. The world waits for the judgement of a United Nations agency based in Jamaica.

  • Hawaii lawmakers still at odds on minimum wage Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    In the new proposal presented to a conference committee of Senate and House members, employers with fewer than 100 employees— most employers in the state— would not have to pay $10 an hour until 2019, phasing in the increase over five years. Clayton Hee, chairman of the Senate contingent of the conference committee.

  • Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    He told of being plied with drugs and promises of Hollywood fame while also enduring threats and sexual abuse in Hawaii and Los Angeles over several years. Egan and his attorney said at a news conference that the alleged abuse was reported by Egan's mother to the FBI and Los Angeles police and that interviews were conducted.

  • April 15- For business flyers like Adam Kubryk, who is on the road about 200 days a year, one of the perks of flying often and using the same airline regularly is getting upgraded from coach to business class when a seat is available. The issue: in March, the airline stopped offering upgrades for flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa— Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier' Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    "I never worried like this before what happened with the missing Malaysia Airlines plane," Yulveri, who like many Indonesians uses only a single name, said at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

  • Senators urge DOJ to intervene in GM civil suits Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    General Motors headquarters in Detroit

    Five Senate Democrats urged the Justice Department to oppose efforts by GM to skirt financial responsibility on its recall.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- A group of U.S. senators on Friday urged the Department of Justice to oppose any efforts by General Motors Co to skirt financial responsibility related to the company's failure to promptly recall vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to 13 deaths.

  • Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact was mostly limited, according to early indications.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

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