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  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Army National Guards of Hawaii and Guam also said Friday they are postponing upcoming drills. There was no immediate response Saturday to messages left seeking comment from the Ohio National Guard and the Pentagon.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than the state's tourism agency previously believed. A new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condominiums being rented on a short-term basis around the state, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama said.

  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    BELMAR, N.J.— Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected officials say. "This summer was great," said Matt Riccelli, who manages Gee Gee's restaurants on the Manasquan beachfront.

  • US admiral urges China on South China Sea disputes Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 AM ET

    HONOLULU— China should act like a regional leader and help resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea without coercion instead of raising tensions, the head of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Thursday.

  • FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    HONOLULU— The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

  • Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.

  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state's biggest industry. Still, growing numbers of travelers from markets like Australia, China and South Korea should help fuel continued expansion.

  • Aug 25- A group of global biotech crop companies won a court victory on Monday that blocks enactment of a law passed last year limiting the planting of biotech crops and use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

  • Law on genetically modified crops ruled invalid Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect in October.

  • Hawaii braces for hurricanes     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Hurricane Iselle, now downgraded to a tropical storm and Hurricane Julio delivering a one-two punch to Hawaii's Big Island, reports NBC's Mike Taibbi, with the latest details.

  • President Obama approves limited air strikes on Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic rose more than $1 on Friday, with Brent approaching $107 a barrel after the United States approved air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • Hawaii hunkers down for Iselle & Julio     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Hurricane Iselle could cause Hawaii to lose power for days, reports The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, with the latest details on the 1, 2 punch heading for Hawaii.

  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Satellite map of two hurricanes barreling down on the Hawaii'n Islands on Aug. 5, 2014.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

  • Hawaiians prepping seriously for storm     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.

  • One-two hurricane punch headed for Hawaii     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC.com's Landon Dowdy reports on the two hurricanes headed to Hawaii. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall tonight and a second storm, Julio, this weekend.

  • Hurricane Iselle heads for Hawaii     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Hurricane Iselle is picking up strength and barreling towards Hawaii, reports The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel, with the latest details on the storm.

  • DETROIT, Aug 5- Subaru of America said it is recalling about 5,000 older model cars with passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp that may rupture and break into metal fragments that could harm passengers, the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

  • Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    July 31- Viacom Inc's unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years. The agreement with Bay's production company Platinum Dunes starts immediately and was expanded to include Bay Films, Paramount said.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday launched the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.