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  • Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    HONOLULU— University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. The research vessel Kilo Moana will leave port Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. In 2007, the Army awarded the university $7.5...

  • Hawaiian Holdings beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $35.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have risen 56 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Vehicles with air bag problem that should be fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. —Models: 2002 to 2004 Lexus SC, 2003 to 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix, 2002 to...

  • US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Multiple automakers have recalled vehicles in the U.S. over the past two years to repair air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., a Tokyo- based supplier of seat belts, air bags, steering wheels and other auto parts. In a statement Monday, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration warned owners of those cars to act right away. The warning covers cars made...

  • Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. Inflators can rupture in air bags manufactured by parts supplier Takata, causing metal fragments to fly out when bags are inflated in crashes. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast,...

  • Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:38 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems. "The good news is, it looks like we've dodged a bullet," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. "It was a fortuitous track," said Chris Brenchley, a meteorologist for...

  • Judge: Ex-soldier should pay fees to Burger King Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference. Burger King had filed a motion asking for sanctions against Clark Bartholomew because he didn't show up at last month's conference in...

  • Deal proposed in 2011 deadly Oahu fireworks blast Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A company sued by the families of five workers killed when seized fireworks exploded in an Oahu storage bunker in 2011 has proposed a $1.5 million settlement. Ford Island Ventures is one of eight companies sued for the explosion at a storage facility in Waikele. Ford Island Ventures holds the master lease to the former munitions bunker complex owned...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift. 2. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor. 5. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande& Nicki Minaj.

  • Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport. Next week, Mokulele plans to begin three daily round trips between Kalaeloa and Hoolehua, Molokai, and two daily round...

  • US high court: Who best judges fair competition? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a North Carolina case over whether U.S. states can delegate the regulation of professions such as dentistry, plumbing, cosmetology and more to boards of practitioners drawn from those occupations. The specific case before the court involves a 2007 decision by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners warning...

  • Protesters halt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians. More than an hour after the event was scheduled to begin near the top of the Big Island's...

  • The SEC has been seeking an injunction, civil penalties and disgorgement of misappropriated funds, the ruling said. John Nester, a spokesman for the SEC, said on Tuesday the agency was "pleased with the decision." In its lawsuit, the SEC said Fujinaga and MRI International promised to buy accounts receivable from U.S. medical providers at a discount, try to recover...

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where the hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more...

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where a hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more people...

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • MADRID/ SYDNEY, Sept 28- A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace.

  • Sept 25- Dallas pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners LP said it would transfer some convenience store assets within the Sunoco Inc corporate family to Susser Petroleum Partners LP in a deal valued at about $768 million.