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  • HONOLULU— American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll. The doll's name is Nanea Mitchell and she goes on sale Monday. "We hope Nanea's powerful story of resilience, responsibility to others, and contributing for the common good— or kokua, as it's known in Hawaii— will resonate with girls and show them they have the power within to face the obstacles that come...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation's solar power.

  • Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Delaware, granted a 90- day halt on lawsuits brought by Hawaii, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as individuals. Takata argued for a six-month freeze on hundreds of lawsuits so management could complete a $1.6 billion sale of its viable operations, crucial to its reorganization, and replace air bag...

  • DOVER, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Judge Brendan Shannon ordered the 90- day stay after hearing arguments last week on Takata's request to halt...

  • Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon said on Wednesday in the Wilmington, Delaware courtroom. Takata and TK Holdings Inc, its U.S. unit, said they faced tens of billions of dollars in liabilities when they filed for bankruptcy protection in June, including claims from automakers that used its airbags and individuals who filed class-action lawsuits.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

  • If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading. Such "intermittent reinforcement"— granting a reward after an unpredictable number of requests— makes it more likely the person will ask for another handout than if you just said yes at the start, says Brad Klontz, a certified financial...

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  • HAGATNA, Guam— Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. "I feel Japan and Korea also can get danger from North Korea, so staying home is the same," said the 40- year-old.

  • HAGATNA, Guam— Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. "I feel Japan and Korea also can get danger from North Korea, so staying home is the same," said the 40- year-old.

  • Aug 11- Toshi Sugiyura and his wife Naka had a pleasant surprise awaiting them in San Francisco when the couple arrived from Japan on an anniversary trip, thanks to the U.S. dollar's months-long slide against the yen. "We could see more spending by those who already planned to come," said economist Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics in Philadelphia.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii _ Maui Land& Pineapple Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $6.7 million. Maui Land& Pineapple shares have more than doubled since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Maui Land& Pineapple, Earnings Report.

  • DOVER, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge is weighing a request by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata 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. After a hearing Wednesday, the judge said he will issue an oral ruling Aug....

  • In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, Takata said the Chapter 15 petition was critical to ensure the "continuation of Takata's business, preserving tens of thousands of jobs and ensuring that Takata's business partners continue to have access to critical components that ensure the safety of drivers worldwide." Takata and automakers face...

  • The Trump tweet "takes the edge of urgency off the plea to reduce the burden on corporations," said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress would take up tax reform after the U.S. Labor Day holiday on Sept. 4, beginning in the House of Representatives.

  • "This is a weird way to launch their proposal to cut corporate taxes," said Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, in a tweet of his own responding to Trump. The Trump tweet "takes the edge of urgency off the plea to reduce the burden on corporations," said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank. Congress is working on tax...

  • Late entrants to the offshore wind game in Europe, which began with a project off Denmark 25 years ago and is now approaching maturity, they are looking across the Atlantic at what they view as a huge and potentially lucrative new market. Norway's Statoil has won a licence to develop a wind farm of the New York coast, is marketing its new floating turbine to...

  • Breaking News Crime Scene

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

  • 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...

  • 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.