Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

Police release 2 men questioned in Jussie Smollett case

Saint Francis closure highlights struggle for Catholic schools to stay afloat

Kauai police open homicide investigation after couple found dead on separate beaches

Large group of students threatening a fight triggers police presence in McCully

DOJ criminal probe seeks more than 30,000 documents from rail authority

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  Victim’s mom addresses ex-Kamehameha Schools teacher at sex assault sentencing

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

Honolulu prosecutor given 20 days to respond to order seeking his suspension

This 132-foot vessel sailed from CA to Hawaii (and back) without anyone on board

UFC’s Holloway hints at lightweight title fight against Ferguson

10 months after historic flood, Aina Haina preschool finally reopens

  IHS: 1 in 10 homeless people in Hawaii just got here from somewhere else

“By the time you pay a deposit and first month’s rent and all, you have nothing left."

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

  Amid week of wild weather, wicked waterspout spotted off Princeville

With winds reaching record speeds and surf washing over the roadways, it’s no wonder that the last week’s worth of wild weather would also include a waterspout.

Thousands to hit the pavement for 35th annual Great Aloha Run

Are you running?

Oysters are now being farmed in Pearl Harbor (just don’t eat them)

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

How to better fund education? Teachers propose bumping up GET

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

Body found near Daniel K. Inouye Highway on Big Island

  Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game publishers for using the dance without permission in Fortnite and the NBA 2K series games.

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

There’s growing trend of “cashless businesses” requiring credit card or smartphone app payment only.

  Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Weld to challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

Headed to the Eminem concert? Here’s what you need to know

Rap fans of all ages are buzzing ahead of a Friday concert at Aloha Stadium featuring one of the greatest hip-hop artists ever.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The 85-year-old Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery.

Kauai officials sue vacation home owners for rental fines

Kauai officials are suing the owners of a vacation home, claiming they are violating county zoning ordinances for using the property as a short-term rental.

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

Hawaii gun rights group upset after hundreds of pieces of testimony to lawmakers goes missing

The messages were submitted to the Senate Public Safety Committee’s email address for five bills relating to guns.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

Another half foot of snow expected to fall at Haleakala, Big Island summits

Forecasters said the snow is thanks to “very cold air aloft over the islands,” which is also contributing to downright chilly temperatures at lower elevations.

Forecast: More rain, possible thunderstorms may last into weekend

Several weather alerts remain posted.

Flash flood warning expires for Maui as heavy rain subsides

Heavy rains drenched the island.

The waters off Waikiki might appear red Friday. Don’t be alarmed

The message to beachgoers: Don’t be alarmed.

The best darn bus driver in these parts: Douglas Rego, king of the ‘Roadeo’

"I just love a challenge. I love to compete. That's what keeps me going every year."

Saint Francis School in Manoa announces it will close at end of school year

“This is very sad for all of us and it has been the most heart-wrenching weeks and months of planning."

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

White House releases Trump’s annual health report

President Trump's annual physical concludes he's in "very good health overall," even though he's gained four pounds, making him clinically obese.

Florida man arrested after threatening to blow up schools on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, police say

Florida police took a man into custody after they say he threatened to blow up two schools in Miami-Dade County, where his ex-girlfriend's children attend classes, on the anniversary of the Parkland shootings.

EPA to regulate cancer causing chemicals in drinking water

Millions of Americans are exposed to contaminated drinking water.

HFD investigating house fire in Alewa Heights

Firefighters responded just after 9 a.m. to the home on Aulii Street.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell

According to a news release and video from Ring, the latest licker approaches the home with a stack of papers and seems to be attempting to convey some sort of message.

‘Got ur back’: Prosecutors say Kealoha’s private texts showcase alleged misconduct

The former deputy city prosecutor has entered a not guilty plea in the case.

Need a Valentine’s Day gift idea? Try booking Kenny G to perform in your living room

Your Valentine’s Day gift idea probably isn’t as cool as the one Kanye West landed for his wife, Kim Kardashian.

Dangerous, warning-level surf hits east-facing shores as new swell arrives

A high surf warning is in effect.

Court hearing on impeachment of embattled city prosecutor pushed back

Kaneshiro’s impeachment proceedings began after he received a target letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Students at Hawaii university told to prepare for institution’s abrupt shutdown

"The prudent thing for students to do is to act now."

High levels of weedkiller significantly raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was introduced as an herbicide in 1974.

Flash flood warning canceled, but threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms remains

The kona low is expected to move over the islands at least through the weekend.

Entertainment: Kahiau Dalire-Na’auao, Captain Cook, Cardi B./Bruno Mars & Star Wars Trailer

Aloha no 'O Kahiau Dalire-Na'auao, Captain Cook Voyages, Cardi B./Bruno Mars New Song & Star Wars Trailer

Diet drinks linked to risk of heart attack, stroke, early death in women over 50, study says

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity

Katherine Kealoha and doctor brother plead not guilty to drug charges

A trial in the case has been set for April.

‘He doesn’t even look human’: Racist rant at mom, son captured on video

In a video posted to social media, the woman can be heard yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood, after they parked on a public street to grab coffee.

Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.

JPMorgan Chase is creating its own cryptocurrency

JPM Coin will only be available to institutional investors at first and is tied directly to the US dollar.

Year after Parkland massacre, 17 victims remembered

The first anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting will primarily be about remembering the 14 students and three staff members who died by observing moments of silence, performing community service projects and paying their respects.

Winter wind causes minor damage to Big Island observatories

Doug Simons, executive director of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, says the winds blew open the front door of the observatory and damaged its latch.

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week.

Infowars’ Alex Jones must give sworn deposition in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Discussions on Jones' web show have called the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax, and lawsuits by families of eight victims and a first responder say they've been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones' followers.

Southwest Airlines considers Las Vegas-Hawaii flights

The Southwest CEO says launching flights to Hawaii from California is the airline’s priority this year, but adding flights from Nevada to Hawaii could be possible next year.

Ex-FBI official McCabe said he worried Russia probe would end after Comey’s firing

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, McCabe says he wanted to "put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion" to ensure that the case couldn't be closed without a record in the event he also was fired.

Report: Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim

Khashoggi's killers were most likely not informed that his fiancee Hatice Cengiz was waiting for him outside the Saudi Consulate, where he was killed on Oct. 2.

Forecast: Stormy weather expected through the weekend

Stormy weather expected to linger through the weekend

Florida woman charged with threatening black deputy with visit from KKK

Investigators said Edwards told the Deputy Brandon King, a black man, that the Ku Klux Klan would burn crosses in his front yard.

Jason Van Dyke: Ex-Chicago cop beaten by fellow prisoner, wife says

Van Dyke was convicted in October for second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

Five hurt in severe turbulence aboard flight to Seattle

Three of the passengers were taken to a hospital, but the other two didn't require additional medical attention.

Man found with 3D-printed AR-15, ‘hit list’ of lawmakers, gets 8 years in prison

Eric Gerard McGinnis was arrested with the loaded rifle. His list featured Republican and Democrat members of Congress.