Critical moped accident, Tachibana in court, Pakistan police station attacked

Here's what's on Sunrise this morning.

Critical moped accident on Mahakea Road

A man is fighting for his life this morning after being thrown from his moped into a parked truck. We just learned this morning about the crash that happened yesterday afternoon on Mahakea Road. Police tell us the 44-year-old driver from Kaneohe has head and internal injuries after losing control of his moped and hitting a mailbox. He was not wearing a helmet. The man was taken to Queens in critical condition. Police say alcohol may be a factor.

UH football player in court for DUI

The DUI trial begins for UH football player Alema Tachibana. The 21-year-old reserve linebacker was arrested in Kalihi in June. He was the third warrior in a four-month span arrested for drunk driving. Backup quarterback Cayman Shutter and punter Alex Dunnachie both pleaded no contest and are now back on the team. Tachibana remains suspended indefinitely.

Six policemen killed in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say more than 100 militants attacked a police station near the main northwest city of Peshawar. It involved a gun battle that lasted for several hours. The militants were armed with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, and assault rifles. Officials say the militants burned the police station and four police vehicles before they escaped.

Facebook deletes facial recognition data from European users

Facebook says it will turn off the automatic tagging feature to existing users in Europe by today, and has already shut it off to new European users due to privacy concerns. The feature automatically suggests the names of people for tagging uploaded photos. Facebook reportedly plans to bring the tagging function back once it completely complies with European Union rules.

Philippine Muslim rebels

The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group have signed a preliminary peace pact. It's a major step aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies. The eventual goal is a final settlement granting minority Muslims in the southern Philippines broad autonomy, and serves as an end to more than 40 years of violence that has killed tens of thousands of people and crippled development. @


Jennifer Robbins will have details on those trade winds for the forecast this week.