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Federal prosecutors today unsealed a new indictment against former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, accusing her of being involved in a drug-distribution conspiracy with her brother.

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Honolulu police searching for cigarette store robbery suspect

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s help identifying a male suspect wanted for first-degree robbery at a local tobacco shop.

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Downtown Honolulu office tower to be converted into rental housing

The owner of the 25-story downtown Honolulu office tower 1132 Bishop announced plans today to convert the building into about 500 residential apartments with moderate rent.

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Southern Airways’ acquisition of Mokulele Airlines may fuel interisland expansion

Southern Airways announced today that it had acquired Hawaii’s second largest carrier, Mokulele Airlines, for undisclosed terms.

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Water main break in Waianae forces contra-flow of Farrington Highway

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply reported at about 8:45 a.m. today that crews are responding to a water main break on Farrington Highway near the Kaupuni Street intersection.

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Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says prosperity not felt in all areas

ITTA BENA, Miss. >> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell traveled today to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta to deliver a message that the nation’s prosperity has not been felt in many such areas around the country.

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Federal Reserve Chair doesn’t see elevated recession risks

ITTA BENA, Miss. >> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said today he does not feel the probability of a recession “is at all elevated,” and that the country is continuing to see solid economic growth.

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Stocks surge on U.S.-China trade deal optimism

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading today amid renewed optimism over the potential for a trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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California governor pulls plug on Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today he’s abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion.

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Cardi B deactivates Instagram account after Grammy criticism

NEW YORK >> Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album.

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Hollywood leads in ‘18 more diverse than ever, study finds

NEW YORK >> The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

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‘Fortnite’ maker asks judge to toss rapper’s dance lawsuit

LOS ANGELES >> The makers of “Fortnite” are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created.

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Aziz Ansari addresses sexual misconduct accusation during N.Y. set

Aziz Ansari has spent much of his recent stand-up comedy tour only peripherally referencing the accusation of sexual misconduct early last year that took him out of the public eye.

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Hawaii Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to immediately suspend city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro

State Attorney General Clare Connors asked the Hawaii Supreme Court today to immediately suspend Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro because he is the target of a federal investigation.

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Pompeo warns Eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

WARSAW, Poland >> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence.

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21 Savage released from immigration custody, lawyers say

ATLANTA >> Lawyers for rapper 21 Savage say he has been released on bond from federal immigration custody.

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Giants’ Buster Posey is healthy and hopeful of handling full catching load

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. >> One day in early November, Buster Posey felt his body respond more normally again as he rehabilitated from season-ending hip surgery. Working out his lower half with a 15-pound dumbbell in his left hand he leaned forward for a one-legged Russian Dead Lift. Posey felt the muscles...

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6 NBA titles tougher than Harden, Westbrook streaks, Michael Jordan says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Michael Jordan says James Harden’s streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish.

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Notre Dame receiver charged in campus officer assaults

SOUTH BEND, Ind. >> Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers.

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