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US should recognize American Samoans as citizens, judge says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens, a federal judge in Utah decided Thursday in a case filed amid more than a century of legal l...

Divisive telescope to restart building next week in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Construction on a giant telescope will start again next week after lengthy court battles over building it on a mountain that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. St...

Beth Chapman, wife of bounty hunter reality TV star, dies

HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, the brash, buxom and blonde wife and co-star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman has died. A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sw...

NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones

HONOLULU (AP) — The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is not causing crystals to rain from the sky despite reports of residents finding little green gems in the area. ...

Ex-Honolulu police chief indicted in corruption probe

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police chief who retired amid a federal investigation into department-wide corruption has been indicted and arrested. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michae...