Tropical storm warning issued for Guam as typhoon nears

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam remains under a tropical storm warning as a typhoon is expected to pass south of the Pacific U.S. territory. The National Weather Service says Typhoon Wutip...

30-year sentence for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder af...

16 rescued after ship carrying cars caught fire in Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) — One crewmember who abandoned a vessel that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean while carrying cars from Japan to Hawaii remains missing after 16 were rescued. Four other...

Hawaii psychiatric hospital escape investigation completed

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials said they are ready Wednesday to discuss the findings of an investigation into how a man escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and ended up in California. ...

Soldier set to be sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four...

Hawaiian princess amends trust amid ongoing court battle

HONOLULU (AP) — Records show a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian princess has changed her trust to ensure her wife receives $40 million and all her personal property, including her Chihuahua "Girlie Girl." ...

10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling

HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 fins of protected whitetip sharks from the U.S. to Indonesia. According to c...

Hawaii Supreme Court upholds permit for giant telescope

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Supreme Court upheld a decision to grant a construction permit for an embattled, international giant telescope project planned for a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred....

Election postponed for typhoon-ravaged Northern Marianas

HONOLULU (AP) — Elections are being postponed in a Pacific U.S. territory going without electricity after a super typhoon destroyed homes, toppled trees, utility poles and left a woman dead. ...

US Pacific territory will need help to recover from typhoon

Residents of a U.S. territory in the Pacific ravaged by Super Typhoon Yutu are hopeful for help from the federal government as they dig out from damage including crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars...

Northern Marianas brace for slow recovery after typhoon

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands were bracing for months without electricity or running water in the aftermath of the strongest storm to hit any part of th...

Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it. The tree was taken in September fro...

Judges to hear arguments in native Guam voting lawsuit

HONOLULU (AP) — A panel of U.S. appeals court judges is in Hawaii to consider a question: Should non-native residents of Guam have a say in the territory's future relationship with the United States? ...

Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

HONOLULU (AP) — If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals, you were butt-dialed. Or, more specifically, foot-dialed. ...

Ruling keeps Hawaii man hospitalized in '06 triple murder

HONOLULU (AP) — The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits...