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Man locked up because of mistaken identity sues Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A formerly homeless man who ended up in a mental institution for more than two years because of mistaken identity is suing the state and various Honolulu police officers, Hawaii public...

No 3rd trial against federal agent in fatal Hawaii shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — Ten years after a federal agent shot and killed a man during an altercation in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant, Honolulu's prosecuting attorney announced Monday his office will not seek ...

Sister: Hawaii girl was inside dog cage and not breathing

HONOLULU (AP) — A biological sister of a 6-year-old Hawaii girl reported missing by their adoptive parents told police the parents forced her to keep it a secret that Isabella Kalua was not breathing ...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl ...

Erupting Hawaii volcano's alert level is lowered to 'watch'

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey officials have lowered the alert level for a Hawaii volcano, saying they expect its latest eruption to remain confined to the summit. The erupt...

Guam appeals ruling striking down abortion restriction

HONOLULU (AP) — Guam’s government is appealing a judge’s ruling that removed a barrier to women in the U.S. territory accessing telemedicine abortions. American Civil Liberties Unio...

'Maderna' tourist wanted after skipping Hawaii Zoom hearing

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge issued a bench warrant for an Illinois woman after she failed to appear for a virtual court hearing Wednesday following her arrest for an alleged fake COVID-19 vaccinati...

Some seek more boxes to check for 'other' Pacific Islanders

HONOLULU (AP) — A few months into the pandemic, data showed Pacific Islanders suffered the highest infection rates in Hawaii. But what early numbers didn’t publicly show was which P...

Honolulu officers want charges dismissed in fatal shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — Three Honolulu police officers are asking a judge to dismiss charges against them in connection with a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy. Prosecutor...

Ex-Yankee arrested in Hawaii over July 4 weekend

HONOLULU (AP) — Former New York Yankees player Bronson Sardinha was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hawaii over the Fourth of July weekend. Sardinha was arre...

Prosecutor: Honolulu police killing of Black man justified

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers' use of deadly force was justified and no charges will be filed against them in a shooting that killed a Black man because an investigation found that he enter...

Sharpton condemns Honolulu police shooting of Black man

HONOLULU (AP) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is condemning the Honolulu Police Department for the fatal shooting of a Black man as various versions of what led to the death continue to e...

American Samoa culture plays role in US citizenship ruling

HONOLULU (AP) — In a decision citing American Samoa cultural traditions, those born in the U.S. territory shouldn't have citizenship automatically forced on them, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday...

Video shows man apologized before Honolulu police shot him

HONOLULU (AP) — Doorbell camera video obtained and made public by lawyers representing the family of a man fatally shot two months ago by Honolulu police provides more information about the events tha...

Police shooting highlights anti-Micronesian racism in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Comments on social media about a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by Honolulu police have been so hateful that a Catholic priest, who hails from the same small Pacific island as the tee...