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Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Environmentalists cleaning up plastic in the ocean pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii memorial service for "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman will feature a prayer followed by family and friends paddling out into the ocean.

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A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates.

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NASA is sending a drone to explore Saturn's largest moon.The space agency said Thursday the Dragonfly mission will fly over Titan, exploring different locations on the icy moon to study whether it can support microbial life.

 

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii corruption case alleging a former police chief and his wife conspired to frame a man is now in the hands of a jury.

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HONOLULU — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday.

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HONOLULU — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died.

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A U.S. prosecutor says 30 Honolulu police officers conducted 24-hour surveillance on the uncle of former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha the week she claimed he stole her mailbox in 2013.

HOUSTON — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas.

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HONOLULU — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's governor will support a state bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, a report said.

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  HONOLULU — Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu's North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.

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  HONOLULU — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker.

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HILO — A memorial has been dedicated to Hawaii Island military members who died during the Korean War, a report said.

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The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

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Casey Williamson's love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round.

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  WASHINGTON  — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say.

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BATH, Maine — A Hawaii delegation brought a tropical flair to a state known for cold weather as a Navy destroyer bearing the name of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works.

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The Honolulu Medical Examiner determined 10 men and one woman died Friday night at Dillingham Airfield, all the result of multiple blunt trauma injuries caused by the crash of a skydivers airplane. Official identities of the victims may be released starting Monday, the medical examiner said through a city spokeman Sunday afternoon.

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HONG KONG — Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet.

By daybreak, police had cleared the streets of barriers set up by protesters to snarl traffic in the Asian financial center, and only a few groups in the mostly youthful crowd remained. Many slept outside the legislature.

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WASHINGTON — It's a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon.

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HILO — Officials on the Big Island are considering a bill to loosen restrictions on plastics used by restaurants and other food vendors.

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NEW YORK — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October.

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HILO — Kilauea eruption victims who were ruled ineligible have been asked to return federal disaster relief payments, officials said.

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BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held broad discussions over the political situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and called for stronger bilateral ties in the face of "serious and complicated changes" in the region, the North's state media said Friday.

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SEATTLE — The proof is in the pee.

A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in one major city, over three years — a conclusion scientists reached by way of the unglamorous work of analyzing raw sewage.

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