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NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches.

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WASHINGTON — Insisting he got the best deal he could at the time, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein as Acosta tried to stave off intensifying Democratic calls for his resignation.

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HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park law enforcement officer who shot the driver of stolen vehicle is on desk duty while local and federal agencies investigate.

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HONOLULU — A large missile defense radar mounted on a modified floating oil platform has returned to Hawaii.

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  HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials plan to employ a group of goats to keep city spaces free of overgrowth.

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii group is counting vehicles approaching a state park on the island of Kauai as it looks to help regulate visitor traffic.

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RIDGECREST, California — The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damages weren't worse.

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A state official says damage from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Southern California was not as bad as authorities expected.

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LOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said.

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Kawaiahaō Church officials say vandals knocked down more than two dozen headstones at the cemetry of the historic church in downtown Honolulu.

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it will continue to look for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.

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A high surf warning remains posted for Hawaii Island through 6 a.m. Tuesday as the remnant of what was tropical cyclone Barbara moves past the islands to the south. 

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WAILUKU — The first case on Maui of a deadly tree disease has been confirmed, Hawaii state officials said.

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The U.S. Secret Service says two people were arrested during a Fourth of July flag-burning incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

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WASHINGTON — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

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LOS ANGELES — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

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PHOENIX — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own.

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No tsunami alert was generated for Hawaii following a strong California earthquake that rattled residents from north of Los Angeles to Las Vegas Thursday.

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A shopping center in a Hawaii tourist mecca sent a false alert to merchants informing them of an active shooter.

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The Hawaii Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former high-powered Honolulu prosecutor after a U.S. jury convicted her of conspiracy.

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A Hawai'i man who painted his face black with a marker for his sentencing hearing has been ordered to serve life in prison.

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LA SERENA, Chile — Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.

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A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.

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The Hawaii deputy sheriff who shot and killed a man at the state Capitol is being investigated in the killing.

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HONG KONG  — Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside.

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PUU WAAWAA, Hawaii — A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

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About 500 people watched from the shore and the waters off a beach as family and friends held a memorial service to say goodbye to reality-TV star Beth Chapman, who rose to fame as the wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports.

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NEW YORK — Crowds gathered outside New York's historic Stonewall Inn on Sunday to celebrate five decades of LGBTQ pride, marking the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement. Other cities throughout the country planned parades.

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