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WASHINGTON — As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House is finalizing a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat.

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An engineering consulting firm provided new alternatives to a flood management plan for the Ala Wai Canal, officials said.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began its election-year term Monday by wrestling over whether states must allow criminal defendants to plead insanity.

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KAILUA-KONA — Nearly 10% of tsunami warning sirens on Hawaii Island were found to be inoperable during a recent test, officials said.

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WASHINGTON — The justices are returning to the Supreme Court bench for the start of an election-year term that includes high-profile cases on about abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights.

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NAHIKU, Hawaii — Hawaii scientists have used helicopters to launch an aerial attack against an invasive ant species in east Maui.

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Hawaii school officials have said they are not satisfied with the academic performance of public school students on statewide assessments after lack of growth, a report said.

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An Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman says an investigation is underway to determine the source of live fire that killed many of the more than 100 people who have died during six days of unrest in the country.

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DALLAS — Police in Texas are seeking a motive in the slaying of a witness who testified in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor.

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NEW YORK — A homeless man wielding a long metal bar rampaged through New York City's Chinatown early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said.

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NEW YORK — A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said.

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LAS VEGAS — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital.

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the owners of a shuttered Waikiki sports bar must pay more than $250,000 in penalties for sexual harassment.

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The retired Honolulu police chief and his former prosecutor wife don't want to be tried by a jury on charges including bank fraud and identity theft in Hawaii's biggest corruption case.

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WASHINGTON — Microsoft said Friday that hackers linked to the Iranian government targeted a U.S. presidential campaign, as well as government officials, media targets and prominent expatriate Iranians.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring.

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the U.S. economy is facing some risks at the moment, but overall it is in a "good place" and the Fed's main job is to "keep it there as long as possible."

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Hawaii will require sixth-graders to get the HPV vaccine and other immunizations before the start of the next school year, health officials said.

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WAILUKU — Maui will prohibit commercial activity in parks on Sunday and official holidays.

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NEW YORK — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is giving tentative approval to Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines working more closely together but won’t give the airlines antitrust immunity.

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Officials say the state and counties in Hawaii have spent at least $7.7 million on law enforcement costs related to demonstrations opposing the Mauna Kea telescope.

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WASHINGTON — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses.

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RAYMOND, N.H. -- Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was asked during a campaign appearance whether she would meet with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre like she did Syrian President Bashar Assad. She says she's open to the idea.

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SAN DIEGO — When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the first time in history.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday.

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A Marine stationed in Hawaii is scheduled to be arraigned for allegations he tried to bring weapons onto an Air Force base in Nebraska.

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — A study of the 20 Hawaii coastal highways most susceptible to erosion and structural degradation has found 10 of the roads are in Maui County.

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A Hawaii park development project has been delayed following the discovery of a possible artifact on the grounds, officials said.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea Wednesday, South Korea's military said, in a display of its expanding military capabilities hours after saying it would resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States this weekend.

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