Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Governor to decide soon on special session for same-sex marriage

Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he'll decide soon about calling a special session on same-sex marriage. He met with House Democrats and Republicans behind closed doors Friday, discussing concerns about the draft of the gay marriage bill handed out last week.…
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, is lead into court in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez, who has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of Odin Lloyd, is scheduled to face arraignment in Superior Court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.…
In this Aug. 7, 2013, file photo, farmer Ben Burgess carries a type of low-yield rice from a rice field near Coy, Ark. The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, of arsenic in 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, the largest study to date looking at the carcinogen's presence in that grain. Consumer groups have pressured the FDA to set a standard for the amount of arsenic that can be present in rice products.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

FDA study says amount of arsenic in rice is low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn’t worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in c...…
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)

Obama, in Europe, still pursuing Syria support

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Barack Obama held a surprise meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Oba...…
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, people check out opportunities during a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years, according to the Labor Department, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

US employers add 169K jobs; rate falls to 7.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a subpar pace — a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, i...…
Hayao Miyazaki, one of animation's most admired and successful directors, speaks during a press conference on his retirement in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The Japanese master of whimsical animation, Miyazaki, has retired before. This time, he says he really means it. He said Friday that at age 72 he wants to do other things besides slaving away over his drawings to meet feature film deadlines. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japanese animation master Miyazaki bids farewell

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese master of whimsical animation, Hayao Miyazaki, has retired before. This time, he says he really means it. Miyazaki is one of animation’...…
FILE - A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students. About 2 percent of the students said they’d used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done in 2012. That was up from 1 percent in 2011. Results were released Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Study: Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

ATLANTA (AP) — Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high scho...…
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State prefers adding lane in Mililani Mauka

The state has not finished with their Mililani Mauka traffic study yet even though money for it was approved three years ago. The state is already leaning towards one particular traffic solution.…