Kapaa Middle School

Kauai school feels brunt of investigation backlog

KHON2 uncovered an extreme backlog at the Department of Education when dealing with complaints about staff. A Kauai school is one place where there are tensions mounting while the backlog drags on. …
New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki tips his helmet to the crowd after connecting for his 4,000th career hit, in Japan and the major leagues combined, a first-inning single in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Suzuki gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues. The 39-yea...…
Odd Parking Stall

City makes parking mistake on busy street

A metered parking stall on a busy Honolulu street is baffling drivers. That's because the stall sits right next to a fire hydrant. The city says it's a mistake that will be fixed.…
Mother Mindy cuddles her newborn Wednesday at the zoo.  Photo courtesy: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii

Baby monkey born at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo

An all-white colobus monkey was born at the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on August 10, marking the first successful birth of the species at the zoo in more than two decades. …
FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency declassified three secret court opinions Wednesday showing how in one of its surveillance programs it scooped up as ma...…
Courtesy: The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Plans to build 3 high-rises in Kakaako move forward

More high-rises in the Kakaako neighborhood were approved Wednesday. The Howard Hughes Corporation has received the go-ahead for a total of three residential-commercial towers in the Ward district.…
Courtesy: Jana Lutteropp's Blog

German visitor attacked by shark on Maui dies

The German visitor whose arm was bitten off by a shark one week ago has died. Jana Lutteropp, 20, was snorkeling at White Rock Beach in Makena, Maui last Wednesday when the shark attacked.…
A pregnant woman waits with others outside her office after evacuating due to an earthquake in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered on the Pacific coast, near the resort of Acapulco. Buildings swayed in the capital and some people evacuated buildings as an earthquake alarm sounded. The alarm also went off for a second, smaller quake a few minutes later. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

Moderately strong quake shakes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck near Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, causing cracks in some buildings a...…
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the nation's biggest leak cases since the Pentagon Papers more than a generation ago.…