Russian President Vladimir Putin  speaks to the media following a meeting with the Finland's President Sauli Niinisto at the presidential summer residence Kultaranta in Naantali, Finland, Tuesday June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Kimmo Mantyla) FINLAND OUT

Putin says no to US request to extradite Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly rejected U.S. pleas to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday, saying Snowden is free to travel wherever he wants and insisting that Russian security agencies haven't contacted him.…
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Mother waits and worries after kids call for help

For a third day in a row, Honolulu firefighters have had to help rescue hikers. Late Monday afternoon, they received a call from a group that was hiking the Kaau Crater Loop Trail.…
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2 hiking tragedies could trigger change for trails across the state

Two weekend hikes on separate Oahu trails turned into tragedy. Some say the death of the two hikers could have been avoided. Both trails are on private property and neither of them are state sanctioned. The incidents are sparking debate over the safety of hiking trails.…
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Gov. Abercrombie signs school readiness bill

A milestone has been reached for early learning in Hawaii. A bill signed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday will provide funding to help hundreds of preschool students next year.…
Light shines through a cabin window on seat 17A, the empty seat that an Aeroflot official said was booked in the name of former CIA technician Edward Snowden, shortly before Aeroflot flight SU150 takes off from Moscow to Havana, Cuba, Monday, June 24, 2013. Snowden, who has admitted to leaking National Security Agency secrets, was expected to fly from Russia to Cuba and Venezuela en route to possible asylum in Ecuador, but AP reporters on the flight never saw him get on board. (AP Photo/Max Seddon)

White House urges Moscow to expel Snowden to US

The U.S. assumes National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden remains in Russia, and officials are working with Moscow in hopes he will be expelled and returned to America to face criminal charges, President Barack Obama's spokesman said Monday. He declared that a decision by Hong Kong not to detain Snowden has "unquestionably" hurt relations between the United States and China.…