FILE - In this March 25, 2012, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments on President Obama's health care legislation, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Differences between House, Senate shutdown bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday: House bill: —Funds federal agencies throug...…
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Federal services impacted by government shutdown

Thousands spent the day on pins and needles as the federal government moved closer to shutting down. From Social Security to passports, many people headed to the federal building just in case.…
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Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.…
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Snake killed on Pali Highway

A dead snake was turned over to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) last week after it was apparently run over and killed by a Windward motorist on the Pali Highway on Sept. 22.…
FILE - This Sept. 11, 2013, file photo shows the federal government form for applying for health coverage, in Washington. Americans are no better informed about the 2010 overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system than they were shortly after the bill passed, and most of those who would be eligible to buy coverage through the exchanges set to open Tuesday are unaware when they begin and say they don’t have enough information to understand what the law’s changes mean for them. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Homework involved to apply for health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law might take you more than one sitting. In a media preview Monday, it felt like a c...…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: QR codes

QR codes are making their way to Hawaii. They're simple bar codes that smartphone users can scan and be linked to websites, for business information and coupons. …
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2 men charged in Hilo robbery

Big Island police have charged two men with various offenses stemming from an incident early Saturday morning in Hilo. …
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H-1 freeway work cancelled Monday due to rain

The Department of Transportation is advising motorists that work Monday night for the H-1 Rehabilitation Project is cancelled due to the possible heavy rains expected.…
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Oahu moms take stand to breastfeed in public

A stay-at-home mom says she was embarrassed to breastfeed her baby in public after she was told to leave an Oahu store. Now, she's speaking out, hoping other moms will know their rights. …
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UH researchers take part in UN climate report

Sea levels could rise by as much as three feet by the end of the next century. University of Hawaii Manoa researchers say that's enough to flood portions of Waikiki and Kakaako at high tide. Their findings are part of a climate change report released Monday by the United Nations.…
A man walks past Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. A conservative challenge to President Barack Obama's cherished health care law pushed the federal government to the brink of a partial shutdown Monday, with the Senate expected to convene just hours before a deadline to pass a temporary spending bill. If no compromise can be reached by midnight, Americans would soon see the impact: National parks would close. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

What’s changing, what’s not, in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels ev...…
President Barack Obama answers a question about the looming federal government shutdown from a reporter during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: Shutdown will ‘throw wrench’ into economy

President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies operating would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy.…