French President  Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a conference with France's ambassadors, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013. Francois Hollande said France is prepared to take action against those responsible for gassing people in Syria.(AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool)

Pressure grows for military action against Syria

A military strike against Syria from the United States and its allies seemed closer to reality Tuesday as the U.S. defense chief said weapons are in position to attack. Syria vowed to use all possible measures to repel any such strike.…
Australia's Josh Kerr competes in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition off Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Billabong brand value collapses, posts giant loss

SYDNEY (AP) — Billabong reported a $769 million annual loss Tuesday that reflects a collapse in the value of its once hot surf and street fashion brands. The company sai...…
Christopher Deedy

Deedy juror speaks exclusively to KHON2 News

On Monday afternoon, Oahu Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn declared a mistrial in the Christopher Deedy murder case after jurors told her they could not agree on a verdict, even if they had more time to deliberate. KHON2 News spoke with one of the 12 jurors on Monday night.…
Deputy Prosecutor Janice Futa

Finding new jurors for possible Deedy retrial could be challenging

It's been one of the most highly-publicized trials in recent memory. During the past two months, barely a day went by when there wasn't something about the Christopher Deedy murder trial on television or in the newspaper. Can the case be retried before an impartial jury? …
Shark - Local Companies Impacted

Shark attacks take a bite out of business

The recent shark attacks in Hawaii are taking a bite out of some local businesses. Some companies are reporting thousands of dollars in losses in the past week.…
The Bus

City restoring more bus routes

The city is handing down more changes for a busy bus route between Liliha, Waikiki, and the University of Hawaii. The city will begin running Route 13 more frequently to allow for more passengers to grab a seat.…
Action Line text message scam

Action Line Consumer Alert: Text message scheme

Several people have been getting a text message saying that your email account has been deactivated. The message asks you to send a text back so that they can secure your account again. But once you respond back by texting SENDNOW you are allowing thieves to steal your identity.…
Christopher Deedy

Mistrial declared in Deedy murder trial

After six days of deliberations, the jury said it was deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial in the Christopher Deedy murder trial.…
Photo courtesy:  Hawaii County parks

Pahoa Community Aquatic Center reopens after renovations

An improved Pahoa Community Aquatic Center was reopened Monday morning following completion of a $1.5 million renovation project that has enhanced the operation and usability of the popular swimming pool. …
Sea Urchin

State helps sea urchins reproduce to combat invasive algae

They're considered the goats and gardeners of the ocean -- sea urchins that love the taste of an invasive algae that is smothering Hawaii's reefs. But Mother Nature needs help. KHON2 got an exclusive look at how the state is assisting in the spawning process.…
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, Jack Lew testifies at his confirmation hearing to be the new Treasury Secretary in Washington. The Senate confirmed Lew on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Treasury says US will hit debt limit in mid-Oct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the government will run out of money to pay its bills in mid-October unless lawmakers raise the co...…