FILE - In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks in Philadelphia. Holder tells Russia US won't seek death penalty for Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Feds won’t enforce same-sex veterans law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages. I...…
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Several labor unions endorse Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate

U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa received the endorsements of the Hawaii Laborers Union, Local 368, United Public Workers AFSCME Local 646, Hawaii Masons Union, Local #1 and Local #630, the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 293, and the Hawaii Longshore Division -Statewide, in her race for the United States Senate.…
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TSA expanding rapid screening to 100 airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers could soon be able to keep their shoes on while going through security at more airports around the country. The U.S. Transportation Securi...…
In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Free Syrian army fighters fire their weapons during clashes with government forces, unseen, in Daraya, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

Al-Qaida-linked rebels attack village in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked rebels launched an assault on a regime-held Christian mountain village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted n...…
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing for members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, as President Barack Obama seeks congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: On Syria, US, world credibility is on line

In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas, legislators on Capitol Hill debated whether a proposed resolution authorizing military force would shift the momentum after more than two years of Syrian civil war.…
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Hospitals share medical records electronically

Castle Medical Center and the Hawaii Pacific Health's network of four hospitals will now be able to connect their patients electronic medical records through the state's health information exchange.…