- From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans are contending with death and destruction from damaging weather
- Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history
- Anguished relatives gathered along a creek in Alameda County southeast of San Francisco as searchers looked for an 18-year-old woman whose car plunged into the rushing waterway after a collision late Saturday
- The Justice Department says a 34-year-old man who expressed a desire to attack the police or U.S. Military personnel out of allegiance to the Islamic State group has been sentenced to six years in prison for illegally possessing firearms
- Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change
- The Denver Police Department will not discipline two officers involved in a fatal shooting that sparked angry protests and followed high-profile killings by police elsewhere in the country
- A distraught mother clutches her head, and family members weep as they stare into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it
- A judge says he is inclined to require Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to mention its criminal convictions in ads and have employees do community service as part of its sentence in a case stemming from a deadly natural gas explosion in California
- An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death
- Seven people have been buried in the wrong graves at a Rhode Island veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot
- The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law that prohibits the company from telling its customers when the government demands their electronic data
- Demonstrators have taken control of Mexican border crossings with the U.S. several times in the past month to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes in an unusual, if not unprecedented, show of protest
- New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accuses police officers of writing at least 900,000 baseless criminal summonses for offenses like trespassing that were later dismissed
- Police say a "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two men who had just held up a jewelry store
- The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly
- Sunshine and rainbows are alternating with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail as the last in a trio of storms breaks up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles
- Survivors of the weekend storms that killed at least 20 people in the South are giving harrowing accounts of how they made it out alive
- An Air Force Base in Arizona was on lockdown for nearly two hours Monday while authorities acted on what they called an abundance of caution after a service member reported hearing what sounded like gunshots
- The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remains without electrical service after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend
- Doctors say Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital Monday
- A 17-year-old boy charged in a school shooting that injured two students will remain in custody at a juvenile detention center for now
- Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara have touched the medical staff at a Houston hospital with their humility
- Officials say Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona is on lockdown after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds
- Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush is sitting up, laughing, joking and asking when he can go home from the Houston hospital that has been treating him for pneumonia for the past 10 days
- At least 3,000 geese perished after landing last fall in the 50 billion-gallon Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana
- Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from a hospital Monday while former President George H.W. Bush is expected to be moved from the hospital's intensive care unit soon
- Residents in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina start to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of powerful storms that killed 19 people
- Authorities say a severe storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded trailer homes and left scattered destruction around the South has claimed at least 19 lives from its weekend assault on the region
- United Airlines says six flights were cancelled and 200 more were delayed because of a computer problem that forced a ground stop for all domestic flights that lasted about 2 ½ hours Sunday
- Wind gusts that clocked in as high as 84 mph over the weekend snapped power poles on Lanai, blew roofs off on Oahu and sent tree limbs crashing onto electrical lines, causing outages from one end of the state to the other.
On Oahu more than 100 separate outages over 24 hours affected about 100,000 residents, Hawaiian Electric Co. said Sunday afternoon.
As of 8 p.m. Sunday about 670 remained without power on Oahu, including 435 in Waianae and Makaha, and 40 elsewhere.
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- Honolulu motorists whose commute includes the east end of H-1 and the adjoining Kalanianaole Highway should plan detours when heading home this week, as workers are expected to be repairing a broken water main until Thursday.
Kathleen Pahinui, spokeswoman for the city Board of Water Supply, said work on the broken water main at the eastern end of the H-1 freeway will last longer than expected due to interference from an abandoned line.
“Unfortunately, this repair is going to take longer th
- Update 3:55 p.m.
Transportation officials instituted a traffic mitigation plan for Kalanianaole Highway eastbound at the end of the H-1 freeway.
The plan includes:
>> Two non-traditional lanes on Kalanianaole Highway eastbound at 2:15 p.m. were opened using cones.
>> There will be no left turn onto Ainakoa Avenue from Kalanianaole Highway eastbound.
>> There will be no right turn onto Waikui Street from Kalanianaole Highway eastbound. Residents of the area can turn right on Wai
- Question: We have just changed out our old thermostat and have found that it contains mercury. What is the proper and safe way to dispose of it?
Answer: Products containing mercury are on the list of household hazardous waste that requires special handing upon disposal, according to the Department of Environmental Services, which coordinates a free drop-off service every two months at a facility contracted by the city.
The next drop-off event is set for March 11. You, and other Oahu residents, m
- Robert Farrell, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ new chief of enforcement, pledged to work on improving efficiency and providing more resources to staff as he takes the reins as helm of DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. The former Hilo conservation officer started his new job Wednesday.
Farrell, 55, retired in 2015 as assistant chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, where at one point he managed about 110 officers. Other d
- Hawaii could soon join other states in offering tuition-free college under legislative proposals to have the state pick up the cost of tuition and other school expenses for needy students enrolled at University of Hawaii community colleges.
The bills seek funding to establish a so-called “last dollar” scholarship program that would kick in for resident students with financial need after all other financial aid is exhausted, including federal and state grants and scholarships. A stude
- The Hawaii Tourism Authority faces losing its sunshine exemption in the wake of criticism from lawmakers and members of the visitor industry that it isn’t transparent about how it spends tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to market the islands.
State Sen. Glenn Wakai (D, Kalihi-Salt Lake), chairman of the Senate’s Tourism and International Affairs Committee, plans to introduce a bill today that would end a 2010 law allowing HTA to discuss “competitively sensitive” infor
- A high-surf advisory remains in effect until at least 6 p.m. today for the east shores of all islands, including Sandy Beach on Oahu.
The National Weather Service said surf along east shores will be 6 to 9 feet, down from 10 to 14 feet Sunday.
The waves are the result of strong tradewinds and a short-period north swell, the weather service said.
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- Hawaii island officials reported two drownings Sunday.
The Hawaii County Fire Department said a 47-year-old woman drowned after being swept away by a flash flood Sunday in Ahualoa.
The Hawaii Police Department also took a man to Hilo Medical Center after he had been discovered on the ocean floor near Kehena Beach. The Fire Department classified the incident as a drowning.
The Fire Department responded to a swimmer in distress near Kehena Beach in Pahoa at 12:11 p.m. Officials said the swimmer wa
- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is facing a maximum fine of $3 million and probation when a judge sentences the company following its conviction of pipeline safety violations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Authorities say a severe storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded trailer homes and left scattered destruction around the South has claimed at least 18 lives from its weekend assault on the region
- At least 3,000 geese perished after landing last fall in the 50 billion-gallon Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana
- San Antonio police say two suspects are in custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several injured
- An Ohio prosecutor says he will ask that a school shooting case be moved to the adult criminal justice system
- Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts
- The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides
- United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem
- Severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region
- San Antonio's police chief is describing the death of a man who was shot as he tried to stop two men after they robbed a jewelry store at a mall as "absolutely senseless."
- A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one "good Samaritan" who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said
- Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for killing 16 people continued to inflict destruction in the Southeast
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