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Kamehameha statue vandal gets 5 years

Jul 27 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

A 32-year-old man who damaged Hilo’s statue of King Kamehameha the Great and hid the top portion of its bronze spear during last year’s Labor Day weekend was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIJING (AP) — Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain’s European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flames raced down a rugged hillside “like a freight train,” leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    For every 100 mechanical engineers in the United States, just seven on average are women.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    ATLANTA — Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Donald Trump threatens America’s very existence.

  • | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    KUKAILIMOKU POINT — The 70-foot Spirit of Kona vessel grounded and sank early Sunday near Kukailimoku Point in Kailua-Kona.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:06am

    FLORENCE, Italy — The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:06am

    DENVER — A federal judge on Wednesday urged the State Department to give a gender neutral passport to a Colorado Navy veteran who does not identify being male or female in a case that’s the first of its kind in the United States.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:06am

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week’s Democratic National Convention.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    A man allegedly stabbed Tuesday night during an argument with his girlfriend was the one who called 911 to report the stabbing, according to a court document filed by police.

  • Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is under a loosened federal deadline to find ways to fully fund its multibillion-dollar rail project.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    VIENTIANE, Laos — For 49 years, the unity of Southeast Asia’s main grouping has hinged on its founding principle: decisions by consensus. But that cardinal rule is now proving to be the biggest headache for its members, who began important meetings this weekend deeply divided on how to deal with China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea.