South Korea says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un apologizes over shooting death

ASSOCIATED PRESS A South Korean navy ship is seen near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea. SEOUL, South Korea >> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary, saying he’s “very sorry” about the “unexpected” and “unfortunate” incident, South Korean officials said Friday. …

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Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in University of California admissions scandal

SAN FRANCISCO >> U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named today by the state auditor’s office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-connected people. Among those “inappropriately admitted” were a student whose family …

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Liholiho, E.B. de Silva and Waikiki Elementary honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three Hawaii elementary schools were named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools today and all are repeat winners — Waikiki School, Liholiho School in Kaimuki and E.B. de Silva Elementary in Hilo. Each was recognized as an “exemplary high-performing school” by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, based on their academic prowess. But leaders at all three …

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MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

ASSOCIATED PRESS Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft, in Secaucus, N.J., in 2016. ATLANTA >> Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season. A three-day draft of at least 20 rounds will begin Sunday, July 11 as part of All-Star week in Atlanta, …

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FBI Director sees no evidence of national mail voting fraud effort

WASHINGTON >> The FBI has not seen evidence of a “coordinated national voter fraud effort,” its director, Christopher Wray, told lawmakers Thursday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s efforts to stoke fears about mail-in ballots by claiming without evidence that they are an election threat. Any fraud effort would have to be widespread and well coordinated to …

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Hawaii Department of Health to boost staffing statewide with CARES Act funds

The state Department of Health is spending $14 million in federal CARES Act money to boost staffing at Hawaii hospitals statewide over the next four months. The money will go towards the temporary hiring of more than 200 mainland nurses and specialists, some of whom will be arriving this weekend, the DOH said. Gov. Ige …

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Suspect charged in shooting of 2 officers at Louisville protests

Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky, have charged Larynzo Johnson, 26, with 14 counts of wanton endangerment and two counts of assault on a police officer after two officers were shot during protests in the city, according to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. Johnson was arrested Wednesday, booked this morning, and is scheduled to be arraigned …

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Police investigate shooting of 46-year-old man on Kalihi Street

Honolulu police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning in Kalihi that left a 46-year-old man in serious condition. At about 8 a.m. today, Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene of the shooting at 306 Kalihi St., which is listed as a 7-Eleven store. Paramedics treated the man for an apparent gunshot wound …

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Mortgage rates tick up but remain at historic lows

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016 Honolulu and Diamond Head were seen in the background in a view of Kapolei. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported today that the average rate on the 30-year home loan edged up to 2.90% from 2.87% last week. SILVER SPRING, Md. >> U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose slightly this week but …

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U.S. appeals court in Denver considers status of American Samoa citizenship

DENVER >> Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of arguments Wednesday in a federal appeals court in Denver in a case seeking citizenship rights for residents of American Samoa. American Samoa, a cluster of …

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