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Fire burns near a 'Stop' sign  near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday,  Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)
Record amount of retardant used on California fireCrews battling explosive Northern California wildfire drop record-setting amounts of retardant
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This photo released by the Utah County Attorneys Office shows a long, thin steel sword with a 2.5 feet blade. The Utah County Attorney's Office said Darrien Hunt was carrying the sword on Sept. 10, 2014 when he was fatally shot by police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Saratoga Springs, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shootingAttorney for family of black man killed by Utah police calls for federal investigation
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Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdownSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, ordering 6 million people to stay home
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage to speak at a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get itColumn: Goodell looks like deer in headlights as he tries to bob and weave around NFL crisis
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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US courtLawyer for American imprisoned in Cuba argues client should be able to sue US government
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan., in a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot. Kobach reversed course Friday, Sept. 19 directing county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas Saturday without having a Democratic nominee listed for the U.S. Senate. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of Independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for SenateKansas sending ballots overseas with no Democrat for Senate, but Kobach says re-vote possible
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M bankedDNC reports $7M raised in August, committee has $11M saved in bank
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Gunman robs Kaimuki Longs Drugs

    Honolulu Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect of a Longs Drugs robbery on Waialea Avenue. Police said the man wore a black cloth covering the lower half of his face entered the Longs Drugs at 3221 Waialae Ave. He then approached two employees and pointed a black handgun at them, demanding money. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:32 PM
  • Alohahas to perform at Improvaganza on Oahu

    Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company members, from left, are Stacey Nail-Canedy, Rich Mears, Kerry Matsumoto and Roxanne Fox. Special to West Hawaii Today The Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company will perform at the ninth annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv, held on Oahu, Sept. West Hawaii Today, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:04 PM
  • Effort to expand 'sit-lie' ban advances

    Bill 48 comes on the heels of the Waikiki sit-lie ordinance that was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday, prohibiting sitting and lying on sidewalks within the area bordered by the Ala Wai Canal and Kapahulu Avenue 24 hours a day. Caldwell, on Tuesday, said he was leaning toward supporting the bill. The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 06:25 AM
  • public pressure expediting assault investigation

    Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha Thursday said public pressure is prompting him to expedite the investigation into the police officer who was allegedly caught on video brutally beating his girlfriend at a Waipahu restaurant. The department launched an investigation into the alleged assault after receiving a video on Sept. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:32 PM
  • Man caught with meth-filled backpack in Waikiki gets 4-year sentence

    A 22-year-old man from Los Angeles has been sentenced to about four years in prison for carrying 18 pounds of crystal meth in a backpack in Waikiki. Antonio Perez Jr. received the 51-month sentence Thursday in federal court in Honolulu. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 08:12 PM
  • Hawaii has worst highways in nation

    The end of summer break meant an uptick in traffic last month as the University of Hawaii at Manoa and some private schools reopened for students. The H-1 freeway, seen from the Ward Avenue overpass, was packed. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 11:47 AM
  • 1 fare system for rail, bus but actual price unknown

    Answer: There wont necessarily be one price for riding the future rail system and TheBus, but there will be a single fare system. ~~ Question: When the Honolulu rail project is completed, will there be one price for riding the rail and TheBus? If you ride the rail, can you use the same ticket to get on TheBus? My friend said "no," because TheBus is run by the city and the rail is a state project. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:14 AM
  • Police chief cancels talk with female lawmakers

    The group called for the meeting in response to the release of a surveillance video last week that showed a Honolulu Police Department sergeant allegedly brutally beating his girlfriend in a Waipahu restaurant. ~~ Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has called off a meeting set for Thursday with several members of the Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus and three female members of the City Council. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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