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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias studyAP Interview: Justice Department selects researchers to study racial bias in policing
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Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)  MANDATORY CREDIT
School bus driver killed during safety drillBus driver for Ohio school saves girl but is killed during safety drill
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This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov website in Washington. Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 16, that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can make changes in it and what to do in case the complex network fails.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost securityProbe: HealthCare.gov website security weaknesses putting personal information at risk
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks end higher as investors await news from FedUS stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed meeting; health care stocks gain most
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Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Top general: US ground troops possible in IraqUS may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says
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FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecastRihanna song permanently pulled from CBS' NFL telecast
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Map locates active wildfires in California as of Sept. 16, 2014.; 1c x 3 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 88 mm;
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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A sign is posted in a lobby of the now closed Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. in Atlantic City, N.J. The hotel and casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closesTrump Plaza closes its doors, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
First episode of 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 millionNielsen says first episode of PBS series 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 million
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  • Honolulu Man Killed After Crashing his Motorcycle

    A 46-year-old Honolulu man was killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in Aiea Sunday. He was traveling east on Kamehameha Highway near Arizona Street at 1:30 a.m. when he lost control of the bike, hit a metal guard rail and was thrown from the motorcycle. STAR 101.9, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 08:34 PM
  • Medical examiner identifies man who died after skateboarding accident

    The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the 21-year-old man who died in the hospital Saturday, after he was injured in a skateboarding on the Big Island earlier this month. The Honolulu Advertiser, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 04:04 PM
  • Poop power can alleviate poverty, Hawaii resident says

    Emily MacNintch of Honolulu is competing for a National Geographic Channel grant to install bio-toilets in economically deprived areas such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, to improve the quality of life in those regions. "We want to bring bio-toilets to areas in need to improve health, provide energy and compost, and foster local businesses," she said, in her entry. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:56 PM
  • Hawaii Kai luxury condo project to move forward as family rentals under new developer

    A residential project planned for a four-acre lot in Hawaii Kai will include two mid-rise buildings with 215 rental units. The original developer had planned a luxury condominium high-rise for the site, but those plans were scrapped. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:18 PM
  • Cargo capacity to be increased

    Honolulu Harbor will get more room for shipping containers once a new facility is constructed on a Kalihi site across the channel from Sand Island ~~With the release of final environmental documents, the state is moving closer to constructing a $266 million container terminal designed to handle the surge of overseas cargo expected at Honolulu Harbor in the next few decades. The 94-acre Kapalama Container Terminal, nine years in the making, is expected to boost the amount of cargo Honolulu can handle by one-third and accommodate demand through 2039. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:33 AM
  • Corrections and Clarifications

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:33 AM
  • Hawaii economist says Honolulu rail agency 'shuffling the deck chairs' to pay for rail stations

    A Hawaii economist said that it appears that the the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is "shuffling the deck chairs" after the rail agency decided last week that it would reject three offers for a proposal to build nine stations for the $5.16 billion Honolulu rail project. "The core issue is that the longer one delays, the higher it costs if you are going into a construction and investment growth phase as appears true now," Paul Brewbaker , an economist with TZ Economics, told PBN. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 10:04 PM
  • Honolulu #58 on Top 100 Best Places to Live

    Honolulu is NOT the most livable city in the United States. But, it did make the top 100. STAR 101.9, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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