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This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old  Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9Texas woman set for execution for starvation, torture death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son
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The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York's City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation's most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.  On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city's commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)
NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in USAnimal welfare group awards NYC vegetable sculpture of skyline for city's vegan-friendliness
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke by telephone earlier in the day with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the first conversation between American and Iranian leaders in more than 30 years. One year ago, Obama and Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. In late September 2014 both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meetingStalled nuclear talks complicate prospects for a meeting between Obama and Iranian president
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Country singer Tim McGraw performs on stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, MaineTim McGraw sings in new song that he doesn't know where Portland, Maine, is; mayor offers tour
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactorPennsylvania State Police: Ambush suspect belonged to military re-enactor group
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, right, speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in UruguayBritish actress Emma Watson 'touched' by Uruguay reception, calls for more women in politics
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend after 10-month, 442 million-mile journey
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  • Crimestoppers seeking help to locate Waikiki robbery suspect

    Crimestoppers and Honolulu Police are asking for help to find an unknown suspect who robbed a man earlier this month in Waikiki. The incident took place on Kalia Road around 6 p.m. on Sept. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:26 PM
  • Hawaii military secrets case sentencing scheduled

    A former civilian defense contractor is being sentenced for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his suburban Honolulu home. Bishop pleaded guilty to two charges in March. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:43 AM
  • Sidewalk crackdown may expand on Oahu

    In addition to Bill 42, the so-called sit-lie bill for Waikiki, Caldwell on Tuesday signed Bill 43, prohibiting urinating and defecating in public places in Waikiki. He also signed Bill 46, which bans urinating and defecating in public in all other parts of Oahu except the downtown-Chinatown area, which is covered by a state law. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:46 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, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 AM
  • Mayor signs three sit-lie bills into law

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a total of three bills into law making it a petty misdemeanor to sit or lie on a sidewalk and making it illegal to publicly urinate or defecate throughout all of Oahu. Waikiki's sidewalks are for walking... not sitting ...and as of today THAT'S THE LAW. KITV-TV, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
  • 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers experience phone problems

    About 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers across the islands experienced problems with their "voice-over-IP" phone service for about three hours or more Tuesday. About 150 of the 200 phone customers were businesses that saw phone service disrupted from about 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., although some customers could have seen a further delay before service was restored, Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:33 PM
  • Caldwell signs 3 bills despite homeless advocates objections

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:12 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
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