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Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege.(AP Photo)
Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian townKurdish fighters broaden offensive after driving IS militants out of Syrian town of Kobani
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Orders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in DecemberOrders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in December, led by huge drop in aircraft
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A person crosses a snow-covered street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. People in the Northeast by the thousands prepared for a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Shiite rebel official: Abducted aide to Yemen's leader freedShiite rebel official: Aide to Yemen's president freed after abduction sparked days of turmoil
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A protester holds placards during a rally outside the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home “with a smile on their faces,” as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government’s handling of the crisis. The placard at left reads: "Stick with law, life is important." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan envoy hopeful about hostage releaseJapanese envoy to Jordan voices hopes for release of Islamic State group hostage and pilot
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D.W. Trantham, 13, is among the people who signed up to testify in front of the House State Affairs Committee on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, concerning a bill that adds the words "sexual identity" and "gender identification" to the Human Rights Act. The legislation had been denied a hearing for nine years. "Growing up a transgender girl in Idaho has been difficult," says Trantham. "Mostly suffocating." (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Katherine Jones)
Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debateLong-sought bill creating protections for gays in conservative Idaho stirs emotional debate
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Federal government failing to protect children, report saysFederal government is failing to protect abused children from future harm, new report says
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A hare runs near planes at Albacete airbase, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Spanish investigators are trying to determine the cause of Greek F-16 crash at the military base that killed 10 military personnel involved in a NATO training exercise and injured 21 when the plane crashed into at least five other parked planes after a failed takeoff. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at baseSpain: Death count rises to 11 in crash of Greek F-16 at military base during NATO exercise
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Zimbabwe's white farmers face threats of new evictionsWhite farmers in Zimbabwe worry about new evictions linked to country's political battles
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  • Medical Examiner Identifies Drowning Victim

    The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified the man whose body was pulled from the ocean off Turtle Bay Resort Friday as 47-year-old Roger Carasso of San Rafael, California. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death. STAR 101.9, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 08:15 PM
  • City rail finances occupy meeting

    Without an extension the city would have to raise real property taxes by about 30 to 40 percent to finish the largest public works project in Hawaii's history and operate it, Mayor Kirk Caldwell told members of the Senate Ways and Means and House Finance committees. ~~ Extending the rail tax isneeded right now to keep Oahu's cash-strapped rail project out of serious jeopardy, Honolulu's mayor told a panel of state lawmakers Monday - part of his pitch to persuade them to lift the tax's sunset during this legislative session. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 06:28 AM
  • Caldwell asks lawmakers to extend rail tax

    Yellow construction equipment stood out against a cloudy sky on Jan. 17 as an overpass for the city's rail line took shape along the H-1 freeway in the WaiA pahu area. HONOLULU>> Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is telling state lawmakers that the city needs more money to finish building Oahu's rail transit project. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 12:56 AM
  • a Hawaii to receive $11.6M in federal grants for homeless, housing programs

    Hawaii will receive a total of $11.62 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to aid the state's homeless and housing programs, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Monday. Forty-five local programs were awarded funds provided through the HUD's Continuum of Care Program.The City and County of Honolulu will receive the largest amount, a total of $7.06 million for 10 housing and homeless programs, followed by the state Department of Human Services, which will receive $1.57 million for 14 programs. Business Journal, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 10:55 PM
  • 8 people sickened by chemical odor at Mililani Ike Elementary

    EMS treated eight patients at about 1:20 p.m. Six students, girls and boys 9 and 10 years old, were taken to a hospital. All the patients were in stable condition, but complained of a variety of symptoms, including headaches and nausea possibly from a chemical odor. The Honolulu Advertiser, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Why and where Chinese are buying real estate in Hawaii

    Kauai's Princeville Resort may see a boutique hotel as part of a $500 million redevelopment plan by developer Jeff Stone and his partner China-based Reignwood International. Hawaii is the 10th most popular state in the U.S. with Chinese investors, who rank Honolulu, Kailua, Kapolei, Lahaina and Kapalua as their top five destinations to buy real estate, according to a new report by, an international real estate website for Chinese buyers. Business Journal, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 02:40 PM
  • Brian Fejer commented on Brian Fejer's blog post Boomers

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas in 1959. In 1961, United States President Barack Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Duke City Fix, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 08:35 PM
  • The Search for Signs of Hawaiian Life

    THE WAY HOME John Young snapped a picture of wife Mary Bergmann of KaiA lua when they spotted "HonoA lulu" on this mileage marker at Queenstown Airport in New Zealand during a visit in December. The couple passed the sign while they were en route to the small village of Te Anau where they spent eight days hiking in Fiordland National Park. The Honolulu Advertiser, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 06:43 AM
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