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Cinder Sonis, right, an advocate with Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, helped a customer enroll in an Affordable Care Act health insurance plan on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Honolulu. Faced with uncertainty about the federal health care law, Hawaii lawmakers are introducing bills to bring what they believe are the best parts of the Affordable Care Act into state law. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
HONOLULU (AP) -- In a modest church building in urban Honolulu, mother Mona Aliksa waited to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature health care law. A small team of government and social service workers at folding tables helped Aliksa and...
A couple watches as the sun rises in front of the summit of Haleakala volcano in Haleakala National Park on Hawaii's island of Maui, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Sunrise viewing has long been popular at Haleakala, one of the main attractions at Haleakala National Park despite morning temperatures that often dip into the 30s. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — Well before dawn each morning, throngs of tourists from around the world make their way to Maui's tallest peak, a dormant volcano, to see what Mark Twain called the "sublimest spectacle" he ever witnessed. They drive up a long, winding road through the clouds...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For decades, Australia and the U.S. have enjoyed the coziest of relationships, collaborating on everything from military and intelligence to diplomacy and trade. Yet an irritable tweet President Donald Trump fired off about Australia and a dramatic report of an angry phone call between the nations' leaders proves that the ne
SYDNEY (AP) — For decades, Australia and the U.S. have enjoyed the coziest of relationships, collaborating on everything from military and intelligence to diplomacy and trade. Yet an irritable tweet President Donald Trump fired off about Australia and a dramatic report of an angry phone call...
n this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is updating its "trending" feature, which shows popular topics discussed and shared on its site, in an effort to root out fake news and misinformation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook's...
In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 photo, Conservation International's Luka Mossman, who restores and researches Native Hawaiian fishponds, walks along a barrier wall on Heeia fishpond in Kaneohe, Hawaii. As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. Some see the move toward aquaculture as a promising solution to overfishing and feeding a hungry planet. But critics say the indus
HONOLULU (AP) -- As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The government sees the move toward aquaculture as a promising solution to overfishing and feeding...
HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for interfering with a flight crew. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September in exchange for dismissal of an assault...
In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Brian Wansink, a food behavior scientist at Cornell University, poses for a photo in a food lab at the university in Ithaca, N.Y. Wansink says even though it shortens shelf life, move fruits and vegetables out of crisper drawers and put them at eye level. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
(AP) — We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success. His advice: Put it on autopilot. Make...
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. citizen detained in Honolulu and facing extradition to Tonga where he's accused of beating his wife to death has asked the U.S. government to return cash he had amassed from other countries including Canada and New Zealand. A public defender for Dean Jay Fletcher filed a...
(AP) — Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael. Embracing Soviet-style communism, Fidel Castro, who died...
- In this Friday Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, flowers and notes left by well-wishers are displayed outside Comet Ping Pong, the pizza restaurant in Washington. There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital that has been the target of fake news stories linking it to a child sex trafficking ring. In almost a week since an armed man arrived at Comet Ping Pong to investigate the conspiracy, neighbors and patrons have responded by bringing homemade signs, flowers and their pizz
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Pope has endorsed Donald Trump for president. A Washington, DC, pizzeria is a front for a child sex abuse ring. George Soros will "bring down" the U.S. by funding "black hate groups." These are just some examples of viral stories circulated on social media recently that are...

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