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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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...
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...
YAMBA, Australia (AP) — The life was long drained from Lynette Daley by the time the cops rolled up to the lonely beach where her naked body lay. Her skin was cold, her lips were blue, and her blood was everywhere. It was between her legs and in a large clot by her feet. It was inside the four-...

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