HONOLULU — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.
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LIHUE, Kauai — Kauai County officials have revealed plans to overhaul the Lihue Civic Center, making it more walkable and bringing in more offices.
WAILUKU, Maui — A Maui County official wants to raise millions of dollars for water system improvements by targeting waterlines, pumps and reservoirs to supply water to drought-plagued Upcountry residents, ranchers and farmers.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Department of Human Services may seek about $4.9 million from the Legislature next year to cover money owed by the state’s troubled health insurance exchange, agency officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are weighing whether insurance companies should be required to cover more treatments for infertility and to update a law that some say discriminates against unmarried women.
Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counterfeit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue Internet pharmacies.
HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has apologized for his statements about Sen. Inouye’s dying wish to appoint Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to his seat in the U.S. Senate.
HONOLULU — A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard said a search has been launched for a 23-year-old crew member of a container ship who was reported overboard northeast of Oahu.
LIHUE, Kauai— The Kauai Fire Department is seeking a 22 percent increase in overtime funds for the upcoming fiscal year, saying some of the increase is required for the county to comply with collective-bargaining agreements.
HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard officials say a ship docked at Sand Island dumped about 4,800 gallons of sewage into the ocean because a valve was left open.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Firefighters Association has announced it supports Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his bid for re-election.
HAGATNA, Guam — Guam police say four people have died of injuries sustained in a car crash that also injured one other person.
HONOLULU — An extensive survey of an area in Waimanalo has determined approximately 4 acres are infested with little fire ants, tiny invasive ants that can inflict painful stings. Crews surveyed more than 50 acres from Kumuhau Street to Mahailua Street in Waimanalo and determined that the infestation area is on state land and in mulch areas located outside nurseries in that area. Little fire ants were detected previously on hapuu from Hawaii Island at a few nurseries and garden shops earlier this year, but those areas were treated and are now clear of little fire ants.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council is considering making it illegal to own a gambling machine, tightening rules that have led to arrests but no prosecutions.