WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
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HONOLULU — Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles while generating strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash flood warnings and lured surfers with high waves.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are bullish that they will win control of the Senate, make small gains in the House and retain many governor’s offices this year. But just over two weeks from Election Day, fears about Ebola and Islamic State militants, along with sudden, surprising scrambles in key states, have added new volatility to the 2014 campaign.
In the end, Hurricane Ana brought little but rain.
A 33-year-old Puna man is in federal custody, accused of mailing almost 4 ounces of crystal methamphetamine to the Big Island from California.
A high surf warning has been posted for south-facing shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Saturday.
Hawaii Island police are searching for a 22-year-old man wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant for violating probation.
One live adult coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found near the Diamond Head Lookout on Oahu’s south shore, where crews were checking survey traps. This is the first time that a coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found east of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 6-mile zone where the coconut rhinoceros beetle were initially found in December 2013, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Hawaii Island police are searching for a 54-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.
As the threat from Hurricane Ana appeared to fizzle Friday, Hawaii County officials announced an appeal for federal relief funding for damages wrought by Tropical Storm Iselle was denied.
LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic.
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire as schoolgirls’ fate negotiated
HONG KONG — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city.
A University of Hawaii professor submitted a stinging critique of the planned expansion of a West Hawaii fish farm.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.