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Obama's friend pleads no contest in Honolulu court

A close friend of President Barack Obama pleaded no contest on Monday to soliciting a prostitute in Hawaii. Full story

Ex-Honolulu stockbroker stole $2M from in-laws

A former Honolulu stockbroker pleaded guilty to defrauding his in-laws out of more than $2.1 million, the U.S. Attorney's Hawaii district office said. Full story

Honolulu a penny away from record-high gas price

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Honolulu is one cent away from beating a record of $4.39 set on July 29, 2008. Full story

Losing bidder for Honolulu rail files protest

A company that failed to win a contract to build Honolulu's planned mass transit rail line has filed a formal protest regarding the city's selection of the winning bid. Full story

Company to be questioned Monday over Hawaii blast

Authorities investigating the blast at a fireworks storage bunker that killed five people intend to question the facility's operators and hope to finally be able to enter the unstable site. Full story

Hawaii appeals court rejects 'birther' appeal

A Hawaii appeals court has rejected a man's request to "inspect and copy" Honolulu-born President Barack Obama's birth certificate, saying the plaintiff failed to state a valid claim to having access to the document. Full story

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  Witness to USS Missouri history dies

Frank Borrell, who witnessed the signing of Japan's "Instrument of Surrender" 65 years ago aboard the USS Missouri, has died. In September Borrell traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii to see the "Mighty Mo.” NBC's Lee Cowan was there for that final visit.

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Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty Event With Hello Kitty Designer Ms. Yuko Yamaguchi At Sephora Ala Moana Store
Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty Event With Hello Kitty Designer Ms. Yuko Yamaguchi At Sephora Ala Moana Store

HONOLULU, HI - APRIL 21: (L-R) Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi hands an autographed item to Kammee Stewart as Japanese translator Aya Seto looks on in the center of the image at the Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty Event held at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Honolulu.