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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, shrinking by 4 percent, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The downturn is expected to be sharpest in war-battered Gaza, with a projected drop of 15 percent, the bank said. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)
UN says building materials to Gaza may quadrupleUN says building materials entering Gaza may quadruple under postwar reconstruction deal
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Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and other team executives arrive for a news conference at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson'We made a mistake' - Vikings change course, bench Adrian Peterson while legal process unfolds
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, and trader Michael Zicchinolfi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Stocks edge mostly higher ahead of Fed statementUS stocks nudge mostly higher in afternoon trading ahead of Fed statement on rates
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This image released by the New World Library, "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by Robin Ganzert, Allen Anderson  and Linda Anderson. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get everything from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept. 25, the book is co-written by the head of the American Humane Association, whose entertainment unit is the industry’s only sanctioned animal welfare program and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. (AP Photo/New World Library)
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild jobNew book offers snapshot into group's work to protect snakes on a plane, other animals on film
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School police stock up on free military gearGrenade launchers in schools? School police stock up on free military gear including M16s
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This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old  Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9Texas woman set for execution for starvation, torture death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son
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Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy waves to fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Though he has already been found guilty, the league is sticking by its policy to wait until the appeal process has been heard before making any decision on a possible suspension. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Hardy leaves Panthers' facility, status unclearPanthers DE Greg Hardy leaves team facility and did not practice, status remains unclear
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Pro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate DemocratsGroup backing potential Hillary Clinton campaign aiding Senate campaigns
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  • Crimestoppers seeking help to locate Waikiki robbery suspect

    Crimestoppers and Honolulu Police are asking for help to find an unknown suspect who robbed a man earlier this month in Waikiki. The incident took place on Kalia Road around 6 p.m. on Sept. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:26 PM
  • Hawaii military secrets case sentencing scheduled

    A former civilian defense contractor is being sentenced for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his suburban Honolulu home. Bishop pleaded guilty to two charges in March. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:43 AM
  • Sidewalk crackdown may expand on Oahu

    In addition to Bill 42, the so-called sit-lie bill for Waikiki, Caldwell on Tuesday signed Bill 43, prohibiting urinating and defecating in public places in Waikiki. He also signed Bill 46, which bans urinating and defecating in public in all other parts of Oahu except the downtown-Chinatown area, which is covered by a state law. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:46 AM
  • Corrections and Clarifications

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 AM
  • Mayor signs three sit-lie bills into law

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a total of three bills into law making it a petty misdemeanor to sit or lie on a sidewalk and making it illegal to publicly urinate or defecate throughout all of Oahu. Waikiki's sidewalks are for walking... not sitting ...and as of today THAT'S THE LAW. KITV-TV, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
  • 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers experience phone problems

    About 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers across the islands experienced problems with their "voice-over-IP" phone service for about three hours or more Tuesday. About 150 of the 200 phone customers were businesses that saw phone service disrupted from about 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., although some customers could have seen a further delay before service was restored, Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:33 PM
  • Caldwell signs 3 bills despite homeless advocates objections

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:12 PM
  • Poop power can alleviate poverty, Hawaii resident says

    Emily MacNintch of Honolulu is competing for a National Geographic Channel grant to install bio-toilets in economically deprived areas such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, to improve the quality of life in those regions. "We want to bring bio-toilets to areas in need to improve health, provide energy and compost, and foster local businesses," she said, in her entry. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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