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FILE - In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT
Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic raceDown to 2: Oslo pulls plug on bid for '22 Winter Games, leaving only 2 contenders
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks in Louisville, Ky. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his opponent for taking her taxpayer salary while campaigning for the U.S. Senate. But McConnell is getting even more government pay while he serves in the Senate and campaigns for a sixth term. A new TV ad cites Alison Lundergan Grimes' $117,000 salary as Kentucky's secretary of state while showing photos of her empty parking space at the state Capitol. Grimes won't say how many days she has missed while campaigning. McConnell makes $193,400 as the Senate minority leader. He has a 99 percent voting record in the Senate for his career. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaignKY ad war: McConnell hits Grimes for taking public salary while campaigning; but he does, too
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A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a banner proclaiming Stockton as an All-America city hangs from city hall in Stockton, Calif.  A federal judge could rule Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the U.S. to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit filed last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled a hearing in Sacramento in a trial that has lasted more than four months.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Judge: City must pay creditors and pension fundJudge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund
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In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo Aiden Crott, 7, works with his ScratchJr program on an iPad at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
App teaches kindergartners basic computer codingApp teaches kindergartners basic computer programming, lets them craft interactive stories
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, on the military health care system. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Hagel: Military medical system 'average'Hagel labels US military medical system 'average,' in need of improvement
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Obama dines with fundraising contest winnersObama dines with 2 winners of Democratic fundraising contests
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This courtroom artist rendering shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson, left, presiding during Omar J. Gonzalez's , center, case in court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Gonzalez, accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.  (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
Secret Service chief quits due to security lapsesSecret Service chief quits due to White House security lapses, eroding congressional support
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FBI Director James B. Comey, right, gestures as U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall stands at left during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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  • Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish

    A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy. Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at Sunday's Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds. Townsend Times, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 11:03 AM
  • HPD under-fire for how they handle domestic violence

    Despite all of the pressure, HPD's top officers said they have no criminal case against a cop that was caught on video fighting with his girlfriend. Police were at a hearing on domestic violence to share how the department handles it. KITV-TV, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 04:11 AM
  • 'Smoldering fire' extinguished at T-shirt outlet in Halawa

    Honolulu firefighters extinguished a "smoldering fire" Tuesday afternoon at Crazy Shirts factory outlet on Iwaena Street in Halawa, fire officials said. The fire started in a duct at the building apparently from a heating process to make the T-shirts, said fire spokesman Capt. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 09:29 PM
  • Burger King, former Hawaii soldier at odds over needle claim

    In this 2009 photo provided by Tanya Bartholomew, her husband, former army soldier, Clark Bartholomew, carries their son Aric at Fort Drum, N.Y. The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously. It's the latest in a squabble between the parties about who is to blame for failed attempts to settle the lawsuit by Clark Bartholomew, who said he was injured when he bit into a Triple Stacker purchased from a Burger King on a Hawaii base in 2010. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Woman dies when car goes off freeway in Aiea

    Traffic Division officers investigate the scene on the H-1 freeway east of the Kaahumanu Street overpass, where a car went over a guardrail Wednesday morning, killing a woman. An accident sent a car over the guardrail of the H-1 freeway in Aiea, killing a 65-year-old woman Wednesday morning, officials said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Oahu Publications to buy 2 Hawaii Island daily papers

    Oahu Publications Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today on Hawaii Island from Las Vegas-based Stephens Media LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Dennis Francis, Oahu Publication's president, said both newspapers will continue to be published daily and will be editorially independent from the company's daily newspaper on Oahu, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The transaction will close Dec. 1. "We are pleased to bring local management and ownership to these two quality newspapers," said Francis, who is also publisher of the Star-Advertiser, "and our first priority will be to ensure that the two newspapers continue to serve the needs of their communities." The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 04:00 PM
  • Group claims world record with 1,126-pound Hawaii dish

    Group claims world record with 1,126-pound Hawaii dish The big loco moco took 3A1 2 hours to prepare and then was donated to charity to feed the homeless Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/YTxD9S In this Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 photo, Yutaro Kondo, right, reaches over to put a beef patty on a layer of beef patties on top of a layer of rice on the giant Loco Moco in Honolulu, Hawaii. In an attempt to set the Guiness World Record for the world's largest loco moco, chef Hideaki "Santa" Miyoshi of Tokkuri-Tei used 600 lbs. WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 10:26 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, Oct 1 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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