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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren wave Chinese flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growthChina's growing embrace of snow and ice sports helping drive bid for 2022 Winter Olympics
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San Francisco police detain man in human remains caseSan Francisco police detain man for questioning in probe of human remains found in suitcase
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People walk by a screen showing TV news reports of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, held by the Islamic State group, in Tokyo Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.  The fates of the Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no further messages from the Islamic State group holding them captive. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisisNo mention of knife, ransom and blood: Japan media self-censor amid hostage crisis
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Snoop Dogg is seen at the 2015 DIRECTV Super Fan Fest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super BowlSnoop Dogg predicts 1 of his youth league players will be a Super Bowl champ soon
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A woman smokes a cigarette outside of her home in the town of Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shelling of the town Thursday, which destroyed the local hospital, has damaged basic infrastructure, cutting off electricity, water and household gas supplies. Fighting is raging nearby between government and Russian-backed separatists for control of the railway hub in the town of Debaltseve. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in DonetskArtillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in war-torn Donetsk
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, then Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Marcelo Burgos shows a picture of Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, during a press conference in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. Southeast Asia's top terrorist suspect has evaded capture and survived several military assaults in the southern Philippines, where police now await DNA results to confirm if he is the man killed in the Jan. 25, 2015 raid that also left 44 police commandos dead.  (AP Photo/Pat Roque, File)
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raidIs he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid on most-wanted terror suspects
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver. Cosby's stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show. Police in Sandusky expect at least a few protesters outside the theater where Cosby will perform Friday night. The 77-year-old comedian is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Bill Cosby's show in Ohio draws a few protestersCosby's show in Ohio draws a few protesters outside theater; comedian gets standing ovations
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Hayward, Utah Jazz upset Golden State Warriors 110-100Gordon Hayward scores 26, Utah Jazz upset Golden State Warriors 110-100; Thompson held to 12
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This image provided by Mars shows a portion of the company's Skittles television ad scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Skittles became an official NFL sponsor this season, and decided to advertise during the big game for the first time. (AP Photo/Mars)
1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spotsSkittles candy, Carnival cruises, other 1st time advertisers bet big on Super Bowl
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Arrests made after knifepoint robbery near state Capitol

    Sheriff deputies and Honolulu police made the arrests and have turned the case over to the Attorney General's office for further investigation. According to the Department of Pubic Safety, at about 3:30 p.m. a deputy on the fourth floor of the State Capitol heard a commotion on the ground level and notified other deputies who responded to the Hotel Street Mall area. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 11:18 PM
  • Medical Examiner Identifies Accident Victim

    The Medical Examiner says a homeless man died of blunt force injuries to his head and injuries when he was struck by a sports utility vehicle in Kalihi Valley nearly six months ago. The M.E. says 38-year-old Ranaj Joab, of Honolulu was killed August 20 just before 10 a.m. while crossing Kalihi Street near Manaiki Place. STAR 101.9, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 08:08 PM
  • Matson Must Pay $1 Million for Molasses Spill

    A federal judge yesterday ordered Matson Terminals, Inc. to pay a $1 million - $400,000 in fines, plus $600,000 in restitution - for the unlawful discharge of molasses into Honolulu Harbor. The company pleaded guilty to two criminal charges of unlawfully discharging the molasses. STAR 101.9, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 10:27 PM
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Embezzlement

    A Honolulu Federal Grand Jury today returned a three-count indictment accusing 50-year-old Mitchell Keawe of Kailua with theft from an organization receiving federal funds. The indictment alleges that as Executive director of the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living, Mitchell embezzled nearly $180,000 between 2011 and 2013. STAR 101.9, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 10:27 PM
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    John Creech was charged yesterday -- in the death of 57 year old Gavin Smith. Smith's remains were found in a California desert in October. KITV-TV, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 04:00 PM
  • Average Honolulu gas price hits $3 a gallon for first time since 2009

    The average price of regular gas in Honolulu hit an even $3 a gallon this week, the lowest it has been since June 2009, according to AAA Hawaii's Weekend Gas Watch. That was down 13 cents a gallon from just a week ago, 39 cents lower than a month ago, and 90 cents below a year ago, AAA Hawaii said. Business Journal, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 02:19 PM
  • Slot machines could fund airport upgrades

    Giving international travelers one last chance to spend money before they leave Hawaii, state Rep. Cindy Evans is proposing slot machines for international departure areas of airports. Evans, D-North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala, is sponsoring HB 91, allowing the installation of slot machines, first at Honolulu Inter-national Airport, and later, once international flights return to West Hawaii, at Kona International Airport. West Hawaii Today, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 09:14 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, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:33 AM
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