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  • Third soldier identified in Army helicopter crash off Kaena Point

    08/18/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Aug 18 , 2017 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    The search continues today for the crew of the 25th Combat Aviation Bridge who were reported missing off of Kaena Point at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night during a night-training flight.
  • Japan moves missile defence system into central Tokyo as people rush to buy bomb shelters (TR)

    08/10/2017 8:12:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/2017 | Julian Robinson
    Japan has wheeled missile defence systems into the heart of Tokyo after North Korea threatened to send a volley of rockets over the country towards Guam. Pictures show how a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit has been moved in to a compound at the Defence Ministry in the capital after officials said they could shoot down North Korean rockets if they pass overhead. Sales of bomb shelters in Japan are said to have increased as tensions continue to rise in the region while officials in Seoul have vowed to bolster their defences. But South Korean citizens - long accustomed to its...
  • Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of nuclear missile strike from North Korea

    07/21/2017 7:37:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies ^ | 07/21/2017
    The state's emergency management agency said the threat to the islands from the rogue nation is "currently assessed to be low." But officials added ongoing North Korean missile tests — and growing public concern — have prompted officials to work on preparedness and disaster management plans. Vern Miyagi, administrator of the emergency management agency... said, the public should see the preparation and education much like the work being done to prepare the public for hurricane and tsunami... Earlier this month, North Korea tested an ICBM missile, drawing condemnation from the US and other countries. Experts say an ICBM like the...
  • High court allows extended family under travel ban exemption

    07/19/2017 2:37:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | July 19 ,2017 | Star-Ad staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on his embattled travel ban today, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The 6-3 order by the justices — who last month let the president start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the (snip) Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented from today’s action, saying they would have blocked Watson’s entire ruling.
  • Hawaii says lower courts can handle immigration dispute

    07/18/2017 11:42:42 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 16 replies
    Lyle Denniston Law News ^ | July 18, 2017 | Lyle Denniston
    Lawyers for the state of Hawaii and other challengers to President Trump's executive order argued to the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the current phase of that dispute should play out first in a lower appeals court. The variety of Supreme Court actions that the Trump Administration has sought are either outside of normal procedures or are unnecessary, the new filing contended. Administration lawyers moved late last week to get the Supreme Court itself to clarify what it meant on June 26 in narrowing the government's power to impose a sweeping exclusion of foreign nationals from Muslim-majority nations and of...
  • Soldier accused of supporting ISIS thought 9/11 was an inside job, former bunk mate says

    07/15/2017 11:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU -- A former bunk mate of a U.S. soldier accused of pledging loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group says they debated conspiracy theories. Dustin Lyles says Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang believed the moon landing was faked, questioned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and thought the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job coordinated by the U.S. government. Kang was arrested Saturday and appeared in federal court in Honolulu Thursday for a detention hearing. At the hearing, the Department of Justice introduced a photo of Kang kissing an ISIS flag....
  • DOJ ask Supreme Court for 'immediate intervention' on immigration ban, documents show

    07/15/2017 11:41:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 7/15/17 | fox/ap
    The Trump administration has told the Supreme Court that a lower court ruling earlier this week altering an executive order on immigration would bring thousands more refugees into the county and requires the justices’ “immediate intervention,” according to filing documents obtained early Saturday by Fox News. In a victory for the administration, the Supreme Court late last month lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump's temporary travel ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly-Muslim countries.
  • The Latest: US appeals travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

    07/14/2017 7:42:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2017 | ap
    The Latest on a judge’s decision on President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for greater freedom in limiting visitors to the United States from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world. The Justice Department filed an emergency appeal with the high court late Friday that seeks to undo a Hawaii judge’s ruling from a day earlier. That ruling diluted President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/14/2017 1:06:07 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/14/2017 | Brent Kendall
    A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • Trump will ask Supreme Court to block judge's order on travel ban

    07/14/2017 11:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration said Friday it will ask the Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s ruling limiting the scope of President Trump’s travel ban. “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch's duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The decision came one day after a Hawaii-based judge dealt Trump a defeat by ordering the government to expand the number of people who are exempt from the...
  • Obama’s Policy Legacy Is Dying, But His Cultural Legacy Lives On

    07/14/2017 5:00:46 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 10 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.14.2017 | David Blackmon
    The Obama policy legacy continues to be systematically repealed by President Trump and congress, but sadly, the Obama cultural legacy will live on for many years thanks to the hundreds of utterly corrupt individuals he appointed to the federal judiciary. Last night we saw the latest example of what will become a long-term lawless, corrupting influence in our daily lives, as Hawaii District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued his latest extra-constitutional ruling related to the President’s travel ban. No doubt many of you have been laboring under the illusion that the U.S. Supreme Court – which has already ruled on...
  • Judge rules in favor of Hawaii in challenge to Trump travel ban

    07/14/2017 12:31:43 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Star-Ad staff
    A federal judge in Honolulu has expanded the Trump administration’s list of family relationships needed by people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries to avoid a travel ban. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled today that the travel ban exemptions should include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which was partially allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court, did not include grandparents, grandchildren and other relations considered “bona-fide” family relationships to be granted an exemption to the ban. The administration said a bona fide relationship would be a parent, spouse, fiance, son,...
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • Teens kill endangered birds, setting back conservation efforts 10 years

    07/11/2017 11:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies ^ | 5 July 2017 | Brittany Lyte
    That gruesome sight in December 2015 soon became a crime scene, one that eventually implicated six students and recent graduates of a prestigious Honolulu prep school whose alumni include former president Barack Obama. While on a camping trip the night before the hiker’s arrival, authorities alleged, the boys and young men had hiked to the Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve and mercilessly slaughtered at least 15 Laysan albatrosses, federally protected birds that have been the focus of a 26-year-long conservation effort. Nearly a dozen of their eggs were crushed; six other eggs failed to hatch due to the death of...
  • 14 Blue States, Plus Iowa, Join Hawaii’s Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

    07/10/2017 8:21:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Fourteen states that voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election plus one state that Donald Trump won (Iowa) and the District of Columbia have filed a brief supporting Hawaii’s continued legal challenge to the temporary travel and refugee ban in Executive Order 13780, signed by the president on March 6. The fourteen blue states are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. New York filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of itself, the fourteen other states, and the District of Columbia on Monday. The only states won...
  • Twice rejected, Hawaii goes to court AGAIN to halt Trump Travel Order implementation

    07/09/2017 8:32:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 8, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote how the State of Hawaii (with co-plaintiff Dr. Ismail Elshikh) struck out in Hawaii federal court and in the 9th Circuit, in seeking “clarification” of how Trump’s Travel Order No. 2 was to be implemented in light of the prior court injunctions and the Supreme Court’s substantial overruling of those injunctions: Judge Denies Hawaii request to halt Trump admin interpretation of SCOTUS Travel Order ruling 9th Circuit DENIES Hawaii request for Emergency Injunction over Trump Travel Order. The key problem identified by the court was the Hawaii’s request for “clarification” was not proper. The District Court ruled...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses Hawaii's request to change Trump's travel ban

    07/08/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    A U.S. appeals court refused Friday to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court's lifting of the blockade against President Trump's travel ban, citing a lack of jurisdiction. Earlier Friday, the state of Hawaii had asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to expand the categories of people who can bypass the travel ban. On Thursday, a U.S. district judge had refused to act on Hawaii's request, leaving in place the Trump administration's rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban. The judge in that case, Derrick Watson, also claimed he did not have the...
  • Hawaii Judge Leaves Trump Admin. Rules in Place for Travel Ban

    07/06/2017 6:55:38 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies ^ | July 6, 2017
    A federal judge from Hawaii has denied an emergency motion to broaden the scope of exceptions to President Trump's executive order on travel Thursday evening. As NBC News reported, Hawaii and other challengers filed their final court papers on Wednesday, clearing the way for a ruling on the state's claim that the Trump administration wrongly excluded grandparents and other relatives from the list of close family members who can get visas to travel to the United State during the 90 days while the executive order is in force.
  • Hawaii challenges family rules on travel ban

    06/30/2017 12:59:22 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | June 29, 2017 | staff
    “In Hawaii, ‘close family’ includes many of the people that the federal government decided on its own to exclude from that definition. Unfortunately, this severely limited definition may be in violation of the Supreme Court ruling,” Attorney General Doug Chin said in a news release today.
  • Hawaii challenges rules of Trump’s latest travel ban as too vague; Obama judge to rule

    06/29/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Hawaii rushed to federal court late Thursday to challenge the revived travel ban, saying the Trump administration is drawing too broad a line in deciding who can still be blocked from entering the count