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Navy evaluates options for Honolulu's Red Hill fuel tanks

The tanks at Red Hill date to World War II and sit atop an important aquifer. Options include restoring existing tanks, lining the tanks and installing tanks within tanks.
15 hours 10 min ago

Review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Tens of thousands of people remain evacuated, including many from the seaside enclaves of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria and the inland agricultural town of Fillmore.
15 hours 57 min ago

US ready for unconditional talks with North Korea, Tillerson says

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to remove a major roadblock to talks with North Korea, saying the United States was willing to meet with the nuclear-armed country “without preconditions.”
16 hours 13 min ago

VA faces higher-than-estimated costs, other challenges to implement ‘Forever’ GI Bill

Higher-than-anticipated costs is one of a number of problems that the agency has faced for months of a yearlong charge to implement the “Forever” GI Bill, which contains 34 changes to veterans’ education benefits.
17 hours 48 min ago

Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters Tuesday that "we have managed to break them" in Iraq, but added that it's a worry for everyone that ISIS has "this unfortunate ability to recruit young people very quickly."
18 hours 14 min ago