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HONOLULU — The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week. Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson, received the remains contained in 55 caskets during an emotional and solemn ceremony Wednesday after the caskets arrived by military cargo jets from South Korea. Trump, in a tweet Wednesday night, thanked Kim "for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action." By Audrey McAvoy and Kim Yong Ho. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.


HONOLULU — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island where an erupting volcano continues to send lava flowing into the ocean are bracing for the possibility that frequent earthquakes will cut off a major highway. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by noon.



MEXICO CITY — A new hurricane has formed far out in the Pacific Ocean and forecasters say they expect it to continue gaining force. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Hector will continue to move deeper into the Pacific and won't pose a threat to land over the next few days, but it could grow into a major hurricane.



HONOLULU (AP) — An elementary school on the western side of Oahu was burglarized four times last month, losing thousands of dollars in equipment and supplies, officials said. Makaha Elementary School is struggling to stop the crime spree before the new school year begins next week, Hawaii News Now reported. SENT: 230 words.


HONOLULU — Honolulu has dedicated a statue of King Kamehameha III to mark the 175th anniversary of Sovereignty Restoration Day. The city celebrated Hawaiian culture and history on Tuesday as it unveiled the 12-foot (3.7-meter) bronze statue in Thomas Square, the site where rule was restored to Kamehameha on July 31, 1843. The ceremony was timed to the exact hour when five months of British occupation was ended by British Royal Navy Rear Adm. Richard Thomas, Puakea Nogelmeier, a retired University of Hawaii professor, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. SENT: 260 words.


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