AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI
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OF HAWAII INTEREST
KOREA WAR-US REMAINS
WASHINGTON — The U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American servicemen, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency, said the aim is to begin searches at former battlefields next spring if agreement can be reached on areas of current dispute such as the types and amounts of compensation to North Korea for its assistance. SENT: 515 words, photos.
SEOUL, South Korea — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.
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HAWAII COST OF LIVING
HONOLULU — Household and family incomes in Hawaii increased last year to remain among the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey. The annual American Community Survey released last week shows housing costs and poverty rates also increased in the state while the percentage of the population without health insurance remained low, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. SENT: 280 words.
CHRISTMAS SHOOTING VERDICT
HONOLULU — A Hawaii man accused of a deadly shooting outside a Honolulu shopping center on Christmas Day has been found guilty. A jury convicted Dae Han Moon on Tuesday of second-degree murder and firearms charges in the death of 20-year-old Stevie Feliciano in 2016. SENT: 200 words.
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