AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Hawaii. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Honolulu bureau at 808-536-5510 or email@example.com. Correspondent Caleb Jones can be reached at 808-536-5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hawaii at 1:30 p.m.
EXPLOITED IN PARADISE-HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWSUIT
Two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat have settled their lawsuit against the vessel’s owner seven years after escaping and being granted special U.S. visas as victims of human trafficking, their lawyers told The Associated Press on Wednesday. By Caleb Jones and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 865 words, photos.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
KAPALUA— Dustin Johnson sat outside the Honolua Store on the first day of the new year, scarfing down the “Hobo Breakfast” of steamed rice and eggs as the sun was just starting to filter through the Cook pines that line the entrance to Kapalua. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 785 words, photos.
WITH: KAPALUA NOTEBOOK. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m. EST.
OF HAWAII INTEREST
UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn’t actually have a physical button.
SEOUL, South Korea— North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war.
FROM AP MEMBERS
HONOLULU — Kauai prosecutors are investigating allegations against a Hawaii homeowner suspected of killing at least four nene geese with a BB gun. SENT: 200 words.
HOMEMADE BOAT RESCUE
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard says an Australian man sailing in a homemade boat was rescued off the coast of Hawaii after he was blown off course on a journey home. SENT: 220 words.
— INTERIM US ATTORNEY-HAWAII — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has named a former Army Ranger with two Bronze stars to be interim U.S. attorney for Hawaii.
— WASHINGTON STATE-MATAAFA— Washington State defensive tackle Hercules Mataafa is skipping his senior year and will enter the NFL draft.
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