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Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he had rescinded an emergency proclamation put in place to deal with telescope protesters who are blocking the access road to the summit of Mauna Kea.
Puerto Rico's disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday he plans to nominate former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, pictured in 2016, to succeed him when he steps down on Friday.
TSA wants to remind passengers that rocket launchers and other military paraphernalia are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags, even when the weapon in question is not a live device.
Transportation Security Administration
Changes to the expedited removal process allow low-level immigration officers to determine if an undocumented immigrant has been living in the U.S. for less than two years.
The Kyoto Animation Studio in Kyoto, Japan, was set ablaze on Thursday morning, killing 33 and injuring more than 30 others before the fire was put out on Friday morning. The suspect believed to be behind the arson has is being treated for burns.
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The small bird was believed to have gone extinct, but after a bumper crop of beech seeds this year, conservationists estimate the orange-fronted parakeet population has likely doubled.
Department of Conservation
Massachusetts prosecutors dropped criminal charges against actor Kevin Spacey on Wednesday. The Oscar winner was accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a restaurant in 2016.
The 65-year-old man — unnamed by police — tried to smuggle a more than a pound of cocaine under his toupee. He was caught by Spain's National Police shortly after disembarking from a flight arriving in Barcelona from Bogota, Colombia, in June.
Spanish National Police via Reuters
Native Hawaiians have objected to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for years. On Monday, about 300 protesters arrived to block workers from accessing the site on a mountain believed to be sacred land.
TMT via AP