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The voice was soft and scratchy, as if a bit timid in front of the microphone.

"Ae," she said, meaning "yes" in Hawaiian, when asked a question by a male voice. "Ae hanau ia wau i Honoma'ele." ("Yes, I was born in Honoma'ele," she said.)

That voice of an elderly Hawaiian woman was that of my great-grandmother, Martha Kekauililani Kahanu Iwanaga, speaking her native language on a Honolulu radio program more than 40 years ago. The first time I heard the CD recording, it sent chills down my spine.

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Officials raised the death toll Saturday to 11 in Friday's crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii.

The twin engine King Air plane crashed shortly after takeoff Friday around 6:30 p.m. on Oahu's North Shore, killing everyone on board.

Hawaii's Department of Transportation initially said nine people died, but the agency revised that number Saturday and said federal authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

On a beautiful June afternoon in the Blue Ridge Mountains, dozens of tiny rainbow flags lead the way toward a park pavilion. A couple walks up to the pavilion, each holding a gallon of iced tea. In the parking lot, people are unloading their lawn chairs.

The small city of Hendersonville, N.C., celebrated Pride for the first time. Unlike many Pride celebrations in bigger cities, there was no parade or festival. It was a potluck picnic.

Ever had a nightmare in which you wake up at night, alone, strapped in a seat in a completely dark and freezing cold room with no means to contact anyone?

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll alleges in a soon-to-be-published book that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in New York in the mid-1990s.

Trump said in a statement Friday evening that her account is false. "I've never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section."

Carroll is the latest of more than a dozen women to accuse Trump, a former real estate mogul and reality TV star, of sexual misconduct prior to taking office.

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to begin arresting and deporting thousands of migrant families in 10 cities across the country, according to sources familiar with the planned raids.

The roundups are targeted at recently arrived migrant families whose cases were fast-tracked by the Justice Department after being sent final deportation orders from a judge and failing to show up for court.

After President Donald Trump tweeted this week that authorities would soon begin arresting “millions” of undocumented immigrants, immigration agents were reportedly preparing an operation targeting migrant families at major metropolitan areas.

San Francisco Mayor London BreedLast June, London Breed became the first African American woman elected as mayor of San Francisco, following the sudden death of Ed Lee in December 2017. She inherited a number of challenging issues, including the city’s sky-high rents that have heightened concerns about growing income inequality, and homelessness, which has increased by nearly 20 percent since 2017.

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a huge wildfire insurance fund that would help prop up California’s troubled utilities.

The proposed fund could be worth upwards of $21 billion, half of which would come from California’s three major utilities and the other half funded by ratepayers via bonds.

Newsom will have his hands full balancing competing interests ranging from California’s big utility companies to wildfire survivors trying to rebuild.

Prosecutors on Friday charged a man suspected of fatally shooting a Sacramento police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call, saying he used an illegal assault rifle to kill her.

Republican senators refused to show up for work at the Oregon Legislature for a second day Friday, and their standoff with Democrats seemed to have no end in sight.

The sticking point is a massive policy that could impact every Oregonian and dictate how Oregon fights climate change for decades to come — but it also might come down to a few words that control voters' say on the matter.

California is home to one of the largest populations of Filipinos in the world outside of the Filipines, so it’s fitting that a California-based producer is the first to start a podcast dedicated to stories of the Filipino diaspora. Long Distance  moves beyond typical immigrant narratives to share thoughtful tales of love, loss, history, and humor. In its first season, the podcast featured stories about a hate crime in Stockton, a Filipina American rapper’s immigrant journey, and an undocumented couple’s love story in Los Angeles.

California is home to one of the largest populations of Filipinos in the world outside of the Filipines, so it’s fitting that a California-based producer is the first to start a podcast dedicated to stories of the Filipino diaspora. Long Distance  moves beyond typical immigrant narratives to share thoughtful tales of love, loss, history, and humor.

Oakland officials opened the first parking site Friday for people living in their RVs, as part of their bid to ease the housing crisis impacting communities throughout the Bay Area.

City officials say the RV parking program, a six-month pilot, will support between 30 and 50 vehicles. The site, a city-owned lot located next to the Oakland Coliseum, features wash stations, garbage service and a weekly shower van, plus 24-hour security. Residents must be over 18 years old with RVs in driving condition.

Every morning, sisters Julie Malik and Nell Cox stand at a counter preparing hamburger patties. They are the co-owners of Damburger, a Redding burger joint that their parents bought in 1979.

Malik grabs freshly ground hamburger meat with an ice cream scoop to make meatballs. Down the line, Cox smashes the meatballs in a tortilla press, making 300 patties a day.

The super-thin patty is a Damburger original. It’s so thin, it gets crispy on the edges and it’s never served with a tomato — it’s a signature item that Damburger has been making since the 1930s.

California insurance companies have been warned they can’t discriminate against customers who use HIV-prevention medications.

A new state investigation found that some life and disability insurance companies have denied or limited coverage to HIV-negative consumers who use medication like Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, which is used to prevent contracting the virus.

You’re sitting on the beach, sand between your toes, sunglasses on. What else could make this picture complete? How about a Mai Tai?

This rum cocktail probably makes you think Hawaii, though a lot of people and places have claimed the drink as their own. But where did it really come from? I set off on a mission to find out.

The report released by California’s state auditor Thursday looked like a bombshell: the California State University system has been sitting on a $1.5 billion budget surplus, it found, failing to fully disclose the existence of the money to legislators and students, even as it raised tuition and lobbied for more state funding.

The latest round of public hearings for a highly controversial liquefied natural gas project starts Monday in Oregon.

Backers of the Jordan Cove LNG project plan to build a 230-mile pipeline across public and private land in four southwest Oregon counties. That pipeline would transport natural gas from sources in the U.S. Rockies and Canada to a new terminal at the Port of Coos Bay. There the gas would be liquefied and loaded on ships bound for buyers in Asia.

Things are starting to get ugly in the picturesque California town of Petaluma.

Indeed, the place will go to the dogs when the winner of what’s being billed as the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is announced Friday night.

It’s shaping up to be a hideous affair.

Nineteen contestants featuring droopy tongues, bowed legs, perpetually confused looks and other strange attributes are going nose-to-nose in the annual competition.

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