Good afternoon! Here are AP's general news coverage plans for Monday, April 21, 2014, in Hawaii. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, please call Hawaii News Editor Oskar Garcia at 808-536-5510. As a reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are HST unless otherwise noted.
Hawaii at 3:30 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet. By Martha Mendoza and Oskar Garcia. SENT: 969 words, photos.
HONOLULU — Native Hawaiian and environmental groups are settling a decade-long dispute with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. over how much water the companies should divert from four Maui streams. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.
HONOLULU — A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, his lawyer said Monday. By Sam Eifling. SENT: 360 words.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering making autism treatments a mandatory part of insurance coverage. Lawmakers are working out the details about age limits and coverage caps, but appear poised to approve a mandate in some form, calling it a moral imperative. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 630 words.
PROSTITUTE DEATH-COURT MARTIAL
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — A Marine charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is scheduled to go on trial this week. A court martial will be held for Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Monday. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 300 words.
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USS PORT ROYAL
HONOLULU — A 20-year-old guided-missile cruiser will join two other ships in "laid up" status at Pearl Harbor. The USS Port Royal, along with the USS Lake Erie and the USS Chosin, is among 11 Navy cruisers that will be placed on reduced operating status while they are modernized, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. SENT: 600 words.
— AIRLINER-ENGINE OUT — An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu has landed safely back at Los Angeles with one engine out.
— GUAM DROWNING — Authorities in Guam say a 63-year-old tourist has died after a reported drowning.
— AIRLINER-EMERGENCY RETURN — LA-Honolulu flight returns after trouble report
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