The number of Americans without health insurance increased again in 2018, the second consecutive year that figure has risen after several years of declines under Obamacare.

The CDC says now about 30 million Americans didn't have health insurance last year.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated the health care law's individual mandate that required people to get health insurance or pay a penalty.


There's a campaign to raise the nationwide purchase age of tobacco to 21 -- and it has a surprise supporter-big tobacco.

Altria, Juul and British American Tobacco are behind it.

A dozen states and more than 450 local governments have already increased the minimum age to 21 from 18.


The swine fever has now spread to Hong Kong.

This is the first case outside of China in the latest outbreak.

China has had to kill thousands of infected pigs, driving U.S. the price of pork for U.S. hog farmers.

This could drive pork prices higher at the grocery store.


Gas Buddy says drivers will soon see relief from the high prices in most parts of the country by Memorial Day.

Oil prices have fallen as China trade talks have faltered.

AAA says the average price in Honolulu is $3.51 a gallon, it's $3.74 in Hilo and $3.84 on Kaua'i.