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A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.

Steve Favela, 30, and two other officers crashed their motorcycles as the presidential motorcade was traveling across Hickam Air Force Base to meet troops for breakfast early Tuesday. The other officers were treated at The Queen's Medical Center and released.

Favela, an eight-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and father of four, suffered internal injuries and had been listed in critical condition at the medical center.

Light rain had been falling on the partly cloudy morning, and some roads on the base were slick.

Members of the White House medical team - including an ambulance - were cut loose from the motorcade to help. Local ambulance and fire units also responded.


15-year-olds accused of bombing Wal-Mart

Two teenage boys have been charged with setting off two homemade bombs inside a Wal-Mart filled with holiday shoppers, authorities said. Hundreds of customers were evacuated from the store when the acid bombs detonated Saturday afternoon. At least eight people were treated for irritation to their eyes and throat or ringing in their ears, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. The unidentified boys, both 15, were taken into custody after photos from the store's security cameras where shown on television newscasts. They were released to their parents Sunday.


Rent fight may affect airline fares to city

A dispute between airlines and the city's airport agency over rent at Los Angeles International Airport terminals could lead to increased fares and delay plans to renovate the aging facility. The discord recently became public when low-cost carriers complained about a proposed rent increase of more than 200 percent. Bob Montgomery, Southwest Airlines' vice president of properties, said last week that the rate increase would make LAX the most expensive airport of those offering Southwest flights. The agency running LAX, Los Angeles World Airports, says it has subsidized airlines for years and must raise rent to a fair market value. Airline and airport officials plan to meet this week on the issue, and airport commissioners want to have a decision by Dec. 4.

Elsewhere ...

RED LAKE, MINN.: Authorities called off a major ground search Sunday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation after they turned up no sign of two young brothers who have been missing since Wednesday. But FBI Special Agent Paul McCabe said authorities would continue pursuing leads, and the effort to find 4-year-old Tristan White and 2-year-old Avery Stately was not over. McCabe said it's still unclear whether they wandered off or were taken.

DANVERS, MASS.: Six families moved back into their houses Sunday after a predawn chemical plant explosion four days earlier drove them and hundreds of other residents from their homes. The explosion early Wednesday damaged at least nine buildings beyond repair, and they are expected to be razed, town officials said. No one was killed or suffered serious injuries.