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Nation in brief: Hawaii lawmaker eyes governorship

HONOLULU – U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie announced Monday he will resign from Congress on Feb. 28 to run for Hawaii governor.

The 71-year-old Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 19 years, said he’s resigning so he can devote more time to his campaign and to allow state elections officials to plan for a special election to fill the vacancy in Hawaii’s 1st District representing urban Honolulu.

Abercrombie’s opponents could include Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, a Democrat, and Republican Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle is nearing the end of her second term and can’t seek re-election.

Octomom’s doctor faces ethics board

LOS ANGELES – The fertility doctor who helped Nadya Suleman conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board.

The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted “beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician” by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to a woman identified in the complaint only by the initials “N.S.”

Suleman has previously identified Kamrava as her doctor. The document says his patient became pregnant with octuplets. Suleman gave birth to the world’s longest-living set of octuplets on Jan. 26, 2009. She already had six other children.