Hawaii State News, evening update, 20 Jan 2019

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FDA may call back furloughed staff for food-safety checks
As the partial U.S. government shutdown enters its record 30th day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the agency may recall more people to perform high-risk food safety inspections and other tasks.
Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. >> The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance.
Request for money leads to shooting in Kalihi
Honolulu police have initiated an attempted murder investigation involving an early-morning shooting in Kalihi.
At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding
WASHINGTON >> Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse today than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.
Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl
NEW ORLEANS >> A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.
Woman rescued in Palolo house fire dies
A woman described to be in her mid-80s died Saturday after firefighters found her unresponsive in home that caught fire in Palolo Valley.
Native American says he tried to ease National Mall tensions
DETROIT >> A Native American who was seen in online video being taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial said today he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation.
Kalanianaole Highway reopens in Niu Valley following multi-vehicle crash
Two westbound lanes of Kalanianaole Highway fronting Niu Valley Shopping Center reopened at 2 p.m. today following a closure due to a multi-vehicle crash.
Holocaust victims buried after remains found in U.K. museum
LONDON >> The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims were buried in a solemn ceremony at a Jewish cemetery near London today after spending years in storage at a British museum.
Firefighters free horse trapped in muddy Rhode Island swamp
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. >> It was an unusual rescue effort for some Rhode Island firefighters after a horse became stuck in a muddy swamp.
Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee
TOKYO >> Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Winter storm, bitter cold wreak havoc on travel across mainland
BOSTON >> A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused dangerously icy conditions throughout New England today.
Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico >> People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.
Ky Bowman leads Boston College in win over No. 11 Florida State
BOSTON >> Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State, 87-82, today.
Giuliani: ‘So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony
WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open today the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony.
Vatican reportedly knew of Argentine bishop misconduct
ORAN, Argentina >> The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told the Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago.
Sen. Graham will ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders
ISLAMABAD >> U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said today that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war, the U.S.’s longest military engagement.
Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock
ROME >> A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port today, but said so far its queries to several nations haven’t succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the southern Mediterranean.
Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth
TOKYO >> Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.
Drone tests to rise in Nevada under FAA pilot program
LAS VEGAS >> The skies around Nevada’s largest cities are about to see more drone aircraft, after federal agencies picked the state for testing remote-controlled vehicles in urban airspace.
February’s Trump-Kim summit expected to take place in Vietnam
Administration officials are planning for President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take place in Vietnam, said people familiar with the plans.
Cartoon library gets Marmaduke collection spanning 56 years
COLUMBUS, Ohio >> A Great Dane known for making mischief has a permanent home in Columbus.
Knee pain pushes Lindsey Vonn closer to retirement
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy >> What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else today.
TSA says many of its workers calling out of work
WASHINGTON >> The impacts of the record-breaking partial government shutdown are continuing to escalate.
Pacquiao dominates in retaining title against Broner
LAS VEGAS >> Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40.
Man struck while crossing H-2 near Waipio Gentry dies
A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the H-2 freeway in Waipahu early today.
Goodwill Hawaii hosts tax clinics statewide
Goodwill Hawaii again will host free tax clinics statewide for low-income families starting Jan. 29. The free help is available to individuals or households who earned $55,000 or less in 2018 and do not own a home or business.
Vital statistics
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