Hawaii State News, evening edition, 23 Jan 2019

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Nurse arrested in rape of incapacitated woman who gave birth in Phoenix
PHOENIX >> A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after the patient stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy , Phoenix police said today.
Pelosi denies Trump access to House for State of the Union
WASHINGTON >> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today derailed President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, forcing the president to put his views before the nation another way. She said he can’t have access to the House chamber for the speech until the government reopens.
Hawaii ranks as worst state for driving, study says
Hawaii is the worst state in the nation to drive in, according to a study released today by personal finance website, WalletHub.


Special-needs Frenchie adopted by Honolulu family
The Hawaiian Humane Society , which first announced it had a special-needs dog up for adoption on Friday, said today that she has found her new family.
Trump says he’ll give State of the Union once shutdown ends
WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump said tonight he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Trump backs opposition leader as Venezuela president
CARACAS, Venezuela >> Venezuela’s crisis quickly escalated today as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.
Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule
BANGKOK >> Thailand’s Election Commission today announced that the nation’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on March 24.
Queen’s Health Systems offers deferral of payments for federal workers
Queen’s Health Systems started today deferring out-of-pocket payments for federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown now in its fifth week.
California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups
SAN FRANCISCO >> Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don’t bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste.
Director Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors
NEW YORK >> Bryan Singer, the director of the Oscar-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by the Atlantic.
Tiger returns to Torrey Pines to face strong field, strong course
SAN DIEGO >> Rory McIlroy had a week to remember his first trip to San Diego. He carried Northern Ireland’s flag during the opening ceremony of the Junior World Championship and later had a picture taken at Torrey Pines with a certain Mr. Woods.
How to bring back sensory enjoyment to daily meals
We often talk about the power of mindful meditation to ease stress, improve sleep and reduce emotional issues like depression, anxiety and anger — and to help preserve cognitive function as you age. But an amazing, untapped power of mindfulness is its ability to transform your eating habits.
Workout before surgery helps recovery
Mehmet Oz, M.D., is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D., is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Email questions to youdocsdaily@sharecare.com.
Beware fake news about fake hydrogen peroxide cures
In Rio during the 2016 Summer Olympics, water in two of the swimming pools mysteriously turned a murky green color.
Immunotherapy shows promise in fight against cancer
Cancer has an insidious talent for evading the natural defenses that should destroy it. What if we could find ways to help the immune system fight back?
The risk of sexual innuendo in Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK >> Sex sells … frozen food dishes?
Maui scuba diver, 69, drowns off Wailea
A 69-year-old Kihei resident drowned in waters off Wailea Tuesday evening.
Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply
DETROIT >> U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply.
5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested
SEBRING, Fla. >> A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank today, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said.
Report says NFL excels in racial hiring, but teams must improve
While the NFL office continues to receive high grades for its racial hiring practices, a diversity report shows there are still major strides needed at the team level.
Larry Fitzgerald returning to Arizona Cardinals for 16th season
PHOENIX >> That Hall of Fame slot will have to stay vacant for a while. Larry Fitzgerald isn’t ready to hang up the cleats just yet.
Argentine soccer star reportedly sent audio message from plane before crash
LONDON >> Before the plane carrying him vanished over the English Channel, an Argentine soccer player sent a chilling audio message from the flight in which he said, “I’m so afraid” and warned that the aircraft “seems like it’s falling to pieces,” Argentine news outlets reported Tuesday.
Drunken man took wrong Lyft to wrong home, police say
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine >> Police in Maine say a drunken man took the wrong Lyft and tried to get into a house he mistakenly thought was his home.
Police capture pair of runaway emus in coastal Texas
GALVESTON, Texas >> Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner’s backyard.
Adoptee deported by U.S. sues South Korea, adoption agency
SEOUL >> Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth.
Alyssa Milano answers backlash after comparing MAGA hats to Klan hoods
Alyssa Milano was swiftly criticized on Twitter after comparing President Trump’s red Make America Great Again hats to the white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan. And now she’s planning to write an op-ed to address the brewing backlash.
Alec Baldwin taking anger class in parking dispute plea deal
NEW YORK >> Days after appearing as President Donald Trump in a “Deal or No Deal” parody on “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin took a deal of his own today, agreeing to attend an anger management class to resolve a criminal case stemming from a skirmish over a parking spot.
Pedestrian killed after being struck on H-2 identified
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a pedestrian who died in a freeway crash in Waipahu Sunday as Robert K. Pacheco.
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Russ Roberts