Hawaii State News, evening edition, 27 Jan 2019

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Lee Cataluna: Family ends production of beloved pickles
Lylas Uradomo has been documenting the last batch of each product on her Facebook page: the last batch of spiced takuan, the last batch of ogo onion, the last batch of sanbai zuke. The beloved Japanese- style pickled vegetables from Maui, sold under the simple brand name “Maui Brand,” as of this month, are no longer in production. What is on store shelves is all that remains.
Tulsi Gabbard’s run for president brings questions about past
When Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard penned a searing opinion piece in The Hill earlier this month accusing politicians of inciting religious bigotry for their own political gain, many national political observers were surprised because she specifically took aim at several of her Democratic colleagues, including U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris.
North Carolina women stun No. 1 Notre Dame
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. >> Paris Kea and North Carolina gave coach Sylvia Hatchell the “wow moment” she asked for: an upset of top-ranked Notre Dame.


AFC wins third straight Pro Bowl in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. >> The AFC owns Orlando.
‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops
NEW YORK >> Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters.
Kauai man airlifted to Oahu after single-vehicle crash
A 62-year-old man with life-threatening injuries was airlifted to Queens Medical Center on Friday after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Kauai.
Firefighters extinguish blaze at Waianae house
More than three dozen firefighters responded to a fire at a single family home in Waianae this morning.
NFL keeps going younger, cheaper
By the time NFL players reach their third and fourth years in the league, the vast majority are struggling just to hang on because of injuries or younger, faster and often cheaper rookies out for their jobs.
Trump OK with second shutdown over border standoff, aide says
WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won’t work with him to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said today.
Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show
LAS VEGAS >> Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there.
‘Black Panther,’ ‘Star Is Born’ up for SAG Awards’ top honor
NEW YORK >> “Black Panther” and “BlacKkKlansman” are among the films vying for the top prize at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards today.
XXXTentacion’s son born 7 months after rapper’s death
NEW YORK >> Seven months after XXXTentacion was killed, the rapper’s son has been born.
Michael Jackson accusers’ film gets standing ovation, estate rebuke
PARK CITY, Utah >> It’s not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys walked onstage following the festival’s only screening of “Leaving Neverland,” a documentary about their stories.
Trump’s fossil fuel rollbacks carry steep cost
BILLINGS, Mont. >> As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.
20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral
JOLO, Philippines >> Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.
Venezuela allows U.S. diplomats to stay, defusing showdown
CARACAS, Venezuela >> Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to “pick a side” in the South American nation’s fast-moving crisis.
Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp to appear in live ‘Rent’ show
NEW YORK >> “Rent” fans will get an extra treat tonight during a Fox live broadcast when stars from the original Broadway musical enjoy cameos, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Taye Diggs.
Louisiana man suspected of shooting his parents, 3 others caught at grandma’s home
GONZALES, La. >> A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested today when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house in Virginia, a sheriff said.
Fears that second dam could breach in Brazil prompt evacuations
BRUMADINHO, Brazil >> Brazilian officials t0day suspended the search for potential survivors of a dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.
Crews respond to water main breaks in Kalihi and Kakaako
The Board of Water Supply is responding to a water main break in Kakaako this morning.
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Russ Roberts