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Accessed on 13 July 2019, 0130 UTC, Post 19187.
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More than 23 firefighters with three helicopters plus the Chinook helicopter are battling the wildfire today. Read more
Maui residents reached out to Winfrey via Twitter asking her to open her private road. Read more
Prosecutors say Epstein faces “the very real possibility” of spending the rest of his life in prison. Read more
Smoke also appears in the forecast, along with sunshine, mostly in the same areas affected by the wildland fire in Maui’s Central Valley. Read more
The animals, along with volunteers and staff, spent the night in shelter at Maui High School. Read more
Police arrested two men in connection with two armed robberies at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Kaimuki and Moiliili. Read more
Honolulu police are investigating an early morning robbery in Waianae involving a possible airsoft BB gun. Read more
The report says the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine. Read more
Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that allowed Epstein to avoid federal trial but plead guilty to state charges and serve 13 months in jail.Read more
Trump unleashed his criticism on one of Wisconsin’s favorite sons just before leaving to go to the state he wants to win in 2020. Read more
National Guard troops and rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters. Drinking water was lined up. Read more
The Coast Guard says cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of $569 million was seized during the operations in the past two months. Read more
The homeowner was awakened by a loud noise and grabbed his AR-15, before exchanging gunfire with the alleged intruders. Read more
The reason for the losses, which include bitcoins as well as Ethereum, Ripple and other kinds of cryptocurrencies, is under investigation. Read more
At about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, the transmission line running from the Maalaea Power Plant to Kihei was damaged by the fire. Read more
In Sunday’s final, Federer will face Novak Djokovic, the defending champion and seeded No. 1. Read more
Investors continued to remain focused on the Federal Reserve. Read more
Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 31.4% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, while exports to the American market declined 7.8% to $39.3 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Read more
The indictment alleges that the criminal acts occurred over two decades dating back to 1999, both in the U.S. and overseas. It accuses Kelly of engaging in sexual acts with girls under 18 and without disclosing that he had a sexually transmitted disease.Read more
More than 1,000 recordings were obtained by Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, which noted in a story that some contained sensitive personal conversations — as well as information that identified the person speaking. Read more
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