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Top Story: Kauai fire rescue crews have recovered the remains of six people killed in a tour helicopter crash near Kokee, Kauai. One person is still missing.
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Accessed on 28 December 2019, 1615 UTC, Post 20046.
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A flight manifest shows there were two parties aboard the helicopter — one party of two and another party of four. Read more
According to just-released Nielsen numbers, 2.43 million viewers watched UH’s 38-34 victory over the Cougars on ESPN Christmas Eve. Read more
The footage published today was part of a trove of confidential Navy investigative materials that the Times obtained about the prosecution of Gallagher, who was accused of battlefield misconduct in Iraq. Read more
An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Read more
Pali Highway will be closed in both directions for several hours on New Year’s Day for the removal of two trees on slopes above, according to state transportation officials. Read more
A young girl died Thursday evening on a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport headed to Seattle, officials said. Read more
With a new law enacted in December 2019, anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S. It also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. Read more
Imus died this morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve. Read more
The woman inside the Mickey Mouse costume went to the hospital with neck injuries caused by a grandmother patting the character’s head, while the employees wearing the Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck costumes were groped by tourists, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports. Read more
Several lanes of H-1 freeway were closed tonight because of a crash in Kalihi, police said. Read more
With just over 600,000 residents, the city hit a historically high homicide rate of about 57 per 100,000 people after a week of relentless gunfire saw eight people shot three fatally in one day and nine others one fatally another day. Read more
Weather officials said the swell arriving Monday will likely be the largest of the season thus far. Read more
The organization, which bills itself as the voice of romance writers and cites 9,000 members, has been upended over the way it has treated one of its authors, Courtney Milan, a Chinese American writer and a former chair of its Ethics Committee. Read more
A look back at some U.S. disease trends in 2019. Read more
Three employees — Katelynne Nelson, 31, Christina Swauger, 35, and Valerie Fresquez, 24 — were arrested on related charges. Read more
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Putin that the first missile unit equipped with the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle entered combat duty. Read more
A San Diego foodtech startup has grown fillets of yellowtail fish entirely from cells, making the local company one of the most scientifically advanced in the world of lab-grown seafood. Read more
On Jan. 1, regulators will reopen an area roughly three times the size of Rhode Island off Oregon and California to groundfish bottom trawling — all with the approval of environmental groups that were once the industry’s biggest foes. Read more
U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is to be moved from densely populated Ginowan to the previously undeveloped Henoko area on Okinawa’s eastern coast. Read more
A reported bomb threat on a Hawaiian Airlines flight tonight to Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa turned out to be unfounded. Read more
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