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Top Story: Kauai police have confirmed the recovery of 6 bodies from the wreckage of Safari Helicopter near Kokee. There were no survivors. One person is still missing.
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Accessed on 29 December 2019, 1435 UTC, Post 20050.
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Safari Helicopters released a statement to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser around noon today shortly after Kauai police identified the pilot and two passengers aboard the tour helicopter that crashed off the remote area of Kokee. Read more
Honolulu police arrested a 36-year-old man Friday morning after he allegedly took a stolen golf cart for a spin in Kaneohe. Read more
The Royal Thai Navy says Petty Officer 1st Class Bayroot Pakbara was receiving treatment but his condition worsened after the infection spread into his blood. Read more
By Saturday morning, the post had been removed from Trump’s feed, though it could still be found in other ways, including on a website that logs every presidential tweet. Read more
A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team’s coaches. Read more
The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. Read more
The muggers took $1 from the men and fled, police said. Read more
Joe Burrow turned in the greatest performance yet in his Heisman Trophy season, throwing for seven touchdowns and 493 yards as No. 1 LSU romped to a breathtaking 63-28 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl semifinal game Saturday. Read more
Facing a serious challenger for the first time in months, Clemson and its perfect quarterback delivered championship plays when they needed them most. Read more
Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. Read more
Police fought with protesters who marched through a Hong Kong shopping mall Saturday demanding mainland Chinese traders leave the territory in a fresh weekend of anti-government tension. Read more
Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state are attempting to make headway amid favorable conditions, before an “extreme heatwave” hits embattled areas on the weekend. Read more
Now, despite the dioceses’ release of nearly 5,300 names, most in the last two years, critics say the lists are far from complete. Read more
A police officer says a car bomb has detonated at a security checkpoint during the morning rush hour in Somalia’s capital. 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
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
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
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