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Top story: Samoa has lifted its state of emergency caused by a measles outbreak.
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Accessed on 30 December 2019, 1435 UTC, Post 20054.
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Samoa announced on Saturday that it would reopen schools and end restrictions on public gatherings as it lifted a six-week state of emergency in the aftermath of a measles epidemic that left scores of children and babies dead. Read more
Ice Cube, Usher and Marshmello each did about an hour and Migos just over half that in a show unlike anything else Hawaii music fans can see without leaving the islands. Read more
Two men were taken to the hospital today — one in critical condition — after an assault at the Towers at Kuhio Park, police said. Read more
The Hawaii basketball team breezed through its 2019-20 nonconference finale, and last game of the calendar year, 91-51 over visiting Maine tonight. Read more
The 34th annual Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational will not take place Tuesday, according to an announcement made today by contest organizers. Read more
A 29-year-old woman and four children were injured on Saturday night after the compact SUV they were riding in struck a coconut tree in front of Nauru Tower on Ala Moana Boulevard. Read more
A 64-year-old woman died Saturday after she was pulled from the ocean at Turtle Bay. Read more
Hawaii state sheriffs and the Honolulu Police Department are searching for a work furlough inmate who was reported missing Saturday at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center. Read more
A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi’s home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said was an act of domestic terrorism. Read more
A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world’s first genetically edited babies was sentenced Monday to three years in prison because of his research, state media said. Read more
A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said. Read more
The U.S. carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor, a Defense Department spokesman said. Read more
Here’s a rundown of some notable laws set to take effect in different parts of the country at the start of 2020. Read more
Four people were arrested for possible ties to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in recent days in Uruguay, the largest drug bust in the history of the South American country. Read more
A U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said. Read more
He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers. Read more
The muggers took $1 from the men and fled, police said. 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
Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster. Read more
After years of financial difficulties, the Newseum will close its doors Tuesday. 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