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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Twitter that he will announce Jan. 6 whether he will enter the NFL draft or return to college for another season. Read more
Out of the six fires, one house fire in Maili on Linakona Street was confirmed to have started due to fireworks. Read more
The hospital reports that its second baby was born at 12:05 a.m. Read more
EMS personnel transported 11 people to the hospital for respiratory problems. Read more
Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All. Read more
Severe flooding in Indonesia’s capital as residents celebrated the new year has killed at least 16 people, displaced tens of thousands and forced an airport to close, the country’s disaster management agency said. Read more
How exactly Ghosn fled surveillance in Japan and popped up in Lebanon, or who might have directed the dramatic escape, remains unclear. Read more
Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 12 and underwent emergency surgery. The league said he died with his wife, Dianne, and their family at his bedside. Read more
Bill Maher and his guests delivered a two-hour-plus collection of big laughs, genuine surprises and comfortable traditions at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on New Year’s Eve. Read more
Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to become the Gophers’ career receiving leader and Minnesota outrushed the Tigers 215 yards to 56 while dominating time of possession to limit Auburn’s ability to keep pace. Read more
Kamehameha was one of 20 bands from around the world selected to participate in the parade. Read more
Federal prosecutors said three men were arrested in recent days and charged with organized crime for drug offenses, though none apparently yet faces homicide charges. Read more
In his new year’s wishes to the public in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Francis confessed to losing his patience with the woman while he was strolling in the square Tuesday night to admire the Vatican’s Nativity scene. Read more
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. It also witnessed tragedy, in talent struck down in its prime. Read more
Charging that Iran was “fully responsible” for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days. Read more
Lev Parnas and another man, Igor Fruman, played key roles in efforts by Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Read more
Washington announced the move two days after owner dan Snyder fired president Bruce Allen following a decade of futility. Read more
A large swath of land on Oahu’s North Shore, including the upper Waimea watershed, will now be protected as part of the state’s forest reserve, thanks to a recent acquisition. Read more
Several witnesses saw cylindrical paper lanterns with little fires inside flying in the night sky shortly after midnight Wednesday near the Krefeld Zoo, Gerd Hoppmann, the city’s head of criminal police, told reporters. Read more
Expressing deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of unspecified “shocking” action. Read more
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a paddleboarder a mile off Ukumehame Beach Park today. Read more
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