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Top story: The remote, rugged Napali coastline of Kauai is making it difficult for federal investigators to find what led to the fatal crash of a tour helicopter near Kokee.
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Accessed on 02 January 2020, 1445 UTC, Post 20058.
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The remote and rugged terrain on the Hawaiian island of Kauai where a sightseeing helicopter crashed, killing all seven people aboard, could make it difficult or even impossible to piece together what led to the wreck. Read more
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
New Year’s Eve fireworks burned the wall of a Maili home and set a nearby wicker chair on fire before bystanders used a garden hose to extinguish the flames. Read more
The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services made over 40 ocean-related rescues and responded to two ocean-related injuries on New Year’s Day during a high surf advisory and small craft advisory for parts of the state continue until Thursday morning. Read more
The hospital reports that its second baby was born at 12:05 a.m. Read more
A 30-year-old man was critically injured in Lahaina when fireworks exploded in his face shortly after midnight New Year’s Day, according to the Maui Fire Department. Read more
A motorcyclist in Kauai died early this morning in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Hanapepe Road and Moi Road. Read more
EMS personnel transported 11 people to the hospital for respiratory problems. Read more
Justin Thomas is making his fifth straight start to a new year at Kapalua, a current streak matched only by Dustin Johnson and a reminder that he has made winning a habit on the PGA Tour. Read more
Today marks the opening of the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area. Read more
Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. Read more
Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed in an air force helicopter crash in mountainous terrain outside Taipei on Thursday, the defense ministry said. Five others survived. Read more
A vehicle fatally struck a male pedestrian Tuesday night near the Makalapa Gate in the Pearl Harbor area, police said. 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
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
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
Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, has died. 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