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Top Story: President Trump declares Iranian general’s “reign of terror” is over.
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Accessed on 03 January 2020, 2335 UTC, Post 20075.
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani “made the death of innocent people his sick passion,” Trump said from his estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Read more
It was by accident on Oct. 7 that Tyler Hofer and a friend stumbled upon the remains on their way to the top of Mount Williamson. Read more
Gary Cobban Jr., the captain, was among five fishermen missing and feared dead after the Scandies Rose sank late Tuesday. Read more
Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, her husband, Konrad Ng and their daughters as well as close friends joined the Obamas at dinner. Read more
The collision occurred at the intersection with Wainee Street in Lahaina at 8:15 p.m., according to police. Read more
Pfc. Hiroshi Sakamoto served in the Headquarters Company of the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion. Read more
The Defense Department said it killed Soleimani because he “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.” Read more
The former vice president joined other Democratic White House hopefuls in criticizing Trump’s order, saying it could leave the U.S. “on the brink of a major conflict across the Middle East.” Read more
The United States urged American citizens to leave Iraq “immediately.” Read more
Tesla has said repeatedly that its Autopilot system is designed only to assist drivers, who must still pay attention and be ready to intervene at all times. Read more
The high-profile contest took place in December. To keep the outcome a mystery, an ABC release has it running through Jan. 16 “if necessary.” Read more
The Interpol notice is the latest twist in Ghosn’s daring escape, which spanned three continents and involved private planes, multiple passports and international intrigue. Read more
Young led the nation in sacks with 16.5, also the best in school history. He reached that number despite being benched for two games because he violated NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. Read more
The U.S. Marine Corps announced Tuesday that it had authorized military police officers to bring their privately owned firearms onto bases, a rule change that senior officers said was hastened by fatal shootings at two Navy installations in the past month. Read more
A Nissan sedan was traveling eastbound on Ala Moana Boulevard in Waikiki when it struck one pedestrian and nearly missed another as they walked in a marked crosswalk. Read more
A 15-year-old bicyclist sustained serious injuries when a vehicle struck and dragged him in Makiki Sunday night. Read more
The driver, described by witnesses, was an elderly woman. Read more
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 182 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city’s outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people. Read more
He’s using it as a learning experience to turn it into one that is unconditionally sweet next time, as those who have gotten to know him since he became a Seahawk would expect. Read more
U-Haul has a New Year’s resolution: cut down on hiring people who smoke. Read more
Hawaii island police arrested a 34-year-old Kamuela man on suspicion of negligent homicide in connection with a deadly collision involving a pedestrian in Waimea on Wednesday. Read more