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Top Story: Thousands of mourners marched through Baghdad today chanting “America is the Great Satan.”
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Thousands of mourners chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession today through Baghdad for Iran’s top general and Iraqi militant leaders, who were killed in a U.S. airstrike. Read more
The top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team opened the 2020 season with a 25-19, 25-16, 25-16 victory against first-time opponent Charleston tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. 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
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
Gary Cobban Jr., the captain, was among five fishermen missing and feared dead after the Scandies Rose sank late Tuesday. Read more
Pfc. Hiroshi Sakamoto served in the Headquarters Company of the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion. Read more
Trump said the Iranian general had been plotting “imminent and sinister” attacks. Read more
Thousands of customers in Central Oahu were without power for about an hour tonight. Read more
A San Francisco woman and her family spent the night in the forest after the woman fell on a hike in an area isolated by rising stream water, Maui firefighters said. Read more
The collision occurred at the intersection with Wainee Street in Lahaina at 8:15 p.m., according to police. Read more
For decades, American men over the age of 18 have gone through the ritual of registering with the government in case of a military draft. In recent years, this action has felt more like going through the motions, simply checking a box. Read more
Democratic presidential candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iran’s top general in an airstrike, a move that has thrust foreign policy to the forefront of the primary and revived intraparty disputes over military intervention in the Middle East. Read more
Australia’s prime minister called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states with two more deaths, and strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to populated areas including the suburbs of Sydney. Read more
A group of leaders of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States, announced today a plan that would formally split the church, citing “fundamental differences” over same-sex marriage after years of division. 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 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 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 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
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