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Our top story focuses on the deployment of American forces to the Middle East.
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Accessed on 05 January 2020, 1500 UTC, Post 20083.
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A 28-year-old man who tried to escape from police above the rooftops of Makaha and the teenager who tried to help him remained in custody today, police said. Read more
Troops from the 82nd Airborne have been deployed to the Middle East as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Read more
The No. 1 Hawaii men’s volleyball team got through the opening weekend of the 2020 season unscathed as it swept Charleston for the second straight night, 25-18, 25-16, 25-17, tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in regulation and then led the winning drive in overtime as the Texans added another comeback to Houston playoff history by rallying from a double-digit second-half deficit for a 22-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. Read more
Both directions of a section of Round Top Drive are closed due to a fallen tree. Read more
Drivers faced gridlock early this afternoon in the Kaneohe-bound lanes of the H-3 freeway after a multiple-car collision. Read more
Trump’s advisers presented him with an array of options for responding, including the most dramatic possible response: taking out Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and the man responsible for hundreds of Americans deaths. Read more
Derrick Henry rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown while Tennessee’s defense stymied Tom Brady and perhaps ended his championship-filled New England career with a 20-13 wild-card victory Saturday night. Read more
The al-Shabab extremist group says it has attacked a military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya. Kenya’s military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed. Read more
New Iran general steps up as Islamic Republic promises ‘harsh revenge’ to U.S. for killing Qassem Soleimani
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later on Friday appointed Qassem Soleimani’s deputy, Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani as the new commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force. Read more
Carlos Ghosn shared his secretive escape flight from Japan with a pair of Americans who have backgrounds in the private security business. One was a former Green Beret who has extensive experience in extracting hostages but also went to jail for fraud. Read more
Milder temperatures Sunday brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three Australian states, claiming 24 lives and destroying almost 2,000 homes. Read more
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s already rehearsed what he’s going to say to the audience on his final show, whenever that may be. Read more
Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globes on Sunday, and once again no one will be safe. Read more
Her tweet Friday came after a U.S. airstrike killed Iran’s top general and has been widely criticized. Read more
A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport on Friday Jan. 3, killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Soleimani was considered the architect of Iran’s policy in Syria. Read more
Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she’s packed in Latin, chorus and piano as extras. Read more
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged parts of greater Jakarta and caused landslides in Bogor and Depok districts on the city’s outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a number of people. Read more
The attacks on a busy downtown avenue of restaurants and apartments just south of the Texas Capitol terrified customers stopping for their morning coffee on the way to work. It was the city of Austin’s first homicide of 2020. Read more
Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response” level Saturday, as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. Read more
Dozens of asylum seekers pushed back into Mexico by the United States tried Friday to get their bearings still unsure of how they would travel some 350 miles to their court dates in El Paso, subsist for months in this unfamiliar border city or return to their distant homelands. Read more
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