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She replaces John Komeiji, who is joining Kamehameha Schools. Read more
Just four GOP senators would be needed to deny McConnell his majority, but he appears to have locked up the votes. Read more
Two women, ages 77 and 80, were robbed at gunpoint early this morning in Salt Lake. Read more
The move against Carole Ghosn, who is not in Japan, followed her husband’s flight to Lebanon last week while he was out on bail awaiting trial for alleged financial misconduct. Read more
Speaking in New York, Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision-making process to order the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and has failed to communicate the rationale to Congress or U.S. allies around the world. Read more
President Donald Trump and his top advisers are under pressure to disclose more detail about the intelligence that led him to order the killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which has greatly heightened tension with Tehran. Read more
There was no information about what set off the crush. Online videos showed people lying apparently lifeless, their faces covered by clothing. Read more
Over the last 24 hours, the NWS has clocked winds up to 67 mph at Kohala Ranch on Hawaii island, 53 mph at Kaneloa on Maui and 43 mph at Palehua on Oahu. Read more
Sports gambling giant DraftKings is reviewing a former “Bachelor” contestant’s $1 million win in an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband are accused of cheating. Read more
The social network said late Monday that it’s beefing up its policies to remove videos edited or synthesized in ways that aren’t apparent to the average person, and which could dupe someone into thinking the video’s subject said something he or she didn’t actually say. Read more
U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz and Tim Kaine have introduced a War Powers Resolution in an attempt to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran, Schatz said. Read more
The park will be a place where people can gather with their dogs and celebrate the outdoors, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. Read more
Producing in China insulates Tesla from possible duty increases on imported U.S.-made vehicles from Beijing’s tariff war with Washington. Read more
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a non-intoxicating molecule found in hemp and marijuana. Read more
Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn deserves up to 6 months in prison, Justice Department says in about-face
The government’s sentencing memo is a sharp rebuke to Flynn’s new legal team, which for months has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and accused prosecutors of withholding information that they said was favorable to their client. Read more
A tsunami alert was issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the initial quake, then canceled. Read more
The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. Read more
The tree forced the closure of the roadway for two hours this morning. Read more
Weinstein’s lawyers suggested that the timing of the new sex-crime charges, announced on Monday, was deliberate on the part of prosecutors, and they asked for a delay to let the publicity subside. Read more
The two fatalities counted are one more than in the first two days of 2019. Read more
For the full year, the median price for single-family homes slipped by 0.1% to $789,000 from a record $790,000 the year before. Read more
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