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Accessed on 08 January 2020, 1450 UTC, Post 20096.
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Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. Read more
She replaces John Komeiji, who is joining Kamehameha Schools. Read more
Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. Read more
A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, turning farmland on the outskirt of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board. 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
Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama against “playing the Iran card” to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years later, Trump is showing no reluctance to capitalize politically on his order to kill a top Iranian general, drawing accusations that he is weaponizing foreign policy for his campaign’s own gain. Read more
CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Read more
The PGA Tour celebrated the start of a new year by announcing Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, in only its third year as title sponsor at Kapalua, had agreed to a 10-year extension through 2030. Read more
Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that’s what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox. Read more
U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question. 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
Oil prices jumped back above $70 a barrel after Iran attacked two U.S.-Iraqi bases in its first response to the killing of its top general, before paring most of their gains as Tehran signaled the strike was over. 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
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
It’s Impossible Food’s first foray beyond fake beef. Read more
Puerto Rico has been trembling for more than a week. Read more
Honolulu police today identified the man shot and killed by officers Monday in a Kailua neighborhood. 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
There was no information about what set off the crush. Online videos showed people lying apparently lifeless, their faces covered by clothing. 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
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