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Top Story: U.S. – Iran pull back from the brink of war.
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Accessed on 09 January 2020, 1455 UTC, Post 20100.
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Speaking from the White House, Trump seemed intent on deescalating the crisis, indicating that he would not retaliate militarily for the strikes. Read more
Six Korean visitors at Kualoa Ranch were transported to an emergency room today after an ATV they were on crashed into a tree. Read more
As many as a billion animals may have been killed in Australia’s wildfires since September, a scientist said, doubling his earlier estimate as the unprecedented scale of the crisis in the world’s driest inhabited continent continued to emerge. Read more
Honolulu firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire late Sunday night at a two-story home in Wahiawa which caused an estimated $392,000 in damages. Read more
The state is getting set to auction off a 112-foot-long fishing boat next week if the owner does not claim it, and pay off $1,000 in fees. Read more
Police found him standing over a male victim who appeared to have been stabbed in a residence of the Eden Roc subdivision. Read more
A Range Rover occupied by four men was heading east on Kaumualii Highway when it crossed the centerline, over-corrected back to the eastbound lane and struck a guardrail. Read more
A feral cat killed an endangered Hawaiian petrel chick at its burrow on Kauai just before it was about to fledge late last year — and it was all caught on camera. Read more
Hawaiian posted gains in all performance measures in December and fourth-quarter increases in all performance measures save for passenger traffic, which was flat. Read more
Palm Beach police records show officers were called to Mar-a-Lago on Monday night to assist the Secret Service but most of the report is redacted, including the name of the individual who was contacted. Read more
A statement issued today by Buckingham Palace said the royal couple intend to become financially independent, shunning funds from the Sovereign Grant. Read more
Burdened with years of budget cuts and a recent increase in workload to implement a new tax law, the IRS struggled to deliver on its mission in the past fiscal year. Read more
The Oscars are going without a host again this year. Read more
National Weather Service forecasters expect strong and gusty trade winds to continue through the rest of the week, with heavy rains expected by Thursday, and thunderstorms possible on Friday. Read more
Nissan’s fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan last week, saying he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial. Read more
McDonald’s departure leaves Chevan Cordeiro as the Warriors’ No. 1 quarterback. Read more
The Iranian military disputed any suggestion the plane had been blown out of the sky by a missile, and Iranian aviation authorities said they suspected a mechanical problem brought down the 3½-year-old Boeing 737. Read more
The 32-year-old man was picking opihi at about 9:40 p.m. at the shoreline north of Haena Beach, when a high-surf warning was in effect for the eastern shores of Hawaii island. Read more
McConnell has indicated Republicans have the leverage they need to launch Trump’s trial on his terms, but Pelosi’s reluctance to transmit the articles of impeachment leaves the Senate proceedings at a standstill. Read more
President Donald Trump plans to attend a global economic forum in Switzerland this month, making up for an appearance he canceled during last year’s record-long shutdown of the U.S. government. Read more