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Top Story: Iranian officials admit that their military forces “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board.
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Accessed on 11 January 2020, 1505 UTC, Post 20108.
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Iran said its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard. Read more
A flash flood watch is in effect for all islands through Sunday afternoon. Read more
No. 1 Hawaii ran its home winning streak to 21 in tonight’s second match of the Raising Cane’s Rainbow Warrior Classic volleyball tournament. Read more
Five sailors were rescued today after a wave flipped a Navy boat in windy conditions in Kaneohe Bay. Read more
Police arrested a 47-year-old man this morning on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle his 39-year-old girlfriend in Haleiwa. Read more
The potatoes were planted in August by the company, which bought 41,000 acres of former sugar cane plantation lands in 2018 from Alexander & Baldwin Inc. Read more
Officials said a military airstrike targeted Abdul Reza Shahlai, a high-ranking commander in Iran’s Islamic Republican Guard Corps. Read more
Brendan Steele birdied his final three holes to shoot a 4-under 66 and is tied for the lead with Cameron Davis at 6-under at the close of today’s second round of play at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Read more
Police arrested a 13-year-old boy this morning who is suspected of robbing another 13-year-old boy on two separate occasions in Kalihi. Read more
Every county has one traffic fatality to start off the year. Read more
The arson case has been turned over to police for investigation. Read more
Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and his top officials offered a string of fresh explanations Friday, with Trump now contending Iranian militants had planned major attacks on four U.S. embassies. Read more
The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. Read more
Neil Peart was revered for his drumming skills, but was also the band’s key lyricist. Read more
This morning, after 17 days, a metal fence at Makalei Beach Park blocking access to a Diamond Head shoreline path was removed by workers for the City of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation. Read more
Parts of the public parking lot at Kakaako Waterfront Park and Point Panic are slated for closure, starting next week, as the city begins a $448,000 repaving project. Read more
Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf. Read more
Western leaders have said the plane seemed to have been unintentionally brought down by a surface-to-air missile near Tehran. Iran denies that a missile was to blame. Read more
Pelosi has been in a standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that has consumed Capitol Hill and scrambled the political dynamics more than three weeks after the House impeached Trump. Read more
Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeast Australia on Saturday, and man suffered serious burns protecting a home during a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented fire crisis. Read more
The quake-shaken family set up camp outside their home along the southern coast of Puerto Rico with no intention of going back inside anytime soon despite the muggy weather and occasional downpour. Read more