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Top Story: Honolulu prosecutors have declined to charge a man accused of trying to strangle a woman in Haleiwa.
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Accessed on 13 January 2020, 1450 UTC, Post 20118.
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Prosecutors on Saturday declined to pursue a case in which a 47-year-old man allegedly tried to strangle his girlfriend with her purse strap and his shoelace in Haleiwa a day earlier. Read more
Hawaii County firefighters extricated a 72-year-old driver trapped early this morning inside the bus she was driving in Kau. Read more
Farrington Highway remains closed in both directions between Maliona St. and St. Johns Road due to a motor vehicle accident and a downed utility pole. Read more
Flash flood warnings were in effect this morning for Maui and Hawaii island, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Read more
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and closed both directions of Kapiolani between Kona Iki and Piikoi Streets until 2:40 a.m. Read more
A man in his 30s was apparently drunk when he was struck by a pickup truck early this morning in the Ala Moana area. Read more
Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart. Read more
Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay’s spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally, and the Packers held on for a 28-23 victory Sunday night to reach the NFC championship game for the third time in six years. Read more
An Air Canada flight traveling from Vancouver, Canada, to Brisbane, Australia was diverted to Honolulu this morning following the death of a male passenger mid flight. Read more
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other administration officials joined President Donald Trump in trying to draw attention to dissent in Iran instead of lingering questions about the scale of the threat used to justify a drone strike on Iran’s top military leader. Read more
Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence tonight to protest their country’s days of denials that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people, the latest unrest to roil the capital amid soaring tensions with the United States. Read more
Thousands remained without electrical power this morning after weekend storms ravaged parts of the Southeast and Midwest, causing 11 deaths, overturning cars, uprooting trees and reducing buildings to rubble. Read more
A woman in her 30s was shot Saturday morning in a remote area near Whitmore Village in Wahiawa. Read more
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke to an alarming alert of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake. Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said senators will “pay a price” if they block new witnesses from testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. She said Americans expect a fair trial. Read more
Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools. Read more
Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander. Read more
It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Read more
Ensconced with aides at her royal retreat, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II prepared for a crisis family meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their dramatic decision to walk away from royal roles. Read more
Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler’s nickname. Read more
The right lane of the Pali Highway, Kailua-bound, reopened at 6 p.m. today after a mudslide closed it for most of today. Read more
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