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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today alleging defamation in yet another twist in Gabbard’s peculiar, long-shot campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Read more
The employee alleged that FAA managers engaged in “gross mismanagement and an abuse of authority” for “the financial benefit of the airline,” the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the federal Office of Special Counsel. Read more
University of Hawaii has hired former Arizona State coach Todd Graham to lead the school’s football program. Read more
Ballard said the funeral services for both Enriquez and Kalama have not been set. Read more
The school canceled the remainder of the visitors on-campus activities over the next few days “out of an abundance of caution.” Read more
One question there’s wide agreement on: Trump should allow top aides to appear as witnesses at the trial. Read more
Three Americans died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in the Snowy Monaro region of Australia’s southern New South Wales state, officials said. Read more
Some residents and Hawaiian Electric workers were finally allowed to access the community late today. Crews plan to work through the night to restore power to about 40 homes. Read more
Police believe inattention and misjudgment are factors in the crash, the news release said. An autopsy is pending. Read more
Organizers of the 2020 Hula Bowl said they plan to donate $5 from every ticket sold to the families of fallen Honolulu police officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama. Read more
The Missile Defense Agency confirmed today it is looking at the possibility of siting a $1.9 billion Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai instead of at one of several spots on Oahu that had been considered since 2018. Read more
A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle tonight, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Read more
Two Papyrus stores on Oahu will be among the more than 250 stores closing across North America in the next four to six weeks, according to the greeting card chain’s parent company, Schurman Retail Group. Read more
The swimmer, a 71-year-old man visiting from California, was reported to be on a boogie board when he got into trouble. Read more
A Kauai hospital has received a donation of $2.75 million toward its emergency department and trauma fundraising campaign. Read more
China closed off a city of more than 11 million people, halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. Read more
It was the first time in South Korea that an active-duty member has been referred to a military panel to determine whether to end his or her service due to a sex change operation. Read more
The rules would make it more difficult for pregnant women to travel on tourist visas. Read more
Lois Cain, who has been missing since fire broke out in her home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive and consumed it along with six other homes Sunday, was generous and caring, according to the accounts of neighbors and Janice Morrow, who was a houseguest of Cain’s at the time. Read more
Manning, 39, who lost his starting job with the Giants in September, played 16 seasons for the Giants and leaves with franchise records for most passing yards (57,023), touchdown passes (366) and completed passes (4,895). Read more
The charge carries up to 20 years in prison, but prosecutors said they will recommend four months and a $9,500 fine. Read more
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