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Top Story: Hong Kong has declared a virus emergency and closes schools for 2-weeks as the Wuhan virus spreads.
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The outbreak began in Wuhan in central China and has spread to the rest of the country and overseas as people travel for the holiday. Read more
Honolulu Medical Examiner identifies 1 set of remains found in Hibiscus Drive rubble as homeowner Lois Cain
The cause of death is pending investigation. Read more
The Board of Water Supply’s objective is to rid its ratepayers of the liability and security costs tied to retaining the hike, which remains popular despite being officially off-limits for decades. Read more
University of Hawaii head coach Todd Graham has doubled his staff with the hiring of Abraham Elimimian as a defensive assistant coach. Read more
As Democrats finished their third day before skeptical Republican senators, Trump’s legal team prepared to start his defense, expected on Saturday. Read more
He was standing waist-deep in the ocean fronting Whalers Village when he was knocked over by the first wave. Read more
Police said the truck, equipped with GPS, was tracked down by the owners and reported to police. Read more
The city will begin closing One‘ula Beach Park in Ewa overnight on Monday in an effort to improve the park. Read more
The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report feeling sick. Read more
Federal wildlife officials have captured an adult female monk seal for monitoring after it was showing ill-like behavior in the Ko Olina area. Read more
Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors. Read more
The exact nature of their injuries and their service and unit affiliations were not disclosed. Read more
The story is triggered by a gruesome crime. Read more
Federal and state officials are monitoring a sperm whale carcass in the nearshore waters of Lanai. Read more
Proponents have argued there is a constitutional right to publish the material, but critics counter that making the blueprints readily accessible online could lead to an increase in gun violence and put weapons in the hands of criminals who are legally prohibited from owning them. Read more
President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement’s highest profile and most symbolic events. Read more
The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. Read more
The 17-year-old Swedish star’s comments marked a final coda to the four-day World Economic Forum summit in Davos, where a major theme was tension between environmental activists who want to protect the Earth and Trump administration officials and business titans who want to exploit its resources for jobs, profits and economic growth. Read more
The Lunar New Year festivities were just hours away, but instead of helping to prepare a joyous family banquet, Chen Yanming stood anxiously outside a hospital where her father was being tested for a dangerous new virus. Read more
At a celebration for Bob Marley’s 75th birth anniversary, the late icon’s children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss passing the musical torch to their own children. Read more
Only once the last point had been played did the preternaturally poised Gauff turn into a rather typical teen, joking about wanting to take “a selfie for Instagram” with Rod Laver, the 11-time major champion after whom the tournament’s main stadium is named. Read more
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