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Top Story: China’s leader calls situation grave as country scrambles to contain deadly coronavirus.
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Accessed on 26 January 2020, 0325 UTC, Post 20179.
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China’s leader calls situation grave as country scrambles to contain deadly coronavirus that has killed 41
Millions of people traveling during the holiday have fueled the spread of the outbreak nationwide and overseas after it began in the city of Wuhan in central China. Read more
Police arrested a 40-year-old man who they say robbed his girlfriend in Kalihi. Read more
The Hawaii women’s basketball team picked up its first conference road win of the season with a 65-59 decision at UC Riverside today. Read more
Surf will build to 25 to 35 feet this morning through tonight then decrease to 20 to 28 feet Sunday along the north and west shores of Kauai and Niihau, and the north shores of Oahu, Maui and Molokai. Read more
A 40-year-old man was arrested after threatening three people with a knife in Kunia, police said. Read more
Freed momentarily from the Senate’s impeachment trial, several presidential candidates high-tailed it to Iowa today for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state’s caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination. Read more
China’s most festive holiday began in 2020 in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events. Read more
It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound. Read more
There were over 1,200 participants of St. Francis Healthcare System’s seventh Annual St. Marianne Cope Wellness Fair and Walk at Ala Moana Beach Park this morning. Read more
Within the first three days of the #MeToo-era trial, the once-heralded Hollywood titan whom prosecutors described as a “predatory monster” came face-to-face with an accuser who testified in vivid detail about an alleged rape more than two decades ago. Read more
“One hundred percent of the museum’s collection, other than what is on view,” said Nancy Yao Maasbach, the president of the museum. She said that the collection was one of a kind and that she was “just distraught” after receiving the news. Read more
The Institute of War and Peace Studies also found that an overwhelming 80% of Afghans surveyed said a political solution was the only way to bring about an end to fighting. Twenty percent said a military solution was possible. Read more
Some 1,243 people were injured, with 34 of them in intensive care but not in critical condition, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Read more
The floor of the Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump’s lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for his impeachment acquittal on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. Read more
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
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
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
As Democrats finished their third day before skeptical Republican senators, Trump’s legal team prepared to start his defense, expected on Saturday. 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