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Top Story: Investigators say the fatal accident that killed Kobe Bryant and other occurred in a fog which grounded other aircraft.
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Accessed on 27 January 2020, 1445 UTC, Post 20185.
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The accident unleashed an outpouring of grief from admirers around the country who mourned the sudden loss of the all-time basketball great who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Read more
Ranky Tanky, a quintet that specializes in traditional Gullah music of the Southeastern U.S., won the award for Best Regional Roots Music album. Read more
Shark warning signs have been posted at Makaha Beach Park this afternoon following the sighting of a large shark approximately 400 yards offshore. Read more
Police have closed River Street in Chinatown because of a building fire. Read more
The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said. Read more
Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with both his sublime skills and his unquenchable competitive fire. Read more
The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family. Read more
Police closed all westbound lanes of Farrington Highway at Maipalaoa Road during their investigation. Read more
Gianna Bryant always wanted to follow in her father Kobe Bryant’s footsteps. Read more
China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. Read more
John Altobelli, the longtime baseball coach at Orange Coast College, was killed along with his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash Sunday that also took the lives of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and Bryant’s daughter, Gianna. Read more
From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city’s NBA team. Read more
The Pro Bowl turned into a Kobe Bryant tribute. Read more
A mix of newcomers and well-known acts reached their goals of winning their first-ever Grammy Awards on Sunday, including Tanya Tucker, J. Cole, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus and late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Read more
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges. But a federal appeals court is set to hear arguments from groups hoping to keep the challenges alive. Read more
A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens. Read more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hopes to “make history” during his upcoming trip to the White House for the expected unveiling of President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan. Read more
Officials from Libya’s two rival governments said fighting erupted as the country’s east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month. 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
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
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