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Top Story: Honolulu is one of 20 airports nationally with permanent quarantine stations for screening arriving passengers for the fast spreading coronavirus.
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Honolulu is one of 20 airports nationally with permanent quarantine stations. Read more
Currently, three possible options in the 98-acre footprint of the current facility are under study. Read more
Dr. Mark Mugiishi is replacing Michael Stollar, who is stepping down due to health reasons. Stollar became president and CEO in January 2018. Read more
Work is anticipated to be completed in about three weeks, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation. Read more
Washington Post reverses suspension of reporter who tweeted about Kobe Bryant rape case hours after crash
Her tweet came in the hours after Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Read more
Republican leaders do not yet have the votes to block Democrats’ demand for more witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded to fellow GOP senators late today. Read more
Shane befriended Dave Guard while at Punahou and the two later joined forces with Nick Reynolds to form the popular 1960s musical group. Read more
The bodies of Kobe Bryant and three other people killed when a helicopter smashed into a foggy Los Angeles-hillside have been identified, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Tuesday. Read more
Resident Edgardo De Jesus said he was watching television in his living room when he smelled smoke. Read more
The all-new season of ABC’s “American Idol” begins on Feb. 16. Read more
Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Read more
Countries on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. Read more
The deadly collision occurred on Highway 137 near the Pahoa-Kalapana Road intersection shortly before 11:30 p.m. Read more
The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third time the number of injuries has been increased. Read more
An airplane evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak departed Wednesday before dawn, and is en route to the U.S., a U.S. State Department official has told The Associated Press Read more
The quake could be felt strongly in Santiago, the largest city in eastern Cuba. Read more
Miami’s most luxurious hotels, clubs and restaurants are offering over-the-top packages to entice big spenders looking for action this weekend for the Super Bowl. w Read more
The National Weather Service said surf along north shores will be lowering to 8 to 12 feet today, but rising to 14 to 20 feet by Wednesday afternoon. Read more
As China rolls out containment measures unprecedented in modern history, locking down more than 50 million people in 17 cities, foreigners trapped in the quarantine zone are wondering when they can return home. Read more
Britain has decided to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government’s warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned. Read more
Harvey Weinstein’s trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify before the end of the week. Read more
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