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Accessed on 28 January 2020, 1440 UTC, Post 20190.
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President Donald Trump’s legal team mostly brushed past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial. Read more
Bank of Hawaii Corp. reported today that its net income rose 7.8% in the fourth quarter amid solid loan and deposit growth. Read more
Police said speed is a possible factor in the collision. Read more
A union representing Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants said it expects to meet with the company once again this week in order to negotiate fair wages. Read more
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer, an accident investigator said today. Read more
A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news organization. Read more
A California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years. Read more
The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced to 25 years to life on Monday in Long Island for raping his stepdaughter. Read more
Former University of Hawaii linebacker Victor Santa Cruz has been hired as the Rainbow Warriors’ defensive coordinator. Read more
An elite-level point guard from Australia has pledged to join the University of Hawaii basketball this summer. Read more
Deaths from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 in China on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak. Read more
Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. H Read more
It was the first honor for the 6-foot-3 outside hitter. Read more
As out-of-town visitors arrived in Calabasas looking to glimpse the hillside where Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people died in a helicopter crash, some ran into sheriff’s checkpoints, some became lost and others had no idea where to go. Read more
Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night. Read more
The declines in the U.S. followed a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan. Read more
Mimi Haleyi, one of two women whose assault accusations led to Weinstein’s trial, took the stand today and, at times sobbing, detailed her allegation that the disgraced movie mogul sexually assaulted her at his New York City apartment in 2006. Read more
As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week’s Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won’t be able to defeat President Donald Trump. Read more
Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there’s still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths. Read more
The Islamic State group’s self-styled “caliphate” across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year, with the loss of its territory, the killing of its founder in a U.S. raid and an unprecedented crackdown on its social media propaganda machine. Read more
A judge set bail at $4 million Monday for a Utah teenager who authorities say “methodically” killed his mother and three younger siblings. Read more