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Top Story: GOP strains to contain Bolton fallout. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is shifting to the question of witnesses-a “pivotal juncture” as Republicans lack the votes to block testimony.
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Accessed on 29 January 2020, 2115 UTC, Post 20197.
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President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses and face a potential setback in their hope of ending the trial with a quick acquittal. Read more
Sam Bennett, who spent the past season as an assistant with the Arizona Cardinals, is joining the University of Hawaii football coaching staff, the school announced today. Read more
The five candidates all agreed about the need to restore trust and accountability in the prosecutor’s office after its recent troubles but also carved out their own visions for tackling the job. Read more
The National Weather said a “dangerous, long-period northwest swell” is expected to travel down the isle chain today and tonight, and to hold through Thursday. Read more
The Fed sketched a mostly positive picture of the U.S. economy in the statement it released after its latest policy meeting. It also repeated its pledge to “monitor” the world economy, which may be held back in the coming months by China’s viral outbreak. Read more
The number of confirmed cases jumped to 5,974. Read more
He’s selling all of Berkshire Hathaway’s publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo News in New York. Read more
Much of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement simply updates the 25-year-old NAFTA, with new laws on intellectual property protection, the internet, investment, state-owned enterprises and currency. 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
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
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
Central Pacific Financial Corp.’s net income fell 10.1% in the fourth quarter despite solid loan growth and improved margins. Read more
All the passengers had already been through two screenings in China and were screened twice more in Anchorage by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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
They were the only two people aboard the Air Force E-11A electronic surveillance aircraft when it went down on Monday in Ghazni province, officials said. 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
Work is anticipated to be completed in about three weeks, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation. Read more
China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities to prevent people from leaving and spreading the virus further. The lockdown has trapped more than 50 million people. 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
First Hawaiian Inc.’s net income jumped 13.1% in the fourth quarter partly due to accelerating loan growth as it capped off its first year back as a fully independent bank. Read more
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were treating a family that had just come from a city at the epicenter of the outbreak. Read more
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