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Top Story: The coronavirus has turned up in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Accessed on 02 February 2020, 0315 UTC, Post 20213.
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A Boston man has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first case in the state, Massachusetts health officials said today. Read more
Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the Victory City Church shortly after 2:30 p.m. Read more
Maui man accused of stealing $70,000 in watches from retailer charged with robbery, attempted murder
A Maui man has been charged with attacking a man with a knife and injuring an employee during a robbery last week. Read more
The 32-year-old was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of harassment and resisting arrest. Read more
Health officials are reporting the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The latest patient is the husband of the Chicago woman who got sick after she returned from a trip to China. Read more
China’s death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads among their populations. Read more
Kobe Bryant’s high school jersey spent more time in China of late than it did hanging on the wall of the gym named in honor of the school’s career leading scorer. Read more
The 49ers and Chiefs held walk-throughs on a rainy Saturday, one day before they will meet in the Super Bowl. Read more
A large purple-and-yellow banner featuring Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers numbers — 8 and 24 — hung from the ceiling as Shaquille O’ Neal dedicated several moments of his set to the basketball legend, who also recorded music. Read more
The iPhone maker said in a statement it was closing stores, corporate offices and contact centers in China until Feb. 9 “out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts.” Read more
Clark’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that Clark died in Naples, Fla, of natural causes. Read more
The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. Read more
China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world. Read more
Honolulu Zoo announced Friday afternoon that Mari, one of two resident Asian elephants, has been ill and is receiving treatment. Read more
A green sea turtle whose flipper was amputated after getting caught in fishing line is now back home in the ocean, thanks to some help from humans. Read more
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, following a series of meetings with Khalilzad on Friday, said it supported a quick peace deal with the Taliban and repeated Washington’s call for a reduction in violence. Read more
The 51-49 vote, one of the most consequential of the trial, fell mostly along party lines. Read more
They are the first U.S.-based airlines to do so and joining several international carriers that have stopped flying to China as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell launched the pilot program — which applies only to residential customers from Hawaii Kai to Foster Village — in June, and it was slated to run through Jan. 31. Read more
The Hawaii football team has reached to the NFL for its offensive coordinator. Read more
Red roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhead video board, photos of Bryant in action for the Lakers alternated with those of the other seven people who were killed alongside him and his 13-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash. Read more