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Top Story: Honolulu International Airport will be 1 of 7 U.S. airports to receive flights from China during the coronavirus emergency.
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Accessed on 01 February 2020, 1530 UTC, Post 20210.
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Honolulu among 7 U.S. airports to receive flights from China; U.S. declares public health emergency amid coronavirus outbreak
President Donald Trump has signed an order that will temporarily bar foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days. Read more
Investigation called for after FAA whistleblower says bosses blocked him from inspecting Hawaii helicopters before fatal crash
A whistleblower alleges that his bosses at the FAA prevented him from conducting aircraft inspections at Safari Helicopters on Kauai prior to a December crash that killed seven people onboard. 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
The 32-year-old was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of harassment and resisting arrest. Read more
Honolulu Zoo announced this afternoon that Mari, one of two resident Asian elephants, has been ill and is receiving treatment. Read more
Complicated logistics are part of a daily flow of food and other goods authorities say is sustaining Wuhan and surrounding cities. 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
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
Trump was not at the resort at the time, although he was scheduled to arrive there later today. Read more
Democratic presidential candidates kicked off a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning Friday ahead of the Iowa caucuses, which will begin the battle to take on President Donald Trump in November. Read more
President Donald Trump thinks differently than any client he has ever had, often contradicting common wisdom and then seeing his way work out in the end, former White House counsel Don McGahn said Friday at a conference of conservative lawyers and scholars. Read more
A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s trial testified Friday that he raped her twice, once bellowing, “You owe me!” as he dragged her into a bedroom. Read more
Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are “very relieved’ to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said today. Read more
Just two weeks ago, the S&P 500 had closed at an all-time high, having climbed around 13% since early October. Then came the virus outbreak in China. Read more
The suspect, who police want to question about the incident, was wearing a black T-shirt with a brown logo on the left side of the chest, black pants, slippers and a black and white baseball cap. Read more
A reinforcing west-northwest swell continues to pump large surf for most islands as cloudy weather today heralds the return of tradewinds and also wet weather. Read more
In 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs traded three draft picks to move up 17 spots and take Patrick Mahomes with the 10th pick of the NFL draft, but as a rookie, he played in only one game, a throwaway appearance on the season’s final weekend. Mahomes’ workload did not portend the risky, bold move to come. Read more
The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies — but still a long way from a cure. Read more