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Top Story: Beginning Monday, China Eastern Airlines will suspend all flights to Hawaii because of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
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Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 03 February 2020, 0445 UTC, Post 2018.
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China Eastern Airlines is suspending flights to Hawaii starting Monday. Read more
Uncomfortable and under duress for much of the game, Patrick Mahomes suddenly recaptured his mojo and lifted Andy Reid and the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory, the team’s first NFL championship in a half-century. Read more
Maui police say the suspect and victim knew each other. An investigation is ongoing. Read more
China completed building a 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than 17,000 infections at home and abroad, according to the latest figures Monday. Read more
A 40-year-old man was in custody Saturday after he punched a Honolulu police officer in the face during a traffic stop, police said. Read more
Honolulu police were investigating today after a 21-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. Read more
As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days. Read more
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira restored sparkle and spectacle to the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night with headlining sets heavy on Latin pride, a year after the pop-rock band Maroon 5 performed an anodyne set with the rapper Travis Scott that seemed to please nobody. Read more
A woman in the San Francisco Bay Area who became ill after returning from a trip to China has become the ninth person in the U.S. to test positive for a new virus, health authorities said. Read more
The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Read more
In the real world, political primaries are looming, impeachment is ongoing and heavy news never seems to stop. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. Read more
As countries race to deal with an outbreak that has begun spreading around the world, inciting panic and disrupting the global economy, the residents of Wuhan are waging a daily battle to survive. Read more
London police officers shot and killed a suspect after at three people were stabbed in what authorities are investigating as a terror attack. Read more
Mathematicians and geeks everywhere celebrated a rare occurrence today, 02/02/2020, a kind of 8-digit palindrome that hasn’t happened for more than 900 years. Read more
The Korean-American family drama “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung’s tender autobiographical tale about his upbringing in rural Arkansas, won two top honors at the Sundance Film Festival. Read more
“Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend. Read more
Interstate 15 crossing southern Nevada from California to Arizona has become the first route in the U.S. West to be designated as an electric vehicle corridor with charging stations available at least every 50 miles, state officials said. Read more
China’s central bank announced plans to inject 1.2 trillion yuan ($173 billion) into the economy to cushion the shock to financial markets from the outbreak of a new virus when trading resumes on Monday. Read more
A Maui man has been charged with attacking a man with a knife and injuring an employee during a robbery last week. Read more
Novak Djokovic refused to lose, waited for a chance to pounce and found his best tennis when absolutely necessary. Read more
She was standing on a rental car doing a little dance outside The Breakers when the state trooper rolled up. The 30-year-old opera singer from Connecticut jumped down, got into the black Jeep and ignored the Florida Highway Patrol officer’s motions to roll down her window. Read more
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