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Top Story: The Philippines reports it first death from the coronavirus.
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The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death of a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and the World Health Organization told countries to prepare in the event the disease spreads among their populations. 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
A Boston man has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first case in the state, Massachusetts health officials said today. Read more
Hawaii trailed by 17 points midway through the second half, but beat Cal State Northridge 80-75 with a tremendous comeback before a frenzied season-high turnstile crowd of 5,311 tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team continued its hot outside shooting in a 68-44 win over Long Beach State tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. 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 32-year-old was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of harassment and resisting arrest. 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
The 49ers and Chiefs held walk-throughs on a rainy Saturday, one day before they will meet in the Super Bowl. Read more
He grew his hair so long, it flowed out of his helmet and obscured the name on the back of his jersey. 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
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
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