Welcome to the Sunday edition of Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: The search has resumed for a missing Swedish visitor in the waters near Waimea Bay on Oahu.
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Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 09 February 2020, 1425 UTC, Post 20250.
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The multi-agency search for a Swedish visitor swept into the ocean at Waimea Bay dragged into the night Saturday. Read more
The No. 1-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team ran its record to 11-0 on Saturday with a sweep of No. 4 UC Irvine in the championship match of the Outrigger Invitational. Read more
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares video of emotional eulogy he delivered at late father Rocky Johnson’s funeral
The “Jumanji” actor, 47, posted the nearly 11-minute video clip to his 171 million Instagram and 57 million Facebook and followers today. Read more
Cal Poly scored the final seven points in overtime to surge to a 79-75 basketball victory over Hawaii tonight in the Mott Athletics Center on the San Luis Obispo, Calif., campus. Read more
The Hawaii baseball team cobbled effective pitching, timely hitting and flawless defense for a 6-4 victory over Hawaii Hilo today at Les Murakami Stadium. Read more
Mainland China’s death toll from the new virus outbreak has risen to 811, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic. Read more
Strong winds in Hawaii can be expected in parts of the state through at least Sunday. Read more
UH (13-10, 7-3 Big West) remained in second place in the conference with six regular-season games remaining. Read more
Honolulu firefighters have controlled a 2-alarm building fire near Sand Island tonight. Read more
Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg’s experience as a small city mayor and cutting down the comparisons Buttigieg has drawn to the last Democratic president, declaring: “This guy’s not a Barack Obama.” Read more
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. Read more
The Garden Island reported the Federal Aviation Administration revoked the professional certificates of Safari Helicopters pilot Paul Matero in June 2010. Read more
Wary travelers are donning masks on New York City subways and in San Francisco airports. Panicked consumers are arming themselves with disinfectants. Businesses are suspending operations and airlines are halting flights. Read more
For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about the chaos. Read more
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Umatilla, Wallowa and Union counties late Friday to help communities deal with the severe flooding. Read more
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Bean’s Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a “traffic-related” fatality. Read more
The announcement Saturday Agnes Buzyn brings the total number of people with the virus in France to 11. Read more
Thai officials said a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand. Read more
More than 320 cases have been confirmed outside mainland China, including two deaths in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Read more
The coronavirus that has spread through much of China has yet to be diagnosed in Africa, but global health authorities are increasingly worried about the threat as health workers on the ground warn they are not ready to handle an outbreak. Read more
Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who is acting governor this week, said the individuals have no signs or symptoms of the deadly coronavirus, but are being monitored closely by the state Health Department. Read more