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China has reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in new daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized. Read more
Police are investigating several pending charges, including inattention to driving, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and consuming or possessing liquor while operating a motor vehicle. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified them as Tiana K. Wooten and Zayden Wooten of Hauula. Read more
The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa’s cherished status as the first voting contest of the presidential primary season and led both front-runners to request a partial recanvass of the results. Read more
The Coast Guard asks the public to exercise caution near the grounded boat, and to report signs of pollution. Read more
A high surf advisory has been issued for the east facing shores of isles from Kauai to Hawaii island, in effect through 6 a.m. Friday. Read more
Megan May Funderburk, 24, was last seen near Wainaku Scenic Point on Sunday. Read more
Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced in a news release this afternoon that it has appointed Eva Zlotnicka of ValueAct Capital to its board of directors. Read more
Hawaiian Electric said its use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the unavailability of geothermal on the Big Island, and significantly lower wind energy production. Read more
After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. Read more
Water fluoridation has a long and controversial history in Hawaii, in large part because the state has very high rates of tooth decay in children. Read more
A senior Puerto Ricon official said that the island’s government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam. Read more
Harvard and Yale universities are under investigation by the U.S. Education Department for potentially failing to report gifts and contributions they received from countries including China and Saudi Arabia. Read more
Forecasters say a weakening low-pressure system near the Hawaiian Islands will continue to slowly drift westward before moving out of the state tonight. Read more
Cases that investigators made often died on the desks of prosecutors, even when an attacker confessed. Victims were denied help because regulations granted counseling only if the attacker was an adult. Read more
Ukrainian police said they have opened an investigation into the possibility that former ambassador Yovanovitch came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post in US. Read more
Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled. Read more
However, jurors did find Jing Lu, 56, guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her Dec. 18 arrest. Read more
State health officials said Monday they were monitoring 27 individuals, but that the number would be fluctuating as more travelers are funneled to Honolulu, one of 11 airports designated by the federal government to receive all flights to the U.S. from China. Read more
The oldest living person is also Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old woman. Read more
The new cases bring Japan’s total to 203 people with the new disease, COVID-19. Read more
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