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Accessed on 22 February 2020, 0400 UTC, Post 203310.
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Police on Thursday arrested Lori Norene Vallow in Princeville after prosecutors in Idaho charged her with two counts of felony desertion of a child and misdemeanor charges of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt. Read more
The email sent to the wrong address by an employee included an attachment with information on 2,852 patients who had been seen since June 1, 2019, according to Queens. Read more
Critics say the bump in the minimum wage won’t do nearly enough to help the people who need it most. Read more
The temporary dog park comes as a welcome relief for local dogs and their owners in Kakaako. Read more
After conferring with prosecutors, Hawaii County police released the man this afternoon pending further investigation. Read more
The state this month reported there were more than 11,000 registered passenger electric vehicles at the start of the year, meaning Hawaii surpassed its milestone by more than a thousand. Read more
Joe Burrow knows he has the leverage as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Tua Tagovailoa has the standout talent — and the medical issue. Justin Herbert may have the highest ceiling, but his accuracy and leadership skills raise concerns. Read more
The fee changes apply to United tickets purchased as of Friday for domestic and short-haul international travel to Latin American and the Caribbean starting March 6. Read more
Though initial infections were linked to China, new ones have not involved international travel. Read more
Xiaoning Sui, 49, a Chinese citizen who lives in Surrey, British Columbia, pleaded guilty to a single count of federal programs bribery in Boston’s federal court. Read more
A 57-year-old man has been charged with arson after he threatened his neighbors and tried to burn down his home, Maui police said. Read more
Many of the 14 new cases represented the first infections in Italy acquired through secondary contagion and brought the country’s total to 17. Read more
Just weeks into this year’s election cycle, Russia already is actively interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump, and is also trying to help the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, intelligence officials have concluded. Read more
Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus company, says it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks. Read more
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against his company over the years. Read more
Trump denounces Democrats after U.S. intelligence officials warn lawmakers Russia interfering in 2020 election
The news infuriated Trump, who complained that Democrats would use the information against him, according to a senior administration official. Read more
As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their experiences with presidential candidates seeking support ahead of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses. Read more
Motorists should allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations. Read more
Investigators believe a Missouri man may have strangled or suffocated his Chinese wife before she went missing in early October, according to a probable cause statement. Read more
While a wave of employee activism marked by walk-outs and protests has rippled through Silicon Valley the past few years, Oracle Corp. glided along unscathed, until today. Read more
In just the first month this year, two Hawaiian monk seals have been have been killed or sickened by a disease that is released into the environment by cat feces. Read more