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Top Story: Hawaii County firefighters used two helicopters to put out a 50-acre brush fire on state land in Kukaiau.
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Accessed on 25 February 2020, 1435 UTC, Post 20325.
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A Hawaii island brush fire burned 50 acres of ranch land this morning, Hawaii Fire Department reported. Read more
A man drowned Sunday morning in Waianae while snorkeling with a friend, Honolulu police reported. Read more
Police said the victim was found with traumatic injuries to her face and neck at the Waipio Gardens Apartment complex shortly after 8:10 p.m. Read more
Religious pilgrims, migrant workers, businessmen, soldiers and clerics all flow constantly across Iran’s frontiers, often crossing into countries with few border controls, weak and ineffective governments and fragile health systems. Read more
Honolulu City Council member Tommy Waters and state Sen. Sharon Moriwaki, who represent Waikiki, will co-host a crime and safety town hall in their district Wednesday. Read more
A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive. Read more
The 67-year-old Weinstein had a look of resignation on his face as he heard the verdict: guilty on two charges, not guilty on a set of more serious ones. Read more
State sheriffs and Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in locating Justin Rose, who fled from Laumaka Work Furlough Center this afternoon. Read more
Kauai firefighters airlifted a 13-year-old Kansas boy from Kalalau Trail Sunday morning after he began experiencing symptoms of dehydration while camping with his family. Read more
A Japanese man who received his certificate as the world’s oldest man with a raised fist and big smiles earlier this month has died at 112. Read more
An investigation into legendary singer Placido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings. Read more
The White House today sent lawmakers an urgent budget request for $2.5 billion to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets. Read more
Sabrina Ionescu’s strength inspired her Oregon coaches and teammates all day, from the way she courageously spoke at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles earlier in the day, then flew back to the Bay Area and took the court shortly after vomiting in the locker room. Read more
In Iran, a spike in coronavirus infections has prompted fears of a contagion throughout the Middle East. In Italy, one of Europe’s largest economies, officials are struggling frantically to prevent the epidemic from paralyzing the commercial center of Milan. And in New York, London and Tokyo, financial markets plummeted on fears that the virus will cripple the global economy. Read more
The drop was the worst for the index in two years and wiped out its gains so far in 2020. Read more
The guidelines that aim to determine whether immigrants seeking legal residency are likely to become a government burden are part of the Trump administration’s broader effort to reduce immigration, particularly among poorer people. Read more
HTA reported that statewide vacation rentals in January rose more than 8% to 797,257 unit nights, while monthly demand increased about 15% to 657,926 unit nights. Read more
Worried Democrats today intensified their assault against the party’s presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina’s weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. Read more
The number of people sickened by the coronavirus topped 79,000 globally, and wherever it sprung up, officials rushed to try to contain it. Read more
The Rainbow Warriors (14-0) received 12 of the 16 first-place votes with No. 2 Brigham Young (15-0) receiving the other four. Read more
David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia of conducting brazen operations aimed at spreading disinformation, exploiting lines of division in society and sowing doubt about the integrity of U.S. elections and the ability of its leaders to govern effectively. Read more
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