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Top Story: The soldier infected with coronavirus is stationed near the South Korean city where the outbreak has clustered.
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Accessed on 26 February 2020, 0215 UTC, Post 20330.
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The number of new virus cases in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive, with his infection and many others connected to a southeastern city where the outbreak has clustered. Read more
As the undeniable Democratic front-runner, Sanders faced the brunt of the attacks for much of the night. Read more
University officials were warned more than four decades ago that Dr. Robert E. Anderson had been molesting patients during exams. Read more
Vitale Afoa, 18, was charged Sunday with second-degree terroristic threatening and harassment. Read more
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. Read more
Honolulu-based ocean cargo carrier Matson Inc. said today that the COVID-19 virus outbreak concentrated in China could have a $15 million impact on its finances this year, though gains from operating new more efficient ships in Hawaii are expected to offset a drag in its China service and help keep profit in line with last year. Read more
Kelly Slater is planning to build the world’s largest man-made wave in California desert. Read more
Having another ship blocked from docking is more bad news for the cruise industry, which has already seen falling bookings across Asia. Read more
Thich Quang Do was the highest leader of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, which has constantly tangled with the government over issues of religious freedom and human rights. Read more
Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Their disappearance captured worldwide attention after authorities pleaded for help in finding them late last year. Read more
Maui fire crews continue to monitor a growing brush fire on the western end of Kahoolawe that began Saturday. Read more
Officials warn of strong breaking waves and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers should heed all advice from ocean safety officials. Read more
Following the opening of several smaller convenience-type stores using an app and cashier-less technology to tally shoppers’ selections, the store will be the first Amazon Go full-sized cashier-less grocery store. Read more
The defendants were accused of conspiring since 2005 to deal drugs and commit violent crimes including killings and kidnappings in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Read more
Fire rescue divers located Zhou who was unresponsive in waters at a depth of 40 feet off of Makua Cave at about 7:55 a.m. Monday, according to Honolulu Fire spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Roache. Read more
First, there was a surge, and now there has been a slowdown to the online system that Honolulu County residents can use to apply for a duplicate license. Read more
The State Sheriff Special Operations Fugitive Unit located Justin Rose at about 10:15 a.m. Read more
President Donald Trump and his chief economic adviser said today that the new coronavirus is under control in the U.S., even as the government’s top disease fighters warned Americans to prepare for an outbreak here. Read more
The video Kaia Rolle’s family shared with the Orlando Sentinel and other media outlets Monday shows the girl being arrested in September for kicking and punching staff members at her Orlando charter school. Read more
Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this year. Read more
An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters’ way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Read more