Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases rise by 2 for a total of 606.
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About 80% of the people who have been infected with COVID-19 in Hawaii are now classified as recovered. Read more
As of Saturday, 3,897 trans-Pacific visitors arrived in Hawaii since the quarantine order took effect March 26. Read more
Drew Buggs, who was the University of Hawaii basketball team’s starting point guard the past three seasons, will transfer to Missouri this summer. Read more
After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus, the White House is planning to shift President Donald Trump’s public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Read more
On the always busy, always noisy, never sleeping Las Vegas strip, you can now hear birds chirping. Read more
A Louisiana pastor held services in his church today, defying house arrest orders that followed an assault charge related to his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance of public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region in Europe’s hardest-hit country. Read more
We need to have empathy for people who are afraid of a scary illness. We should be on the lookout for those who have reasons to talk up misinformation. And with trust in authority figures falling among many Americans, we can step in and spread good information to people who trust us and model good behavior. Read more
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees. Read more
Many restaurants in Brooklyn, most of which have ended full-menu takeout services, are continuing to order raw ingredients and pantry items from their suppliers to resell them to locals. Read more
With no real plan to reopen Capitol Hill any time soon, the coronavirus shutdown poses an existential crisis that’s pushing Congress ever so reluctantly toward the 21st century option of remote legislating from home. Read more
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is returning to work after recovering from a coronavirus infection that put him in intensive care, with his government facing growing criticism over the deaths and disruption the virus has caused. Read more
Spend what it takes, Washington said as it confronted the coronavirus. Well over $2 trillion later, it’s unclear where that spending will end. Read more
New York’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to below 400, less than half of the deaths recorded at the height of the coronavirus crisis in the state’s hospitals. Read more
Defense leaders hope to increase testing from the current rate of about 7,000 a day to 60,000 by June. This will enable them to test those showing symptoms as well as those who do not. Read more
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered an end to the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, according to a statement by a top official. Read more
A train likely belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been parked at his compound on the country’s east coast since last week, satellite imagery showed, amid speculation about his health that has been caused, in part, by a long period out of the public eye. Read more
The Tennessee Titans today selected McDonald in the seventh round — No. 224 overall — of the 2020 National Football League Draft. Read more
The office of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) securities commissioner has sent the public a warning about online investment schemes circulating on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Read more
Former Leilehua star and Fresno State offensive lineman Netane Muti was selected in the sixth round by the Denver Broncos on the final day of the NFL Draft today. Read more
Young Brothers has requested temporary changes to its sailing schedule for Maui County and Hawaii island amid steep declines in cargo volume during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more