With the addition of one more COVID-19 case on Hawaii Island, the state’s coronavirus total reaches 640.
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As of today, 50 infections in Hawaii are active cases with a total of 573 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation” since the start of the outbreak. Read more
Abdulla Aliyev was arrested after deputy sheriffs caught up with him on Saturday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport one hour before his scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Read more
Two people were hospitalized Saturday after a pickup truck slammed into an oncoming vehicle on Kalanianaole Highway near Outback Steakhouse. Read more
Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said that while he expected the U.S. economy to recover from the sharp and painful downturn brought about by the coronavirus, that process would take time. Read more
Tropical Storm Arthur inched closer to the U.S. East Coast today, although its impact was expected to be limited to some minor flooding and rough seas along the North Carolina coast. Read more
Eight firefighters remained hospitalized after being hurt in an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent crews running for their lives. Read more
Roughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state’s 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless. Read more
NASCAR, which has been idle since March 8 because of the coronavirus pandemic, made its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race today. Read more
A Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a squirt gun to shoot holy water. Read more
Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.5 million worth of gasoline and similar products are now sailing to Venezuela, part of a wider deal between the two U.S.-sanctioned nations amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. Read more
Colorado woman, 23, violating quarantine order arrested after social media post goes viral, Maui police say
A 23-year-old Colorado woman who Maui police said was ignoring the 14-day mandatory quarantine for arriving travelers was arrested early this morning in Kula. Read more
Beaches across the island today opened for activities other than exercise — nearly two months after city and state orders closed them in late March. Read more
After an unsuccessful three-day search, the Honolulu Fire Department has called off looking for a 74-year-old man who was last seen around Pupukea Trail, although volunteers will continue searching. Read more
Albanian police clashed today with opposition supporters who were protesting the demolition of the country’s crumbling National Theater building in the capital. Read more
An armed 20-year-old man robbed a Nanakuli store this morning, according to a Honolulu police report. Read more
Honolulu Hale will be lit up with orange, blue and white lights to commemorate National Emergency Medical Services Week. Read more
Oahu and the Big Island each had one new case but the statewide total rose by only one because, “as a result of updated information,” one case was also removed from Hawaii County, officials said. Read more
As Hawaii visitor counts rise, officials weigh making residents complicit if their guests violate quarantine order
Hawaii residents, who are hosting visitors, may soon have to sign a document making them complicit if the visitor violates the state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine order. Read more
Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour event for students graduating from historically black colleges and universities broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Read more
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. Read more