The death toll at the Hilo veterans home rises to 23.
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Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases, 730 have required hospitalizations, with four new hospitalizations reported today, health officials said. Read more
A second Republican senator has come out in opposition to filling a vacant Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election. Read more
The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles approached 156 square miles today. Read more
Call him a mad scientist in a tam o’shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with U.S. Open champion. Read more
If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment. Read more
New York Attorney General Letitia James has promised to expedite the release of body camera footage in cases of alleged police misconduct that her office investigates. Read more
About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. Read more
She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She even officiated at a wedding. Read more
A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for the Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory. Read more
Several NFL teams stayed off the field when the national anthem was played before their Week 2 games. Read more
In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race on the eve of his 22nd birthday, becoming the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year braved — and overcame — France’s worsening coronavirus epidemic. Read more
Honolulu Ocean Safety crews were called on the perform several rescues today across Oahu including in Kahala, Waikiki and Waimanalo. Read more
Honolulu firefighters this afternoon are battling a brush fire at Campbell Industrial Park. Read more
President Donald Trump said today he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he’s targeted for national security and data privacy concerns. Read more
A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. Read more
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrust the Senate into uncharted political terrain, with no recent precedent for a vacancy on the high court so close to a presidential election. Read more
President Donald Trump today urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his coming nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. Read more
Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. Read more
Winston Groom, the author of the novel “Forrest Gump” that was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop culture hit, has died, an Alabama official close to the writer said Thursday. He was 77. Read more
The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death will generate massive public interest when it begins in March, but as it stands, most people who want to watch the proceedings will be out of luck. Read more
Mourners dropped off bouquets and gathered outside the Supreme Court early today in quiet tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Homemade cardboard signs and a collection of flowers blanketed the court’s grounds. Read more