While Hawaii’s COVID-19 totals rise, the U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 375,000 on Monday.
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The U.S. coronavirus death toll was above 375,000 today with total coronavirus cases across the nation now topping 22.5 million. Read more
After the hearing ended, Ochs was released from custody at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Read more
Wolf, who was never confirmed by the Senate, said he was compelled to leave by “recent events,” including court rulings that found he could not legally hold the position. Read more
It was their first time speaking since last Wednesday, when Trump incited his supporters to storm the Capitol building as Pence was presiding over certification of November’s election results. Read more
His staff had said Sunday morning that Roth, 56, had been hospitalized with chest pains. A second evaluation is underway as doctors continue to monitor his condition, the mayor’s office said this afternoon in a release. Read more
It appears the infection came from a member of the park’s wildlife care team who also tested positive for the virus but has been asymptomatic and wore a mask at all times around the gorillas. Read more
Airbnb said it will warn all guests in the Washington region that it may bring legal action against them if they are members of hate groups or if they plan violent activities. Read more
Capt. Emily Rainey, 30, is assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg. The group uses information and misinformation to shape the emotions, decision-making and actions of American adversaries. Read more
The sanctions are the latest in a series of steps taken by the Treasury Department over the past few years to punish people and groups that it accused of involvement in Russia-linked election interference. Read more
The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration. Read more
Belichick said he has great reverence for “our nation’s values,” represents his family and the Patriots, and has worked with his players to combat social injustice. Read more
The changes, beginning Monday, come as Fox News has experienced an unusual ratings dip that began after Election Day. Read more
Police said the suspect entered the woman’s home at Analii Place at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday and was in the process of stealing of her property. Police were called and officers caught him in the residence. Read more
VIDEO: Former UH Warrior and CFL great Chad Owens hosts Star-Advertiser sports show ‘The CO2 RUN DWN’
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
Despite the increasing alarm, Biden’s inaugural committee said he was determined to make an outdoor appearance at the event to call on a divided nation to come together. Read more
The University of Hawaii football team is preparing to play its home games at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex, school officials announced this morning. Read more
The jackpot for Mega Millions’ Tuesday night drawing has climbed to $615 million, and the top prize in the Powerball game reached $550 million ahead of Wednesday’s drawing. Read more
“Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January.” Read more
Nearly 39,000 Hawaii residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and that number could soon rise dramatically with the opening of large-scale vaccination centers on Oahu. Read more
Kirk Caldwell handed the keys to the third-floor corner office at Honolulu Hale to incoming Mayor Rick Blangiardi on Jan. 2 — with only a few regrets but not just a little reluctance. Read more
Only days later is the extent of the danger from one of the darkest episodes in American democracy coming into focus. Read more
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