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A suspect fatally shot two people at a gun store in a suburb of New Orleans this afternoon, and the shooter also died during gunfire as others engaged the suspect both inside and outside the outlet, authorities said. Read more
Debris from a United Airlines plane fell onto Denver suburbs during an emergency landing today, with one very large piece that appears to be part of the engine narrowly missing a home. Read more
Today’s new statewide infection cases reported by the Health Department include 35 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, two on the Big Island, and 10 residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii, officials said. Read more
With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electricity was cut to millions of homes Read more
Five occupants of a Waianae townhouse were displaced after a fire broke out this morning, the Honolulu Fire Department reported. Read more
Though Biden wore a mask in the campaign, seeing it on the face of the new president in the Oval Office made for a different message. Biden wished to make a sharp break with his predecessor while his administration came to own the deep and intractable crises that awaited him. Read more
The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Sicily at age 80. Read more
A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and power, and in many homes, water. Read more
A ball python and iguana were found in residential areas on Oahu earlier this week, the state Department of Agriculture reported. Read more
Prince Charles went to a London hospital today to visit his father, Prince Philip, who was admitted earlier his week for “observation and rest” after falling ill. Read more
Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on how they’re managing during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Authorities in Spain braced today for a fifth night of protests over the imprisonment of a rap artist for having insulted the Spanish monarchy and praised terrorist violence in his music. Read more
A Moscow court today rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal of his prison sentence, even as the country faced an order from a top European rights court to free the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Read more
With COVID-19 case numbers on the decline and vaccinations rising among Oahu’s most vulnerable populations, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said Thursday he is ready to “reward” residents for their actions in curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus on Oahu. Read more
The six new people arrested this week are indicted alongside three others who were charged last month with plotting to undo President Joe Biden’s victory. Read more
Thousands of other visitors apparently managed to observe the rules of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program. The state reported 11,988 airline arrivals Thursday, including 7,337 vacationers. Read more
A $400,000 donation has helped 94 households of workers at the Grand Wailea Maui resort with their rent or mortgage, bills and other expenses. Read more
The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. Get beyond that at the hard-court majors, though, and start preparing to etch her name on the trophy. Read more
A 41-year-old female reported to police that she had been strangled by her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend, and held against her will at her home. Read more
Dr. Jennifer Lo said she and her husband made “the difficult decision” to temporarily relocate to Hawaii for personal reasons, including to take care of two sets of aging parents. Read more
The latest deaths were an Oahu man in his 80s and another Maui man in his 60s, both of whom had underlying health conditions and were hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more