The approval makes the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine available to plug gaps in the nation’s immunization campaign.
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Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine was cleared for use in the U.S., making a third shot available that could plug gaps in the nation’s immunization campaign as concern grows over an influx of virus variants. Read more
Hawaii records 2 new coronavirus-related deaths and 106 additional COVID-19 infections; Higher case count blamed on Maui lab reporting issues
Health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 623 cases were considered to be active. Read more
Hawaii County police reported at 1:27 p.m. that a landslide occurred in North Hilo due to heavy rainfall and water runoff. Read more
A 47-year-old man was critically injured Friday night in the Barbers Point area while he crossing Coral Sea Road. Police said he was not in a marked crosswalk. Read more
Arizona State’s Hunter Haas hammered a two-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Sun Devils held off a Hawaii rally in a 6-5 win in the first game of today’s doubleheader in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more
Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site near Naples, announced the first-ever discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park following an investigation into an illegal dig. Read more
The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. Read more
On Feb. 18 the city violated its state permit by discharging wastewater that exceeded bacteria limits. It reported the violation on Saturday, the DOH said, which was caused by “operational issues.” Read more
A woman was dragged by a car in Oakland’s Asian business district during a robbery that her husband says left her bruised and shaken, marking the latest in a series of attacks against people of Asian descent in the San Francisco Bay Area and in other parts of the U.S. Read more
Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial, a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set ablaze almost a year ago in the anger over his death. Read more
WWII-era plane honors veteran and U.K. fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore, 100, at his funeral in England
A World War II-era plane flew today over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Read more
Myanmar police on Saturday moved to clear anti-coup protesters from the streets of the country’s biggest city Yangon. Read more
Thousands of people streamed to a Moscow bridge overlooking the Kremlin today to lay flowers and mark the sixth anniversary of the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a top Russian opposition figure. Read more
The woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be “”uninvolved and unassociated” with Wednesday night’s attack, Tippett said. Read more
His bail is set at $1 million Read more
Married couple Stephen Howard and Yukako Toriyama were ordered to pay the civil fines after a Sept. 15 incident that involved the two on a boat fishing within the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area. Read more
The amount in approved funding, HI-EMA said, represents 50% of Hawaii’s estimated cost of administering the vaccination program statewide for the first 90 days. Read more
The series concludes with a doubleheader on Saturday, with the first game scheduled for 11 a.m. and the finale set for 3:30 p.m. Read more
New COVID variant found in Hawaii, while uptick on Maui attributed to predominate California variant
Health officials said a new COVID variant has been identified through surveillance testing conducted on Oahu, where it has been found in one individual. Read more
The report builds on classified intelligence from the CIA and other agencies after Khashoggi’s murder in October 2018 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. 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