“Powerhouse” U.S. Swim Team wins 6 medals at Tokyo Summer Olympics.
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Chase Kalisz won the first American medal of the Tokyo Games, taking gold Sunday (Saturday Hawaii time) in the men’s 400-meter individual medley. Read more
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,624 have required hospitalizations, with 15 new hospitalizations reported today. Read more
The sons of University of Hawaii women’s coach Dave Shoji have put together impressive playing careers of their own at Stanford and for the United States as they began their second Olympic Games tonight against France. Read more
Hawaii’s four-time world surfing champion Carissa Moore won the first women’s heat in round one of the historic, first-ever Olympic surf event at Tsurigasaki Beach on Sunday morning in Japan, which was Saturday afternoon in Hawaii. Read more
The Coast Guard rescued early this morning 15 mariners aboard the Lucky, a 72-foot sailing vessel participating in the 2021 Transpacific Yacht Race, which was found 26 miles east of Makapuu Point. Read more
Hawaii County police have charged two Puna men in connection with two armed robberies on the Shipman Beach Trail in Keaau. Read more
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in concert with the Navy, today fired four SM-6 Dual II missiles against a “raid” of two short-range ballistic missile targets in the “broad ocean area” northwest of Hawaii. Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department today airlifted an injured 28-year-old man who was hiking the Waimano Trail in Pearl City. Read more
Jon Rahm tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months Sunday, knocking the Spaniard out of the Olympics only a few hours after American golfer Bryson DeChambeau met the same fate. Read more
First lady Jill Biden arrived this afternoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read more
Yuto Horigome won the first ever skateboarding competition at the Olympic Games, taking gold in men’s street on Sunday in the city where he learned to skate as a kid and where his sport is often frowned upon. Read more
Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science — in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Read more
Convicted serial killer Rodney James Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in California between 1977 and 1979, including that of a 12-year-old girl, though authorities estimate he may have killed up to 130 people across the country. Read more
Two of America’s star Olympians headline Sunday’s events at the Tokyo Games as Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky both begin their quests to rewrite the record books. Read more
First lady Jill Biden heaped praised on U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye on Friday as she dedicated a room in the U.S. ambassador’s residence to the Hawaii political icon and his wife, Irene. Read more
Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces today after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Read more
Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Read more
Vietnam announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi starting today as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region. Read more
Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims. Read more
The bird was spotted alive and well Wednesday in the Nakula Natural Area Reserve high on the leeward slopes of Haleakala 20 months after it disappeared and was presumed dead. Read more