Hawaii health officials report 1 new coronavirus death and 763 additional infections statewide.
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Accessed on 22 August 2021, 0432 UTC.
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Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 3,176 have required hospitalizations, with 27 new hospitalizations reported today. Read more
A 20-year-old pedestrian has died from the injuries he sustained Friday after a pickup truck apparently hit him on a street in Kahului on Maui. Read more
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for all Hawaiian islands beginning Sunday. Read more
New Englanders, bracing for their first direct hit by a hurricane in 30 years, are taking precautions as Tropical Storm Henri barrels toward the southern New England coast. Read more
Potential Islamic State threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the U.S. military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul, a senior U.S. official said today, adding a new complication to the already chaotic efforts to get people out of the country after its swift fall to the Taliban. Read more
Two men were arrested in Kapaa Thursday evening after police raided an illegal game room. Read more
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement today. Read more
The Honolulu Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault case near Lualualei Beach Park that involves a 24-year-old man who suffered a head injury. Read more
A San Francisco man died while hiking in Death Valley National Park, where temperatures can be among the hottest on Earth, authorities said today. Read more
With no international bracket at the Little League World Series this year because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, runners-up in the U.S. regional tournaments have filled half the 16 available slots. They’re noted on the schedule as B teams, while the regional winners are the A’s. Read more
Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, who wowed the world with his martial arts skills in more than 100 films, including “Kill Bill,” has died. He was 82. Read more
Crews were digging in and burning out fire lines amid fears that another round of high winds today will bring renewed fury to a Northern California wildfire. Read more
Thousands marched today in cities across France to protest the COVID-19 health pass that is now required to access restaurants and cafes, cultural venues, sports arenas and long-distance travel. Read more
Hurricane Grace hit Mexico’s Gulf shore as a major Category 3 storm before weakening today, drenching coastal and inland areas in its second landfall in the country in two days. At least eight people died, authorities said. Read more
More than 250 people who were protesting coronavirus lockdowns in Australia were arrested today and many faced fines for defying health orders, authorities said. Read more
Hundreds of performers and festival organizers held marches through six Dutch cities on Saturday to protest what they argue are unfair restrictions that have forced the cancellation of summer music festivals and other events. Read more
Under the massive police presence there were no clashes with a simultaneous small gathering of right-wing groups who held anti-LGBT rights banners. Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department airlifted a 19-year-old military man off the Manana Trail in Pearl City after he was injured while hiking this afternoon. Read more
A 49-year-old man mixed pool cleaning chemicals in a bucket and noticed they were reacting with one another, then quickly carried it away from his house and spread it on the street to try to slow the reaction, HFD said. Read more
A vaccine verification program for businesses is among a number of options Green said the governor and county mayors are considering. Read more