Hawaii health officials report 5 new coronavirus deaths, 938 additional infections.
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Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 3,370 have required hospitalizations, with 11 new hospitalizations reported today. Read more
UCLA won the season-opening coin toss, and then dominated nearly everything else in a 44-10 rout of Hawaii at the Rose Bowl. Read more
Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters for displaced evacuees despite the risks of spreading the coronavirus. Read more
Taliban forces sealed off Kabul’s airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowledged was still leaving many of their citizens and local allies behind. Read more
Activity at Kilauea volcano continues, with about 80 small earthquakes recorded at the summit and south of the caldera within a 24-hour period, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Read more
Drugs appear to have been involved in Friday’s fatal police shooting of a 33-year-old armed man who barricaded himself in his Kakaako apartment. Read more
Taylor Wolf did it all for Marquette in a 26-24, 27-25, 25-21 women’s volleyball sweep of host Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday. Read more
Biden pledges more strikes on Islamic extremist group as another attack ‘highly likely’ at Kabul airport
President Joe Biden vowed today to keep up airstrikes against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members. Read more
A 43-year-old man suspected of shooting a 35-year-old man at a game room in Halawa turned himself in to police Friday. Read more
Police arrested a 37-year-old man this morning who allegedly sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman in Kalihi. Read more
The newly renamed Connie Chun Aliamanu Neighborhood Park in Salt Lake was celebrated today with the unveiling of updated signage to commemorate a pioneering Filipina nurse, the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Read more
Four occupants evacuated the building, but one woman was injured. Read more
Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in Thursday’s bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan’s offshoot of the Islamic State group. Read more
Honolulu will play South Dakota for third place on Sunday at 4 a.m. Hawaii time. Read more
Follow Stephen Tsai’s live blog forcoverage from the University of Hawaii and UCLA game at the iconic Rose Bowl in California. Read more
Hurricane Nora formed in the eastern Pacific today and was brushing the coast of Mexico’s Jalisco state as it approached the Puerto Vallarta area, ahead of a possible close encounter with resorts at the tip of Baja California Peninsula. Read more
A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy and dragged the child across his front lawn in Southern California was shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities said today. Read more
Forecasters warned residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast to rush preparations today ahead of an intensifying Hurricane Ida, which is expected to bring winds as high as 130 mph (209 kph), life-threatening storm surge and flooding rain when it slams ashore in Louisiana on Sunday. Read more
A Tesla using its partially automated driving system slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser today on an interstate near downtown Orlando and narrowly missed its driver, who had pulled over to assist a disabled vehicle. Read more
Britain ended evacuation flights from Kabul airport today and began bringing troops home, even as the U.K.’s top military officer acknowledged “we haven’t been able to bring everybody out.” Read more