Navy declares 5 missing sailors dead after helicopter crash near San Diego, California.
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The U.S. Navy declared five missing sailors dead nearly a week after a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean, shifting the search for them to a recovery operation today. Read more
The United States intends to send Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial screenings to Kosovo, which has agreed to house them for up to a year for additional processing, a U.S. official told The Associated Press today. Read more
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 3,661 have required hospitalizations, with 48 new hospitalizations reported today. Read more
Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. Read more
Fire on Friday afternoon destroyed a Waianae building and 20 vehicles inside, but a 70-year-old man escaped unharmed. Read more
Scammers are using spoofing to scam Hawaii residents by making it appear they are receiving a call from the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center main phone number. Read more
The world’s sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more and more are now threatened with extinction, according to a new red list released today at a global conference aimed at protecting dwindling species. Read more
The U.S. Coast Guard said that cleanup crews are responding to a sizable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. Read more
A settlement has been reached between Hawaii inmates and Max Otani, director of the state’s Department of Public Safety, in a class action lawsuit challenging the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Firefighters are making progress on a California wildfire threatening South Lake Tahoe, officials said today, lifting hopes for tens of thousands of residents who are waiting this weekend to return to the resort town. Read more
Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland today for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. Read more
Fuels remain dry in the affected areas, which combined with strong trade winds and low relative humidities, will result in critical fire weather conditions over leeward areas this afternoon and again on Saturday. Read more
Discharge from the base’s wastewater treatment plant has exceeded permitted fecal indicator bacterial levels, affecting Kailua Bay, the Health Department said. Read more
The park service staff at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial was alerted at 10:20 a.m. today to a safety issue with the shoreside dock. Read more
The fire broke out at about 1:26 p.m. at Piikea Avenue and Liloa Drive and burned about 1 1/2 acres before MFD was able to bring it under control. Read more
Maui firefighters rescued five people in waters off Kapalua on Thursday after the U.S. Coast Guard requested assistance in finding their 37-foot sailboat that had lost power. Read more
Power should be restored to New Orleans by the middle of next week, utility officials said today. Read more
VIDEO: Oahu adds $250 fine for COVID-19 emergency rule violators as Gov. Ige, mayors issue Labor Day plea
“Our choices today and over this weekend can help prevent the worst case scenario for our health care system,” said Ige, “so please act responsibly this holiday weekend and moving forward as we battle this highly transmissible COVID-19 delta variant. Do it for the sake of your family, our community, and the state.” Read more
Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 552 new cases on Oahu, 137 on Maui, 131 on Hawaii island, 42 on Kauai and three Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Keola M. Kiko-Kahawai was charged Thursday on two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of third-degree theft and four firearm-related charges. Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety rescued four local boaters this afternoon from an overturned Hobie catamaran in Kaneohe Bay. Read more