Higher than normal surf and strong winds keep Oahu lifeguards busy.
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Ocean Safety lifeguards worked late today, performing numerous rescues “during a rising south swell and very strong winds, on a day that saw thousands brave the elements for fun surf,” Ocean Safety Chief John Titchen said in a news release. Read more
Two deaths occured on Hawaii island, one on Maui and one on Oahu. Read more
Ocean Safety rescued two men who were swept off a ledge today at the area known as Spitting Caves near Portlock. Read more
Hawaii followed a script similar to Friday’s win over UC San Diego to close a Big West road trip with a four-set win over UC Irvine today at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Read more
Police arrested a 41-year-old woman at 8 a.m. today who was found inside a vacant home in Kaimuki. Read more
A passenger aboard a Republic Airways flight from Indianapolis was taken into custody on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport, shortly after the plane touched down this afternoon. Read more
Maryland police announced first-degree murder charges today against a resident of a senior living community who fatally shot two staff members inside the facility a day earlier. Read more
The Taliban today ruled out cooperation with the U.S. to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August. Read more
Texas clinics today canceled appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which was back in effect as weary providers again turn their sights to the Supreme Court. Read more
Fire damaged a Pukalani house this morning, but no one was injured, Maui Fire Department said in a news release. Read more
Residents of the eastern Congolese city of Beni expressed concern today, after receiving the news that a new case of Ebola was confirmed only five months since the country declared an end to the last outbreak that killed six people in the region. Read more
A new river of lava belched today from the La Palma volcano, spreading more destruction on the Atlantic Ocean island where over 1,000 buildings have already been engulfed or badly damaged by streams of molten rock. Read more
Raymond T. Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army’s chief of staff, has died, his family said today. He was 67. Read more
Robert DuBoise, exonerated of a 1983 rape and murder after serving 37 years in prison is suing over his wrongful conviction in which a a questionable bite mark was critical evidence. Read more
Thousands of demonstrators protested Saturday in Rome against the COVID-19 health pass that Italian workers, both the public and private sectors, must display to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a government decree. Read more
UH improved to 8-5 overall and remained tied for the Big West lead at 5-0 with its 16th consecutive conference win. Read more
The peak fallout season for young wedge-tailed shearwaters, or uau kani, is from November to December, but the season begins mid-September, and some are already in need of rescue. Read more
The slow pursuit, which lasted four and a half hours and created havoc for drivers who couldn’t use Kalakaua Avenue, ended when officers approached the man, who was reportedly in his 20s and combative, and removed him from the truck just before 8 a.m. Read more
Hawaii officials have issued cease-and-desist orders to two local wedding photography companies for taking photos at state park locations without required permits. Read more
A vocal and influential group of chiropractors has been capitalizing on the pandemic by sowing fear and mistrust of vaccines. Read more
A Southern California underwater oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Read more