Honolulu tech officials on “extreme alert”, but say city’s computer networks are safe.
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“We must be hyper-vigilant during what seems like a siege on government and infrastructure systems,” said Honolulu’s top technology official. Read more
The park service suspended public programs to the USS Arizona Memorial after it was alerted to damage of the shoreside dock on Sunday. Read more
Congress averted a catastrophic debt default early Wednesday morning after Democratic majorities in both chambers voted to send a $2.5 trillion increase in the nation’s borrowing authority to President Joe Biden over lockstep Republican opposition. Read more
Her husband, Andrew Chiang, said his wife had been swimming alone at Kailua Beach Sunday while the couple was vacationing here with family. Read more
Kronos does not have any employee’s Social Security number or financial and banking data, and Queen’s officials said they have no knowledge that any personal information has been used improperly. Read more
The number of deaths is about equal to the population of Atlanta and St. Louis combined, or Minneapolis and Cleveland put together. Read more
The drug reduced combined hospitalizations and deaths by about 89% among high-risk adults when taken shortly after initial COVID-19 symptoms. Read more
HFD said the spark came from an electrical distribution panel in the storage warehouse and spread to nearby combustible materials. Read more
Kronos hasn’t said whether the attack is related to the Log4Shell vulnerability discovered this past weekend, which U.S. cybersecurity officials called “a significant threat.” Read more
The opioid epidemic blew into this picturesque Oregon town like a toxic wind, leaving overdoses, addiction, homelessness and wrecked families in its wake. Read more
Somewhere between China and the U.S. is a cargo ship carrying thousands of Bluetooth speakers shaped like cute little animals. Read more
The banking industry appears to have overdone it on overdraft fees. Read more
The 20 years Phillip Adams spent playing football “definitely … gave rise” to a diagnosis of stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, said Dr. Ann McKee, who examined his brain. Read more
Shoppers may no longer come in droves for wrenches, watches or washing machines. But Sears, the once-ubiquitous department store that has been battered by the growth of e-commerce, may have one last thing of value to market: its own buildings. Read more
Haley Conder, 29, said her supervisor threatened to write her up if she left early, and that accumulated write-ups can lead to firing. Read more
Three people were injured this morning after a car jumped a curb and crashed through the window of a First Hawaiian Bank branch on Kapiolani Boulevard. Read more
South Korea marked its deadliest day of the pandemic as an unrelenting, delta-driven spread stretched thin hospitals and left people dying while waiting for beds. Read more
The “Dash For Cash” Saturday night in Sioux Falls was a competition in which 10 local teachers were selected to collect money for school projects. Read more
The Fed’s hard pivot comes after consumer inflation reached a four-decade high in November. Read more
The texts were made public Monday, shortly before the House committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted 9-0 in favor of recommending that Meadows be charged with contempt of Congress. Read more
It’s one of the most far-reaching of all the federal aid programs launched during the COVID-19 pandemic — up to $300 per child going directly into the bank accounts of families on the 15th of every month. Read more
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