Hawaii basketball team pulls out of Christmas Day game because of COVID-19 issues.
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Citing health and safety concerns, the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team will not be participating in Saturday’s game against Northern Iowa in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Read more
Hawaii today recorded a new single-day record of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic with more than 1,800 cases. Read more
Illnesses largely tied to the omicron variant of COVID-19 have taken a toll on flight crew numbers during the busy holiday travel season. Read more
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified today the victim in a fatal shooting at Waianae Boat Harbor as Jarron Crowell, 28, of Waianae. Read more
The National Weather Service says surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected along the east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the island of Hawaii, due to a north-northeast swell strengthened by a slowly subsiding tradewind swell. Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department airlifted late this afternoon an injured male hiker from the Lanikai Pillbox Trail in Kailua. Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, marked Christmas today without homes, adequate food and water, electricity and cellphone connections after a powerful typhoon left at least 375 people dead last week and devastated mostly central island provinces. Read more
Florida had 31,758 new COVID-19 cases today, breaking a record for the most cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic in the U.S. in March 2020. Read more
No serious injuries were immediately reported. Read more
UConn forward Dorka Juhasz, like many of her teammates, was excited when she heard college athletes would be allowed to make money through celebrity endorsements and other means. The problem? Read more
Uber told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an email that it was working with police in their investigation. Read more
Officers found the teenager dead after seeing a hole in “a solid wall that you can’t see behind,” LAPD Assistant Chief Dominic Choi said. Read more
A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting at the Waianae Boat Harbor. Read more
Authorities said they found a gun under the passenger’s seat while searching the car and discovered the drugs while searching the passenger. Read more
Moon’s liberal government said the pardon is meant to promote national unity in the face of difficulties brought by the pandemic. Read more
The university said it asked that the sculpture, which had been standing on its campus for more than two decades, be put in storage because it could pose “legal risks.” Read more
Cecilia Morales, an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months, told the agency she performed the infant version of the Heimlich maneuver. Read more
An off-duty Honolulu police officer was arrested early this morning on suspicion of second-degree assault. Read more
Children younger than 5 can’t get COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. yet, but there are steps you can take to protect them from infection over the holidays. Read more
The budget, which still needs to be approved by parliament, includes a record $2.55 billion for defense research and development, up 38% from the current year. Read more
Here’s a look at the current COVID-19 drugs and how they are used. Read more