South African Nobel Peace Prize activist Desmond Tutu dies at age 90.
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Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90. Read more
The medical center’s Punchbowl location closed to visitors at 2 p.m. today, while its West Oahu facility will shut down at the end of the day. Read more
The Cardinal were scheduled to face Vanderbilt for the tournament title today at 4 p.m. The game was declared a no contest. Read more
Hawaii County police are investigating a possible drowning today in the Puna district. Read more
The storms across the West, which could drop rain and snow over much of the region into next week and plunge the Pacific Northwest into a lengthy cold snap, follow a now-departed atmospheric river that delivered copious amounts of precipitation earlier this week. Read more
Big Hit Music said that RM, 27, and Jin, 29, tested positive Saturday after returning to South Korea from the United States this month. Read more
The $10 billion observatory hurtled toward its destination 1 million miles away, or more than four times beyond the moon. Read more
Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 1,310 new cases on Oahu, 77 on Hawaii island, 131 on Maui, 40 on Kauai, eight on Molokai, two on Lanai, and 23 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. 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
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
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
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