Honolulu firefighters rescue two divers caught in currents near Point Panic Beach.
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Two divers who were apparently caught in the current near Point Panic Beach were rescued this evening by Honolulu firefighters. Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court justices today rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Read more
A prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office said the office is seeking to determine whether the attack was motivated by racial bias against Go, who was Asian American. Read more
The largest cash gift in UH history will support various research groups within the university’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and underwrite research and programs. Read more
The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived Thursday after the Pacific nation’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. Read more
President Joe Biden said today he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. Read more
Financial regulatory agencies across the country reached settlements with hundreds of mortgage loan originators, including 15 with Hawaii licenses, who deceptively claimed to have completed education requirements under state and federal law. Read more
George Ferreira IV was taken into custody for the second-degree murder of Jonah Ongory. Read more
State officials have been exploring using Par’s facilities in Kapolei to store oil from underground tanks at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel storage facility. Read more
Surface runoff is entering coastal waters in impacted areas of Oahu. Read more
Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late today when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. Read more
County contractor HiTech is working seven days per week to remove and haul away rocks from Menehune Road and the slope above it. Read more
Although it appeared to be the largest eruption in the world in three decades, the explosion of the Hunga volcano on Saturday will very likely not have a temporary cooling effect on the global climate, as some past enormous eruptions have. Read more
Individuals wishing to inquire about their loved ones in Tonga may do so through the U.S. Embassy in Fiji. Read more
President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Read more
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died today after a skiing accident in the Alps, local authorities said. He was 37. Read more
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry had already warned of stronger and more explicit action after the Biden administration last week imposed fresh sanctions over the North’s continued missile testing activity. Read more
The White House said the masks will be made available at pharmacies and community health centers that have partnered with the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Read more
In a self-appraisal that didn’t always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden today made the dubious assertion that he’s outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-era economic growth. Read more
A 33-year-old man from Illinois became lost after leaving the Puu Konahuanui trail in Kailua. Read more
The lawsuit comes as Baldwin is immersed in an ongoing investigation into the death of a cinematographer and the wounding of a director last fall after a prop gun the actor was holding on a movie set went off. Read more