Fauci says coronavirus wave looks like “it’s going in the right direction.”
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Fauci says U.S. coronavirus wave looks like it’s ‘going in the right direction’
Dr. Anthony Fauci sounded cautiously optimistic the omicron wave was peaking nationally in the United States and that coronavirus cases could fall to manageable levels in the coming months. Read more
Navy water quality results to be made public faster, according to the Interagency Drinking Water System Team
Drinking water quality test results for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam water system will be made public faster, according to news release today from the the Interagency Drinking Water System Team (IDWST). Read more
Hundreds evacuated as fire burns near California’s Big Sur
Hundreds of residents remained evacuated as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur. Read more
Man dies in pedestrian accident on H-2 freeway
A man in his 30s died in a pedestrian accident on the H-2 freeway just after midnight today. Read more
Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in wild playoff game
Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone early in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the Buffalo Bills in a sizzling finish to a wild divisional-round weekend. Read more
30-yard FG lifts Rams over Buccaneers, 30-27
Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford pulled off a Brady-like finish that sent the Rams to the NFC championship with a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read more
Gonzaga suspends Stockton’s season tickets over mask rule
Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit,” Stockton said. “They were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets.” Read more
Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition
A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. Read more
‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream’
Sony’s superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally, according to studio estimates. Read more
In mourning yet again, NYC prepares to honor fallen officer
A city reeling from a recent spate of violence prepared to lay to rest a rookie police officer being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute that left another officer “fighting for his life.” Read more
Yellowstone visits hit record high in 2021, straining staff
Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly says officials want to use the park’s 150th anniversary this year to recognize the many American Indian nations that lived in the area for thousands of years before the park was created. Read more
Mutinous soldiers take over Burkina Faso military barracks
Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital today, raising fears of a coup attempt in the West African nation as gunfire rang out for hours amid growing frustration with the government’s handling of the Islamic insurgency. Read more
Large North Shore surf keeps lifeguards busy
Surfers flocked to the North Shore today, where surf has been huge, keeping Ocean Safety busy. Read more
Injured hiker airlifted from Aiea Loop Trail
Fire rescue personnel airlifted a 29-year-old woman this afternoon from the Aiea Loop Trail. Read more
Family members fight fire with garden hose in Holualoa
Two members of a family tried to douse the fire with a garden hose this morning at a house fire in Holualoa on Hawaii island. Read more
Honolulu police investigating 2 armed robberies
The Honolulu Police Department reported two separate robberies involving suspects with weapons Friday evening. Read more
Honolulu firefighters rescue 2 from Waikele house fire
An 80-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were rescued from their Waikele home today after their garage was found emanating “heavy smoke and flames.” Read more
Vaccine passport protests draw thousands in Europe
Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. Read more
Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema over filibuster stance
The moves offer a preview of the persistent opposition Sinema will likely face within her own party in the two years before she next appears on a ballot. Read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘fine’ after four-car crash in Los Angeles
The 74-year-old actor and former California governor was driving a GMC Yukon that was among four vehicles involved in Friday’s wreck in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. Read more
Blangiardi calls June Jones hiring fiasco a ‘major leadership failure’ on the part of UH
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said it was a “major leadership failure on multiple levels” that University of Hawaii officials were not able to hire June Jones as the Rainbow Warriors’ next head football coach. Read more
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