Legendary Oahu big-wave surfing champion Peter Cole dies at age 91.
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Legendary Oahu big-wave surfer Peter Cole dies at 91
Legendary Oahu big wave surfer Peter Cole, the tall, gracious, softspoken winner of the 1958 Makaha International contest and a stalwart rider into his sixties at big Waimea Bay, died peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning in his North Shore home, in the presence of his wife, Sally Cole, and their family, his son Peter Cole, Jr. said today. Read more
Warning signs posted after sharks spotted at 2 Oahu beaches
Warning signs have been posted at two Oahu beaches after sharks were spotted earlier today. Read more
Man, 29, dies in Punaluu rollover crash
According to the Honolulu Fire Department, the man was pinned in his vehicle following a crash fronting 53-069 Kamehameha Hwy. around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Read more
Herbert, Crosby send AFC to 41-35 win in Pro Bowl’s return
Justin Herbert hit Mark Andrews with two touchdown passes, leading the AFC to a 41-35 victory over the NFC in the return of the Pro Bowl. Read more
Caldwell believes former city officials are innocent
Former Mayor Kirk Caldwell did not respond to questions about what, if any, impact the accusations have on his campaign to be Hawaii’s next governor. Read more
1 dead after SUV careens off cliff in North Hilo
The vehicle went over the cliff, hitting the bridge’s support column and landing in the ravine below. Read more
Firefighters extricate driver pinned inside dump truck
Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment this afternoon to free a man in his 50s pinned in a commercial dump truck after it crashed into two other vehicles on Sand Island Access Road. Read more
Top Biden aide says Ukraine invasion could come ‘any day’
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Russia could invade Ukraine “any day,” launching a conflict that would come at an “enormous human cost.” Read more
Queen marks 70th anniversary with support for Camilla
Queen Elizabeth II has offered her support to have the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen Camilla — using a special Platinum Jubilee message to make a significant decision in shaping the future of the British monarchy. Read more
Michaels to call 11th Super Bowl before NBC contract ends
Al Michaels finally gets to call a Super Bowl in Los Angeles. The question everyone wants answered, though: Will this be Michaels’ final assignment for NBC? Read more
‘Jackass Forever’ laughs its way to No. 1 at box office
Not even a global pandemic or a 12-year hiatus could stop the Jackass guys at the box office. “Jackass Forever,” the fourth movie in the anarchic series. Read more
Kremlin is top destination for spooked European leaders
Rarely in recent years has the Kremlin been so popular with European visitors. Read more
Awkwafina addresses ‘blaccent’ criticism, announces Twitter exit
Awkwafina announced Saturday she’s quitting Twitter, following ongoing accusations of cultural appropriation. Read more
Crossing lines, Manchin endorses Murkowski’s Senate campaign
The conservative West Virginia lawmaker said he has teamed well with Murkowski in the 50-50 Senate to build bipartisan support for legislation such as President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law. Read more
CNN exec Zucker’s ouster shows peril of hiding work romance
For all the potential peril of a workplace romance, the most common source of trouble, experts say, is allowing it to remain a secret. Read more
Olympic teams raise concerns over quarantine hotels
Some Olympic athletes unlucky enough to test positive for the coronavirus at the Beijing Olympics feel their quarantine conditions are making a bad situation much worse. Read more
Navy says SEAL candidate dies after Hell Week test
The Navy said the cause of death was not immediately known and was under investigation. Read more
Delta asks DOJ to put unruly passengers on no-fly list
Delta has been pushing since last year for heightened reporting, investigation and prosecution of those who interfere with on-board safety. Read more
Joe Rogan apologizes for using racial slur in past podcast episodes
Rogan’s apology comes as Spotify is promising to combat the spread of COVID-19 misinformation as part of a damage-control campaign sparked by musician Neil Young, who called out the streaming service’s top podcaster for magnifying vaccine skepticism. Read more
Police killing of man during raid brings out protesters in Minneapolis
Amir Locke, 22, was fatally shot in an early morning raid Wednesday when a SWAT team for the Minneapolis Police Department carried out a search warrant for police in nearby St. Paul involving a homicide. Read more
Protests against COVID-19 measures spread across Canada
Officials in Ottawa and numerous provincial capitals worked to ensure that escalating protests against pandemic-related public health measures remained peaceful Saturday. Read more
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