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Man, 18, indicted in deadly attack of man, 21, in Waikiki
In a statement today, Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm said, “Cases like this serve as a stark reminder that there is much work to be done to keep Honolulu safe.” Read more
Hawaii records 1,191 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths
The state’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases remained steady at 180 compared with 182 reported on Dec. 7. Read more
Federal Reserve raises interest rates for 7th time in 2022
The Fed boosted its benchmark rate a half-point to a range of 4.25% to 4.5%, its highest level in 15 years. Read more
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U.S. sues Arizona over shipping containers on Mexico border
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court comes three weeks before the Republican governor steps aside for Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, who has said she opposes the construction. Read more
France advances to World Cup final after beating Morocco 2-0
France beat Africa’s first-ever semifinalist 2-0 Wednesday, with Mbappé playing a part in goals by Theo Hernandez in the fifth minute and then substitute Randal Kolo Muani in the 79th. Read more
Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack spoke of ‘evil’ in Washington
The suspect, David DePape, broke into the Pelosis’ San Francisco home on Oct. 28, seeking to kidnap the speaker — who was out of town — and instead beat her 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer, authorities said. The violence sent shockwaves through the political world. Read more
Pelosi portrait unveiled, historic 1st of a female speaker
Former President Barack Obama said in a videotaped message that Pelosi has “inspired a generation of women to run, win and lead because they’ve seen her, what someone like her — and someone like them — can do.” Read more
Suspect wanted in Waialae Nui Ridge home robbery
The suspect took jewelry including a Rolex Yacht-Master watch from the residence and fled the scene. Read more
Police: Kaimuki man, 38, stabbed trying to break up fight
The victim was trying to break up a fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend when the boyfriend stabbed the man, according to HPD. Read more
Rail workers air their frustrations with rallies, vote
Railroad workers who are fed up with demanding work schedules and disappointed in the contract they received aired their frustrations this week at rallies across the country and in a leadership vote at one of their biggest unions. Read more
Hacker claims breach of FBI’s critical-infrastructure portal
The hacker posted samples they said were from the database to an online forum popular with cybercriminals last weekend and said they were asking $50,000 for the entire database. Read more
Stocks stumble after Fed hikes rates, signals more to come
As expected, the central bank raised its key short-term rate by 0.50 percentage points, marking its seventh hike this year. The Fed also said it expected rates would be higher over the coming few years than it had previously anticipated. Read more
U.S. charges 8 in social media ‘pump-and-dump’ stock scheme
The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission said that from early 2020 to around April of this year the men, who had combined following of over 1.5 million on Twitter, ran a “pump-and-dump” scheme. Read more
U.S. deaths fell this year, but not to pre-COVID levels
U.S. deaths usually rise year-to-year, in part because the nation’s population has been growing. Read more
Mississippi executes man for rape, murder of teen girl
A coroner pronounced Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., 58, dead at 6:12 p.m. at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Read more
10 years later, state trooper remembers Sandy Hook shooting
After the shooting, the state of Connecticut assigned a trooper to every family who desired one, to protect and guide them through the ensuing investigation. Read more
Peru’s new government declares police state amid protests
The declaration suspends the rights of assembly and freedom of movement and empowers the police, supported by the military, to search people’s homes without permission or judicial order. Read more
WATCH LIVE: Chad Owens hosts ‘CO2 RUN DWN’ sports show
“The CO2 RUN DWN” runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. and feature insights, interviews and commentary from the former CFL most valuable player and UH all-time career yardage leader. Read more
HPD contraflows lanes on Kam Hwy at Karsten Thot Bridge
Honolulu police are contraflowing lanes on Kamehameha Highway at Karsten Thot Bridge due to a brush fire. Read more
2 officers slain in Mississippi; shooter killed, police say
The woman killed herself after shooting the Bay St. Louis police officers at a Motel 6 in the city around 4:30 a.m., the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a statement. Read more
VIDEO: Dr. James Yess of The Queen’s Health Systems joins ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Dr. James Yess of The Queen’s Health Systems joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today at 10:30 a.m. to answer viewer questions. Read more
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