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Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95
Pope Francis will celebrate his funeral Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Thursday, an unprecedented event in which a current pope will celebrate the funeral for a former one. Read more
Time zone by time zone, another new year sweeps into view
Revelers began gathering in major city centers across the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate the first new year without COVID-19 restrictions since the pandemic began in 2020. Read more
No. 3 TCU upsets No. 2 Michigan 51-45 in wild CFP semifinal
Coming off a losing 2021 season and picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 in Sonny Dykes’ first year as coach, the Horned Frogs will try to win the program’s first national championship since 1938. Read more
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HFD responds to small fire in downtown Honolulu maintenance shed
Firefighters put out a fire in a small maintenance shed adjacent to an eight-story commercial building Downtown at 820 Mililani St. early this morning. Read more
Big Island police looking for man who may have been hit by truck
Hawaii island police are looking for a pedestrian who may have been hit by a truck Friday evening in Hawaiian Beaches. Read more
Suspect in Idaho killings plans to waive extradition hearing
Bryan Kohberger was taken into custody early Friday morning by the Pennsylvania State Police at his parents’ home in Chestnuthill Township. Read more
Rainbow Wahine basketball team grinds out road win at Cal Poly
Hawaii forward Kallin Spiller scored nine of her season-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Rainbow Wahine basketball team rallied for a 50-47 win over Cal Poly today at the Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Read more
‘Atmospheric river’ dumps heavy rain, snow across California
In the high Sierra Nevada, as much as 2 feet of snow could accumulate Saturday into early Sunday. Read more
Tradition of hiking in the new year reaches all 50 U.S. states
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in First Day Hikes at hundreds of parks in all 50 states. Read more
Kim to increase nuclear warhead production ‘exponentially’
The missile traveled about 250 miles before falling into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Read more
Russian strikes intensify as Ukrainians return for holiday
Some Ukrainians defied danger to return to the country to reunite with families for the holidays. Read more
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022
The final days of 2022 saw the loss of some exceptionally notable figures, including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Read more
Afghan war orphan remains with Marine accused of abduction
The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion to intervene in the legal wrangling over the fate of the child. Read more
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $785M after no big winner
The jackpot has grown so large thanks to long odds of one in 302.6 million that have resulted in 22 straight drawings without a big winner. Read more
Chief justice: Judges’ safety ‘essential’ to court system
Roberts and other conservative Supreme Court justices were the subject of protests after the May leak of the court’s decision that ultimately stripped away constitutional protections for abortion. Read more
Barbara Walters, television news trailblazer, dies at 93
ABC broke into its broadcast to announce Walters’ death on air tonight. Read more
Troubles aside, Xi says China on ‘right side of history’
Xi largely avoided directly addressing issues confronting China. Read more
Tua Tagovailoa officially out with concussion at New England
Miami coach Mike McDaniel said today that Tagovailoa is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol and is day to day as he focuses on his health. Read more
On New Year’s, Putin slams West for hypocrisy, aggression
Putin made the video address, shown on state television on Saturday in each of Russia’s 11 time zones, from a military headquarters with soldiers in the background. Read more
Attempted murder case opened after man, 32, shot in Liliha
Police said the victim was involved in an argument with a male in the area of Vineyard Boulevard and Waipa Lane at about 10:35 p.m. Read more
Chinese manufacturing weakens amid COVID-19 outbreak
A monthly purchasing managers’ index declined to 47.0 from 48.0 in November, according to data released from the National Bureau of Statistics on Saturday. Read more
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net and https://hawaiidigestscience.com).