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Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

Missing Hawaii girl's parents withdrew her from school

Sep. 16, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The adoptive parents of a missing 6-year-old Hawaii girl pulled her out of school to home-school her, the state Department of Education said. Isabella Kalua attended kindergarten at Waimanalo Elementary last school year via distance learning, said Nanea...

Search enters 3rd day for 6-year-old girl missing in Hawaii

Sep. 15, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The search resumed Wednesday for a missing 6-year-old girl last seen asleep in her Hawaii home. Isabella Kalua was last seen sleeping in her room in Waimanalo, near the eastern end of the island of Oahu, about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Honolulu police said. ...

Hawaii-based soldier sentenced to 62 years for killing wife

Sep. 15, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A military judge sentenced a Hawaii-based soldier to 62 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to premediated murder for brutally beating and stabbing his wife. The Army’s prosecutor sought the full 65-year term for 24-year-old Spc. Raul Hernandez...

Moore, Medina win World Surf League titles at Lower Trestles

Sep. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist and defending champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu won her fifth world title and Gabriel Medina of Brazil claimed his third at the Rip Curl World Surf League Finals on Tuesday at Lower Trestles. It was the first time the...

Hawaii-based soldier admits to beating, stabbing his wife

Sep. 14, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based soldier has admitted to beating his wife with a baseball bat while she lay face down on the bed as she slept, and then stabbing her in the back the morning after their first anniversary. Army Spc. Raul Hernandez Perez changed his plea...

Ige: Vaccination rate means no more full-scale shutdowns

Sep. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Citing the high vaccination rate among Hawaii residents, Gov. David Ige said there would not be another shutdown in the state despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. “I can pretty much tell you there won’t be another full-scale shutdown,” Ige...

Vaccination, recent negative test rules in place in Honolulu

Sep. 13, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Proof of vaccination or a negative test was required as of Monday to visit most Oahu businesses and state facilities. The move comes as the delta variant has caused COVID-19 case counts to rise dramatically across the state in the...

Hawaii state contractors must be vaccinated or test weekly

Sep. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige is requiring government contractors and visitors to state facilities to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Ige issued an executive order Thursday that takes effect Monday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. ...

The Latest: Arizona gov: Biden 'overreaching' with new rule

Sep. 09, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says President Joe Biden is overreaching with his new requirement for employees of large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19. The Republican governor said the Biden rule “requires pushback and response” but...