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Gas Rations, President Tackles Fiscal Cliff, Navy Seals Punished

Happy Aloha Friday. A quick scan of news making headlines this morning.

EAST COAST POWER OUTAGE

Utility crews are once again working around the clock in New York and New Jersey to restore power for hundreds of thousands of people. Many had just gotten electricity back from Sandy when Wednesday's nor'easter knocked it out again.

GAS RATIONS

After more than a week of lines, New York City and Long Island have imposed a gas rationing plan. Here's the plan. Drivers with license-plate numbers ending in an odd number or a letter are being allowed to fill up on odd numbered calendar days. Drivers with license plates that end in even numbers or zero can fuel up on even numbered days.

PRESIDENT PUSHES COMPROMISE ON FISCAL CLIFF

President Barack Obama will make his case at the White House today ahead of talks with congressional Republicans to head off the so-called fiscal cliff. Republicans oppose higher tax rates for upper-income earners, setting up a showdown with the President. The fiscal cliff is a potentially economy-crippling set of tax increases and automatic spending cuts due to hit in January. The President is set to speak around 8 AM Hawaii time.

JOBLESS CLAIMS

Jobs remains the key issue for President Obama's second term and this morning, Howard Dicus has new jobless claims. Hawaii had 1,643 first time claims. Most of the increase was in Honolulu and Kona.

NAVY SEALS PUNISHED

Seven Navy Seals, including one involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound have been punished for disclosing classified information. They're being reprimanded for consulting on the video game called "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."

HIC PRO A GO

The HIC Pro is a go for today and tomorrow with a bump in the Country. Dan is tracking surf, plus the box jellyfish influx on the South shores. When will the coast be clear again? Plus, what's the outlook for our weekend forecast?

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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