US unemployment falls to 10.2% even as job growth slows

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.
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  Bride in Beirut wedding photo shoot speaks about explosion

Video captured the special moment turning into chaos, as the bride can later be seen being whisked away into a building.

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  Police chief says her officers will cite, arrest those who ignore emergency orders

Dire warnings by hospitals fueled decision to reinstate some COVID-19 orders

  Hawaii plastics company sees no end in sight to demand for Plexiglas

Governor noncommittal on next steps for schools, trans-Pacific travel plans

  As COVID-19 infections surge, Oahu hospitals race to create more critical care units

At some healthcare facilities, entire floors are being converted into new critical care units.
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  Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

Rescue teams are searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.

  Hawaii reports 2 coronavirus fatalities, bringing statewide death toll to 29

UH students launch free grocery delivery service to help their peers in quarantine

  Three more Honolulu firefighters positive for COVID-19

  WATCH ‘This is Now': Gabbard calls on state to ramp up contact tracing efforts

As coronavirus cases surge, a Hawaii hospital is reinstating visitor restrictions

  Despite economic crisis, some of Hawaii’s top industries still hiring

  Neighbor Island mayors again urge Ige to bring inter-island quarantine back

  In ‘sobering’ warning, Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii ICUs could be full by the end of the month

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China’s government criticized as “political manipulation.”

SPORTS

  OIA football coaches react to the postponement of the 2020 fall sports season

For the first time in recent history, there will be no football in the fall — after the HHSAA announced on Wednesday the postponement of all moderate to high-risk sports until January.

Former UH quarterback Colt Brennan arrested in Kona for trespassing while ‘heavily intoxicated’

Former standout UH quarterback Colt Brennan, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly causing a disturbance at the Kona Seaside hotel.

  A pair of local surfers take home top prizes for the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards

The 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards were announced on Monday — a pair of local surfers take home top prizes for both men and women.

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Hawaii coffee farmers in jeopardy with no federal aid

Hawaii top court hears arguments over ‘gut and replace’ laws

Plaintiffs seek judgment in lawsuit over Mauna Kea road

Forecast: Breezy winds, scattered showers until the weekend

67 more tons of marine debris has been removed from the Pacific

The crew of the Ocean Voyages Institute returned to land after 35 days on the water.
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  Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”

  Thousands of emergency order citations, many given to homeless, are being dismissed

‘A few’ employees at Manoa McDonalds have COVID-19, company confirms

  New thermal cameras now helping scan passengers in Hawaii’s airports

  High school football season in Hawaii postponed until January