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Temporary laboratory reporting delays affecting COVID-19 case numbers in Hawaii

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii reported 87 and 45 new cases of COVID-19 on August 1 and 2, respectively. However, officials were quick to dash any hopes of case numbers trending down, especially …

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Facebook challenges YouTube with licensed music videos

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Facebook on Friday added licensed music videos to the social network in the US, challenging YouTube for the attention of online audiences. Facebook said users will be able to “come together” around official music videos, …

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Coronavirus infected hundreds of children at US summer camp

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus at a summer camp in the US state of Georgia last month, health authorities said Friday, adding to a growing body of evidence that minors are both susceptible to infection …

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United Airlines now planning for bigger pilot layoffs

  NEW YORK (AFP) — United Airlines is now planning for even deeper furloughs of pilots following the latest weakening of air travel demand due to the coronavirus, a company official said Thursday. The big US carrier currently is planning …

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Honolulu authorities bring father and son to isolation facility after breaking quarantine

  By Ron Hamilton and Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A father and son who recently traveled to Hawaii from Florida were caught and brought to an isolation facility on Tuesday, July 28, for violating the …

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Virus deaths surge in US

  By Joshua Melvin WASHINGTON (AFP) — Coronavirus deaths in the United States surged to their highest level in months as Muslim pilgrims began Wednesday a pandemic-curtailed version of their sacred hajj. The human toll of the disease surged to …

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Hawaii on Japan’s list of destinations to resume safe international travel during COVID-19 pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige and State House Speaker Scott Saiki expressed their gratitude on Monday, July 27, to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as Hawaii …

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Hawaii reports highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Fifty cases in Oahu, three in Big Island, and two in Maui comprise the total count of 55 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, July 23. This is the highest …

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US airlines report losses as latest COVID-19 spike mars outlook

  By John Biers NEW YORK (AFP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both reported quarterly losses Thursday as the industry reins in spending and reduces flights amid a shaky demand environment further weakened by the latest spike in US …

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US notches 4 mn virus cases, Europe tops 3 mn amid fresh outbreaks

  By Issam Ahmed with AFP bureaus WASHINGTON (AFP) — The coronavirus pandemic hit grim new milestones on Thursday as cases topped four million in the United States and three million in Europe, as fresh spikes from Belgium to Tokyo …

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US accuses Chinese hackers of seeking to steal COVID vaccine research

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted for seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and intellectual property from hundreds of companies in the United States and other countries, the US Justice Department said Tuesday. Li Xiaoyu, 34, …

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Facebook slaps disclaimer on Trump post on mail voting

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Facebook placed an informational disclaimer Tuesday on a post from President Donald Trump claiming mail-in voting would lead to a “corrupt” election. The move, without removing the post, appears to follow through on the social network …

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