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US Justice Department launches civil investigation into Minneapolis policing

  (Eagle News) — A day after a jury found ex-police Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Justice Department has started a civil investigation to “determine whether the Minneapolis Police …

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Herd immunity in Hawaii a possibility this summer: university report

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Aloha State has a chance to attain herd immunity from COVID-19 by the beginning of July 2021, assuming that the most recent seven-day average of vaccine doses administered …

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US advises against travel to the Philippines amid surge in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The US State Department has advised against travel to the Philippines. In issuing the advice in its April 20 advisory, the US State Department noted for one, that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had issued …

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White ex-policeman Chauvin convicted of George Floyd’s murder

  (AFP) — Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter Tuesday in the death of African-American George Floyd in a case that roiled the United States for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions. A …

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University of Hawaii men’s volleyball completes first-ever undefeated season

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — The US No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii Mānoa Rainbow Warriors men’s volleyball team has completed its first undefeated regular season. The team finished 15-0 following a straight-set win over the …

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Covid-19 case spike in Hawaii attributed to increased mobility of residents: university study

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — A recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the Aloha State may be attributed to more residents not staying at home and gathering in public areas, according to a report by the …

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Electricity customers in Hawaii warned about scam

By: Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Customers of Hawaiian Electric are being warned about phony bill collectors threatening to disconnect their service unless the pay up with prepaid credit cars. “Using scare tactics and trickery, scammers …

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Chicago releases video of police shooting 13-year-old dead

  By Bob Chiarito Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Authorities in Chicago released police body camera footage Thursday showing an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old Latino boy as the mayor of America’s third-largest city appealed for calm over the “excruciating” video. …

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At least eight killed, others injured by gunman at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

  (Eagle News) — Eight people were killed and multiple people injured by a gunman who opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana late Thursday evening. Just after 11 p.m. local time, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police department responded to …

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First batch of electric vehicles for Hawaii state government arrive with aims to reduce costs, carbon emissions

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The first of nine electric vehicles (EVs) to serve as replacements was delivered on Tuesday, April 13, to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), making this a step forward …

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Vancouver Aquarium sold to American company

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Vancouver Aquarium has a new owner. Ownership of the aquarium has been transferred from the Ocean Wise Conservation Association to US-based Herschend Enterprises, the association said Thursday in a …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing program to Taiwan

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Starting on Saturday, April 17, travelers from Taiwan may bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner, Governor David Ige announced. …

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