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Hawaii along with numerous nonprofits rescue hundreds of pets for adoption in U.S. mainland

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – More than 600 healthy dogs and cats from overcrowded pet shelters throughout Hawaii were flown to the U.S. mainland for adoption under the program Paws Across the Pacific. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) teamed …

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Battered by pandemic, Boeing cutting 30,000 jobs in two years

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse NEW YORK (AFP) — Pressured by a prolonged commercial travel downturn and the hit from 737 MAX crisis, Boeing on Wednesday announced an additional 7,000 job cuts that will lower headcount by 30,000 positions …

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Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in

  MIAMI (AFP) — Hurricane Zeta was set to slam the southern United States Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and storm surges to Louisiana, which has been hit repeatedly during a busy hurricane season. Zeta, packing sustained winds of 90 miles …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing option to visitors from Japan

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii has included Japan in the state’s pre-travel testing program giving travelers from Japan an option to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Starting November 6, 2020, people may take a COVID-19 pre-travel test from trusted …

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Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court in Trump pre-election triumph

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US Senate confirmed conservative jurist Amy Coney Barrett as the Supreme Court’s newest justice Monday, delivering President Donald Trump a landmark win just eight days before the election. The deeply divided chamber voted 52 to …

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Top aide to Pence tests positive for Covid-19

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so. Marc Short began quarantine …

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Early US voting surpasses 2016, nine days before election

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Early voting in the 2020 US election has surpassed all the pre-election ballots from four years earlier, an independent vote monitor said Sunday, with nine days still to go before the November 3 poll. Millions of …

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Preparations underway in Hawaii for statewide COVID-19 vaccination program

HONOLULU (Eagle News) — As the world waits for an approved vaccine, Hawaii state and county officials, together with private-sector partners representing over 90 organizations, have already launched a preliminary plan to implement a COVID-19 vaccination program. The said plan …

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Masks could cut Covid-19 deaths in the US by 130,000: study

By Marlowe Hood Agence France-Presse PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Even if state-level governments in the United States reimpose limited social distancing measures to halt the spread of Covid-19, the death toll could more than double by the end of February …

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Goldman Sachs agrees to largest penalty ever in 1MDB scandal

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Global financial titan Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $2.9 billion in penalties to settle criminal charges in the 1MDB Malaysian bribery scandal, the largest US fine ever in a corruption case, the Justice Department announced …

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US teen charged over child porn researched killing Biden: court

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — A 19-year-old man charged with possession of child pornography and arrested over a van-load of weapons had conducted internet searches related to killing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to court documents. Alexander Hillel Treisman …

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Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges over opioid sales

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — US drugmaker Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges over its production and sales of the prescription opioid Oxycontin, which stoked a nationwide addiction crisis, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Purdue also agreed to $8.3 …

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