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La Niña predicted to bring above average rainfall over Central Pacific in early 2022

By Alfred AcenasEBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaiian Islands can expect above average rainfall during the wet season that began on October 1 and ends in April 2022, according to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Oceanic …

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Bill Clinton, 75, recovering in hospital after infection

By Huw Griffith, with Paul Handley in WashingtonAgence France-Presse (AFP) — Former US president Bill Clinton was recovering Friday after two days in a California hospital for an infection not related to the coronavirus, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said. …

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Honolulu begins easing COVID19-related restrictions as new case counts decline

By Alfred AcenasEBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – For the month of October, the City and County of Honolulu will once again allow managed events with updated safety guidelines as new cases of COVID-19 continue to trend downward and …

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6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Hawaii, no tsunami threat, no impact to Kilauea Volcano

By Alfred AcenasEBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded an offshore magnitude-6.2 earthquake southwest of Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday, October 10, at 11:48am, Hawaii Standard Time. The earthquake was …

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US Senate green-lights stop-gap deal to avert debt default

By Frankie TaggartAgence France-Presse (AFP) — The US Senate voted Thursday to stave off a credit default that would have sparked a recession and roiled world markets as Democrats and Republicans agreed to a stop-gap fix to raise the nation’s …

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18 ex-NBA players charged in $4 mn health fraud scheme

(AFP) — Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with allegedly defrauding the league’s health insurance scheme of almost $4 million, New York prosecutors said Thursday. The prosecutors accuse Terrence Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets, …

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Republican leader offers temporary fix to US debt crisis

By Sebastian Smith and Frankie TaggartAgence France-Presse (AFP) — The top Republican Senate leader on Wednesday proposed a truce to squabbling in Congress that risks pushing the United States into what the White House and industry leaders warn would be …

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Classroom fight leads to shooting at Texas high school

(Eagle News) — Gunshots were fired, injuring at least four people, after a fight broke out in a classroom at Timberland High School in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday morning. Arlington assistant police chief Kevin Kolbye said a suspect, identified as Timothy …

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#EBCphotography: Colors of Autumn

The Lake – Beautiful autumn colors surround the man-made lake in Central Park, New York City. Rental row boats are available on which one can observe wild birds and plants. (Photo by Emilio Valerio, Eagle News Service) By Emilio ValerioEBC …

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Facebook fights global outage and whistleblower revelations

By Joshua Melvin with Thomas Urbain in New YorkAgence France-Presse (AFP) — Facebook battled dueling crises Monday as potentially billions of users were impacted when its dominant social network went offline for seven hours, and the company fought against a …

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US jury orders Tesla to pay ex-employee $137 million over racism

(AFP) — A jury in California on Monday ordered Tesla to pay a Black former employee $137 million in damages for turning a blind eye to racism the man encountered at the firm’s auto plant in Fremont, US media reported. …

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer outage

(Eagle News) — Millions of users on the popular social media site Facebook could not access the company’s main page as well as its other services on Monday. Instead of users’ usual feed, they were greeted by the error message: …

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