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Queen Elizabeth will not attend church on Christmas Day, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday after confirming she is recovering from a "heavy cold".
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Employees and guests at a local diner got an afternoon Christmas Eve surprise when President Obama stopped by to eat lunch at Side Street Inn in the Ala Moana area. POTUS was out with his daughters Sasha and Malia, and friends. The restaurant management says this was the president’s first time at the popular eatery. General manager Christopher Manabe says he didn’t think much of it when he took down a reservation request earlier in the week. “Somebody made a call a couple of days ago and put it under a different name,” he said. So you can imagine his surprise when the Secret Service showed up Saturday and said President Obama was coming instead. “We knew at the very last minute and it was very hectic,” Manabe said. “So whenever you figured out, oh, OK, the president is coming here, do I have enough crew?” The president, his daughters Sasha and Malia, and friends arrived shortly after. The first lady wasn’t with them, but we were told she has eaten at the restaurant in the past...
Thousands of residents of low-lying areas of eastern provinces in the Philippines have been moved by authorities as Super typhoon Nock-ten nears the Southeast Asian country.
It seems last-minute shopping was on many a mind this Christmas Eve. The malls were busy, with some shoppers just having to get something, no matter the cost, while others say last-minute actually pays off. At Windward Mall, Sabrina Alo said “there’s so much better deals. I’ll probably would’ve, like regular price, would spend maybe $100, but I ended up saving at least $50.” “I just came in to get what I needed and I didn’t care if there were deals or not,” said Carol Brennan. “How awful!” All the major malls on Oahu close at 6 p.m., but shops at Ward Village and Toys R Us at Pearlridge Center are open until 9 p.m. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki is open until 10 p.m, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas Day, and all Target stores are open until 11 p.m.
A Russian military plane reported missing Sunday with 92 people aboard has crashed, leaving a trail of plane wreckage in the Black Sea near Sochi, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
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A Russian military plane carrying more than 90 people disappeared from radar Sunday after taking off near Sochi, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
Typhoon Nock-ten is growing stronger as it bears down on eastern provinces of the Philippines, tropical storm monitors report.
(CNN) -- A Russian military plane carrying 83 passengers and eight crew members disappeared from radar Sunday morning after taking off near Sochi, a Defense Ministry spokesman told the RIA Novosti news agency.
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono and 33 Senate Democrats sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to oppose any efforts by Republicans to restrict federal funding from supporting Title X family planning centers. “President-elect Trump, women across the country have reason to be deeply concerned about the impact your administration could have on their health, their access to care, and therefore their economic security,” wrote the Senators. “We urge you to take clear position in favor of women’s health by supporting access to birth control and family planning services at Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics nationwide.” The Senators call on President-elect Trump to implement the final Title X rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Dec. 14, 2016. This final rule reinforces existing protections in the Title X program to ensure no qualified health care provider, such as Planned Parenthood, is excluded from eligibility for federal funding. The final Title ..
The West Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center will present the “Introduction to Bookkeeping for Business Owners,” workshop on Jan. 11 It can be hard to keep up with bookkeeping skills when running any business. This course will discuss key bookkeeping principals, terminology and will provide an overview of the different types of financial statements available for entrepreneurs to make good business decisions. Whether using an outside bookkeeper or doing it on your own, this is the kind of understanding small business owners need. Ms. Ann Chiodini will be presenting the workshop. Ms. Chiodini has an MBA in Accounting and has worked as a CPA in the state of Rhode Island for 32 years. She is also a Certified Management Accountant and specializes in accounting and financial analysis for a variety of businesses. The workshop will be held on Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Kailua-Kona in the Hale Iako Building at Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority. Registration is $20 a..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -– The Titans didn’t leave fans with much holiday cheer after they lost an important road game with playoff implications to their AFC South divisiton rival the Jacksonville Jaguars on Christmas Eve. The game got off to a rough start and it only got worse in the third quarter. Quarterback Marcus Mariota was scrambling on a first-down throw and suffered a fractured fibula when he was grabbed around the ankles by rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Day for a sack. Mariota stayed on the ground and signaled to the sideline. He pounded the ground with his fist several times as trainers rushed to his side. An air cast was put on his injured right leg and the quarterback was lifted onto a medical cart. Teammates and even some Jaguars patted Mariota on the shoulders before he exited. He was officially ruled out of the game and back-up quarterback Matt Cassel took his place. The Titans were never able to recover from their bad beginning or Mariota’s injury, causing them to ..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -– The Titans didn’t leave fans with much holiday cheer after they lost an important road game with playoff implications to their AFC South divisiton rival the Jacksonville Jaguars on Christmas Eve. The game got off to a rough start and it only got worse in the third quarter. Quarterback Marcus Mariota was scrambling on a first-down throw and suffered a fractured fibula when he was grabbed around the ankles by rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Day for a sack. Mariota stayed on the ground and signaled to the sideline. He pounded the ground with his fist several times as trainers rushed to his side. An air cast was put on his injured right leg and the quarterback was lifted onto a medical cart. Teammates and even some Jaguars patted Mariota on the shoulders before he exited. He was officially ruled out of the game and back-up quarterback Matt Cassel took his place. The Titans were never able to recover from their bad beginning or Mariota’s injury, causing them to..
(KPHO/KTVK/CNN) — A three-year-old’s joy after being adopted went viral this week when the little boy’s new big sister tweeted a picture of his reaction. And his happiness is contagious. Michael’s adoptive mother Tara Montgomery says “he’s so much fun. He’s always happy, laughs all the time, super smart … it’s great. I didn’t think I would be starting over. My kids are getting ready to be done with school, but how do you say no?” Four days ago, Michael was a foster child, but on December 20th, Montgomery and her three girls officially adopted him. Michael, she says, was meant to be in her family. “My childrens’ last name is Brown, his was already Brown when we got here, so it was again meant to be … everyone always says he looks just like the girls.” And speaking of the girls, it was daughter Dea who takes the credit for creating his adoption popularity on Twitter and social media. It’s attention the family agrees is good for awareness on the need to give the gift of a family, sp..