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 2021-12-08 01:47 

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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker becomes latest chief to exit...

DALLAS > > American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will retire in March and be replaced by its current president, Robert Isom, as the nation's largest airline seeks to rebuild after massive losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-07 18:55 

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Hawaii sees 55 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 88,440...

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 55 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state's total since the start of the pandemic to 88,440 cases....

 2021-12-06 23:44 

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Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street, travel companies rebound...

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street today, nearly reversing the S&P 500's losses from last week, when jitters over a new coronavirus variant roiled markets....

 2021-12-06 19:04 

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Hawaii reports 90 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 88,385...

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 90 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state's total since the start of the pandemic to 88,385 cases....

 2021-12-06 14:54 

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New York City to impose coronavirus vaccine mandate on private sector employers...

NEW YORK > > New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced today by Mayor Bill de Blasio....

 2021-12-06 10:05 

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Hawaii records 1 death, 148 new COVID cases...

Hawaii Department of Health officials on Sunday reported one new coronavirus -related death and 148 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,033 deaths and 88,295 cases....

 2021-12-06 01:31 

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials said today that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations....

 2021-12-06 01:24 

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Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New Orleans...

NEW ORLEANS > > A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked today in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus ...

 2021-12-05 18:55 

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Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus-related death, 148 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus -related death and 148 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,033 fatalities and 88,295 cases....

 2021-12-05 00:12 

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Minnesota man who had omicron says friends also got sick after attending New York anime convention...

About 15 people who attended an anim convention in New York in November with a Minnesota man who later was found to have the omicron variant have also tested positive for the coronavirus, the man has told health officials in his state. It is uncertain whe...

 2021-12-04 20:25 

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United Kingdom tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns...

LONDON > > Britain's government tightened travel restrictions today amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight....

 2021-12-04 18:55 

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Hawaii sees 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 124 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported four new coronavirus -related deaths and 124 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,032 fatalities and 88,147 cases....

 2021-12-03 21:30 

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Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands > > South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants....

 2021-12-03 18:55 

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Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus-related death, 125 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus -related death and 125 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,028 fatalities and 88,023 cases....

 2021-12-03 18:00 

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Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple U.S. states...

NEW YORK > > The omicron variant of COVID-19 , which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the gl...

 2021-12-03 16:30 

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Omicron may be driving South Africa's surge; wary world watches...

JOHANNESBURG > > Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of co...

 2021-12-02 22:22 

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U.S. still battling delta variant of COVID-19 as omicron makes headway...

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England....

 2021-12-02 18:55 

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Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus-related death, 126 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus -related deaths and 126 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,027 fatalities and 87,898 cases....

 2021-12-02 16:45 

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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention...

NEW YORK > > Just a day after the U.S. announced its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus had been detected in California, health officials announced today it was found in a man who attended an anime convention in New York City in late Nov...

 2021-12-02 16:25 

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Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions...

PARIS > > Greeks who are over age 60 and refuse coronavirus vaccinations could be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their pensions — a get-tough policy that the country's politicians say will cost votes but save lives....

 2021-12-02 10:05 

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Column: COVID winter is coming. Time to strengthen our defenses...

Viruses have a way of ruining sunny predictions. Not even a week after county officials on Oahu announced the island's exit from the pandemic, the news of another coronavirus variant cast a bleak shadow over the holidays. This shouldn't surprise a...

 2021-12-01 23:55 

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Trump tested positive for coronavirus days before debate with Biden, 2 ex-officials say...

President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus three days before his first debate with Joe Biden in 2020, two former administration officials said today....

 2021-12-01 23:27 

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Greece approves mandatory coronavirus vaccination for those over 60 years old...

ATHENS, Greece > > Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all residents aged over 60, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant....

 2021-12-01 18:55 

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Hawaii records 8 new coronavirus-related deaths, 108 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported eight new coronavirus -related deaths and 108 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,026 fatalities and 87,772 cases....

 2021-12-01 17:30 

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Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights...

TOKYO > > Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December as the country further tightens its border controls against a new coronavirus variant, the transportation ministry...

 2021-12-01 12:38 

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Omicron is South Africa's most prevalent variant, by far...

The omicron variant has become by far the most prevalent version of the coronavirus spreading in South Africa, replacing the fading delta variant, health officials said today....

 2021-11-30 23:30 

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As world shuts borders to stop omicron, Japan offers a cautionary tale...

TOKYO > > With the emergence of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus late last week, countries across the globe rushed to close their borders to travelers from southern Africa, even in the absence of scientific information about whether such measure...

 2021-11-30 18:55 

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Hawaii sees 79 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 87,664...

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 79 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state's total since the start of the pandemic to 87,664 cases....

 2021-11-30 16:45 

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U.S. tracking of COVID-19 variants has improved after slow start...

After a slow start, the United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples per week since early this year....

 2021-11-30 16:00 

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New info shows omicron spread wider earlier than thought; Japan, France report first cases...

BRUSSELS > > New findings about the coronavirus 's omicron variant made it clear today that the emerging threat slipped into countries before their defenses were up, as two distant nations announced their first cases and a third reported its presence ...

 2021-11-30 10:05 

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Travel restrictions caused by newest variant have yet to impact on Honolulu Marathon...

International travel restrictions caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus had not as of late Monday affected the Honolulu Marathon and its two associated running events scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12, officials said....

 2021-11-29 23:00 

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Will the vaccines stop omicron? Scientists are racing to find out...

As nations severed air links from southern Africa amid fears of another global surge of the coronavirus, scientists scrambled Sunday to gather data on the new omicron variant, its capabilities and — perhaps most important — how effectively the...

 2021-11-29 22:25 

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Stocks rise as Wall Street steadies following omicron slide...

NEW YORK > > Wall Street steadied itself today after last week's stock market slide caused by the newest coronavirus variant, with investors now waiting for more clues about just how much damage it may do to the economy....

 2021-11-29 22:05 

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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. > > A federal judge today blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement...

 2021-11-29 18:55 

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Hawaii sees 71 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 87,585...

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 71 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state's total since the start of the pandemic to 87,585 cases....

 2021-11-29 16:55 

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Wary, weary world slams doors shut, fearing omicron variant...

BRUSSELS > > Taking an act-now-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay today as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and scientists raced to figure out j...

 2021-11-28 19:05 

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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands > > Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world today, and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new vari...

 2021-11-28 18:55 

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Hawaii records 3 new coronavirus-related deaths, 169 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new coronavirus -related deaths and 169 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,018 fatalities and 87,514 cases....

 2021-11-27 19:41 

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Britain tightens COVID-19 rules as world on alert over omicron variant...

LONDON > > The U.K. tightened up rules today on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few days ago in South Africa...

 2021-11-27 18:55 

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Hawaii sees 135 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 87,345...

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 135 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state's total since the start of the pandemic to 87,345 cases....

 2021-11-27 11:35 

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World scurries to contain new COVID variant...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands > > With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried today to contain a new variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the p...

 2021-11-26 22:17 

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Hong Kong records 2 cases of new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa...

The Hong Kong government said Thursday that it had detected two cases of a new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa, which scientists have warned shows a "big jump in evolution" and could limit the effectiveness of vaccines....

 2021-11-26 21:44 

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World Trade Organization delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns...

GENEVA > > The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, a Geneva-based trade offici...

 2021-11-26 20:45 

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Will flight restrictions help as new COVID-19 variant emerges?...

A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease....

 2021-11-26 18:55 

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Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus-related death, 27 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus -related death and 27 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,015 fatalities and 87,210 cases....

 2021-11-26 16:30 

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 1,000 points...

NEW YORK > > Stocks fell sharply today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. It added to investor uncertainty about potentially reversi...

 2021-11-26 03:05 

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South African scientists detect new coronavirus variant amid spike...

JOHANNESBURG > > A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister...

 2021-11-26 01:05 

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Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving...

NANTUCKET, Mass. > > President Joe Biden today wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. famil...

 2021-11-25 19:15 

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Hawaii records 6 new coronavirus-related deaths, 77 additional infections...

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported six new coronavirus -related deaths and 77 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,014 fatalities and 87,183 cases....

 2021-11-24 23:37 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Open or closed on Thanksgiving? Here are stores' plans for Thursday and Friday...

Many retail giants have opted to close on Thanksgiving Day during the coronavirus pandemic, citing safety concerns and gratitude for their employees....

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