The U.S. begins deploying missile interceptors and radar to defend Hawaii from a North Korean long-range rocket.
The Pentagon said that it planned to “vigorously enforce” sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear program.
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At least three people are killed and two hospitalized, one in serious condition, from a fire in a condominium tower in the U.S. city of Honolulu, Hawaii. An unknown number of residents are reportedly still trapped in their apartments.
Voters in the U.S. states of Mississippi, Michigan, Hawaii and Idaho vote in primary elections and caucuses.
United States President Barack Obama praises U.S. troops and reflects on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan during his annual Christmas message from Hawaii.
North Korea issues a new threat to strike targets on the United States mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea, days after a new US–South Korea military pact.
Daylight saving time goes into effect across the United States (except Arizona and Hawaii) and Canada (except Saskatchewan).