ONLINE EXTRA: Missouri senator to contest Biden’s Electoral College win

WASHINGTON — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Wednesday that he will raise objections next week when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay — but in no way alter — the final certification of Biden’s win.

Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won’t vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.

Police on report man was making bombs: ‘Hindsight is 20/20’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a Christmas Day bomb in downtown Nashville, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police he was building bombs in a recreational vehicle at his residence, according to documents. But they did not make contact with him, or see inside his RV.

Justice for Lockerbie

On Dec. 21, 32 years to the day after 270 people were murdered in the bombing of a jet traveling from London to New York, federal prosecutors charged the man who copped to building the explosive device that brought down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Obituaries for December 31

Ivan Gene “Johnny” Ah Sam, 68, died Nov. 14 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a marine machinery mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and U. S. Army Reserve veteran. Contact family for service information. Survived by wife, Jacqueline Ann Ah Sam; daughters, Sheri-Anne N. (Kanani) Elarco, Natalie H. Ah Sam, Icelynn K.N. (Glenn) Rubio and Crystal U. (Bryson) Felisi; brothers, Glenn Ah Sam, Al Duane Ah Sam and Ray Dean Ah Sam; sisters, Charlene Caravalho and Josette Cruz; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.