University of California pressured to cease TMT funding

A group of students and faculty at the University of California are calling on the university to divest from its financial involvement in the Thirty Meter Telescope project after obtaining documents that allege the university has concealed the extent of that involvement.

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back.

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

KARACHI, Pakistan — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the wreckage.

A drive-through celebration

Editor’s note: Each year the Tribune-Herald covers one high school graduation. This year, the newspaper chose Hilo High School.