AP source: US to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

Obituaries for June 10

Michael Kirchner Bates, 80, of Waimea died May 28 at his residence. Born in Paia, Maui, he was a building materials supplier, Realtor, U.S. Coast Guard veteran and member of St. James Episcopal in Waimea. Private service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kawaihae Canoe Club, P.O. Box 1087, Waimea, Hawaii 96743. Condolences may be sent to Gale Bates, P.O. Box 760, Waimea, Hawaii 96743. Survived by wife, Gale Bates of Waimea; daughters, Nicole (Shane) Vincent and Alexandra (James) Hustace of Waimea, Fiona (James) Emley of California; brother, William (Vibeke) Bates of Kula, Maui; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny’s groups

MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September.