Sharks beat Vuls in baseball 11-5

Giancarlo Cortez pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-run relief to spark Hawaii Pacific over UH-Hilo 11-6 in a PacWest game on Thursday at Hans L’Orange Park on Oahu.

CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines today

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission today, according to two people familiar with the matter, meaning most Americans will no longer be advised to wear masks in indoor public settings.

Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.

Coffee labeling bill moves forward

A bill that would set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee cleared its last state House committee Wednesday, sending it back for a vote on the full house floor before crossing over to the Senate for further consideration.

3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, as a federal jury rejected their arguments that inexperience, improper training or the distraction of shouting bystanders excused them from failing to prevent Floyd’s killing.

Joe Biden should put Calif.’s Leondra Kruger on Supreme Court

The last California Supreme Court justice nominated to the nation’s highest court was Stephen Johnson Field, a former Marysville alcalde who wore a coat designed for firing pistols from the pockets, helped strike down the first peacetime income tax out of fear of socialism, and served well into his senility just to break a record. There’s nevertheless reason to hope for a historical repeat a century and a half later — not with respect to Field’s idiosyncratic approach so much as his unusual route to the court.

Obituaries for February 25

Edith Kapule Kahoalii, 94, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 12 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a retired library technician at the University of California, Davis, Health Sciences Library and worked part-time at JCPenney, Uniglobe Southland Travel in Hayward, Calif., she was a member of Na Wai Puna O Kona, past member of Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna, Alu Like Kona, O Ka‘ahumanu Wahine Ali‘i Ahahui of Hayward, Calif., and Kaniohale Community Association Board of Directors. Private graveside services at Kona Memorial Park. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by children, Richard (Deanna) Kahoalii Jr of Davis, Calif., LaVerne (Walter) Quinones of Kailua-Kona, and Eric (Sharron) Kahoalii of San Leandro, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary