HONOLULU — A federal investigation has recovered $117,710 in back wages and liquidated damages for 70 workers of a Hawaii restaurant group that required servers to share their tips with managers, after the employer reduced managers’ salaries by at least 25%, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.
The state of Hawaii will select a new governor on Nov. 8, replacing David Ige, who has been serving in the role since 2014.
WASHINGTON — An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal. But the big question remains: Was any of it criminal?
Johanna Kwai Chun Akaka Hiliolani Kaupu, 50, died June 17 at her father’s home in Keaukaha. Born in Hilo, she was an English 10 language arts teacher at Waiakea High School, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus in Honolulu. Memorial services pending. Online condolences: dodomortuary.com. Survived by daughter, Tiara Martino of Salt Lake City; son, Salvatore Martino of Hilo; father, Raphael (Sandy Cox) Kaupu Sr. of Keaukaha; mother, Johnnette (Eric) Higuchi of Hilo; brothers, Raphael (Meilani) Kaupu Jr. of Keaau and Kyle Higuchi of San Diego; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can’t handle.
For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances.
NEW ORLEANS — Arizona’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday said that a total ban on abortions that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced, putting him at odds with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey, who says a 15-week abortion ban he signed in March takes precedence.
SAN ANTONIO — In the chaotic minutes after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, a Mexican immigration official said Wednesday.
MADRID — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. will significantly expand its military presence in Europe, the latest example of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped plans for the continent’s security and prompted a reinvestment in NATO.
PARIS — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history.
The gun safety bill that President Joe Biden signed into law Saturday is a welcome if measured improvement in public safety and a vivid reminder of what Washington can accomplish when the public good prevails over partisan politics. The deal was too little for many Democrats and too much for most Republicans, but that’s what made the compromise possible, ending nearly three decades of federal inaction on gun violence.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Whether Shohei Ohtani is unleashing his 101 mph fastball or dispensing his large array of breaking balls, the Angels’ two-way ace has overpowered every opponent during his shutout surge through June.
WIMBLEDON, England — The recurring cries of “Come on, Andy!” at Centre Court meandered somewhere along the continuum from pushing to pleading as two-time champion Andy Murray’s shortest stay at Wimbledon came to a close.
MINNEAPOLIS — Just a few months into Luis Arraez’s major league career, Cleveland manager Terry Francona marveled at the hitting machine division rival Minnesota was integrating into the lineup and predicted he would one day win a batting title.