Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump

WASHINGTON — More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection.

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess.

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said.

Feedback sought about EA for HVNP recovery effort

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has opened a comment period for community feedback about an environmental assessment for its proposed disaster recovery project to repair damage caused by the 2018 volcanic eruption and summit collapse on Kilauea volcano.

US: Israeli fire likely killed reporter; no final conclusion

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Monday the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position. But they said it was too badly damaged to reach an absolute determination, and that there is “no reason to believe” she was deliberately targeted.

Alpine avalanche leaves 7 known dead, 13 missing in Italy

CANAZEI, Italy — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Officials put the known death toll at seven.

Obituaries for July 5

Bernaldo “Bernard” Bernie” Billena, 78, of Hilo died June 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired Hawaii County firefighter and U.S. Army Vietnam War era veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday (July 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marilyn Billena of Hilo; sons, Derrick Billena and Chadwick “Kekoa” Billena of Hilo; siblings, Loretta Nitura of Waipunalei, Adeline Saldua of Papaikou, Trinidad (Henry) Real of Keaau, Gloria Sanchez of Honokaa, Roland Billena of Kapehu, Richard (Patsy) Billena of Wahiawa, Oahu, and Erlinda Walker of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

On gun control, young people might be our last hope

Anna Pham is not your typical activist. At just 11 years old, she became passionate about gun control after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Joining other teens in March for Our Lives, a national student-led movement against gun violence, Anna turned to activism because she was “tired of seeing my representatives not doing anything and just tweeting.”

Let’s Talk Food: A James Beard Award winner

The 2022 James Beard Awards were recently named. A judging form to assess nominees is distributed to all restaurant and chef subcommittee members and tasting panelists who visit restaurants in their areas and score their experiences on a number of criteria.