Mickelson, others sue PGA Tour over LIV Golf suspensions

The dispute between the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series is now in the courts. Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau are among 11 players who have sued the PGA Tour in federal court in San Francisco. They are challenging the tour’s right to suspend them for joining the rival league. Three other players are seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow them to play in the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs, the PGA Tour’s postseason, which begins next week. The lawsuit was expected as soon as the Saudi-backed league launched and PGA Tour players began taking signing bonuses to play LIV Golf.

Man arrested after violent domestic incident

Police arrested and charged 58-year-old David Scott Paulino on Wednesday for various criminal offenses after responding to a domestic incident that occurred early Sunday morning on Ululani Street in Hilo.

Board OKs teaching telescope

The University of Hawaii’s Maunakea Management Board has approved plans for the installation of a new educational telescope at Halepohaku.

Hilo murder case heads to the jury today

The maternal uncle of a man accused of a fatal shooting on Nov. 26, 2015, said Wednesday his nephew was at a Thanksgiving party the uncle hosted at his Kalapana home and couldn’t have been in Hilo when the shooting took place.

UN chief criticizes ‘grotesque greed’ of oil companies

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies on Wednesday for making record profits from the energy crisis on the back of the world’s poorest people, “while destroying our only home.”