EPA study on sunscreens sought

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a risk assessment of the active ingredients found in sunscreens to understand their impact on ocean environments.

Obituaries for August 15

Harry Francis Fergerstrom Jr., 73, of Kurtistown died July 30 at home. Born in Kohala, he was an original founder and spokesperson for Na Kupuna Moku O Keawe, priest of Temple Lono, Hiapo Na Koa and Maka‘ainana. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Wailoa State Recreation Area Pavilion No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Genevieve Fergerstrom; siblings, Wayne Fergerstrom, Dale (Gordon) Roque, Gary (Val) Fergerstrom, Rocket (Melanie) Fergerstrom, Romona (Russell) Kalalau, Don (Gretchen) Fergerstrom and Marla Fergerstrom; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Police: Man drives into fundraiser crowd, then kills mother

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a man upset about an argument with his mother drove into a crowd of people at a fundraiser for victims of a recent deadly house fire, killing one person at the event and injuring 17 others, then returned home and beat his mother to death.

Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia set sail Sunday from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a program to assist countries facing famine.

The American right cheers a foreign despot

Not long after Donald Trump’s 2016 election, Vox’s Zack Beauchamp traveled to Hungary, where its authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán, had implemented many of the populist-right policies that had energized the American president’s most ardent supporters. Notably, Orbán militarized Hungary’s southern border to stop the “invasion” of migrants — and he has made base racial appeals.

After Mar-a-Lago search, the public deserves some answers

“O, what portents are these?” demands a deceptively observant character in “Henry IV.” Former President Donald Trump must be wondering much the same, after FBI agents searched his home at Mar-a-Lago on Monday. The rest of the country could use some answers too.