Biden and DeSantis join together in Ian recovery effort

FORT MYERS, Florida — President Joe Biden surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild as he comforted local residents alongside Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 foe.

Obituaries for October 6

Rodney Charles Anjo, 76, of Hilo died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) at Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu. Online condolences: Survived by son, Randy Anjo of Honolulu; daughters, Cheray Anjo of Honolulu and Candace Kupau of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

FRANKFURT, Germany — The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for U.S. drivers just ahead of key national elections.

North Korea launches more missiles as US redeploys carrier

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters Thursday after the United States redeployed an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s previous launch of a nuclear-capable missile over Japan.

Nobel Prize for 3 chemists who made molecules ‘click’

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists were jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to explore cells, map DNA and design drugs that can target diseases such as cancer more precisely.

Hurricane Ian and climate change: The link is undeniable

The terrible devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian on Florida’s southwest coast — among the most powerful hurricanes to hit Florida in a century — has been wrenching to watch even from afar: so many lives lost, homes shattered and livelihoods swept away by the storm surge, winds of up to 150 miles per hour and flooding rains. The single comfort has been seeing Floridians rise to the challenge working around the clock, united and determined to make things better for their neighbors.

Russian launches to space from US, 1st time in 20 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in 20 years, a Russian cosmonaut rocketed from the U.S. on Wednesday, launching to the International Space Station alongside NASA and Japanese astronauts despite tensions over the war in Ukraine.