More earthquakes rock Mauna Loa, but no eruption threat, says HVO
Another earthquake swarm is rocking Mauna Loa, but the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory states that there are no signs of an imminent volcanic eruption.
Council endorses Keauhou Bay land purchase
The last open piece of property on Keauhou Bay could soon belong to the public, following approval Wednesday by the County Council to purchase the parcel using property tax proceeds.
Kidnapped California family, including baby, found dead
SAN FRANCISCO — A baby girl, her parents and uncle who were kidnapped at gunpoint from their central California business two days ago were found dead Wednesday, the sheriff of Merced County said.
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.
Police arrest 9 for DUI
During the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for DUI of an intoxicant.
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: homelanimemorialpark.com. 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.
Lawmakers OK resolution calling for relocation of HCCC
The Hawaii County Council and a state oversight commission agree that the Hawaii Community Correctional Center should be moved to a different location.
UH-Hilo enrollment dips again
Enrollment for the University of Hawaii at Hilo declined again this year by 8.2%.
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.
Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount
KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the final papers Wednesday to annex four regions of Ukraine while his military struggled to control the new territory that was added in violation of international laws.
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.
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A wounded animal: Putin is getting more dangerous
As attested by Vladimir Putin’s carefully calibrated photo ops such as the infamous image of the Russian leader shirtless atop a horse, he knows the value of spectacle.
Council OKs abandoned vehicle bill
The Hawaii County Council Wednesday signed off on a bill that’ll help private property owners rid their land of abandoned or derelict vehicles.
Arraez, McNeil win batting titles, Judge misses Triple Crown
NEW YORK — Minnesota’s Luis Arraez got a Louis Vuitton roller bag from Carlos Correa. The New York Mets’ Jeff McNeil is being gifted a car by Francisco Lindor.
Thorns fire execs, Louisville apologizes following report
The Portland Thorns have dismissed a pair of team executives in the wake of an investigation into misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Wilson, Ryan both enduring rough transitions to new teams
DENVER — Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan can sure feel each other’s pain.