Mauna Loa’s increased activity continues; agencies monitor volcano for any sign of increasing threat
Mauna Loa’s continuing seismic activity is causing concern for some residents on Hawaii Island, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent, according to a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advisory issued this afternoon.
With Americans feeling pinched, Biden targets ‘junk fees’
NEW YORK — With time running out before the election, President Joe Biden highlighted his administration’s push to crack down on so-called junk fees that banks and other companies charge their customers. The announcement comes after months of high inflation have eaten away at Americans’ savings and made the economy the top issue for voters.
Low-wage workers bear financial brunt of denied abortions
ATexas mother of a toddler, scraping by on her husband’s income, was desperate to return to work but struggling to afford child care. A young Florida warehouse worker had barely left behind a turbulent past of homelessness and abuse only to be mired in debt.
Hapuna to remain closed through early November
A popular South Kohala beach park and its cabins are closed through at least early November.
Department of Interior to host virtual meeting with Native Hawaiian community
The U.S. Department of the Interior will host its first formal consultation meeting with the Native Hawaiian community on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. HST.
Suspect sought in armed robbery at Kona restaurant
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Kealakekua restaurant Tuesday evening.
County seeks federal grant to build recycling program
Hawaii County is hoping to secure part of a $275 million federal recycling grant to pull the island out of its solid waste slump.
Los Angeles council censures members amid racism scandal
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council formally rebuked two members and its former president Wednesday for their involvement in a racism scandal that has led to days of protests, police and state investigations and shaken public faith in City Hall.
Obituaries for October 27
Dominador “Richard” Domingo, 80, of Hilo, died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ookala, he worked for CW Maintenance Company as a janitor in Hilo. Celebration of life to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Laupahoehoe Point Pavilion. Survived by children Tammy Domingo of Pepeekeo, Dominador Domingo Jr. of Mountain View, Christopher (Yvette Hall) Domingo of Waianae, and Kimberlyn (Ernest) Grace of Las Vegas; siblings Florence Andaya, James (Clara) Domingo and Rene (Michael) Hamamoto, all of Honolulu, Pedro Domingo and Herman Domingo, both of Ookala, Frances (Esabel) Domingo of Washington, Darril (Stella) Domingo of Hilo and Rosaline Gambsky of Mountain View; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Biden’s student loan plan on shaky ground
Afederal appeals court tapped the brakes Friday on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.
Musk lugs sink into Twitter HQ as $44B deal deadline looms
Elon Musk, the billionaire poised to acquire Twitter later this week, strolled into the company’s headquarters Wednesday carrying a porcelain sink and tweeting “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”
3 men convicted of supporting plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer
Three men accused of supporting terrorism in the plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor were convicted of all charges Wednesday in a trial that focused on paramilitary drills and fierce contempt for government ahead of the 2020 election.
Meta fined $24.7M for campaign finance disclosure violations
SEATTLE — A Washington state judge on Wednesday fined Facebook parent company Meta nearly $25 million for repeatedly and intentionally violating campaign finance disclosure law, in what is believed to be the largest campaign finance penalty in U.S. history.
French leader vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Wednesday to implement a pension reform that would eventually push up the retirement age by three years to 65, making younger generations work longer.
Russia, NATO hold nuclear drills as Ukraine villages pounded
KYIV, Ukraine — NATO and Russia’s military alike staged planned annual nuclear exercises Wednesday as the Russian president repeated the unfounded claim that Ukraine plans to set off a radioactive “dirty bomb.” On the battlefront, Russian forces pounded more than 40 Ukrainian villages over the past day.
British minister tells gay World Cup fans to ‘be respectful’
LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly faced criticism Wednesday after telling gay soccer fans heading to the World Cup in Qatar that they should show some “compromise” and be “respectful of the host nation.”
Afraid of needles? China using inhalable COVID-19 vaccine
BEIJING — The Chinese city of Shanghai started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in what appears to be a world first.
Schwarber powers Phillies in postseason with mythical homers
PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Schwarber crushed a 98 mph slider beyond the center field fence and the ball disappeared into a thicket of English ivy, Arborvitae, Holly, and other evergreen flourishing as the greenery backdrop at Citizens Bank Park.
Brady, Bucs aim to rebound against Lamar Jackson, Ravens
TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson have mutual respect and admiration for one another’s success.
No US-born Black players on expected World Series rosters
Looking around Memorial Stadium before Game 1 of the 1983 World Series, Philadelphia Phillies star Gary Matthews saw a lot of Black talent.