GET Petition effort finds support

A petition urging the state Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax, or GET, has collected more than 1,100 signatures, according to Joe Kent, vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

10 days in, no suspect, no weapon in Idaho student slayings

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Ten days after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, police said Wednesday they still have not identified a suspect or found a murder weapon, and they continued asking for tips and surveillance video.

‘Bodies drop’ as Walmart manager kills 6 in Virginia attack

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Walmart manager pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly around the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the nation’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday.

TSA faces ethical limits in use of AI

Artificial intelligence has become a disruptive force in society. Terms such as machine learning, deep learning and neural networks have become commonplace among mainstream media, eliciting visions of innovation that has the potential to change our lives.

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

CIANJUR, Indonesia — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a suspension of rescue efforts.

Obituaries for November 24

Catherine May Amundsen, 86, of Ninole died Nov. 13 at home. Born in Ogden, Utah, she was a retired business manager for the Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 29) atSt. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow in the church cemetery. Survived by husband, Richard Amundsen of Ninole; son, Jeffrey Osborne of Mountain View; daughters, Patricia (William) Manning of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and Catherine Osborne of Cedar Creek, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Colorado gay club shooting suspect held without bail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair.