2 technology balancing acts

The internet and social media have provided organizations and people with a great many windows on the world compared to the three major television stations of the 1950s.

Obituaries for January 1

Alice Francisca Dela Cruz-Bailado, 66, of Paauilo died Nov. 22 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Laupahoehoe, she and was a retired registered nurse for North Hawaii Community Hospital. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Clyde Bailado of Paauilo; daughter, Rachel K. (Kristopher Alsdorf Gellineau) Matthews of Colorado; stepsons, Preston (Denise) Bailado of Kona and Vanson (Tovah) Bailado of Paauilo; brother, Romel Dela Cruz of Hilo; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

N. Korea fires 3 missiles amid tensions over drone flights

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters in its latest weapons display on Saturday, a day after rival South Korea conducted a rocket launch related to its push to build a space-based surveillance to better monitor the North.

Benedict XVI, reluctant pope who chose to retire, dies at 95

VATICAN CITY — He was the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps and Mozart piano concertos to the public glare and majesty of Vatican pageantry. When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI and was thrust into the footsteps of his beloved and charismatic predecessor, he said he felt a guillotine had come down on him.