HONOLULU — Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is meeting with senior U.S. military leaders and members of Hawaii’s large Filipino community this weekend in a visit steeped in geopolitical and personal significance for the leader, but also drawing small protests from a younger generation of Filipinos who point to the actions of his dictator father who died in exile in Hawaii.
The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo has upgraded its planetarium.
‘It’s a huge punch in the gut’: Surf school lottery ends with three of four permits awarded to one owner
Emotions were running high Friday at Makaeo Pavilion as the Department of Land and Natural Resources held a lottery to determine which four surf schools could operate at Kahalu‘u Beach.
WASHINGTON — Inflation has reached its lowest point in 2 1/2 years. The unemployment rate has stayed below 4% for the longest stretch since the 1960s. And the U.S. economy has repeatedly defied predictions of a coming recession. Yet according to a raft of polls and surveys, most Americans hold a glum view of the economy.
31 premature babies are evacuated from Gaza’s largest hospital, but scores of trauma patients remain
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Health officials said 31 premature babies in “extremely critical condition” were transferred safely Sunday from Gaza’s main hospital and will go to Egypt, while over 250 patients with severely infected wounds and other urgent conditions remained stranded days after Israeli forces entered the compound to look for Hamas operations.
ATLANTA — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Populist Javier Milei resoundingly won Argentina’s presidential election Sunday, swinging the country to the right following a fiercely polarized campaign in which he promised a dramatic shake-up to the state to deal with soaring inflation and rising poverty.
Lawrence Shoji Hatayama, 87, of Hilo died Oct. 29 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Olaa, he was co-owner of the former Truck and Trailer Service Inc., a member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Neal (Jo-Ann) Hatayama of Hilo; brother, Kenichi Hatayama of Hilo; sisters, Patsy Umeno of California and Janice Manalili of Kona; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
WASHINGTON — Some K-12 public schools are racing to improve protection against the threat of online attacks, but lax cybersecurity means thousands of others are vulnerable to ransomware gangs that can steal confidential data and disrupt operations.
The credit rating agency Moody’s on Nov. 10 lowered its outlook on the United States from “stable” to “negative” in the latest knock to the country’s fiscal stewardship. Though the White House and other federal leaders decried the change, is it any wonder investors have soured on the country’s long-term prospects? The federal government spent weeks careening toward a shutdown — again.
KEALAKEKUA — Sometimes it feels so good to do something you need to do it twice.
DENVER — Stymied all night by the Minnesota Vikings’ smothering defense, Russell Wilson never lost faith in his sputtering offense whose first nine drives ended with Wil Lutz kicking five field goals and Riley Dixon punting four times.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant totaled 39 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 140-137 double overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.