Green aims to end tax on food, medication

HONOLULU — Gov. Josh Green took the oath of office on Monday and immediately vowed to address homelessness and housing, and ask the Legislature to help eliminate the state’s tax on food and medication.

GOP poised to block bipartisan probe of Jan. 6 insurrection

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are poised to block the creation of a special commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, dashing hopes for a bipartisan panel amid a GOP push to put the violent insurrection by Donald Trump’s supporters behind them.

Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

INDIANAPOLIS — The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began this week after the pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States, company officials said.

Disgruntled worker who killed 9 appeared to target victims

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A gunman who killed nine people at a California rail yard where he worked appeared to target some of the victims, a sheriff told the Associated Press on Thursday, while a Biden administration official said the shooter spoke about hating his workplace when customs officers detained him after a 2016 trip to the Philippines.