Maui Strong Fund tops $190 million

The Hawaii Community Foundation on Thursday said its Maui Strong Fund has raised over $190 million from 250,000 donors across 76 countries — distributing almost $90 million to provide immediate and long-term support to Maui wildfire recovery efforts.

Final members of Trump jury chosen as trial races ahead

NEW YORK — The final jurors for Donald Trump’s criminal trial were selected Friday, with lawyers preparing to offer opening statements Monday in a landmark proceeding that was suddenly overshadowed at midday by the spectacle of a man setting himself aflame outside the courthouse.

Kennedy clan endorses Biden, in a show of force against RFK Jr.

WASHINGTON — A broad coalition of the Kennedy family endorsed President Joe Biden on Thursday at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, pointedly rejecting one of their own in Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the independent candidate who many Democrats believe poses a significant threat to Biden’s reelection chances.

Murder charge anticipated in death of infant

Neither police nor prosecutors are identifying the suspect in the murder of a 5-month-old boy on New Year’s Eve 2022, but all publicly available evidence points to the mother, Yasmine Michelle Lilia Butterfield, who also is known as Lilia Alameda.