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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    The first time Democrats convened to nominate a Clinton for president was 1992, in New York, and it was an eventful affair. Jerry Brown refused to endorse his winning rival, Bill Clinton. Brown delegates put tape over their mouths to protest the feared silencing of their candidate, who eventually got to speak.

  2. | Posted: Jul 23 2016 - 6:51pm

    It’s impossible to miss the irony in the news this week — the week of the Republican National Convention — that Roger Ailes’ reign at Fox News has come to an end.

  3. | Posted: Jul 22 2016 - 12:05am

    As if the threat posed by the Zika epidemic wasn’t scary enough, now comes word of a recent case in Utah where it appears the virus, for which there is no vaccine or medication, was transmitted by neither a mosquito bite nor sexual contact. It involves a patient who was a caregiver to an older man who was infected by Zika while traveling abroad. The incident raises the possibility, as yet unproven, that the virus can be passed through contact with other bodily fluids.

  4. | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:06am

    A nation desperately in need of healing instead has more lives to grieve after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., left three law enforcement officers dead and three wounded. Officials identified the shooter as an African-American Iraq war veteran from Kansas City, Missouri.

  5. | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    He disappeared with the money. That’s why the legend of D.B. Cooper endures.

  6. | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Republican lawmakers as concerned about bad race relations as they have been in recent days, especially when they can blame the whole mess on the nation’s first black president.

  7. | Posted: Jul 12 2016 - 12:05am

    Will it never end? Crucial emergency funding to fight the spread of the increasingly scary Zika virus, which causes birth defects in unborn babies, has gotten mired in the same tiring partisan fight over contraception and reproductive health that is on endless repeat in Washington.

  8. | Posted: Jul 11 2016 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — On a trip to the beach, a German friend recently saw two teenage Afghan refugee boys stare in shock at female bathers in scanty bikinis. She overheard one youth agitatedly ask the German volunteer accompanying him: “Where are their fathers? Where are their fathers?”

  9. | Posted: Jul 8 2016 - 12:05am

    On the Fourth of July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was the source of a light show that put to shame anything happening on the planet of its origin.

  10. | Posted: Jul 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Here’s the campaign bumper sticker you won’t see: “Clinton in ‘16 — Because No Charges Were Recommended.”

  11. | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 9:38pm

    We’d like to say thank you to Gov. David Ige for his visit to the Big Island to talk story with his constituents, address concerns and keep everyone updated on what’s happening around the Capitol.

  12. | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    The acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson on all counts in the death of Freddie Gray should prompt Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to re-evaluate whether or how to pursue the cases against the four remaining officers charged in the case. Goodson, as the driver of the van in which Gray was injured, was most responsible for his safety. If prosecutors’ evidence isn’t strong enough to prove he was criminally responsible, it’s hard to see how they could convict the others, particularly on charges of manslaughter and assault. Moreover, Mosby needs to ask whether her deputies’ courtroom tactics threaten to do irreparable harm to the crucial relationship between police and prosecutors. Things got ugly during the Goodson trial in a way that didn’t serve the public’s interest.

  13. | Posted: Jun 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Europe’s travails run wide and deep. The European Union has careened from one financial crisis to the next. The exodus of migrant refugees from the Middle East and North Africa has overwhelmed EU nations and stoked caustic nationalism across the continent. Terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have further eroded what once was Europe’s rock-solid sense of security.

  14. | Posted: Jun 17 2016 - 9:49pm

    The tragedy in Orlando was enabled by social ills afflicting most Western democracies. Homophobia remains obstinate, even with advances in marriage equality. Self-radicalized extremists are encouraged by the swamps of the internet, here, in Europe, in Canada and elsewhere.

  15. | Posted: May 29 2016 - 7:27pm

    With gun violence escalating, this nation should be engaged in a serious discussion of how the proliferation of guns affect everyday life for millions of Americans. The constant shootings are taking the lives of innocent victims, especially among blacks, and feeding a cycle of rage and misery in the poorest and toughest neighborhoods. Democrat Hillary Clinton should contrast her responsible policy on guns with the falsehoods and fear-mongering peddled by Republican nominee Donald Trump.